03 December 2013

Custom dresses with a vintage flair!

Hello Friends,

I am so excited for the dress I ordered.  I know it won't arrive for another two weeks, but oh how I want to wear it NOW!!! Let me back up a bit.  I have been blessed with a body.  My body is a non-traditional standard of beauty, but in my mind, it has a lot to offer.  I am about to get REAL here ladies and gents; I am 5 feet 2 inches and 235 pounds.  I gained about 100 or so pounds through years of fertility treatments.  I have huge breasts and wear a DDD cup bra.  My poor mom spent most of my teen years driving my sister and I an hour or so away from the house to purchase bras from an outlet mall for a decent price. (think $50.00 + per) Anyhow I digress.  I have a short torso and longer legs, meaning too long for a traditional petite hem, but too short for a regular hem.  (I usually just order regular though) I also happen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which means we aim to dress modestly. (think short sleeves, and knee length, and necklines that do not show a ton of cleavage)

So I stumbled across a website called eShakti which offers a wide variety of tops, skirts, and dresses which can be customized for a flat fee of $7.50; in sizes 0-36W (6x).  So you find a dress you totally love, but you need it to fit your wonky body, well you can grab a trusted friend (since they will be measuring you in your unmentionables) and a measuring tape and you can input your measurements and get a dress make just for you! 

Cute and customizable for any occasion
They also allow you to add length, subtract pockets (yes each dress and skirt comes with POCKETS) add sleeves, make 'em longer or shorter to fit the climate of your corner of the world. 

So let's say you have a promotional event for work (or spouses work) and you need an appropriate frock for the occasion - find a dress you like - click on it and customize away.  For me, I would need to add sleeves, and since it is winter time, I may go with an elbow length sleeve.

eShakti is offering 35% off there whole site AND if you register with them, you can get a 25.00 off coupon code in your email - as long as you use the email address you registered with, you can use the coupon.


This is the dress I selected and should arrive to my home mid December.  Once it arrives, I will take a few pictures and post them up.  Go check out the website and tell me about what you think!  eShakti.com
My pick - comes with cap sleeve - I changed it to short sleeve