Monday, 4 January 2016

Made to Measure

This post is loooong over due but I wanted to share my experience ordering my first ever E-shakti custom dress.

Back in June, I was looking for a dress to wear as a bridesmaid to my friends wedding.  The request was simple: black and knee length.  While that sounds like an easy task, shopping trip upon shopping trip left me empty handed.

I had already bought and returned one dress, when I received an offer to try an E-shakti dress at no cost.  If you aren't familiar with E-shakti, it is an amazing company that offers dresses to fit your shape and not a store mannequin or fit models.  More info on how it works can be found here.

I tend to have a hard time with dresses that aren't a-line or flare because my chest is not proportional to my hips. I blame my pear shape on my mother's side of the family!  I don't typically have the confidence to rock a body-con style, so I was looking for something fancy enough for a wedding, comfortable and hopefully wearable on other occasions.

After narrowing it down to quite a few styles, I selected this one:

I didn't change the dress at all in terms of style, but I did fill in all my measurements and height.

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and structure of the dress. It has a bit more pouf than I expected, but when I look at the pictures now, I think that was probably true to the image.

I would definitely order again for a special occasion.  The online shopping experience helped me manage the stress of being a bridesmaid and the fit mirrored what I would have found in store.  My only complaint would be the zipper was a bit snug in the rib cage.  I don't know if anyone else has experienced a wider rib cage post baby but I certainly have!

Maybe my next purchase will be a sheath dress made to fit my curves (or lack of curves in some areas haha).  How fun would this have been for new years??

Are you an online shopper or so you prefer to hit the mall?

Have you ever ordered from E-Shakti before??


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