so, dressing myself hasn’t exactly been a priority for a while now. yes i talked about maternity style a few times, but even that was more “survival style”, less “fun style”. and now, well, i’m kind of craving outfits. outfits of any kind! ones with shoes that complement the shirt, and anything tailored that doesn’t resemble a workout outfit.
i don’t really have the energy to go shopping right now, unless it’s online at a 3am feeding, so when eShakti asked me to try out their custom dress service, i was like, “yea, sure, point me in the right direction, i like dresses and things!”
eShakti is an online women’s fashion apparel company that offers custom clothing that you can order to your exact measurements. i admit that i was a little bit skeptical about the whole “custom clothing” thing. i didn’t think that there would be a lot of integrity in the piece, because how could there be when ordering custom clothes online? so i was fully prepared to not like the dress i ordered.
then it came and i had to rethink my stance. because it was really very beautiful! and really very well-made. it was important to me to get a dress that fit well and that was easy for me to nurse amelia in. i wanted it to be seasonally appropriate but fun, and something i would actually wear.
it was a win on most fronts. the zip on the front actually comes all the way down, which is perfect for nursing sessions. the black makes it great for winter, but the floral brings a pop of color that will soon be necessary in this tundra i live in. the only thing i can complain about is the fit, which is my own fault. i think that i wanted to pad the measurements in the waist a little to make sure it wasn’t too tight (or i may have lost some inches between measuring and receiving)…and then it ended up being too big in the middle. it fits great everywhere else. also: POCKETS!!
i have to say, if you’re looking for a dress that fits you perfectly, and is pretty original, give eShakti a try. you can check them out at their website, or on facebook, twitter, or pinterest. if you order, let me know how it goes, i’d love to see more dresses people order!