Then you try it on.
It fits up top, but not on the bottom. You try on the next size. It fits on the bottom, but not on the top. Aahhh! What is a girl to do? You think, "I wish I had a dress that was custom-made for me!"
Sound familiar? Let's face it-most of us are not a "perfect" size 6 or 12 or any size. In some brands, we're one size, and in other brands, we're a totally different size. I literally tried on every fit of Old Navy jeans until I found the sole style that worked. (I'm a "Diva" with a dash of "Rock Star" - no surprise. LOL)
Getting every garment custom-made to your measurements is a luxury most of us can't afford, but I was recently contacted by a cool company aiming to change that. eShakti specializes in providing customized looks at modest prices. You pick the garment you want, provide your measurements, and can then choose to tweak the designs a bit. Love the dress but think it's too long? You can order it in a shorter length. Think a top would be way cuter with 3/4 sleeves? No problem. It was fun to play designer as I worked to create the right look for my dress:
|Find this dress here. I added a bow pin at the waist to make it even girlier.|
|The original dress was sleeveless and below the knee, but I chose to shorten it and add cap sleeves.|
|To punk it up, I styled it with a faux leather vest from Express, my trusty Steve Madden studded boots (that go with everything) and a vintage bag.|
|All photos courtesy of Travis Crosby|
The dress was a hair longer than I anticipated - I picked "above the knee" and envisioned more of a mini look (even though the web site pics are very clear) - but I'm loving the Clueless-meets-Gwen Stefani plaid. The customer service was top-notch and my dress arrived in about 2 weeks, as promised. Want to try eShakti for yourself? Just for you lovely readers, enter coupon code 'therubyzipper' for 10% off your purchases through October 12. The code can be combined with other promotional offers, but won't work for sale/clearance items or gift cards. Let me know what you think if you get a custom garment!
P.S.-This dress was gifted to me by eShakti, but all opinions are entirely my own.