Anyone with a less-than-average body type knows the frustration of finding clothes that fit. Tailoring is always an option, but it can be pricey, inconvenient, and, maybe this is my own experience, but I find many tailors and seamstresses to be kinda mean (if you have a nice one who you love, then I’m jealous, I may have just had bad luck). I had never considered custom clothing before, I always assumed it was out of my price range. So when I was approached by eShakti.com to receive a custom piece from their website to try out for Everyday Starlet readers I was excited to try it. Well, first I was hesitant. I get approached by many companies wanting to do some kind of collaboration with my blog. I ignore a lot of them because they have no relevance to my readers or are just not the right fit (pun not originally intended, but a happy coincidence). So when I got the email from eShakti, I checked out their website and realized that I was in love with so many items!
I decided to try this classic white eyelet dress (similar here). I have been searching for the perfect little white dress for several Summers now and I can never find one that’s flattering. Some are too sheer, and many have spaghetti straps or no straps at all…. not gonna work for this busty Starlet. I had to take a ton of measurements, which was time consuming, but shows that they really take the time to get the right fit. I also had the option of different lengths, necklines, and sleeves. I kept the dress at the knee, and kept the v-neck line because it’s the most flattering to a full bust, but I added the short sleeves to give a little more coverage on the upper body. When I put it on, I swear I heard music. It fits perfectly… like it was made for me… because it was!
In the interest of full disclosure, this dress was a gift, but eShakti is not sponsoring this post and I received no monetary compensation. Even though they asked me to write about my experience, I am now, and always will, give you my completely (and sometimes brutally) honest opinion. The truth is, I would totally try another dress of theirs. If you have a hard time finding the proper fit in your cloths, I definitely recommend checking out their website!
Have you ever tried custom clothing before? How was your experience?
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