the prettiest dress you ever did see

dress: c/o eShakti // shoes: vintage // jewelry: Target
 Isn't this just the prettiest dress? I'm so excited to add it to my closet and to show it to you. It's from this awesome company called eShakti that I am all about (and you should be too).

eShakti designs gorgeous, flattering pieces that you can customize to your size. Yeah, the size you actually are, not the one Gap tells you that you are. Because I'm such a big proponent for positive body image, I totally identify with eShakti's mission to dress women in the bodies they already have instead of sizing them out or squeezing them into pieces that don't really fit. I know I've bought things I loved on the hanger and got them on my body and felt like I was settling with a less-than perfect fit. Not with eShakti--I was able to put in all of my measurements and choose the length, neckline, and sleeve style. Gap certainly doesn't offer that.

I'd actually been eyeing a few eShakti dresses for months as I saw other bloggers post about them. I vigorously commented on every sponsored post, hoping eShakti would find me...and then they did! Y'all, see that little 'c/o' in the outfit credits? That means courtesy of! However, all of these opinions are my own. eShakti's customer service is awesome and they seemed genuinely excited to collaborate, but if the product wasn't up to my standards, I would tell you. But I'm so happy with my dress.

When choosing a dress for eShakti to send me, I knew I wanted something I could wear to interviews and networking events, as well as something that would be a classic item in my closet for years to come. Since I knew the dress would be customized to my size, I looked specifically at dresses I knew I wouldn't be able to buy somewhere else and have fit me the way I wanted. I initially chose a buttoned chambray dress that I loved, but then this watermelon and navy colorblock dress showed up in New Arrivals and my decision was made. The colors are perfect, the shape is impeccable, and I'm going to get so much wear out of this dress! 

When my bestie Whitney (who took these awesome photos!) asked me what my favorite part of the dress was, I had a hard time choosing. The fit of the waistline! The pockets! The color! That you can see my tattoo! It really is the perfect dress.

I'm still planning to buy a chambray dress and since receiving mine in the mail, I've been lusting over this dress and these skirts. Luckily, eShakti doesn't jack up the price just because their product is customizable, so I can afford to buy more! 

Which eShakti pieces do you want in your closet?  Register today (new customers only) for a $25 gift certificate.

Photos taken by the lovely, talented, and eternally fierce Whitney Laas.

14 comments

  1. crap.. i might actually have to buy one of these now that i've been staring at them for hours. nicole, tell me which one to buy.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh such a gorgeous dress, Nicole! You look beautiful in it!
    I also have a c/o dress from eShatki coming in the mail today for me, and I'm so excited! It's shaped similarly to your dress, but man, I wish I'd seen yours when I was choosing mine! It's gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love that they do bridesmaids dresses too. I was just stalking the website and that's such a great idea. Bride picks the style, bridesmaids pick their fit and get it customized, no tailoring required.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my goodness, Nicole! I love that dress, you look sooo gorgeous! :)
    I love that they make the dresses specifically for your body type. I have such a hard time finding unique dresses that fit me perfectly. Thank you long torso and short, muscle-y legs!

    Ahh, beautiful, beautiful! :)
    I'm so glad you showed me this, they have long skirts!! Ahhh, I want all of them!

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  5. eShakti is making the rounds! Love that dress! Such an awesome color :)

    http://threeinchstitch.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Talk about some hot color blocking. h-o-t. Also, let's trade hair. Yours looks so pretty. #creepy?

    ReplyDelete
  7. This dress looks so perfect on you! I'm totally jealous that everyone's been contacted by eShatki other than me! These pictures of you are adorable too... Loveeee the second one from the bottom with you looking away, holding your book... Would make a great blog button/banner/something!

    <3 Danielle

    ReplyDelete
  8. The pictures and the dress look wonderful! You are glowing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh my! I've never heard of eShakti before! You look amazing in this dress... it fits you to a T. I love the colors you chose and you CAN wear it anywhere. I love the idea of making clothes to fit you and not you fitting into clothes. It's an idea that has been long forgotten. We should bring back the good old days when we didn't have to squeeze into anything. Whitney's got some great skills yo.
    xo
    Taylor

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ohh my gahh!! Look at you, you stunner you! Love these photos and the dress.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You look lovely! Love the style of this dress -- The color blocking is amazing. I even kind of sort of like the pink, and I hate pink!

    I'm always on the look out for dresses that hit at or just below the knees, which can be near impossible when you're tall(ish), but their dresses have been calling my name lately.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This dress looks so great on you! I'm 5'8" so I always have trouble finding dresses that are long enough so I love that you can customize this!
    Amanda
    fromaheartoverflowing.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice dress, beautiful,
    http://www.yourstyledress.com/color-dress-c-122/?page=37&sort=100

    ReplyDelete

© Writes Like a Girl | Austin Style Blog | Body Positive Fashion Blogger. Design by Fearne.