Being below average height and of a slightly curvier body type, I sometimes find it increasingly difficult to encounter properly fitting dresses. It seems like most designers make dresses for one standard, straight body type. This is very fortunate for those of that particular body type, but for the rest of us, it makes shopping a bit more stressful than it should be. Usually if I come into possession of a dress that fits my waist, it is tighter in the bust and hips. Alternatively, I could find a dress that fits my chest and hips perfectly but billows out in the waist. I sometimes catch myself wishing I just had a different body type, which just shouldn't be. Thankfully, there is a way to stay stylish while finding the perfect fit--eShakti!
eShakti essentially grants the wish of practically every woman--cute clothes that are seemingly made for their body. In this case, that dress you're drooling over isn't just seemingly made for your body--it is! eShakti's online store allows each shopper to submit their exact measurements and have pieces in their collection custom-made just for you! It does't stop there--you can also customise the style of the piece you select, whether it's changing the neckline, sleeves, and length, or even removing an embellishment or other feature! It is the most personalised shopping experience you will ever have. Or, if you'd prefer, they also carry standard sizes, but at a range you won't find anywhere else, sizes 0-36W!
Body positivity is something that I truly and whole-heartedly stand behind, regardless of your size, so I was more than thrilled to help spread the word of such a revolutionary company. Nothing will give you more confidence than sashaying along the pavement in a piece you love that fits you like a dream, and eShakti can guarantee that fit! Not to mention the quality of materials is completely out of this world!
If you're not in love yet (which would absolutely shock me!), you can use the promo code "THEPETITEPIXIE" to get 10% off your order at eShakti!* You can also find and follow eSkakti on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to be the first to know about promotions and new items and to get inspired today. This is a brand I highly, highly recommend and will more than happily continue to shop at for years to come.
Hopefully this post gave you a little glimmer of hope and inspired you to love your body. Just remember: you are beautiful. Don't feel the need to change for the world--let the world make the changes it needs to to properly show you your true value and beauty.
Stay sweet ♡
dress: c/o eShakti | pumps: borrowed (thanks, April!) | book: "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bontë, vintage
*Code valid from 22 September 2014 through 22 October 2014; must be entered in the 'promotional code' box; not applicable on clearance, sale, overstock, or gift card purchases; can be combined with other promotions; useable any number of times during valid dates.
**Photos by Salia