This Friday I’ll be turning 40! Forty?! 40!
It’s crazy, I know, I look thirty *wink*.
When eShakti contacted me to do a review of one of their custom clothing items I was beyond ecstatic. My first thought was that I can wear a dress for my birthday! You see my friends, buying dresses is not easy for me. I’m short and petite. My small bones, short stature, and big bust make it challenging for me to find clothes that fit… especially dresses.
What I love about eShakti is they have an extensive catalog of dresses to choose from, with sizes ranging from 0-36W. However, they also have the option to customize orders for you. All you have to do is submit nine measurements, choose options such as pockets, dress length, neckline, sleeves, etc. and you’re done!
I received my dress exactly one week from when I ordered it… and I must say, I love it.
The dress is a perfect fit and is very well made. I love everything about it from the detailing, to the cut, to the length.
The dress even has built-in bra strap holders to keep those nasty bra straps from poking out from under the dress.
What I love the most is that I finally have a dress that fits me! That, my friends, is no easy feat. I seriously can’t see myself going back to standard dress sizes after this experience of creating a custom-fit dress.Jennifer's turning 40 and she's celebrating! Come check out her birthday dress from @eShakti! Click To Tweet
If you would like to order from eShakti, they are currently offering a $30 discount to first time customers.
They have also provided a 10% discount code to readers of The Deliberate Mom (coupon code is ‘thedeliberatemom‘). This code may be used multiple times until December 29, 2014 and can also be paired with other offers (unless otherwise stated).
Whether you’re looking for the perfect party dress for New Year’s Eve or you simply want something in your wardrobe that fits you well, I encourage you to try eShakti. I’m certain you’ll be impressed!
As for me… well, I’ll be wearing my new dress to my birthday festivities this weekend. I can’t wait!
Bra strap holders?!?! How have I never heard of these? I’ve now seen three different eShakti dresses and I adore all of them. I wonder if they need any more reviewers ;)
The bra strap holders are THE BEST! I was so excited when I discovered them.
eShakti has an amazing catalog of dresses to choose from. I had such a tough time deciding which one I wanted to order.
I actually had commented on a blogger’s review and within a couple days, eShakti reached out to me… so you never know, they may just call on you for a review!
Gorgeous dress and looks absolutely beautiful on you. Happy 40th Birthday, too to you!!! ;)
Thanks Janine! I love the dress and I’m so happy with it!
It’s amazing how a good-fitting piece of clothing can make you feel fabulous! Your Dauphines headband would go great with my dress! Too bad I don’t have more time to shop before my birthday!
Looking good, lady! I got a great dress from eShakti too! Oh and Happy Birthday to you!
Thanks so much Echo! I remember your review and I had left a comment on it… I’m wondering if that’s why they reached out to me. Such a great company – I seriously can’t see myself going back to regular clothes shopping.
Thanks for the birthday wishes too!
You look gorgeous and way younger than 40.
Happy Birthday. May God grant you your heart desire according to His will.
Thank you so much Ifeoma – I will take that compliment and run with it!
Thank you for the birthday blessings too. I appreciate your kind words.
That dress is so pretty! The flowers are feminine and not cutesy. So many petite clothes are either something my mother would have worn or something someone 20 years younger than I am would wear. I am amazed at the bra strap holders. That’s a fabulous idea. I’ll have to check this company out!
Their clothes are amazing Jackie! I loved the bra strap holders – something so simple, yet makes a world of difference!
If you’re thinking of buying, it’s the last two days of their buy 1 get one free sale! You can coupon “stack” my ‘thedeliberatemom’ code with $30 off for first time buyer to get yourself a great deal or use the BOGO offer to get 2 great new dresses for REALLY cheap!
You look great! Awesome dress! And you don’t look a day over 21! :)
Thanks Susan – I will take that compliment and remember it on the days when I’m feeling twice my age (aka lack of sleep/lack of caffeine days)!
That dress looks great on you, Jennifer! What a perfect birthday dress! :) Happy early birthday! This is a big one :) I’m excited for you!! Have so much fun!!
Thanks Kelli! I just LOVE this dress!
Thanks for the birthday wishes as well. I’m so excited for this birthday… I really don’t know why, but I am!
Gorgeous!! And happy early birthday to you :)
Thank you Katie (and thanks for the birthday wishes as well)! I’m ready to celebrate 40 fabulous years!
I LOVE the dress on you! You look gorgeous! That is really the perfect birthday dress.
And yes, you look 30, not 40. :)
I am so happy with my dress! I can’t wait to usher in a new decade of life while wearing it! Thanks for agreeing with me about looking 30 *wink*.
Jennifer you look fantastic!! What a great dress! Another blogging friend showcased a skirt from this same designer and it was fab. I need to check them out and lovingly pass some hints onto Jensguy.
P.S. Happy, Happy birthday!!!
Thank you so much Jen! I’m delighted with the dress and I’ll definitely be custom-making clothes with them again. It’s like having a personal tailor at the click of a button!
Thank you for the birthday wishes! I’m excited about this birthday!
Happy birthday! You look so beautiful. I really love the detail on the skirt.
Thank you for the birthday wishes Tammi! I loved the dress and the detailing is gorgeous.
You look AMAZING!! I have seen other reviews for eshakti and it looks pretty hit or miss, but your dress is PERFECT! Happy early birthday!!
Oh…and you don’t look a day over 25.
Thanks Anne Marie! I’m LOVING this dress and I’m delighted with how it looks on me. I think part of having a successful eShakti experience (at least for me) is knowing what you can/can not wear. For example, because I’m big-busted I could never wear an empire waist… even if it were custom made for me. I also don’t look good with dresses above my knees. I’ll definitely order again. I hope I have similar success because this has been a wonderful “shopping” experience for me.
25?! I’ll take it! Thank you Anne Marie!!!
Hi Jennifer! Happy Birthday!!! That dress is beautiful, and you are going to feel like 18 again when you wear it this Friday. I’m so happy that they asked you to help them out, you got a great benefit.
God bless your year ahead, and make this the best year of all :)
Thank you so much Ceil! I’ve never been so excited over a piece of clothing before. It’s awesome to have something made to fit.
Thank you for the birthday blessings my friend. It’s going to be a great year… I’m looking froward to this new decade.
You look awesome.
I love their dresses!
Thank you – I’m so pleased with this dress.
I had such a tough time choosing a dress because they had so many great pieces! I’m definitely spoiled now though… all future dresses will be coming from them.
The dress is beautiful and you look gorgeous in it!!!!!
Makes me want to get a dress too. :)
Happy early birthday!! Hope you have lots of fun!
Thanks Carolina! I love this dress… I’m so glad I have it to wear as I celebrate a new decade of life!
Thanks for the birthday wishes too! I’m so excited!
That dress is so pretty! You look great!!!! I love how fast you got it too!
Thanks Caroline! I love it!
I was thrilled with how fast it came in. Especially since that they custom made it for me. I would have expected it to take longer.
Happy Birthday! I LOVE the dress…you lookfab! I love eshakti…
Thank you for the birthday wishes Kristen!
I’m certain I won’t buy dresses from anywhere else. I am so impressed with their clothes and service.
That looks great on you! I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration!!
Thank you Marie! I feel great when I wear it… and for me, that’s important.
Thanks for the birthday wishes.
Holy Hannah, Jennifer! Happy birthday (soon)!! I think that dress looks stunning on you :) I am excited to check out the dresses and see if I can get myself a cute custom dress!
Thanks Charlee (for the compliment and the birthday wishes)!
I love their dresses! Their online store is HUGE! Guaranteed you’ll find something you like.
My one tip that I shared here in my comments is make sure you’re buying something you know will look good on you. For instance, I NEVER look good in empire waist dresses – even if it’s custom-made, I chose to stay away from that style. If you know what necklines and lengths look best on you… stick with those.
Please let me know if you got my last post… That is so weird how it disappeared or is it just a tired “blonde” thing? Ha-Ha
I just got a blank comment from you… and then this one of course. Nothing was caught in spam either.
How bizarre is that? You look amazing in your new birthday dress! I absolutely love the colors and the design. I also have the same problem as you with finding clothes off the rack because of my “big bust.” I’m either suffocating because the clothes are too tight or I’m drowning in them because they are too big. UGHHH! Oh and I think the bra strap holder is a genius invention and every clothing manufacturer needs to incorporate them STAT! Hahaha ;-)Wishing you a blessed day.xoxoLysa
Oh and I almost forgot…Happy BIG 40 a day early! xoxoxo
Ahhh, someone who can identify with the big-busted thing! It’s so tough to do dress shopping! I’ll be sticking with eShakti from now on. I am super pleased with the results.
I agree with the bra strap holders. They need to be on EVERY item of clothing!
Thanks for the early birthday wishes! My hubby is guest posting here tomorrow so I can have the “day off”.
Yes dress shopping is always an adventure! I have found a few little shops around here that have a rather good selection of dresses as I love to wear them…it’s finding ones that fit right though!
What a wonderful hubby guest posting for you. I’d be terrified to see what Kenny would come up with but I can guarantee it would be hilarious as he is quite the character. Enjoy your “day off” and your birthday!
You hot deliberate mama! You look great in that dress!
A very happy early birthday to you, too!
Thank you so much for the compliment (I’m blushing) and for the warm birthday wishes my friend!
What a fabulous dress! The fit is perfect on you and you look so beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow.I have missed visiting you! I hope to do a post on my chickens soon for my favorite little reader :)Merry Christmas!
Tammy! How great to see you here!
Thank you so much for the lovely compliments on the dress and for the birthday wishes.
My daughter would love a chicken post. Actually I think my 3-year-old would love it too!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well Tammy. It’s so great to “see” you!
Happy Birthday to you! You look stunning in that dress. Love the fit and the detailing. I hope your celebration is wonderful, my friend. xo
Thank you for the lovely compliment and for the birthday wishes my friend! I’m really excited about this upcoming decade.
I think our 40’s are going to be a great decade!
Wish we could celebrate in person.
Read this, if you have time. http://myoverflowingcup.com/why-im-not-stressed-about-my-birthday/
You are TOO cute!!!! I love the dress you picked out, it’s looks amazing on you. And I LOVE those bra strappy things! Genius! I hope you have a very happy birthday tomorrow, filled with lots of happiness and love. Sending you a big bear hug from Arizona!
Thanks for the lovely compliment and for the birthday wishes!
The bra-strappy things are the BEST! I wish all my clothes had them… well not my pants. I realize I’m 40 but I don’t need a butt bra… yet!
Your birthday dress is BEAUTIFUL! But not as beautiful as you. Those bra holding straps are amazing, I’ve never in my life such a thoughtful dress. I want that feature in everything I wear! I love the dress you picked and I feel ya on the petite struggle. Ugh. I still find myself in denial when I shop and only recently began browsing the petite section of stores. I really, really, really never considered myself “petite.” I thought petite meant 5’ and under. Nope. Lol
Awww, you’re so sweet. I’m blushing!
I want bra straps in everything too– they are AMAZING! I’ve been seriously considering sewing them into all my shirts.
I ended up buying 2 more dresses from eShakti (they had a 70% off buy 1 dress get one free deal) and I’m super happy with those dresses as well!
It’s so hard to buy dresses when you’re petite.