- Shop the Look Above: Maxi Dress: EShakti // Wedges: Aerosoles // Purse: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Nora NYC // Bracelet: Two Cumberland
Being 5 foot 2 I always run into the issue of dresses or pants being too long for me or tops just not fitting right. The places I shop at most frequently like Loft, Ann Taylor or J Crew all have petite sections which make it easier to find clothes that fit my body. It’s really frustrating have to pay for the clothes at a retail store and then having to pay extra at a tailor to get it altered. I recently got a bridesmaid dress hemmed in Atlanta and all they did was shorten the dress and tighten the straps a bit and it was $160! Since I just got married myself, I understand that weddings are expensive, but that seemed a little ridiculous in my opinion for minor alterations. I’m always on the lookout for new companies that specialize in petite clothing so I don’t have to deal with having to pay extra at a tailor.
As I was searching online, I found an online retailer, EShakti that specializes in customizable clothing for all sizes! I found this blue maxi dress on the website and loved the paisleys. I’ve been trying to branch out and wear patterns since most of my clothes are solid colors. Maxi dresses in the summer are perfect since it’s so hot in Atlanta. But again, I always run into the issue of the maxi dress being too long so I’ll have to wear super high wedges or get it tailored…which like I said previously I hate paying extra for an outfit I already paid for. EShakti was great and you can choose a regular size or a custom size and it doesn’t cost extra at all for the customization! You enter your height and your sizes, including your bust, waist, hip, etc. and then just checkout! My dress was about $80 but it fits perfectly! It also didn’t take long for them to make the dress and get it shipped to my house. The quality of the dress is also great. The fabric is really soft.
If you’re looking for customizable clothing without breaking the bank I’d highly recommend checking them out. I had a really great experience and their customer service agents helped answer a lot of my questions before I made my purchase! I’m headed to Martha’s Vineyard for a wedding in October and I may try to find a more formal and customized dress for my friend’s wedding.