The other day I was checking out Fatshionista, and Lesley was discussing her experiences with two overseas sources of plus sized pretty clothes. I was struck with what she had to say about eShakti and immediately headed over to their site to check out the goodies.
It’s not just a plus size place, but the standard sizes go up to a 3X, and there is an option for custom sizing. That option does cost extra, but the fee is fairly nominal ($10.00), and at least it’s there! What’s more, you can (for another nominal fee) customize your garments. Love the look, but not the length? Want sleeves? Do you prefer a different neckline? Each piece has a list on its page of possible options. That means you can get that dress a little longer or a little shorter, you can get the sleeves lengthened or shortened, you can choose between a scoop neckline and bateau or mandarin and vee.
But what do the clothes look like? Well, here are a couple examples that appealed strongly to me.
This gorgeous cocoa brown ruffled wrap blouse is made of silk crepe and is a pretty darn good deal at $72.95.
This one is cotton and comes with a ‘waist cord’ which is not pictured. It could be worn with the waist cord, with another belt or sash, tucked into the waistband of a skirt, or just free and breezy, as you prefer. Whatever way you choose to wear it, it’s machine washable and sells for $49.95.
And since you know it wouldn’t be a Twistie fashion rec without some bright color, take a look at this skirt:
It’s pure cotton. It’s machine washable. It’s just $49.95. I love its graceful line and elegant embroidery. And yes, I adore the bright orange color.
Oh, and something that should appeal to those who are taller or shorter (like myself) than the average woman, each and every garment you order requires you to fill in your height so that it will hit you where it says it will…and that’s no extra charge!
I don’t know about any of you, but I fully intend to try out this source ASAP!