Random stranger: I love your dress.

me:  Thank you!

*don’t say it*

*don’t say it*

*don’t say it*



This is me every damn day and if you’ve ever seen me at a reading you’ve probably watched me do this exact thing.  Then I say that I got the dress at eShakti and other people in the audience say, “OMG I love them!  POCKETS!” and then I say that they really should sponsor me.  And then, YEARS later, they reached out and said, “We heard you love us.  Want us to sponsor you?” and finally my long game has paid off.  So keep reading because you need to know about them and also because they’re going to give away gift cards on this post.  WHOOP.  EVERYONE WINS.

Here’s what you need to know about eShakti if you’re new to it: It’s a website that gives you a ton of different designs that you can customize yourself.  You can change the sleeves or the collar or the length.  Almost every dress has pockets.  POCKETS.  I usually spend less than $60 per outfit and the clothes last forever.  I literally have 50 eShakti dresses that I’ve collected over the last 10 years and they are all still in great shape.

Secret hints from me:  The best thing for me about eShakti clothes (besides the pockets) is that you can search for clothes by material, which is great because anything that is crepe, georgette or chiffon will not wrinkle even if stuffed in a bag for a week, pet fur won’t stick to those materials, and they don’t have to be dry-cleaned.  (The chambray dresses are also great, but they aren’t quite as wrinkle-free.)  The sizing is very accurate but if you want to pay extra you can have it made specifically for your measurements.  For comparison, I’m wearing a standard 14 in these pictures:

Dog not included.
Does this dress come with a cape? Yes. Capes are coming back. In this house, at least.  (Also, I added cap sleeves to both of these dresses because I hate my arms.)

The only downside is that it takes a week or two to get your customized outfits but personally I sort of love that because I forget I ordered something and it’s like a surprise gift from me.  And if your outfit doesn’t work it’s super easy to return.  Just put the outfit in the box it came in and stick the postage sticker that came inside the box on it and drop it in the mail.  Also, sometimes if you give feedback on your purchases they’ll send you gift cards or promos.

Today if you are a new customer you get 33% off your first order and if you put JENNIFERLAWSON in the referral/gift coupon space when you check out you’ll also get $15 off.  And a bunch of you will be randomly selected to win gift cards for eShakti if you leave a comment below.   (I’ll email you the codes directly if you win so no worries about me giving out your email to anyone else.)

So go check them out because I super love them.


I’ve literally never worn this dress anyplace other than my own house but it makes me feel fancy as fuck and cat fur and pop tart crumbs don’t stick to it.  AND IT HAS POCKETS.

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  1. It’s great Jenny you got a sponsorship deal like this. Well done and congratulations on the long game. You played it well.

  2. (1) Middle row pictures: Stevie Nicks got nuthin on you.
    (2) Who is “JENNIFERLAWSON”? Is she that Hunger Games lady?

  3. I love how much you love your dresses. I am at the point in my life where every outfit has to have pockets. Doesn’t matter what I’m wearing, if I don’t have pockets in my outfit, then I’ve done something wrong. Also, pockets are political, check the history!

  4. I have been looking for a new source for dresses because I am almost too small for my favorite source for dresses… plus who doesn’t love pockets!? I will be checking this site out after payday!

  5. You look gorgeous, wish I liked dresses – I’ve been into trousers since I was a little kid.

  6. OMG i love this – I hate when my clothes don’t have pockets! Thanks Jenny!

  7. I’ve looked at their website and I’ve always been so intrigued. I love getting good referrals from real people (even if I only know them from the internet) 🙂

  8. My entire work and life wardrobe consists of their knit dresses. I feel like I’m wearing pajamas to work and nobody knows. Plus, POCKETS!

  9. Fabulous!!! Every dress, every pair of pants, shorts, hell, underpants should have pockets. Bravo!

  10. (1) Middle row of photos: Stevie Nicks got nothing on you.
    (2) Who is “JENNIFERLAWSON”? Is she that Hunger Games lady?

  11. I absolutely LOVE eShakti. I’ve had a dress in my cart for ages, just waiting for me to have the extra dosh to hit the buy button. Their stuff is fantastic and cute as hell and IT HAS POCKETS!

  12. I do love pockets. And I’ve been wearing more dresses to work, I really need to check them out.

  13. LOVE the red & white dress! Good call on the pockets. They are a must have.

  14. What a great idea!! Have never tried them but been on their website numerous times (especially after your pictures of the black dress with the scalloped neckline – and POCKETS!!) – thanks for sharing Jenny! 🙂

  15. We all need a dress that makes us feel fancy as fuck. Pockets are such a huge bonus. You look fabulous! I’m going to check out the dresses now.
    ( Your post about your sweet grandpa made me cry. He sounded a lot like my granny and I miss her every single day)

  16. I think my girlfriend would love these. (And probably all of my female family members). I’ll definitely have to show them this post/their website.

  17. It is impossible to buy dresses off the rack because I have a weird body but if they could fit me I’d be a fan for life.

  18. These look awesome!! And you model them so well. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this, and for the chance to win.

  19. Wow, what a great company — I hope they pay their seamstresses/tailors a living wage. I am going to order at least one dress today, and in my pockets, I will carry dog treats. What do you carry in your pockets?

  20. This is fabulous!! I’ve been looking for a new place to buy dresses!!

  21. Congratulations on your new sponsorship. I’m the same way, I can hardly keep from telling anybody who compliments my outfit whether or not it has pockets. It’s almost like some kind of neurological tick for me.
    I love the idea that you can select the style and color of the clothing. As much as you don’t like your arms is how much I hate my calves. Yes, they work, and they aren’t painful, but they’re big (no, not like muscular like an athlete, just big like a small ham), veiny and have weird “knee boobs” behind the knee. Consequently I won’t buy anything that’s shorter than knee length. I’m going to give them a shot! Thanks for the tip, Jenny!

  22. I love pockets! I recently wrote to Athleta because their travel pants have pockets and to Chico ‘s because their travel pants don’t.

  23. Im loving all these dresses!! Especially the second one at the top. It makes you look like such a bombshell!!!!

  24. I’ve always wanted to try them, but was hesitant. Since I can never find a pair of pants that doesn’t slide down my butt, having a dress tailored specifically for my measurements might be a dream come true. You rock ALL of those dresses!

  25. So I have a wedding coming up at the end of the month and they have a couple of dresses I have been stalking for 2 weeks, but I hadnt ordered because I didnt know anyone who had ordered from them. So thank you!

  26. I <3 pockets on a dress and often do the same as you when someone compliments a dress I am wearing with pockets.

    Congratulations on your sponsorship. I would love to win a card!

  27. You look beautiful!! I’d love to try eshakti. It’s hard to find dresses when you’re 6ft tall.

  28. i’d LOVE to win a gift card! congrats on all of the pretty dresses you have!! 🙂

  29. Pockets! And options that are long enough to cover the pants I will probably be wearing under it. Cause I’m like that.

  30. Pockets? Amazing. I love the idea of customizing my dresses. I never wear them because I can’t find something that is exactly right.

  31. I’ve always wondered if these guys were good! You look fabulous btw, excited to give them a go!

  32. I love your dresses! I have a bunch of stuff saved on their site that I’d love to try. I did purchase a wrap dress and it was super cute but now it doesn’t fit right. So I can also recommend them. I did the custom fit and it really did fit perfectly.

  33. We literally were just discussing this company and not knowing how legit it was on Sunday! I’m so glad you posted this

  34. I’d love this! It’s currently my plan to reward myself with an eShakti dress (first one!) when I finish losing my baby weight from my 5th baby. 10 lbs to go! Hoping to be there by Halloween.

  35. I adore them!! I love them more than air. I wish I could afford more of them.

  36. I love the idea of eshakti, just have never actually done it. I love pockets!!!

  37. I’ve heard so many great things about them over the years but never had the chance to try them out. So glad they finally reached out to sponsor you!

  38. Pick me! Pick me! Oooh oooh!! LOL Two kids in college now and a hubby who works in another state for now. i could use the excitement of a new dress with POCKETS!

  39. POCKETS!!!!! Heck ya! I never buy a dress unless it has pockets. Who has time for purses? You look like a queen! Love the dress and I adore you.

  40. I LOVE eShakti. I’ve got casual dresses, formal dresses, dresses for weddings, dresses for funerals and more from there. I’m short and pudgy so I love that I can order everything to my exact measurements.

  41. I’m always a little sad when I find a dress that I like and it doesn’t have pockets!

  42. POCKETS! My daughter bought prom dresses with pockets and it is the best idea EVER!
    I’ve never ordered from them, but the extra $15 might be just the incentive I need.

  43. I’ve always wanted to order from them – I’d love a gift card. Congratulations! 🙂

  44. Pocket Sisters Unite!
    And I totally love being able to add sleeves because I hate my arms, too.

  45. I just spent 2 days converting the faux back pockets of the only pair of jeans I’ve found that fit in YEARS so it would be a BIG time saver to just get things with pockets already. 😜

  46. I would so love to win a gift card to get some work dresses with POCKETS!!!!!

  47. You look gorgeous! 🥰🥰 Those dresses look amazing! Can’t believe they have pockets?! 🙌🏻

  48. Pockets are the best!!! I will buy things specifically because they have pockets! Heading over to their site now to explore some gorgeous dresses 🙂

  49. I will have to check them out! They sponsor you AND the dresses have pockets so they must be AMAZING!

  50. Love it! I went on a crazy rabbit hole search to figure out where you got some of the dresses I kept seeing you in in past posts. I went CRAZY trying to google descriptions! I ended up finding a reply you posted to someone’s blog comment asking where you get your dresses and discovered eShakti then. My clothing promised land! Between your recommendations for eShakti and the embroidered shoes from Amazon, my wardrobe is looking so cute these days. IT HAS POCKETS!

  51. OMG – this is so exciting to learn about this company! Where have I been? You look absolutely smashing in their dresses. Going to their website right meow (what we say in our house for now thanks to Super Troopers)

  52. Thank you for the reminder! I haven’t shopped with eshakti in years – I need to go look, because CAPES!

    Also, telling the world your dress had pockets is a sacred responsibility. It is known.

  53. Oh wow! I’ve always kind of glanced at their stuff, but I’m going to go and dig a little deeper and find me a dress! I especially love being able to add sleeves because I’m super self-conscious about my arms.

  54. I almost used them to buy a dress for a wedding I went to this summer but chickened our. Maybe I should have not done that…

  55. OMG – I volunteer with a Girl’s Rock Camp organization. Many of the other volunteers have splashy, fun clothing. Now I can join in!!!

  56. Excuse me where is our owl dress in these pictures? I say our because we both have the same one. 😂

  57. I absolutely would love a new pocket dress!!! (Going to look at some right now!)

  58. I just spent two days turning the faux pockets of the first jeans I’ve found that fit in YEARS and it would be so much more efficient if I just got dresses with pockets in the first place. 😜

  59. I love this website! I have half a dozen dresses from them, and I keep yelling ‘pockets!’ at random strangers in the street when I wear them (I yell it in my head).

  60. I’ve looked at the site per your recommendation before and quickly became overwhelmed perhaps it’s worth another go. I love these dresses!

  61. Hurray for the long game! A friend of mine swears by eshakti and I gotta admit the idea of a dress that’s made to fit is super awesome (I’m such an awkward size nothing off the peg fits properly. Now to find someone who can use a measuring tape on me….

  62. You look beautiful. I think you should wear that black dress whenever you want!

  63. SQUEE!!! You look amazeballs! I’ve only heard good things about eShakti, and I’ve been coveting them for quite some time. Looks like I need to jump on that train NOW!

  64. You look absolutely STUNNING! Whatever someone’s fashion style, when our clothes look great on us we feel great at it really shows in your face! Keep shining bright!

  65. POCKETS!!! You should totally wear that fancy dress to your local coffee shop, just because coffee is worth dressing up for.

  66. I love these! I would love to try this brand! Pockets are my favorite 🙂

  67. I literally never want to spend a day not walking around my house casually twirling in a long, pocketed dress. So close now to my dream of being a whithering Victorian ghost woman.

  68. eShakti is the best! Wore a dress of their to a wedding this summer, and need more 🙂

  69. I love these dresses and have been wanting to check it out. You have great taste and these look amazing!

  70. These dresses all look amazing on you!!! I always wanted to try them – they have some customization options that are usually pretty helpful for Orthodox Jews who follow strict modesty rules 🙂 thanks for the chance to win!

  71. I’ve never commented before, but I love shopping and this summer became obsessed with dresses, sooooo. I’d love to win!

  72. These have been on my “Treat Yourself” wishlist since the last time you mentioned that cat hair doesn’t stick to them! I foster cats so I have a lot of that around!

  73. Those dresses are so pretty. I always see the ads and have always wanted to order from them. The prints and cuts look so flattering and good for teaching in.

  74. I have always wanted to order a dress from them, but wasn’t sure about the process. Now I’m sure! AND POCKETS! PS You look great in all those dress styles.

  75. I’ve read your praises of eShakti before and wanted to try them out. A dress with pockets is heavenly. This is the push to purchase. Thanks so much, and congratulations on your long game paying off!

  76. I love these dresses when you wear them! I just need to actually get some free money to spend to get a few of these! I love that you can measure yourself and get something that fits correctly!!!!

  77. I spent 5 minutes extolling the virtues of dress pockets to a male coworker last week. He was very nice about pretending to listen. I LOVE dresses with pockets!

  78. I’ve been wanting to try them for awhile now, so this is perfect!

  79. Love their dresses, but hadn’t bought yet, because I’m not a “dress girl.” But maybe I should become one!

    (They do have other clothes. I just stick to dresses because I love them. I have a few of their tops though and one of their jackets and love them. ~ Jenny)

  80. I love eShakti too! Unfortunately, I can’t wear the custom-sized clothes I bought from them, because my custom size changed. I’m still hoping it will change back. I love their clothes!

  81. I love your dresses so much, this may be the time to buy one for myself… because pockets!!!

  82. They look great and love the customized options (I hate my arms also)!

  83. Every dress is pretty much a winner. I like the florals on the top row, second from the left. Thanks for sharing!

  84. This is awesome! I was always wary of them because there are so many clothing ads everywhere now. Never sure, what’s legit or not.

    Thanks for sharing! You look wonderful in all these outfits! 😊

    Also, POCKETS! 😂

  85. I tried to cut off my finger yesterday. Typing is hard. Consider me pocket-appreciative and typing-challenged. xx

  86. I’ve been wanting to try eShakti for ages, this is the perfect chance! Thank you so much for not only reminding me but giving me a chance to save money while I’m at it!

  87. Excellent reason to actually order from them, I’ve been eyeing them up for years. Will this wall flower get a dance? 😀

  88. They sound awesome and you look awesome and I would love to try them out!

  89. 💗💗💗 I have nearly ordered from eshakti for a couple years now and never pulled the trigger…. This should finally motivate my hiney!

  90. I have looked at them before because of you but was overwhelmed with all the choices. I need dresses and skirts with pockets! I might just have to try again. Thanks for being you!

  91. OMG!! I started buying dresses from them because of your posts and I absolutely love everything about them! Clothes finally fit my weird body and they make me look great 🙂

  92. Thank you! That dress looks great! I’m all ready to list things to put in the pockets—small notebook, pen, dog treats…

  93. I love this website. I’m super short and their customized sizing is awesome!

  94. OMG YES POCKETS!! and you’re always so cute in dresses. I just look acutely aware I’m not wearing pants. It must be the wrong dress.

  95. Wow, your dresses look great on you! I’ve seen ads for this service but I was always skeptical since I couldn’t see the dresses up close before purchase/trying on. I might have to try it now…

  96. I have been looking at them forever but haven’t yet bought anything. Those dresses…I think I have to get something soon!

  97. Pockets! I love pockets! I’m currently adding pockets to things I’m taking on a work cruise!AND you look super adorable!

    Melissa Onderdonk

  98. Pockets…Along with cheese and dolphins help make the world go ‘round 😉 You look marvelous!

  99. You look amazing! And pockets are a complete game changer! I’m going to have to check wshakti out because I need pockets in everything!

  100. I love eShakti (sadly definitely not a new customer lol) and YAS to the pockets. I always see the option to remove the pockets and I’m like, “who says no to pockets??” By the way, for the fluffier amongst us, eShakti is BRILLIANT. Regular plus size clothes often fit weird, e.g. the hips of trousers fit but then the waist is too big, or the bottom half of a dress fits perfectly but your chesticles end up by your throat or your waistband. With eShakti you put in your own measurements and everything magically fits perfectly! And don’t get me started on being able to choose sleeve lengths! I love it all with a great love.

  101. You look amazing! And pockets are a complete game changer! I’m going to have to check wshakti out because I need pockets in everything!

  102. Love eShakti. Every time I wear one, pockets are a natural place for the conversation to go. Because…amazing! Why are pockets not normal for all clothing??

  103. I freaking adore eShakti!!! Oh yeah, and you. You’re awesome. Your books have helped me through some really difficult times. But pockets!

  104. Seriously LOVE eshakti! I ordered a dress from them for a wedding I was attending a couple of summers ago… I was hesitant as I’ve had some less than stellar online clothing purchases. I got the dress in 2 weeks, and it fit like a dream. AND POCKETS!!!! I’m not usually the girl who gets compliments in public, but at the reception, at least 5 people came up to me to tell me how amazing I looked, and that they loved my dress. It was amazing!

  105. What a great deal – thanks for sharing. It’ll be a gift to myself as a reward for finally getting my freelancing done! (Maybe.)

  106. Definitely going to check them out! Gorgeous! And I love that you can customize!!

  107. Wow! I love the idea of an at-home fancy dress! I have to go put something in my cart for next payday…

  108. Pockets?! I swoon!! I really should order one before school starts; it seems like a nifty and functional dress that can also hold preschool student’s detritus.

  109. Would be so happy to try their dresses! I’ve been eyeing them for years but nervous about fit/quality.

  110. I love them!!!! It is so nice to be a bigger-sized woman (26-28), and not have to look like all my clothes were made at the tent and awning store. I love that they customize, I love, the pockets, I love the choices, and I love the prices. It is the best website I have ever found.

  111. Love!!! I’ve been wanting to try them forever. Now I have a reason!

  112. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS QUEEN! All those dresses look fantastic on you and who doesn’t love pockets?!? I keep meaning to try eshakti but I hate shopping, even online, so I haven’t gotten around to trying them yet.

  113. You know what, I’m going to try it. I’m 5’11” and have the hardest time finding clothes I like, particularly dresses, that also fit.

  114. Thanks for the rec and code! Would love to win a gift card. Pockets are everything!

  115. Was debating ordering a dress from eShakti for an upcoming wedding in October. You may have just sold me!

  116. Pockets! I love pockets! Currently adding pockets to the dresses I’m packing for a work cruise! AND you look adorable!

  117. This is amazing! For the record, I do the same thing when I have pockets in the dress if I’m complimented, dresses should always have them.

  118. I have read about your eShakti love before, and I’ve been thisclose to ordering from their site! The choices are so great, but also so hard to narrow down! But I love that dresses I love except for one little detail (square neckline, too short, etc.) that I don’t like can be customized to something that works for me! Congrats on a sponsorship that you freely promote!

  119. You really look amazing and so happy in those dresses! And pockets! I. Love. Pockets!

  120. I absolutely LOVE eShakti. I’ve had a dress in my cart for ages, just waiting for me to make up my mind😁.

  121. I’ve been putting off ordering from eshakti because I wasn’t sure about quality, timeliness of shipping, customer service, etc. It looks like you’re a very satisfied customer with demanding environmental circumstances like my own (pet fur, need for capes, pocket lust). I’m impatient trying things on in the store, so online sounds great. It could be awhile, but I’ll try them when I next have funds for clothing. Thanks for modeling!

  122. Sometimes I don’t even wait for a compliment to announce the fact that my dress/skirt has pockets 😂
    90% of my teacher wardrobe is eShakti, because I can keep half a dozen dry erase markers AND my projector remote in their fabulously deep pockets.

  123. How did you know I was thinking about ordering a dress from them for like the 50th time?! BE YE A WITCH?!

  124. I love my eshakti dress and I get so many compliments on it. Time to order another one, methinks.

  125. Squeeeee!! You look amazing and so happy! I LOVE dresses with pockets! Had pockets in my wedding dress too!

  126. I LOVE eshakti! I’m considering several options for my sister in law’s bridal shower!

  127. POOOOOOCCKKKKKETTTTTSSSS!!! I love eShakti. The extended sizes are awesome and I’ve had a dress or two custom made to my measurements and they fit perfectly!

  128. I have been thinking about these dresses ever since you posted about them a year or so ago! This has spurned me on to go for it!
    My daughter sent me a meme recently that said, those who have dress with pockets MUST say, it has pockets! I totally am also that person.

  129. I’ve been forcing myself to NOT order from them since the first time you posted about them. I think my streak may end today!!!

  130. Count me in on pockets always. I too haven’t heard of this company but I look forward to checking them out! Thanks for the recommendation!

  131. Oh man, I need a dress with pockets. I hate that women’s clothing never has useable pockets.

  132. I was looking for a mother of the groom dress and my daughter suggested them. I waited too long but now I want to go buy a dress from them because of the pockets. Btw, the dress I got also had pockets and it was a wonderful day.

  133. You look fantastic in every single one! And I have never been able to get dresses to fit (small shoulders, very large bust, very long torso, no hips). And thanks for the fabric tips. Animal hair is usually an accessory on my clothes!

  134. They look amazing. Love pockets. And especially love the ppla dot dress at the top.

  135. Wow! I’m so excited to check them out!!! Thanks for a shot to win a gift card! 😃

  136. You look amazing in those dresses!! I’ve always wondered about that website. I’m glad to hear good things!

  137. I always have to say “It has pockets!!” It’s too exciting not to!

  138. I love wearing dresses. It often surprises people as they usually see me in comfy pants and a funny tshirt.

  139. I have been >so< wanting to try them because they’re styles are awesome but also terrified because I don’t know anyone who has actually bought anything from them, so thank you for the confirmation that they are as good as I always hoped they’d be. Plus – I mean… pockets. <3

  140. I really need to give them a try! 5 ft 11 inches usually equates to every dress being an awkward length but this completely solves that problem PLUS POCKETS!!

  141. Another plus, you’ll never put a new eShakti dress on before an event only to find the security ink tag still attached!

  142. Oh man, I need a dress with pockets. I hate that women’s clothing never has useable pockets

  143. I love eShakti! Those starry dresses are the best (imo). Another nice thing about them: if you go for a custom fit and goof on the measurements, they will contact you to really nicely suggest checking again. They like to make sure to do it right 🙂

  144. Wow these dresses are amazing! You look so great in all of them! I have to check them out.

  145. I tried ordering four different dresses from them and they all looked terrible on me. I was devastated to have to send them back. Was trying to find something pretty to wear for an upcoming date with my husband (our first date night since baby #2 arrived 8 months ago). You look flipping incredible.

  146. If I was a fashion designer, I’d make sure everything I designed had pockets. And not those weenie-teenie ones that you can’t fit you hand into. Proper pockets. And perhaps pockets in pockets, because you really can’t go wrong with extra pockets.

  147. Love it all: that you have this awesome sponsorship; that you have so many gorgeous dresses WITH POCKETS!!! for your gorgeous self; and that we have a chance to get a dress too! Thanks, Jenny!!!!

  148. Woohoo! I’ve been wanting to order a dress from them for awhile! Huzzah for pockets!!

  149. I’ve always wanted to try eShakti but have been nervous to go for it. Thanks for listing the non-wrinkling and fur shedding fabrics! That helps make my decision a little easier.

  150. I absolutely LOVE eShakti. I’ve had a dress in my cart for ages, just waiting for me to make up my mind😁.

  151. I love all these dresses but that red polka dot one is my fave. It screams 1950s cocktail party to me. <3

  152. Yesssss, all the pockets. EShakti is my favorite site for dress shopping too! I’ve been a devoted shopper for almost a decade now and have recommended them to so many other pocket lovers.

  153. I have been thinking about Eshakit since you posted about it years ago. This has spurned me on to go for it! I too am a pocket fiend!

  154. I love their stuff! Their blouses are also really nice if you get them customized to your measurements. A++

  155. I keep wandering over to their webpage, but have yet to actually purchase anything. Maybe this will be the day! I didn’t realize you can order by size, not just by measurement (or I forgot that part) and finding someone to help me measure (cause I sure can’t do it right by myself) was too daunting!

  156. Seriously awesome dresses! I definitely know what I’m doing next payday! And you look stunning as usual. 😍😍😍

  157. i love eshakti! I have a pair of custom high waisted wide legged jeans I get compliments on ALL THE TIME. I also love that they include a card with the names of the people who made your clothes. So great, and you are ROCKING those dresses!

  158. Update – I may have just quietly shrieked because their jumpsuits are gorgeous and a nice alternative to dresses

  159. I love eshakti! Especially helpful now that I’ve married into a family that has different modesty standards than my own. I need new dresses to have SLEEVES in addition to pockets!

  160. OMG! I have been wanting to try them but haven’t taken the plunge since I keep thinking I’ll lose 5 or 10… or 45 pounds. I may finally have to order from them!

  161. I need to get me a Queen of the Mountains Dress ASAP! you look MAH-velous

  162. That’s the joy of making my own clothes. I like taking t-shirt patterns and turning them into dresses (just by adding length) and then everyone thinks I’m all fancy and smart and have good taste in clothes when really I’m just lazy and like wearing long t-shirts.
    A problem I’ve recently run into, though, is that I have projects I’ve cut out years ago and just now getting to sewing and in those years I’ve gained weight (thanks, depression! and age!) and now these really cute personalized dresses don’t fit me and I have to pass them onto my niece who will be fabulous in them to boot but I won’t be and that makes me sad. Oh shit, a run on sentence.

  163. Pockets make everything better! You look great. I’ve been wanting to try them. Will need to pull the plug.

  164. I love eShakti!
    I have so many dresses from them, I sometimes forget that not all dresses have pockets.

  165. I’ve been curious about them for a while. A Bloggess endorsement? I’m in!

  166. I’ve always wanted to try this out, but haven’t done it. I definitely should!

  167. I’m so excited about this and going to go look for some new dresses right now. I’ve heard of eshakti but hadn’t looked so closely at them but you had me at customizing the neck and length!

  168. Yay for sponsorships! Also have been thinking about trying them out as I hate dresses that are made of anything but cotton.

  169. E-Shakti is great!!
    I, too, love dresses with pockets and I like to tell everyone who comments on my dresses. 🙂

  170. I need new clothes so badly but keep putting them off because I never leave my house so I only wear pjs. I would love a beautiful dress to have hanging in my closet waiting for me to do something fun in. I wish they said what sizes the carry though.

  171. sweet! my project manager at work was showing off the pockets in a dress she was wearing a few days ago; she stuffed her hands into them and then them toward the front of her dress (she was sitting down at the time), which then caused the skirt to fly up in the air high enough for everyone to see her nice blue panties :).

  172. Oh, you need a place to wear that last dress! And it definitely needs a tiara when you do so. I’m still working up to loving eShakti. I’ve ordered a couple of times, but had to return the items – they just didn’t work for me. I think I’ve been picking the wrong fabrics. I’m going to give them another try, on your recommendation, because pretty and pockets.

  173. I NEVER wear dresses because they fit right. I would love to have something like this. And … POCKETS!

  174. Who doesn’t love a dress with pockets!!??? I have visited their site for many years and fawned over the designs, but never purchased because I didn’t know anyone personally who ordered from them. Now, of course, I have to go get something!

  175. Omg, I have looked and looked at eShakti and never bought because I have such a weird post-several-babies body. I think you’ve convinced me!

  176. I Love Pockets! Been on the fence and wanting to order from them. Guess this will push me over!

  177. Me today: “Nice Shirt!” “Thanks It has pockets! ” I’m so excited to have a shirt with pockets. I’d love to have a dress with pockets!

  178. I just placed an order for two tunic tops. I never order from unknown sites, but if Jenny says they are good, that’s good enough for me!

  179. Omg I’ve always been curious about eShakti I hope you get a free dress for every dress we purchase with your code! Pockets for everyone!!

  180. These are gorgeous! I’ve always wanted one of their dresses and it makes the decision much easier seeing all the different ones you posted! Love!

  181. I LOVE eShakti! Everything I’ve gotten from there was amazing. Glad you found them!

  182. No joke, I LOVE eshakti. I got a couple of dresses from them and they’re PERFECT. Way sturdier than I expected and crazy versatile. I wore one of them when I went to France and got totally addicted to the look & quality.

  183. Oh, I would so love one of their dresses! I have noticed several that are night or space themed lately! <3

  184. How did I not know about this???? POCKETS??? I want pockets in EVERYTHING.

  185. I hear so much about them but have never ordered! GOOD TO KNOW about pet fur not sticking to those fabrics.

  186. I made a vow recently to not buy any more dresses without pockets. Down with the patriarchy!!!

  187. Yesssssssss, I have three from them and LOVE. Mostly because pockets. Also because comfy and indestructible.

  188. I love the selection at eShakti! I bought my wedding reception dress from them, super reasonably priced AND has pockets! Also have been in love with you Jenny for years! Thanks for your inspiration and humor ❤️

  189. I love the dresses you are wearing (and that they have pockets). I always try to get dresses with pockets, too-don’t know what I’d do without them-probably have to carry a bigger purse! I have never even looked at their website, but I am going shopping right now! At work! Woo hoo!

  190. I am a teacher, so aside from all the kid stuff that gets crammed in my POCKETS I need to carry my own stuff! So, a dress with pockets that is cute is a win, win for me!!

  191. Dresses with pockets are the absolute best! Everyone should follow in eShakti’s footsteps and start including pockets on everything!

  192. I have wanted an eshakti dress FOREVER! I saw them a few years ago and I love that the dresses are made for your body. As a plus size gal, I’d love to have a dress that was fitted to my dimensions. So amazing that they’re offering such a discount and gift cards. Great company!

  193. New interview dress here I come!!! This is perfect because I hate shopping and thoses dresses are lovely

  194. I keep seeing their dresses come up when I’m online, and they look beautiful, but I’m always nervous ordering from a new website. Your love for them is clearly enabling a retail therapy session. With pockets!!

  195. I was in the middle of placing an eShakti order when I checked my email to see if I had any coupons and saw the link to this post. It’s like we’re the SAME PERSON!!!

    Except I’m definitely not a size 14 and I always use the custom sizing because boobs. Also I always order natural fabrics so we don’t have any of the same dresses and actually I’m not you at all.

    But I do have a closet full of eShakti dresses, so we have that in common.

  196. I get served ads for eShakti all the time but have never taken the plunge. This post may have finally convinced me to give them a shot!

  197. I have never tried eShakti, but now I want to! Those dresses are amazing, and you look gorgeous!

  198. Long live pockets and customizable dresses for every body shape and size!!

  199. Mostly because of your dress photos, I signed up, then spent most of the summer looking through their site, selecting dresses, then chickening out on purchasing at the last minute >.< I really should just give them a shot!

  200. I didn’t know I needed a dramatic dress in my life until now! You look fabulous!!! 💃🏽

  201. I love, love eShakti! I haven’t ordered from their website, but I have a dress I found on eBay. Next time I need a dress, I’ll go to the source! Thanks!

  202. I’m a wedding photographer and basically order every one of their black dresses to wear in the summer (with shorts under so I don’t scare people with the lady bits) WITH POCKETS of course. I love the custom measurements b/c I have a long torso which is a bitch to wear dresses with. They are awesome, so glad they finally fell for the long con!

  203. I would love to win a card! New job (YAY!) so I need new clothes (yay for new clothes, boo for my wallet).

  204. OOOOHHHH! I love eShakti! I heard about them a few years ago from a workmate who is a large gal like myself. She said the shapes are flattering on everyone and POCKETS! PLUS, you forgot to mention the bra clasps that hold your bra where it is supposedly supposed to live on your shoulders! speechless

    I always just get cotton because I’m worried that other fabrics will cling to my rolls. Which fabric do you recommend for people trying to lose that extra pesky 120 pounds?

    Thank you for being you and wearing the shit out of that last dress! YAS QUEEN!

  205. Okay. You’ve inspired me to stop looking and actually buy something from them. Thanks for the trustworthy endorsement!

  206. oh man. i LOVE LOVE LOVE their stuff and i’m looking for a new dress for a special event this fall. i need to get on and check out the new stuff!

  207. I ADORE eShakti; when they started making custom pants back in the day, I ordered a pair and they are amazing in every way but one: they inexplicably did NOT have pockets?! But they fit perfectly and look amazing so it evens out. Mostly.

  208. AMAZING!! Customized dresses WITH POCKETSSSSSssss! oh my preciousssssss!
    I’m heading over to eShakti now to take a peek.
    BTW: you should TOTALLY wear that black Scarlett O’Hara dress out of the house! Preferably a teacher/parent meeting. Or a gynocologist appt.

  209. I have always admired your dresses! For someone who is a self-admitted basket case, your fashion is always on point. Even with the curlers. Or in spite of the curlers? And I say that with all of the love in my heart. Either way, thank you for cheering us all up even when you are not feeling cheery yourself. I think I may need one or five of these in my life because unlike everything in Australia, they probably won’t try to kill me.

  210. I have been wanting to try them and this may be the discount that helps me pull the trigger!

  211. I’ve been eyeing the dresses on eShakti since you first posted about them. I love that they can be customized, which will be especially helpful when I need something specific for my wheelchair. Im going to order one soon! Thanks for sharing!

  212. All dresses should have pockets! I especially love the short polka dotted one!

  213. You look amazing in each of your dresses! Congratulations in gaining a new, awesome sponsor.

  214. You always look gorgeous in those dresses! It may be time for me to check them out. Plus, of course, POCKETS! x

  215. Wonderful!

    i’ve seen you recommend Eshakti more than once, and the dresses you wear are always beautiful and flatering.

    I am crossing my fingers wishing for a gift card!

  216. i’m in it for the coupons. it’s too bad i don’t have discretionary funds until saturday. 🙁

  217. I was looking for a new dress for ages now and then you come along like a magical fairy-blog-mother with POCKETS?!

  218. I would LOVE to get a gift card! I’ve lost 91 pounds and nothing I own fits me, I can’t seem to find a decent dress either!
    Thank you Jenny for having this contest

  219. A coworker wore a dress yesterday and it was all I could do to not squeal, “omg it has POCKETS”

  220. You look amazing! I’m only 5′ tall, so I could possibly end up with enough leftover fabric to clothe the rest of my family. Seriously, though. Cute dresses with pockets? It’s like they KNOW us or something!

  221. I love eShakti! I have two. But I bought them both for weddings. I desperately need some good dresses with pockets for school. Pockets are so important!

  222. I love all of their dresses! You look fabulous in them as well. I now need a dress with a cape please. 🙂

  223. I SOOOOO need to hit up eShakti again! It’s been way too long! But thats part of my problem. I need to do my measurements all over again!

    And I LOVE your dresses with pockets!

  224. Holy crap!!! You look great in all of them!!! Currently unemployed but I have had them bookmarked since a previous post of yours, so they are one of the first places I go when I have income again!

  225. Pockets AND capes?!?!? Yes, please! I can’t wait to pair it with my kid’s superhero outfits!

  226. I would LOVE to win! I’ve been stalking their website for years, but can never afford them. (POCKETS!)

  227. I ADORE your dresses and POCKETS are the bees’ knees. I’m a long time fan and reader (online and in print). Best wishes, Bloggess, and thanks for the giggles!

  228. I super duper LOVE dresses with pockets – and you look amazing in all of these dresses! Going to check it out now, thanks for the share! xo

  229. I really need to hit the “complete transaction” button when I am on their site. Love all of these dresses on you, Jenny!

  230. I love eShakti too and have a bunch of dresses from them. But sadly since I don’t live in the US anymore, they don’t deliver to me. 🙁

  231. I need to replace a dress with pockets that had pilled, a gift certificate would be a great incentive!

  232. Omigosh this is PERFECT. I’m sad I didn’t know about them before, but simultaneously ridiculously excited because I have been painstakingly searching for just the right outfit for my daughter’s bat mitzvah for EVER and this information just de-complicated so much. Wowzers.

  233. Love the dresses, and who can ask for more than customizability and pockets?!!

  234. You look amazing! The dresses look amazing. What a happy win for eShakti and us. I don’t even know how anyone can pick just one dress from eShakti because they have so many neat prints and styles.

  235. Those dresses are gorgeous! I especially love the black one, and I would feel just like you. I’d wear it whenever, even just at home chilling and feel like a million.

  236. I LOVE POCKETS! My graduation dress was eshakti, obviously pockets. And yep told everyone.

  237. You look fabulous. I have heard of this company but have never tried them.

  238. Love eShakti! I have a wedding coming up in October, and have three outfits from them (never mind the other dresses I have from them). Great company.

  239. I had the most awesome conversation in our local coffee shop after someone complimented my eShakti dress, because I immediately replied “Thank you! It has POCKETS!”. Nothing like bonding with a complete stranger over the wondrous delights of a dress’s ability to hold your phone and your chapstick!

  240. I have been browsing e-Shakti for months. Your post is pushing me to finally order! Your dresses are so cute on you 🙂

  241. I have on an eShakti dress today with…pockets! And birds…love me some birds.

  242. I’ve wanted to try eShakti for a long time, even before I read all of your recommendations!

  243. How fantastic! I’ve always wondered about these dresses, so It is great to have a review and modeling from you. They are gorgeous, and I will certainly check them out now!

  244. I’m getting married on the beach in 2020 and I’d love to have a dress with pockets.

  245. Oh my giddy aunt, I need the black dress so that I can spend all day spinning round and round and round to watch the skirts fly.

  246. I wear dresses so rarely that the last time I did my 4 year old asked if it was my wedding dress… I’m long waisted, so have a hard time finding dresses that fit right off the rack. I will definitely check them out.

  247. I just got my first dress from them yesterday! it’s at home waiting for me to try it on =)

  248. I have been waiting for a recommendation for eshakti! Glad to
    See you love them so much, now I will try them too.

  249. These dresses keep popping up on my social media, but I haven’t tried them yet. I’ll have to look into it!

  250. Dresses with pockets! OMG! Women get screwed when it comes to pockets. What a cool company! The dresses look gorgeous on you!

  251. Gorgeous!! I love that they are so plus-size friendly, too! I wore a beautiful bridesmaid dress from them a few years ago and loved it!!

  252. I have one dress from eShakti, and I love it because it makes me feel like a more glamorous Miss Frizzle from Magic School Bus! And it has pockets!!! 😁

  253. I’ve been meaning to try them out, but I really needed a review from someone I trusted to push me over the edge. This might do it!

  254. I’ve been meaning to check out these dresses, so today os the day. They all look fabulous on you, and pockets!

  255. I love there stuff, but it’s out of my price range. I love picturing which one I would order to suit my Miss Frizzle look! LOL

  256. OMG how have I not known about this?!? My friend and I LOVE POCKETS!!!Will definitely check them out and thank you so much for the great info and overview!

  257. I love dresses. And I love pockets. Not enough dresses come with pockets. Pocket is a funny word.

  258. First off all, the true one downside is that the dog in not included. These dresses are phenomenal though. I cannot believe how many people do not know about this site!

  259. I am, in fact, wearing an eshakti dress right now. They’re perfect for college teaching, because I need pockets for my phone and keys as I teach in different rooms. And pretty dresses make me feel happy, which is always good for teaching.

  260. I’ve always looked and thought about ordering. Those are so adorable and look so beautiful on you!

  261. I keep wanting to try them and I have a cruise coming up and I think I could get a great dress for the dressier dinner night. I need this cruise so bad 😍😍

  262. I LOVE their dresses! I’m planning on my vow rewenal dress being from them because I can do a sweetheart neckline which I adore and hourly still be warm enough considering I live in MI and my anniversary is Halloween. I’m short (5’2″)and having the dresses made to my height really tickles me. My sister is a convert too, she’s even shorter and wears a size 2 so getting adult clothes that look nice is hard. I’m even getting my niece hooked.

  263. I love eShakti but have only been able to order from them once since I live in the UK. I’d love to win a gift card so I could expand my collection.

  264. Well I’m a current and loyal customer so I can’t use the code but I’d sure love a gift card!

  265. I like eshakti, but the exchange rate makes it a bit pricey. On the other hand, the pockets are big enough to hide slices of cake in.

  266. I have seen their ads and have been really interested in it – excited to check it out!

  267. I’ve been thinking about ordering a dress from them for a while now–looks like today is the day!

  268. My wedding dress had pockets! The mumbles from all my guests when I pulled my vows out of my pocket was enough confirmation that I made a great decision. 😂

  269. Girl, I have been looking at their ads on FB, but was nervous in case they were shipping “epic fail” clothes. You have eased my fears. Woot!

  270. This is a great idea for disabled people. I definitely need custom dresses for my wheelchair and will be checking out eShakti for that now. Thanks for the suggestion!

  271. I ordered a dress from them for my brother in laws wedding and then I lost it in a house flood so I never got to wear it! I’ve been meaning to order again, especially since they’re so size inclusive!!

  272. My wife has been talking about this company. I need to make sure she sees this tonight.

  273. been looking at their site for a couple years now… one day I will be able to splurge. Your pics showing off the fab are wonderful!

  274. Omg! This might push me over the edge into buying from them finally. And YES to pockets. You look too cute!

  275. Wow this blew up lol. I unashamedly tell people when my dresses have pockets because usually the other people I meet who wear dresses get super excited! share the fun!

  276. They are the best! I do the custom fit and it always looks so great. And yet every time I’m surprised by it! I put on the dress and go…It’s like it was made for me!



    And POCKETS!

  277. Aww, your dresses are always sooooo cute! I’ve looked at eShakti several times because I love the way you dress!

  278. Ahhh! I love pockets. I also need to check them out, because I am tall as well as plus size, and that makes finding clothes, especially cute clothes, a bitch! You look fantastic. 🙂

  279. Wow. Those dresses are gorgeous. I need more dresses in my life. Will be checking out this website asap

  280. Oh my gosh!!! These are beautiful and so flattering. I dont often feel very feminine in my jeans and tees, but maybe a pretty dress with pockets would make me more comfortable

  281. I didn’t know I needed floor length polka dots until this moment! But, oh, I do!

  282. Before I even read the post I saw the photo of you in the dress and thought omg I want that dress. In a different color. With a slightly shorter skirt. And guess what? I can have it! Gracias.

  283. So I have been TRYING to order one of these lovely dresses, I really have, but they have so many variations of my favorite color (blue), and then sleeve choices, and style choices, and fabric choices, and and and and decision paralysis overwhelms me and I have yet to choose …

    Dress pockets? OK. But pants pockets? NO. I cut those suckers right out and sew down the pocket flaps. No need for extra thigh bulges thank you!

  284. I LOVED that starry cape-sleeve dress when it popped up on an ad but couldnt justify it. It looks awesome on you and so much fun!

  285. How did I not know about this Jenny?? I’m hoping to get a new job soon (read finally) and I will need to get some new clothes…professional, feminine and POCKETS!!! That’s what I’m talking about!

  286. I love them so much. My niece chose her bridesmaids dresses from there. There were such a nice casual look (perfect for her barn wedding) and each girl could change the style slightly to suit her best.

  287. I love wearing dresses to work and I have a bad habit of “collecting” them too… would always like another for the new school year!

  288. I needed a dress for a wedding (bride only said something purple, knee-length, good for an outdoor wedding in September) and after seeing all the pretty dresses you’ve mentioned from eShakti I finally had a chance to try them out. The wedding is in two weeks and I now own 5 dresses, including the original purple one. Pockets = snacks whenever I need them!

  289. POCKETS! Always with the pockets. I say that for every dress I own that has pockets. And if it doesn’t I think, man i wish this had pockets.

  290. Have been wanting to try out eShakti for a while. Sure love your polka dot dress!

  291. I have a work trip coming up and a lot of these look like they would be perfect!

  292. That new dress is STUNNING. I’ve been so tight on money (no health insurance + autoimmune health problems + husband’s job just doesn’t pay what it used to) I haven’t even let myself check out the site though I’ve wanted to. It’s awesome to hear that you normally pay so little for an outfit. Chronic illness has also equaled weight gain for me, so I’ve gone from an 8 to a 14/16 over the last two years and that has required a closet overhaul (not easy on low funds, thank goodness for Goodwill) and I have transitioned to lots of dresses and skirts when I can find them. Your pictures are beautiful, and not just because of the dresses! I would love a gift card to give them a try, but either way I hope to check them out soon. They look and sound like just what I need.

  293. I love eshakti (and pockets!), and you look amazing in those dresses! So glad your long game worked out for you!

  294. Love it!!! I’ll have to try them out. My sister has been singing their praises for years too

  295. I would love a gift card! I’ve heard lots of good things about eshakti but have yet to get one of their dresses. Partly because I rarely ever wear dresses. BUT, the reason I hardly ever wear dresses is because 1) dresses almost never have pockets and 2) I can never find a dress that both fits AND feels comfortable AND looks good. But maybe eshakti will break all those rules!

  296. Looks like I need to head over and check these dresses out because yelling, “it has pockets,” at people is one of my favorite things ever. Plus, those dresses look awesome!

  297. I love eShakti dresses. Whenever I’m bored I look up new dresses there and dream about being able to afford more of them. I love that they have pockets, but also that you can adjust sleeve lengths and necklines, because I am very particular in regards to necklines. I have a short neck and crewneck type necklines, or turtlenecks really bother me, but I also have a larger chest, so anything with too deep of a vee becomes very sexy very quickly.

  298. You look awesome in both dresses! I have a grey dress with a giant cowl from eshakti that I love.

  299. Yay! I love eshakti. Especially the pockets, but the customization is also awesome.

  300. Ugh, I love eshakti so much!!!! I’ve found I need to size up but I DON’T EVEN CARE. Everything has pockets, they are inclusive of LITERALLY ALL sizes and shapes, and they’re just the best! Pockets + size inclusivity = earns my $$

  301. Those dresses are gorgeous! I need more things with pockets in my life.

  302. I LOVE them – as a tall gal with a long torso, dress shopping sucks. Except with eShakti! And THE POCKETS!!!!!!! Also, you look so happy in your dresses 🙂