I’m bringing lazy back. Yep.

Let me just start by saying that this is a sponsored post but it’s still totally worth reading because I’m giving shit away and I just became a dress designer.

Sort of.

Okay, so you already know how much I love eShakti.  Pretty much every time you ever see me I’m wearing a dress from them and when people on the street say, “I love your dress,” I automatically twirl and say, “AND IT HAS POCKETS” because almost all of their clothes have pockets and pockets are magic.  Victor constantly makes fun of my seemingly involuntary “IT HAS POCKETS” response but I’m pretty sure the same compulsion is what makes him say, “LOOK THERE’S A DOG” every time he sees one, so back off Victor.

(Also, don’t stop telling me that there are dogs.  I’m not complaining.)

So eShakti reached out to me last month to see if I wanted to write about their custom-made clothes and I was like, “Probably not because I don’t ever use the custom-made option” and they were like, “Really?  Because it’s around $10 to have your dress made specifically to your measurements” and I was like, “Yes, but I spend all my $10 on paint brushes I forget to wash out and have to throw away” and they were like, “What is wrong with you?” but then they sent me a dress custom made for me and I was like, “Well, goddammit.  This is awesome.  Now I have to spend an extra $10 every time because I finally know what it feels like to have things fit over my boobs properly.”  So I admitted that they were right and told them that to pay them back I was going to design a dress for them and they were like, “Oh, that’s not necessary” and I was like, “I INSIST” and they got really silent for awhile but probably just because they were so thrilled some rando writer was going to teach them about something they’ve been doing for a million years.  I considered sharing with them my idea for a pocket-smock (smocket?) that is basically like a painting smock but with waterproof pockets I can put my wet paintbrushes into and also a big kangaroo pouch to put a cat in and also the sleeves are flasks filled with vodka.  But then I thought that was best saved for whenever Shark Tank asks me to be on their show and so instead I told them  that we should be bringing glamorous robes and nightgowns back.  BUT AS REAL CLOTHES.

I reminded them about the Sunset Boulevard era when the silver screen stars would wear fancy robes and long night gown/house dresses but they’d wear them around like they were regular clothes so basically you could look fancy as shit but stay in your pajamas all damn day.  Ruffles and giant sleeves and more fabric that you could possibly need.  And see-through enough to look sexy while still hiding pretty much everything, and a flared skirt so you don’t have to suck in your stomach and make it out of chiffon because pet fur doesn’t stick to it and at that point eshakti was like, “OKAY, WE GET IT.  STOP EMAILING US.”  And a week later?  The dress was done.

picture of jenny lawson wearing black eshakti dress

And they liked it enough to actually offer it for sale.  WHAT.  They even let me name it and I suggested “Fancy-Ass Dressing Gown“, “THANKS – IT HAS POCKETS” and “No one can tell you’re a crazy cat lady unless they’re at your house and then it’s probably pretty obvious but at least you look somewhat presentable” but I guess those were too long because in the end they called it, “The Jenny.”  You can order it here if you want one.  And may I suggest you customize it specifically to your measurements?  Because that shit is amazing.

And for those of you who are new to eShakti, here’s the scoop.  They are online so you don’t have to leave the house.  You pick your outfit and then you can customize it to your size or use standard measurements, and you can also make changes to it to make it perfectly yours.  For example, I love a bunch of their sleeveless dresses but I hate my upper arms so I add inset cap sleeves and then they’re perfect.  Or you can change the neckline or the length of the dress to make it exactly what you want.  Most everything comes with pockets but you can have them removed if you’re some kind of monster.

Personally I typically sort the selections by fabric and just buy georgette, chiffon, dupioni, chambray and crepe because cat fur doesn’t stick to them very much.  They have tons of sales and are constantly changing out their selections and it’s super easy to exchange if get something that doesn’t work for you.  They are awesome and I have been singing their praises for years and years.  You really should check them out now.   Let’s bring pajamas for daytime (and breakfast for dinner) back. Also, someone invent one of those long, glamorous cigarette holders like Audrey Hepburn used in Breakfast at Tiffany’s but instead of a cigarette make it filled with refillable pixy stix candy dust.  I will buy a million.  Or at least three.

And as a special thank you for reading this far, eShakti is giving out $50 gift cards to three random people who comment here.  Whoop!  Just leave a comment and if you’re selected you’ll get an email this week with your gift code.

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  1. Love your design!!! I have actually been wanting one of those fancy dressing gowns….

  2. “Fancy-ass Dressing Gown” would have been the coolest name for that! But The Jenny is cool, too. And now I have a weird version of “Sexy-Back” stuck in my head.

  3. That’s gorgeous! Good job! And I love the idea of wearing fancy pajamas all day. I wonder if I can wear them at my work. Probably not, because I work for snobby lawyers. But — POCKETS!! (I also wish they’d make your smocket design…)

  4. I’ve been on the fence about eShakti since I first read about them here. But this whole custom measurement thing has me convinced. I’m ready to take the plunge, thanks!

  5. Omg…Im all about that dress. So witchy and magical. I feel like it’s speaking to me through the computer. I hope that’s what I hear, cause I think I’m home alone. Anyway, I love all your dresses, especially the one with all the birds. And especially this one.

  6. I have never tried eShakti, but I have always wanted to so maybe now is my moment!

  7. The Jenny? 🙂 What an absolutely perfect name! (But I would have insisted on including THANKS – IT HAS POCKETS!

  8. I didn’t know a smocket was missing from my life until now but I’m feeling it’s absence acutely! I love that you have a dress named after you now, but I really liked Fancy Ass Dressing Gown, Thanks It Has Pockets or FAD G TIHP – maybe you could design a second one?? I’m going to check this out, I love the idea of a dress that fits correctly everywhere.

  9. I saw eShakti on Facebook and I thought it was genius because I too have boobs and I can never find dresses that fit right. The pockets and “don’t show fur” options are a true bonus.

  10. I saw eShakti on Facebook and I thought it was genius because I too have boobs and I can never find dresses that fit right. The pockets and “don’t show fur” options are a true bonus.

  11. So cool! What if you get a custom made dress that just doesn’t look good on you/you change your mind? Can you return it?

  12. I haven’t worn a dress in so long. I want to start again so will definitely check them out. I love yours.

  13. Def going to check them out. I am 5’2″ but otherwise have an actual body, so lots of options are far too long! I hope that they can fix that for me!

  14. I used to wear dresses but when I started working in oil & gas I was told by my supervisor to always wear jeans or slacks, never a dress or skirt. (Actually, he said “dungarees”). I don’t have any everyday dresses anymore. I’d love to give eShakti a try.

  15. eShakti sounds like an awesome option, I never fit into anything because I am the size of a small child rather than a 26-year-old woman… You look stunning!

  16. I would gladly rock this everywhere. Another hyphenate to add to your profile!

  17. WHAT! This is everything I needed. With pockets! I’ve made approximately 8903 dresses and put them in my eShakti cart already. Ok, I had already done that before this post, some people work out, I mock shop. POCKETS

  18. Oh heavens, I am already a whore for eShakti, and foist my referral code on everyone at my office … this will only make me worse!

  19. Dresses are not my thing. But the pockets I totally get. Maybe if I looked at it like the dress is just a vehicle for the pockets, I might consider.

    (They also do pants too, but I just don’t like to wear pants in general so I always focus on the dresses. 🙂 ~Jenny)

  20. I’ve been wanting to try eShakti for a while – now I have an excuse. And a floofly, flouncy excuse WITH POCKETS!!

  21. This sounds amazing! I’ve seen their ads but hesitated to order because I didn’t know anyone who had, only it turns out I DID know someone, only I didn’t know it. I’d also like the return of the big flowy muumuu or caftan that one wears with metallic sandals with kitten heels to swan about the house.

  22. I heard about Eshakti through you! I’ve been buying their dresses for a few years now. I love them. And the custom feature is great.

  23. I tell EVERYONE when my dress has pockets. Always wanted to try eShakti but I don’t wear dresses often enough.

  24. “The Jenny” . That is so awesome. I have to stop for a moment to cry a little and be so proud of you. And to be so happy that you have designed something fancy to wear when Instacart delivers the groceries. Something that doesn’t scream, yes, I haven’t done laundry, and these are my sweat pants, and yes, I was in bed reading.

    I will investigate, and then upgrade my status from chronically ill person to glamorous 1940s starlet.

  25. “The Jenny” looks like something I’d actually wear. It’s flowy and loose. In all in!

  26. Every dress-wearing person EVER will tell you that their dress has pockets, and Victor should realize that all of us dress-wearing people will consistently tell you that our dresses have pockets when you compliment our dresses. This rule also applies to skirts that have pockets. Also, I LOOOOOOVE your dress!

  27. Love the dress. I want one! Love you, too. But I would never take you away from Victor. You two make me laugh too much to break up!

  28. I have checked out their selection and have yet to make the jump. Their clothes are gorgeous

  29. I am going to go to eShakti’s website right after posting here. I love pockets! And I love you, Jenny! I’m looking forward to your next book (that you write, not the bookclub book because I haven’t even started the February book, though it looks great).

  30. This is so exciting! I’ve been hemming and hawing over committing to an eShakti dress, but a $50 gift certificate would be very pursuasive! I can never find clothes to fit me because of a large bust measurement but a significantly smaller underbust: everything that fits up top makes me look pregnant. And this glamorous dressing gown is divine!

  31. Okay – I’m going to have to try this out. I generally hate wearing dresses because I have a belly and feel like it emphasizes it but based on your description, why not give one a shot.
    Thanks!

  32. What an excellent dress (despite the lack of vodka-flask sleeves)! And I can have it customized…I think it’s time for a new fancy-ass dress.

  33. I remember years ago you telling “us” about E-Shakti and I checked it out and thought it was amazing but haven’t ordered because I’m plus sized working on becoming – sized, so when I get to my happy place I am definitely going to order a custom dress! I absolutely LOVE the dresses you and Hailey wear and they are so classic and gorgeous. Can you tell me where the dresses are made? I think that it may be Asia or China
    , which is why the custom thing is so exciting. Usually a 3XL made in China would possibly fit a cat. They are much smaller there! (the people not the cats, although the cats are probably proportionally smaller also because if a western cat jumps on the lap of a smaller person in China would that be a positive or a negative? More cat for your buck, but possibly too heavy…?)

  34. Your dress is so fancy!!! I love dresses with pockets and I REALLY want to try eShakti. There’s a constellation dress that keeps popping up in my feed I’ve clicked on a million times and just haven’t finished the process. I really need to do that…

  35. The Jenny is amazing! (And the dress is too.) But seriously, I would totally wear that dress, and good to know about the adding sleeves option on others. I don’t like my upper arms either and never go sleeveless.

  36. I work at home so everyday is Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. I try to remember to get dressed (i.e. change into my yoga pants) on days that I’m expecting deliveries, but sometimes I forget. I’d love to see the look on the UPS driver’s face if I answered the door in The Jenny instead of my usual plaid flannel robe with a ratty old cardigan over it. (Of course, he’d probably just take it in stride. It’s hard to shock UPS drivers. They’ve seen things…)

  37. Per usual your post made me laugh out loud and smile! You look amazing! Exciting to look into eShakti!

  38. Your description of “fit n flare” is perfection! I’ve always adored the dresses you post, but was on the fence about ponying up the dough for my own. I think this may have pushed me over (the fence)!

  39. I’ve looked at their dresses several times, but have a hard time making life decisions. Like what dress to buy or will the cat where the tiny sweater meant for dogs.

  40. I have always wanted to try this website! Should probably pull the trigger no matter what but a gift card would be bomb!

  41. I love this dress!! It’s perfection for any fancy event. Do you think they’d make it without sleeves? I’m going to a wedding in Jamaica and I’m afraid the sleeves will be too hot! Either way next fancy event I’m getting “The Jenny”

  42. I’m going to have to show this website to my girlfriend. I personally don’t think I’d look very good in dresses, but she absolutely does.

  43. Me likey! That dress is actually quite stunning! I love the color and the sleeves. And it would be novel to have things fit properly over my boobs.

  44. This is amazing!! I’m at a point in my life where I straight refuse to buy clothes without pockets. <3

  45. I like the name you chose for the dress, but have to admit that “the Jenny” is way more concise and marketable. What a great business model eShakti has!

  46. I love it!!! (Though I do think they’re a little crazy for not using “sexy ass dressing gown” because it describes it so perfectly! Heading over to check out Eshakti now. Love you Jenny!!!

  47. This is the third time someone has recommended eShakti to me this week! I guess I HAVE to try them.

  48. “The Jenny” really is just so you. Glamorous and just ever so slightly this-lady-might-kill-you. But in a good way.

    Like I said. YOU

  49. That’s amazing! I want to design a dress! I’ve also been dying to try their stuff, but I also still feel like a blob after giving birth a year ago.

  50. I always have problems fitting my boobs correctly too, so very excited to try them.

  51. Are the pockets big enough for puppies? I’m staging a dog heist soon.

    (1. Let’s be friends. 2. I used to carry Dorothy Barker in the pockets when she was little. She wouldn’t fit now though. ~ Jenny)

  52. As a side note, I started writing my comment when there was ONE OTHER COMMENT and by the time I finished there were like 50! Apparently I am too wordy!

  53. This is AMAZING! I hope I win a card, but honestly, I’m going to be buying from them either way! 🤞🏻

  54. I want to be your socially awkward neighbor so we can wear fancy-ass dressing gowns together…

  55. I am honestly surprised that it took them this long to make a custom dress named after you!

  56. Love it!! Especially the tips about what’s not a magnet for cat fur! Why have I never considered this? You look beautiful!

  57. I couldn’t agree more with everything you said. And have said before. And probably will ever say, but we’ll leave that open for now.

  58. Love it!! Especially the tips about what’s not a magnet for cat fur! Why have I never considered this? You look beautiful! Hi

  59. Love it!! Especially the tips about what’s not a magnet for cat fur! Why have I never considered this?

  60. Oh my gosh I can’t imagine clothes that are actually made to fit me! And with pockets?! I love it this is awesome!

  61. I love it! But do they make it in I travel the country in an RV and it needs to not only fold into a napkin size but not wrinkle as well? Kidding. About the dress, not he RV. 👗🚍

  62. I would love to win a GC, I always am jealous of the pretty dresses you showcase on here/your instagram and I want one for myself! It’s a bonus that you can customize it (Yaaaaaay!!) and not have to worry about your perfectly normal body fitting into weirdly sized clothes. Would be nice not to stress out about whether or not something’s going to fit 🙂

  63. Commenting! Because I’d love to try them, but I’m always anxious about buying clothes on the internet. And measuring myself, too, I’m anxious about that.

  64. And they make great gifts, too. My SO is always happy with them. So I’ll hope to get picked to use the gift card as an actual gift!

  65. Thanks, it has POCKETS is an excellent name for a dress (I love me a dress with some pockets). Now I need to go peruse eShakti to see if they have something incredible for my upcoming European vacation next month! “The Jenny” is lovely (as is the inspiration behind the dress)

  66. I need to try it. I’ve put about 30 dresses in my account, but never actually purchased them, because I’m a chicken. A chicken tha wants to look pretty, BUT, if I waste $50 on a dress that looks silly on me, I’ll be sad.

  67. Fancy ass dresses FOREVER! I love it! It’s so hard to keep that feminine jive going when you’re in over-alls and mudders. I need a lovely dress to lounge in after I’ve fed the farm animals!

  68. RUFFLES AND POCKETS. SOLD. I’m not into black but otherwise A++++++++ on The Jenny!

  69. Dresses with pockets are the best and a dress that will actually fit proportionally, what?! This is super exciting, thanks for sharing, Jenny!

  70. I love pocket dresses but swear I can never find anything that fits me “just right”. I either look like a whale or a larger whale. I have never tried or even heard of EShakti before you mentioned it but if you like it and you are like my spirit animal, I may have to give it a go and check them out.

  71. Methinks that looks like a swell Bookstore Grand Opening Dress! (And if a garment doesn’t have pockets, it simply shouldn’t exist…where would I keep my snacks and Chapstick otherwise?!?)

  72. OMG I love eshakti so much too! Same about the custom measurements though. Might be fun to try!

  73. That dress is fantastic!! I have wanted to try them for a long time, but was always nervous about picking a type of fabric. Your comments help immensely!

  74. This is beautiful!

    And YES, I do the exact same thing that you do whenever I get compliments (I pretty much only wear eShakti stuff these days), sometimes even stopping to show people JUST HOW GOOD THE POCKETS are.

  75. I love eShatki. I have once dress and definitely regret not getting it customized

  76. That is so beautiful! I live for big gauzy sleeves. I’ve never ordered anything from eShakti but I’ve got a couple weddings to go to this spring so maybe now is the time.

  77. This dress is so pretty! I really need one. Totally great for my casual office setting.

  78. I have had people recommend them over and over and now YOU! I guess I will have to use them (for reals, I need a maid of honor dress by September, maybe it’ll be the Jenny!)

  79. oh my god, I need this dress, I have entered the batwing phase of my life and I think this will be the best costume for today and all the rest of my days.

  80. I haven’t purchased from them yet, but this is a glowing recommendation…with pockets. I’ve had my eye on a few things, but the custom part really sounds amazing.

  81. That dress is amazing! I have wanted to try eshatki, but I have been nervous to. Maybe I will now!

  82. I’ve looked at their site a few times, but it seems a little out of my price range. I just found out I am losing the job I have had for almost 22 years, so I probably should get a new dress for the upcoming interviews…dammit, I’m too depressed for this shit. And unable to decide, I’ll go look again…crap, dammit. LOL, Sorry, it’s been a rough week.

  83. I’ve always seen them around on the internet, even made up custom dresses but never dove in, now might be the time!

  84. I have always wanted to try Eshakti but was afraid I wouldn’t like the fit or something. I kind of want to give it a go now! (A gift card would make that super easy just sayin’!). Lol

  85. This is great! I’ve been wanting to try them out! I love the customizing options too. Would love to win a gift card. You look great in your dress!

  86. If I owned “The Jenny”, I might actually consider answering the doorbell once in a while…

  87. You look amazing! And I’m not surprised that you designed such a stunner. YAY for The Jenny!!

  88. I love your design! I’ve been a big ashanti fan forever, especially because I act and it’s easy to customize their clothes to fit different time periods. 30s to 60s are especially easy to match!

  89. I want to make an order….. I had a dress with pockets YEARS ago and it was my Favorite!!!
    Thank you for what you do,…. you touch SO many

  90. You are the reason I tried eShakti, and I love it! Gonna look for that Fancy Ass Dressing Gown!!!

  91. That’s so awesome!!! Given that clothes never seem to fit me right, I really should give them a try (especially since you can easily spend $10 on alternates).

  92. I’m a big fan of eshakti! I’m a part time actor and it’s easy to customize their clothes to fit a number of time periods…with pockets!!! Love your dress design! The sleeves are especially dreamy.

  93. Love The Jenny!! 🙂 This sounds right up my alley – boobs are so hard to fit in properly so to have that AND pockets!! Now to check them out and see if they’ve got Canadian options without costing a fortune… 🙂 Thanks for the tip

  94. You are ready for your close-up, Jenny! I am super excited to buy well-made eShakti dresses that I know will have pockets! 💓

  95. I like your names better, but eShakti is the best. I use them to for all my wedding officiating dresses.

  96. You just blew my mind with the fact that certain fabrics don’t tend to hold on to pet fur. Now i’m going to pay way more attention to what my clothes are made out of!!!

  97. I have visited eShakti twice (both times thanks to you, Jenny) even going to far as to put together some combination of elements, but I’ve never actually ordered. I shall go back and peruse. Maybe this time something will inspire me to go and order. Thanks for the inspiration! Plus, this sounds like an incredible company. And I know they offer more than dresses, so… Off I go!

  98. I tried them a looooong time ago but measured myself poorly so the dress I got didn’t fit right and then I keep forgetting, or being unable to choose what dress I want. Or I choose the dress, but can’t decide what options. Or I choose all that, but I’m at work and can’t measure myself. Life is hard.

  99. Omg I need this in my life! I had no idea it existed. I’m trying to find the perfect black cocktail dress to chaperone a prom in and I recently gained weight so nothing fits my weird body right now. I love The Jenny!

  100. So because of you I bought 4 dresses from eShakti and used the custom measurement option but I still had to have them tailored in the chest area when I got them – BUT I LOVE THEM. They ended up being really pricey because of the extra tailoring on each dress but every single time I wear them out somewhere I get compliments and I always tell people they have pockets too. My husband thinks it’s weird that people in casinos and at concerts here in Las Vegas stop me to tell me they like my dress all the time. Anyway, I was just getting ready to order a few more dresses for spring and I am totally going to order The Jenny. I’m going to go to my tailor to get all of my measurements done again just in case something is off with the chest measurement in my eShakti profile first though. I’d like to avoid having to take them in for extra tailoring although it’s still totally worth it if I have to.

  101. I have a dedicated eShakti tab open on my browser, but have yet to get one. Your testimony (preach) has committed me. Thanks!

  102. I’ve loved Eshakti for YEARS! I always get tons of complements on my dresses by them. Heck I’m even wearing one as I write this. Glad to see this post give them some much deserved love!

  103. The dress is gorgeous and you look amazing in it!! And I have been interested in eShakti ever since you first posted about them. P.S. Pockets are definitely the best things ever!!

  104. Looks great! I have always wanted to try them but somehow never have. Will definitely look into it for the next time I need a dress.

  105. WOW, that’s awesome. I have a wedding to go to this summer, so I may adjust the length and the sleeves but I love the style!! does it come in other colors?

  106. Good thing they’ve got pockets-for the gift-card!
    Jenny-You look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
    Love THE JENNY!

  107. Wow now I will really give them a try. I looked once before when you wrote about them but now I’m seriously interested

  108. This is so awesome!! I love that you’ve designed your own dress now. Work it, woman!! =)

    An eShakti gift card would be amazing, but either way I’ll eventually have to buy from them because I love dresses and they are SO HARD TO FIND that aren’t either ‘take out a loan’ expensive or ‘fall apart after one wash, maybe two’ cheap. Your endorsement is enough for me to trust them. Now I just need hubby and I to finish getting back on our feet after medical debt and some other life things… then a-shopping I will go!

  109. Oooh, the dress you designed is lovely! I have two Eshakti dresses from a few years ago (a black shirt dress and a chiffon navy dress with flowers) and they are indeed wonderful and I look at their stuff often but don’t have much of a new dress budget. The shirt dress is their stretch cotton poplin which I highly recommend as a fabric choice! So…fingers crossed!

  110. Damn. I def need that “No one can tell you’re a crazy cat lady unless they’re at your house and then it’s probably pretty obvious but at least you look somewhat presentable” dress. Gawdgeous.

  111. eShakti is the bomb! If ever I need a nice outfit for an event coming up, their site is always my go to shop. What I really LOVE about their clothes is the quality! It’s totally high end, and the standard of quality you don’t really see in clothes much anymore. It’s the little things like the bra strap snaps so your bra never shows. Or the quality of their embroidery. Or the timelessness of the cut. All those things add up and reassure me that when I spend money on their clothes, they’re going to make me look great and last a really long time. <3 eShakti all the way!!!

  112. I would love to try eShakti. Your dresses always looks so stylish and comfortable and I love that you can custom everything. I just need to stop wavering and try it out some day though.

  113. I just ordered my first eShakti dress because of you Jenny! Can’t wait to get it! POCKETS!!!

  114. Awesome! What a beautiful dress. I’d LOVE a gift certificate. Anxious to try them out. I’ve been snooping on their website. Fun!

  115. I’ve looked at eShakti for years and keep wanting to try it, especially for the custom sizing and the pockets. But when I’ve tried picking something out, I get options overload and aaaaaaaah. (I have a feeling there are people here who’ll understand)

  116. Absolutely love random selections. Love to be a part of one someday.

    Seriously though, I’ve heard eShakti is great for dress wearers with non-standard measurements. I’d love to give them a go.

  117. The Jenny is amazing, but very much not my style, sadly. I love the idea of eShakti, but have been overwhelmed at the lack of ability to effectively search or filter by fixed style features. (For example, I like princess seams and no waistband, but have had little luck searching for that, and it’s hard to tell the style on dark colors when scanning the results images (or even the zoomed images on product pages) and I don’t want to click on a bunch of things that don’t meet my actual criteria.) That said, I just found one that I want to try, so post-sponsoring success for you!

  118. Beautiful house gown!!! I just placed my first eShakti order last week so I’m excited to see how they fit, etc. Might have to get a “Jenny” – especially if I win the gift card. 🙂

  119. I have been considering ordering something from eShakti, but I haven’t actually done it yet, so a $50 gift card would be an awesome place to start!

  120. I feel like it’s just human nature to respond “thanks it has pockets!” When someone compliments a dress you’re wearing that does, in fact, have pockets because dresses so rarely do!

    I am all about this dressing-gown-as-clothes look!

  121. Yes please! 1. I love the pieces I ordered from eShakti when you mentioned them before 2. My day has been crappy and it’s only 12:55 and a gift card would be a fantastic way to turn that around. 3. That dress is glorious.

  122. So cool! I’m surprised the Jenny isn’t cat or sloth printed, but hey, there’s always the Jenny 2.0

  123. I keep meaning to order from eShakti since the last time you posted, but I haven’t gotten to it yet! Thank you for designing a new dress and letting us all be in on the secret!

  124. I own one of their dresses and love it. I would love to win as right now I need a special deess to fit over the cast on my arm and I desperately need pockets.

  125. We have been wanting to try them!! My daughter is beyond petite and hard to fit! I’ve always loved the dresses you’ve shown! I’ll check out the Jenny!

  126. Oh my God! I love the Jenny, though your name was better! If only my giant long haired dog wasn’t white. I could wear that. But now I’m definitely going to search for a fabulous dress to wear to my brother’s wedding.

  127. I’ve been in love with the idea of trying them out for ages. Gift card would definitely make this happen.

  128. IT HAS POCKETS! You are the reason I have checked out their website. And now I can customize too? I NEED to get shopping! And “The Jenny”, but maybe with different sleeves, and neckline, and color…

  129. I have always seen the ads for eShakti and been hesitant, but this is a glowing recommendation. Not just because of your words but because of how much you are glowing in your pictures. And pockets?!?! Take my money now.

  130. I love eShakti, and have several of their dresses (with POCKETS). I’d totally buy the Jenny dress if it came in hot pink with a boa trim.

  131. This is making me oddly emotional– your dress is stunning, and I love that they let you design it! Maybe they’ll ask you to design another one, this time in red?

  132. I’ve never met a dress-wearer who can resist crying “it has pockets!” When their dress does, indeed, have pockets, because it’s so rare!

    I love this dressing-gown-as-clothes look!

  133. I just wrote the comment above (Mary Beth) but somehow used the wrong email address? I did a weird hybrid of my personal name at my work account.

  134. Nice! I’ve ordered from eShakti once before and would like to try them again, with customization. The boobs need it, I think.

  135. How have I gone so long not knowing about eShakti!? Pray for my bank account hahaha

  136. I love love love eShakti because of your suggestion/code last time! I am up to 5 dresses now!! (although I did just vote on the latest bunch of clothes and i was like, huh- these look like bathrobes what the hell and now I feel like oops I should have read your post first!!!)

  137. i thank you for turning me on to Eshakti! A girl has to have pockets so she can carry spare White Claws around with her!

  138. My entire wardrobe actually is called (by me, I named it) “You’re a Crazy Cat Lady” brought to you by layers layers layers and leggings. And cat hair.

  139. Your dress is amazing, and I think you should absolutely put “fashion designer” on your vita.

  140. Yay! I love the dress. My friends have talked up eShakti for ages – I think this blog tips the scale in terms of finally deciding to try it.
    Also… POCKETS FOREVER. That is all.

  141. Pockets! And I don’t have to leave my house? Sign me up!
    Also, The Jenny is gorgeous. Definitely add fashion designer to your CV.

  142. Oh man. I am all about that vintage Hollywood starlet life, but also the I’m having an immune system flare and need soft clothes that only touch my shoulders life at the same time so this is the dress for me! Nice work, Jenny!

  143. Love random selections. Love to be a part of one someday.

    Seriously though I’ve heard eShakti is a great option for dress wearers with nonstandard sizes.

  144. Would love to have something finally fit my boobs right too! Struggle is real! This dress is gorgeous and so are you!

  145. My Ragdoll cat just said “hold my beer”….cat hair is life, might as well wear a fancy dress. I find pockets are good for lint rollers.

  146. Umm, I feel like my original post never showed up, so I’ll repeat myself at the risk of sounding/looking like an idiot.

    You should ABSOLUTELY add “fashion designer” to your vita. 🙂

  147. Dresses that are like pajamas are my life. I base my whole wardrobe around this level of comfort, and love eShakti and a few other companies for their options! Also, being able to say “It has pockets” makes all of the other ladies at fancy dress events JEALOUS AS HECK. I was the envy of my company party with my eShakti pocketed dress.

  148. eShakti has the best prints- I have a fab wardrobe of cat print dresses and blouses thanks to them! I also love that I can get a maxi dress that doesn’t drag on the floor behind me due to my height. But now that there is a dress called “The Jenny”, I feel contractually obligated, as another Jenny, to thoughtfully consider purchasing it. It is the way.

  149. You’re beautiful! That dress is beautiful. I have a dress that I wear, in real life, to my office, that’s actually a bight gown. But like, no one knows so it’s fine. I would LOOOVE eshakti clothes I just know it but money is a thing I do t have a lot of so I tend to not spend a lot on clothes. Someday, or you know, now if I win a gift card 😜

  150. Your dress is beautiful! And I’ve been meaning to order from eShakti for a while now, so a gift card to help buy one would be awesome. 🙂

  151. Ok, so the custom option really works? Because my boobs are a little out of control and could use the custom space

  152. Totally backing fancy ass dressing gown, mostly because I want to say it every time I wear it lol. Also, just started wearing dresses again for the first time in 20 years so would love that :).

  153. I recently bought my first garment from eShakti. I used the standard measurements and it was great, but I think next time I’ll go with the custom fit option. A $50 gift credit would help that happen!

  154. You look absolutely lovely. A bit damsel in distress (although you would be causing the distress), glamourous old Hollywood and bad ass housewife.

  155. I am all about that vintage movie star Hollywood glamour but combine it with my actual real life “I’m having an immune disorder flare and need clothes that only touch my shoulders and waist” needs…this dress is perfect! Way to go, Jenny!

  156. I love “the Jenny” dress! It is very glamorous. And I really want to check out the custom design feature, I never knew anyplace that had that! I’m short, but super curvy/busty and most clothes seem to think people like me don’t exist. 🙁

  157. Oh my gourd I love The Jenny, Jenny, and eshakti! It’s so difficult to find dresses to fit all 6’1″ of me so their custom option is amazing!

  158. I almost bought something the last time you talked about your love for eShakti and then I chickened out because I hate my body, but I do love me some pockets! Ok, I’ll try customizing a dress. And I just tell people it’s because you made me!

  159. Since I can’t be friends with Jenny IRL (apparently it’s considered “stalking”, whatever) this dress would be the next best thing!

  160. I love pockets and scared some friends at brunch recently with them. As we were leaving I went to put my hand in my purse and instead it ended up in a pocket in my dress. I shouted “it has pockets.I love surprise pockets.” Everyone was startled and the guys were like WTF is wrong with you and the girls all said “pockets are the best”

  161. I have personalized a dress so many times on their website and then don’t end up getting it cause there is always something else I deem more necessary to buy at the time. But I love it so much! The pockets! The sleeve choices! The length matching my 28” inseam! Amazing. I think my birthday is the occasion for a new dress. I love your design! So old glamor.

  162. I love eShakti!!! I ordered a dress for a Mardi Gras Ball and love it so much!! I was sold on the pockets. I was so impressed with the quality that I ordered another dress from them. I can see that I have a new favorite go to for dresses!!!

  163. okay but how have i never seen you post about this site before?? because as a short fat girl with a Weird Body Shape and a love for dresses this sounds like an actual godsend. also this dress specifically??? a m a z i n g

  164. We just finished watching a lengthy list of 30’s and 40’s screwball comedies and everyone lead woman had a least one of these dresses that they’d swan around in until they needed to go dress for the club. Quite lovely

  165. I’ve been stalking their site ever since you first mentioned them, but haven’t ordered yet. I need to buy a dress for my son’s (summer casual) wedding and I think I’ll try a dress from them. If it feels like fancy pajamas, all the better!

  166. I want to say thank you for introducing me to eShakti, got my maid of honor dress through them and it fits me awesomely 😀 And now I want more dresses LOL. Dude I never wear dresses and want them now because I love the designs so much LOL

  167. I usually worry more about snag ability than my cat’s shedding. She has dark fur so it really only shows up on light colors (which I almost never wear because with 3 kids spills happen). EShakti is one of my favorite sites to window shop.

  168. Yes please! Me likey!!! A lot a lot! AND IT HAS POCKETS!! Where has eShakti been all my life!

  169. WTH wordpress? Comment 302 is me but it didn’t post my name. Not cool WordPress…not cool

  170. You are gorgeous in your FANCY-ASS DRESSING GOWN! I would love a custom made dress. They are magical and beautiful. I window shop on their site all the time.

  171. It’s a crime when clothing doesn’t have pockets. Can you return/exchange if you’ve had the item customized?

  172. How fun that now you’re a dress designer, with a dress named after you! And, how generous of eShakti to offer three gift certificates.

  173. This dress looks amazing! Eshakti, please pick me! 😁I’ve been dying to order one of your dresses! 💜

  174. I’ve wanted to try them, but I’m scared because I am terrible at being a girl and I want to look pretty and not dumb and like someone who is wearing something they never wear… so… yeah. Yay.

  175. Eshakti has a perfect dress for my upcoming gala! And guess what!?! IT HAS POCKETS!

  176. Well this is basically the coolest thing ever. And you are stunning. And I love that you want to bring back this style, because I miss it, too!!

  177. I am six feet tall and I only get dresses from eShakti because of the height customization. Never going back to off the rack stuff that’s eight inches too short. LOVE the “Jenny Dress.”

  178. I know you’ve been singing their praises for ages but OK I will check them out!!! Two weddings coming up this year….I should branch out and try something that might actually fit me!

  179. That’s so amazing! I told myself that I would splurge and finally get a dress from eShakti if I hit my weight loss gotten by April.

  180. I love eShakti! I can get floor length skirts and dresses that actually fit my super short legs!

  181. Gorgeous! And what a generous giveaway, thanks.

    I am already madly in love with eShakti for recognizing that women’s preferences and needs can so greatly vary, and for catering to those differences!

  182. This will be perfect for me as I’m 4’11” tall, so anytime I try to buy a long dress, I end up having 6 extra inches at the bottom. I then proceed to trip over said excess, and then jerk back up so I don’t look like a fool if any neighbors are looking in my window.

  183. Omg, the Jenny! That’s amazeballs!I can hear my husband now. “More Jenny stuff?!! Fine, you’ll just hint about it until I forget and buy it yourself. “

  184. I was just looking at their site last night…because I need a dress for Friday (guess who hates shopping for dresses). I’d love to try it out!

  185. This is amazing. My favorite part is that you have fabric recommendations to avoid pet hair stickage, which is so useful

  186. Ooh pretty! I’ve spent ages browsing eshakti but never bought anything because I am indecisive, and also shipping to New Zealand is usually $$$.

  187. This is great! And has convinced me to try eShakti. I like you am a sucker for pocket, and like your suggestion of fabrics that cat hair doesn’t stick too.

  188. I have wanted to try them for a few years, now, but for one reason or another (mainly that I am uncomfortable in dresses) I haven’t. Your nightgown dress thingie looks elegant and I can picture you haunting an ancient manor house in it. ❤️

  189. I don’t even know what most of these are: georgette, chiffon, dupioni, chambray and crepe. I only know crepe in terms of pastries and paper, so I have a lot to learn as I search through. 😀

  190. The Jenny is beautiful! If you figure out your password, you should make this your LinkedIn photo.

  191. I was curious whether this company was legit. Good to see that it is because it sounded too good to be true.

  192. I’ve been wanting a fancy-ass dressing gown for years, ever since I came across the term as a child and asked my mom what it was, and she was never able to satisfactorily explain the difference between a dressing gown and a bathrobe, and then I figured it out years later, but I can never justify the cost, but if they give me $50, that would be different.

  193. I am litterally sitting here in my eShakti dress right now!!! For the record… Yes, spend the $10, it’s amazing!!!

    The Jenny is going right onto my wishlist.

  194. That is gorgeous. Imagine, a dress the fits, has pockets, is not too expensive. Brain explodes. I need a travel dress that looks professional but packs well, so I am looking for one right now. The selection is pretty amazing.

  195. Your dress is absolutely beautiful. I’ve always wanted to order a dress from Eshakti but it hasn’t been in my budget. A gift card would be just the ticket.

  196. I don’t really wear too many dresses, because I don’t have a life. If I ever need to go somewhere nice, and have time to plan, I have three or four dresses that I like to drool over. Plus… POCKETS!!!!

  197. THANKS- IT HAS POCKETS is obviously the best name and biggest selling point of any dress!

  198. I love this! Their dresses are amazing anyway. I tell everyone who has issues finding clynes that fit about them. Off so check out the Jenny.

  199. I love dresses so much but dresses that ALL have pockets? Even better!

  200. Two things Jenny:
    1- I see your upper arms in that dress and they look great!
    2- What? Only a cat tail and no cat?
    Third bonus thing: thanks for the great recommendation!

  201. <3 you look great! I’m in for a random 50$, although a specific 50$ for dress shopping is also acceptable. 🙂

  202. Holy crap, I was just musing the other day about how I wish floaty, amazing, silver-screen-goddess lounge wear would make a comeback. This dress is literally perfect. (And I’ve always wanted an eShakti dress to boot!)

  203. I have been looking at eShakti dresses for ages, but have never had the wherewithal to order one (online shopping for clothes is scary). One day I’ll do it!

  204. Its beautiful! And I firmly approve of walking around in your pjs all day.

  205. All I ever wear is dresses and they HAVE to have pockets! I would love to try them out!

  206. I bought a dress form eShakti for a wedding. The BRIDE asked me where I got it from 👏🏼💁🏻‍♀️

  207. I used eShakti to get a very Ms. Frizzle dress with planets on it for my bridal shower! I also prefer “fancy-ass dressing gown” but that’s just me…

  208. Thanks to your recommendation, I bought several dresses from them!! I love them so much 🥰

  209. I keep looking at eShakti since I read about them from you. You look great in their dresses.

  210. It is because of YOU that I tried eshakti for an upcoming gala, and I’m anxiously awaiting my new dress. I did not do custom measurements, but assuming my Gala Gown (so fun to say, dahhhhhhhhling) is as amazing as I think it will be, I intend to order more dresses, and use my measurements. This will be especially helpful as I Iose weight, since we all know losing weight means that standard sizes don’t always fit. Anyway, thanks for turning me on to this company, and obviously a $50 gift card would be great towards my “I lost 15 pounds and want to buy something pretty to celebrate that” dress.

  211. I read your entire comparison of Pockets on Pants vs Purses from Furiously Happy, outloud to my practical Hubby, and how the essential male dominated clothing of usefullness is insanely maddening on a daily basis as a chick who loves/NEEDS pockets. He had no snappy comeback. It was delicious..

    (^ v-v ^)

    We ♡ You, and you look Amazing!!

  212. Just, Wow! You look wonderful, dah-ling.

    But I’m caught on the “fit over my boobs properly”. Can you maybe turn your design efforts to a good sports bra for those of us who can’t find something that doesn’t make us look like a figurehead on the front of a ship? You know, pushing those waves back with our chests? Helping my husband this morning, and at the top of the ladder I got pinched between two aluminum pieces. Ouch.

    Wonder if you could put pockets in sports bras? For us “do-it-yourself” ladies. Nah, probably not enough room. And it might be hard to explain why you have the indentation of a pair of pliers if you did fall off the ladder.

    Side note – can’t wait for the bookstore opening. Tell those contractors to hurry it up!

  213. Well, dang! I would like a $50 gift card. I would buy a sleeveless, flouncy, spinny, girlie dress. And I would force people to ogle my ugly upper arms because I am that kind of person.

  214. The other solution to pet hair is to match your clothes to your pet. Bam. Also eShakti is awesome and now I’ll have to measure myself and do the custom thing.

  215. I bought a customized eShakti dress for a family wedding and it was beautiful! My boyfriend and I were totally overdressed (he wore a suit, but the groom didn’t!) but that made me feel even more special. #pocketsarenotjustformarsupials

  216. Pockets are essential — I love eShakti for this reason alone, and there are many reasons to love eShakti.

  217. Awesome dressing gown! And you look so cute in it. 😊 I can’t wait to check out eShakti now!

  218. Someday I’ll order from EShakti, but I’m terrified of ordering the wrong size! Can’t afford that!

  219. I love their stuff. I am considering buying a new dress for summer since I’ll be super pregnant. Not sure what size to go with though! I will probably wait till I’ve “popped” to buy one.

  220. This eShakti concept is brilliant! It sounds like the perfect concept- I’m height petite and width curvy, but every manufacturer on Earth (except eShskti, apparently!) assumes if you are 5’2” then you have narrow hips and are an A cup, so I’ve always had to choose between the petite and size up the number so it will fit around me, or go with the standard and the size number I’m used to, but acknowledge that either hemming (pants) or a cami (under the v-neck, which inevitably comes down to my navel) is in my future. This is truly exciting!

  221. That is gorgeous! Love your design, the name is cool, and I want to buy one as soon as I finish paying for having my house rewired. Or maybe after the plumbing is fixed…
    But I really do want one!!

  222. I love this dress!! I’m obsessed with eshakti; it’s the only place I ever buy clothes anymore.

  223. What?! THANKS – IT HAS POCKETS is the best name for a dress! Of course…that would be the name of all their dresses, I suppose, so I can see why they wanted something more specific.

  224. I love their stuff. Like you, I’ve gotta have sleeves. It’s incredible to find something you like and then go Abracadabra! I have added all the things to make it perfect.

  225. How gorgeous! I have always admired your dresses, and what an amazing gift it would be to win a gift card!

  226. Since my double mastectomy, my clothes fit weird, even with prosthetics. I’ve been looking at their site, wanting to order stuff. You’ve pushed me to get out the damned tape measure and take measurements so I can maybe actually have dresses that fit and don’t make me feel more freakish than I already do. Urgh. Like my body image wasn’t fucked up enough before, but now I have a Frankenchest and it horrifies me in ways I can’t describe without getting weepy.

  227. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve played on the Eshakti.com website, selected dresses, changed the sleeves, hem and neckline and put them in my cart. Then I close the website. I’ve wanted to buy stuff and especially have it custom made to my measurements but I need someone to measure me and I need extra money to buy the dresses (with pockets). Perhaps another day.

  228. I’ve been playing around on their site building a dress for a friend’s upcoming wedding. But I may need The Jenny to flounce around my house in the meantime.

  229. Pockets!!!!!! And I am totally on board with the smocket because artist life is hard and really being able to carry around my paint brushes would make life so much easier.

  230. What a fantastic idea! I live in pjs and comfy clothes because I work from home. If I do leave the house, I’m usually wearing a dress because it’s the most comfortable thing I can wear. Also, it’s one piece of clothing instead of 3-4 before undergarments so it saves a lot of time and effort. Hell yah to nightgowns I can wear in public.