At only 5'1", shopping for plus size jeans has been a challenge all of my life. If the jeans weren't dragging on the ground because of the length, I would have to get them too big in the waist so that they would fit in the thighs. It's been damn near impossible to find jeans for my petite plus frame. Luckily, eShakti is now making custom plus size jeans that help to make jeans more accessible for all bodies.
eShakti is an online retailer making fashion in sizes 0-36W - one of the widest size ranges you can find online and on top of that, they offer custom options. Want your skirt shorter or sleeves longer? eShakti's custom process makes doing those adjustments easy! They also now offer free returns, too.
In Fall 2016, eShakti launched their custom denim collection with a range of jean styles: bootcut, girlfriend, cropped, flare, skinny and straight. Each styles come in a range of washes too and is made from 90% cotton denim.
I tried out two different styles: black denim flare jeans and cotton denim belted wide leg jumpsuit. Based on my measurements, my waist and bust were one size and my hips and thighs were another so I went the custom sizing option. I had a friend take all of my measurements for me and eShakti asked for a lot of different measurements and even e-mailed me to confirm a few specific measurements. This process was certainly more involved than buying a pair of jeans off the rack but with good reason.
Considering the items were made custom, the items didn't take too long to arrive. And once they did, they were SO worth the wait. I actually got flare jeans that I could wear with my fuzzy marabou slides!
Unlike other flare jeans that I have bought and hemmed, these plus size jeans weren't just the right length but they were fitted throughout the entire leg. Plus instead of gapping at the waist, they were fitted in the butt AND waist.
Made-to-measure has been the most effective style for me when it comes to jumpsuits so I was all over eShakti's custom denim jumpsuits. I loved the high-cut neckline and elastic belt at the natural waist. The darting at the waist was the perfect design detail to pair with the wide leg cut.
The length was short enough that I could've worn flats but not-so-short that I could still wear heels too. The weight of the fabric was sturdy enough that the garment kept it structure but had enough stretch that I could slip into this easily.
If you've ever experienced frustration shopping for plus size jeans, then custom eShakti denim might just be the solution for you. Prices range from $79.95 to $89.95, It's an investment but with classic washes and cuts, these are plus size jeans, I plan on keeping around for some time.
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So what do y'all think? Would you rock custom denim?