A Modern Betty Draper With eShakti

Betty Draper on Mad Men is one of my all-time favorite television characters. She is not your classic, traditional housewife – she’s sassy, opinionated, and above all, has impeccable style.

When eShakti contacted me to review one of their dresses, I took the opportunity to channel my inner-Betty and chose a collared button-down shirt dress with a classic a-line silhouette. And, to avoid looking too retro, I opted to leave a few of the top buttons undone to reveal a hot pink lace bandeau and lips to match – I like to think that Mrs. Draper (or, whatever her new married name is on the show) would approve.

Dress: c/o eShakti

Lace Bandeau: Kohl’s (exact)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar)

With how impressed I am with the quality and look of this dress, I can’t believe I didn’t discover eShakti sooner. My favorite feature of this online retailer is that each item is customizable to your preferences – you can change the neckline, length and sleeves on most items, and you also can submit your personal measurements if your body type doesn’t work with typical number sizing. I ordered this dress as is in a size 4, and it fits me like a glove, which typically doesn’t happen for me with fitted dresses. And, with so many upcoming weddings that I’m scheduled to attend, I’m thrilled to have found a site with affordable, quality dresses.

Are you interested in ordering something from eShakti? Well, you’re in luck! Now through Sept. 14, you can get 10% off your purchase with the code missinthemidwest. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: This dress was sent to me from eShakti in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

  • Pinky

    You look fabulous, lady! love the colors and the cut of that dress! i did an eshakti review and chose a mad-men-esque cut as well, just so fun right?!?

    BTW, your hair looks fabulous!

  • Jo Elizabeth

    You look so much like Betty Draper here!! Love how you did your makeup/hair and the dress is fab!

  • I love how customizable it sounds like the site is- love the whole retro look!

  • Biana Perez

    Love this dress on you and it has pockets – amazing!!

  • So chic! Love it!

  • Pamela

    So cute! That dress looks amazing on you!

    <3, Pamela

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    Love the color combo here Karly, and as always, love that bun 🙂

  • I want to be Betty (minus the whole time she couldn't stop eating ice cream). Love the dress!

  • Betty Draper is one of my favorites, too 🙂 Dying for the final season.. I hate how they are dragging it out! Love the dress, eShakti is such a great company.

  • Sarah Sullivan

    I love all of the retro dresses!!! The dress you picked is SO cute on you!

  • This dress is so classy, I bet you'll get so much use out of it. You've always reminded me of January Jones so this is just perfection!

  • Well, that's the ultimate compliment – you're too sweet. Thank you!

  • Thanks, girl!

  • Right?! I really have no idea why they are doing it that way.

  • Ha ha – I wouldn't mind the whole ice cream thing if my waistline wouldn't be affected. 🙂

  • Thank you!

  • Thanks, Mia! I've been contemplating chopping my hair, but I don't think I'll go through with it solely because then I can't do that bun!

  • Thanks, lady!

  • Thanks, girl! And yes, that is our yard – our rental house is on nearly 1/2 an acre of land. We only have neighbors on one side of us, and then the other side is all woods. 🙂

  • Thanks, girl and right?! I've never had a dress with pockets before, and now I'm slightly obsessed.

  • The site is really great – definitely check it out!

  • You're so sweet, thank you!

  • You never can go wrong with a retro, Mad Men-esque dress!

  • Cute! Love the subtle polka dots and the style of the dress. Looks great on you!

  • You look great! I love me anything a la Mad Men! The pop of pink is great, don't tell me the background in the photos is your yard?! It looks beautiful!