A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the eShakti team to try out their customization service. I had heard of a few girls online on a forum who had tried the service, so I was super excited to try it out myself.
The twist about this site is that it is all customized, and comes straight from the makers. As a result, you can make the perfect dress for your body...rather than trying to find that perfect dress! Keep reading to find out how to order from the site yourself:
|I love my new eShakti summer dress!|
I picked the original dress to work for both job interviews and casual situations. My arms are (right now) not my most flattering part so I customized it with an inset cap sleeve. I also picked a below the knee length because 1)I have a TON of short dresses 2) I could hem it if I needed to. I also removed the pockets to create a better silhouette. I love pockets, but sacrifices must be made for fashion.
Now, to order, you need to take measurements. Trust me, I know how stressful it can be to measure when you're not at your goal weight. Still, be super accurate. Don't fudge it here and there. My dress was EXACTLY as I had measured, not an inch more or less!!
<Oh, also, this was about the same size as the picture on the website, so I assumed the dress would be black and grey. In reality, it was black and white striped, so it read as grey on my computer. If you like this style, it's the colorblock belted cotton knit dress.
The actual package came much more quickly than the stated timeline: I ordered the beginning of April and had it within two weeks. Since the dress was customized, I was really impressed by the turnaround time.
Then, the actual dress! Considering that most of the eShakti dresses are relatively inexpensive, I was shocked at the level of detail. If you're thinking it's Forever21 quality, it's not! It's a nice feeling cloth, and very comfortable.
I loved the detail of these inset cap sleeves and the side zipper. It's those kind of details that really separate the meh from the amazing!
|Inset cap detail that fits to your arm|
|Side Zipper: sign of quality|
I've already worn this dress out, and got SO many compliments. I know people say that all the time, but I kept hearing "that dress was made for you" and "I love the length!". It really is cool that you can make whatever dress you want, rather than settling for the same dress that's everywhere!
|Tanus Designs custom!!|
|The whole outfit one more time!|
Overall, I highly recommend eShakti, and plan on ordering more dresses for myself! Have you tried eShakti? Do you plan to?
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Details: Wet N Wild Nail Polish in "I Need a Refresh-Mint", Bracelet: Tanus Designs (custom), Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo (thrifted), Shoes: Seychelles Wedges (old)
Disclosure: These clothes were provided c/o of eShakti, and all opinions are my own. I was given complete freedom for this review and I am not compensated if you buy a dress with the coupon code above. I really am genuinely excited about this dress!