Happy Wednesday Socialites! One of the things that I love the most about blogging is that I get to experience new things, and share them with my readers! eShakti recently reached out to me and wanted to know if I’d be willing to review their dresses. As I’m more of a jeans and tee kinda gal, I’d heard about eShakti, but had never visited the site or made any purchases. I don’t share anything with ya’ll without doing my research, so I logged onto eShakti, and had the privilege of discovering the most innovative, customized dress-buying experience I’ve had to this date!
All About eShakti
eShakti is an online women’s clothing retailer that offers shoppers completely customizable designs in sizes 0-36! The company’s philosophy is that “it’s not enough that clothes look good on mannequins-they need to look good on you too!” eShakti makes good on this promise by allowing customers to choose a dress (they also offer tops and pants) in a silhouette that they like, and then completely customize it with regard to fabrics, sleeve length, dress length, neckline (too low? They can make it more modest for you!) and colors. eShakti already caters to the plus size community by offering inclusive sizes up to 36, but they also allow you to send in custom measurements, if you don’t feel comfortable ordering from the size chart. After you’ve designed your dress the way you want it, your purchase is hand-crafted to order, and will be shipped out to you in 14-17 days!
My Custom Dress
I was literally overwhelmed by all of the dress choices on eshakti.com! They have dresses for every occasion from picnics at the beach to a formal dinner. Because I don’t wear dresses often, I needed a dress that would work in the corporate setting, but would also be somewhat casual. I ended up choosing this super cute Asymmetric Sash Belt Poplin Shirtdress!
I decided to go with this dress for several reasons. First, I love the classic shirtdress silhouette, and I liked the versatility of the style: Chic and polished when worn as a dress, but fun and sassy when worn unbuttoned over pants. This dress is an A-line, which is flattering for plus size and apple shapes, and the spread collar and split cuffs draw the eyes to those details, and away from problem areas such as the tummy and hips. I actually did not choose to customize this dress, as I felt that it was perfect as is. With that said, the options to customize this dress include additional colors (black and navy); a choice of collars (Spread *as shown in post, Peter Pan or Mandarin); sleeve length (elbow *as shown in post, sleeveless, bracelet length, or long length), and choice of overall length (below knee *as shown in post, mini, above knee length, knee length, and mid-calf length).
When the dress arrived, I fell in love with the fabric and the rich cranberry color! The dress is made of poplin fabric, and it has a very crisp, substantial feel with quite a bit of stretch. The only negative about Poplin is that it does have a tendency to wrinkle and crease easily, but that’s not a problem a steamer can’t solve! The quality of the dress is amazing, and made to last! One of the things I love the most is that along the bodice, there are invisible buttons underneath the placket in between the buttons on the outside of the placket. I don’t know about ya’ll, but as a busty girl, wearing button down shirts is annoying because no matter how well they fit, they gap open in the center, and the only fix is safety pins. eShakti is certainly ahead of the game when designing for curvier women, and engineering fixes for unsightly gaps and puckers. My dress fit perfectly, and the length was fantastic.
This dress is a great addition to my wardrobe, and I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to try eShakti! I am impressed with their craftsmanship, quality, customization options, and affordable pricing. I encourage all of my readers to try eShakti’s custom dress option, and get a dress uniquely tailored to your body and style preferences. With inclusive sizing from 0-36, everyone will be able to find a dress that not only looks beautiful, but makes them feel beautiful as well!
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Thank you to eShakti for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
See you next time!