A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from eShakti asking if I would be interested in a free dress in exchange for blogging about their clothing and website. Free dress? Um, yes please! I had actually come across eShakti a couple of months earlier, and liked what I saw, so I was excited for the opportunity! The dresses from eShakti remind me of a few other clothing companies I love: Ruche, Mod Cloth, and my very favorite, Shabby Apple. Their dresses are classy, pretty, vintage-inspired, and modest. The pricing is also similar – most of eShakti’s dresses are in the $60 – $80 range.
As I was browsing their site, I came across something that none of those other companies offer: customization. For $7.50, you can input your own measurements rather than using one of their standard sizes, and they will create a custom dress fit just to you. And even more exciting – you can make the dresses even more customized by choosing alternate sleeves, necklines and hemlines. They also offer sizing up to 32W, which is another thing that these other stores don’t offer.
For my dress, I choose the Red Floral Embellished Poplin Dress. In the warmer months, I pretty much live in dresses and skirts, and I wanted a summery dress that was casual enough to wear on a regular basis, but that I still would feel super pretty in. And since I don’t own anything red, I thought this would be really fun for me.
I wanted to try the custom sizing, so I had Funnel help me take all 8 of my measurements. I also decided to opt a longer sleeve, rather than cap sleeves, because cap sleeves tend to make my arms look bigger. I also picked “above knee length” for the length.
I got my custom-made dress in hand 12 days after I ordered it, and I loved it! It fit perfectly and seemed really well-made. I loved all the little detailing – the scalloped hem, the embroidery, the pockets (!!!), and it even had little things inside the dress to keep your bra straps in place! I can’t wait to wear this dress as it starts warming up here in Ohio!
I will definitely be ordering from eShakti in the future!