The Fashion Files: 1 eShakti Dress, 2 Styles

If you know me, you know I love shopping… but shopping isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Picture this: you find the dress of your dreams. YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE IT. You try it on (or take it home and try it on) and it just doesn’t fit properly. The bust is too baggy and the waist is way too tight; or the hips are just right, but the waist is just ballooning out. What a nightmare!

Here’s where eShakti comes in. eShakti is a retailer that specializes in custom fit clothing; meaning, you give them your measurements and you’ll come away with a dress that’s tailored especially for you. They also offer you a choice of necklines, sleeves and lengths.

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This is my second order from them, and once again, I am very satisfied! This time, I chose the Keyhole Neck Cotton Knit Dress. I was a bit apprehensive about this dress because of the length. I usually don’t like below the knee dresses and skirts because I feel like it sets my body off balance visually. I could’ve chosen to customize the length, but I have a lot of difficulty finding cute fall/winter dresses that are NOT sweater dresses. I figured I would mostly wear this dress with leggings and knee-high boots so I left it as-is. In addition to keeping the cool breeze at bay, I wanted something that was work and event appropriate.

Once it arrived and I tried it on, I was in love! The material has a good weight and stretch to it. The fit is cute and comfortable…this dress has pockets. POCKETS! Of course, being that eShakti pieces are customizable, you can remove the pockets, but why would you want to do a crazy thing like that? And as you can see, this dress looks just as great with shooties as it would with knee-high boots.

The one thing that I disliked, which was a product of my mis-measurement and underestimation, was the sleeves. They were a bit tight and shorter than I prefer, but not so tight that they were uncomfortable and not so short that it looked weird. eShakti provides you with a guide on how to measure yourself which is super handy whether you’re a novice or someone that needs a refresher course. Sometimes it can be difficult to take your own measurements, so ask a friend or family member for help! That’s probably what I should have done.

Now, the great thing about this dress is that you can take it from day to night so easily! By adding pieces like a jean jacket and casual boot, you’re ready for some daytime fun with friends.

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Purse: Coach | Jacket: Banana Republic | Fabric Wrapped Bracelet & Headwrap: GloriJoy

If you’re looking for a great date night or business meeting look, simple swap in some sleek booties and a wool wide-brimmed hat.

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Hat: H&M | Boots: Payless

You should know… production of your customized dress will take about two weeks. After that, shipping is super quick!

Thinking about purchasing from eShakti? They have tons of pieces to choose from: dresses, tops, skirts, pants, jumpsuits. Their sizes range from 0 – 36W… or like I mentioned before, you can customize your item to your specific measurements.

On top of the customization, I really like that eShakti’s clothing is very affordable. You may even be able to snag something for as low as $20! Imagine having a perfect wardrobe and not spending a fortune.

Financial compensation was not received for this post. Complimentary piece provided by eShakti.
All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.

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