dress- c/o eShakti | belt- thrifted | shoes- thrifted | necklace- handmade
eShakti offered to sent me an item to review. I've heard many things about them and wanted to try it out for myself! They are an India based clothing company that offers customizable pieces at affordable prices. That is something I'm really interested in since I'm short and my measurements are in between sizes.
Shipping was super quick to the US! It arrived in under a week with DHL (international shipping) and the delivery guy rang the doorbell 15 minutes before 10pm. Surprise! haha Their shipping charges seem reasonable for the US and Canada. Anywhere else will have a percentage fee.
This is a dream dress but in pink. Just kidding, I chose this color myself and I actually like it! I really love the quality of it. It's very beautifully made! It surpasses the quality of my other dresses in comparison. I've never had a dress lined before and if you haven't either, you are missing out. These also have pockets and you have the option to remove them on some dresses, but why would you??
The alternations I chose were adding on short sleeves and knee length for my barely 5'2" height. This particular dress doesn't seem to be available on the website anymore but there is another dress with a scalloped trim here. eShakti seems to have a limited stock of their dresses so if you see one you like, you better scoop it up.
Two things though...
I've lost an inch from my waist from corset training but I STILL sized up the waist measurement. I tried it on and it was a tad tight in the waist even with having ruched elastic in the back. It wasn't an uncomfortable squeeze but it did hug my belly pouch.
The second issue was the seam at the bust and at the back tore slightly down the center. It's a minor problem since I'm able to stitch it up quickly.
Overall I really like it especially the fit. Wear it with a corset and it's all good. I recommend you have someone else measure your shoulders if you go custom sizing! I think I could have done without an inch but that's my fault. Though it doesn't look bad having it slip down the shoulders slightly. If I need a pretty, fancy looking black dress in the future, I'll be ordering from them! I prefer fitted clothing with lengths for shorties.