So many of you had such nice things to say about my dress from Caitlin’s bridal shower that I thought I would tell you a bit about it! It is from Eshakti, a new to me company that reached out to me a few months ago and offered to let me try out one of their pieces. As soon as I saw the dress, I knew it was the piece that I wanted. At the time, I had no clue when I would wear it, though—um, a sleeveless dress? In Chicago? During the winter?
Then I realized that Caitlin’s shower would be the perfect opportunity!
First impressions of the site and process:
They focus on Dresses, Tops, Skirts, and Events (even weddings!!), and they also have styles that they have curated to wear now/later, which I thought was a great idea.
Your clothing is customizable. I could adjust the neckline, the length, sleeves, and you put in your height as well! And there are other customizable options, like pockets or no. But who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?!
And they carry sizes from 0-36, so not only is there something for everyone, but everything is for everyone! Are you a really, really difficult cut? Send them your measurements, and they will take care of it for you!
And the price was spot on. I would liken style and price to line up with Mod Cloth, and Mod Cloth certainly doesn’t give you the option to customize! Lots of bohemian, retro modern, and contemporary cuts, patterns, and embellishments. Knits, chambray, florals, cotton voile, poplin… My eShakti dress choice:
I was incredibly happy with the quality of the dress—oftentimes, when you are dealing with sites such as this, sometime quality really suffers. But the dress was lined, great fabric, cut well, great details (like hideaway zippers), and the customization took no extra time, though it can run a little more, typically $7.50.
Size-wise, I was quite happy as well. The dress fit beautifully, where many are playing too much with “flattering” sizes (Gap, I’m looking at you!).
Some other styles that I have my eyes on:
Bottom line? I am so, so happy with my eShakti experience, and I will definitely be ordering from them again. Wearing that dress just makes me want spring even more!!
For new customers, right now they are offering a $30 gift card!
Pockets or no pockets?
How important is it for you to be able to customize your clothing affordably? Are you a tough shape or size to fit?
What should I wear to the wedding??? It’s mid April, but who knows what the temps will be…