Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cute, Customized Clothes from eShakti (a review)

Do you have trouble finding nice clothes that fit? I'm only 5'3" so I tend to head straight to the petite section of a clothing store. 5'3" is, I think, the max height for petite clothing so sometimes the length ends up being too short for me. High waters, anyone? Um, no thanks.
But I'm definitely not tall enough to find things that fit well in the regular sized clothing areas. Tops are usually too long at the bottom and too low at the neckline. Pants tend to drag on the floor too, while dresses and skirts hit too far down on my leg and make me look stumpy, for lack of a better word.
Suffice it to say, clothing shopping, while necessary, is not my favorite past time. Fortunately for me, I was contacted by eShakti, a women's clothing website.

Here's some info about what they do.
"eShakti is a unique women’s apparel store online that allows custom changes in the style of the garment – sleeve, neckline, length can all be changed by the customer to her preference.
eShakti’s custom capabilities allow shoppers to easily tailor any item to their specific requirements ensuring a flattering fit and unique look. Built-in online customization tools allow women to modify original fashions to fit their size, shape and personal style. Unlike traditionally-tailored clothing, eShakti’s incredibly quick turnaround time allows customers to receive their custom-made look within a week of ordering!
Many of the pieces available are reminiscent of the past, combining feminine details and dressmaker finishes for today's modern woman. Dresses, skirts, tops, cardigans, jackets and scarves are available in a wide array of fabrics and colors ranging from size 0 to 26W and Custom."

Did you catch that they customize??? I love their feminine style and beautiful fabric choices so it was hard for me to narrow down to just one item to try out. I finally picked this super cute, rosette trim dress in red. I don't think the red one is available anymore but it comes in other great colors, including this really trendy coral. trim dressV.jpg
I used the online customization tool to submit my measurements. Not much later, I got a confirmation email and then about 10 days later, my dress arrived! 
Pros: The length was perfect.
The waist and bust fit wonderfully.
Fast shipping (even with my customization)
Nice fabric
Quality construction
Easy to wear
It has pockets! I didn't realize that was a feature.

A few minor-ish Cons:
The fabric will require ironing. This might just be a con to me because I loathe ironing. :)
The neckline is a little lower than I'd prefer. It was still modest but I feel more comfortable with a slightly higher neckline, especially for church.
Here's what the back looks like:

Look at how the length is perfect for my short ol' self. An older lady at church told my hubby that I was a 'real dish' in this dress. LOL
My attempt at modeling---it's laughable, I know. :)

Their mission is "To make you look and feel fabulous by giving you uniquely classic styles in a wide variety of fabrics and color choices in sizes from 0-26W AND customized sizes and styles too.
They offer a no-hassle, money-back guarantee on sales returns. All items, including custom orders, are shipped in 5 business days or less and should arrive at your door within 12 business days."

The best part they charge just $7.50 for customization and new customers get customization free in their first order. To see more styles, please visit
or visit them at or
Right now, until July 31st, you can use this special promo code HY32FER to get 10% off when you shop at eShakti. This code can be used in addition to the existing 'up to 40% OFF Sale'.

Note: The discount code is not case sensitive. The code can be used any number of times until the validity period. This discount code is not applicable on our Overstock category.

Disclosure: I would like to thank Jennifer at eShakti for providing me the dress for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own, honest thoughts about it. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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