Thursday, September 29, 2011

eShakti Review and GIVEAWAY!

Isn't she a beauty?  She was carefully chosen when eSkakti asked me to review an item from their website.

There were so many great styles to choose from, but the moment I laid eyes on this dress in that glorious sunshiney color, I knew she was the one.

I opted for a custom fit, providing eShakti with measurements for my bust and waist.  I also specified my height and chose an above the knee length.

eShakti is all about options.  Their customer can ask for the fabric, color, body, styling and sizing that she likes

As promised, she arrived at my doorstep less than a week later.

The color = perfection.  Even more beautiful in person than in the picture.

The fabric = quality.  This is not cheap, dainty material.  It's surprisingly weighty, crisp, and well-constructed.

The fit = bummer.  Here's where it all goes wrong for me (thus, right for you).  For having provided my custom measurements, the fit was so. way. off.  I knew the moment I held it up from the package.  What should have been something around a size 4, is probably closer to a 10.  The arm holes = too big.  The bust = close, but not quite.  The waist = much too large.  The length = not above the knee.  What happened!?  We may never know the real answer.

Though I was not able to return or exchange the dress, eShakti did provide me with $25 toward another item.  I have my eye on several great blouses, but haven't settled on what to try next.  Regardless, I will probably opt out of their custom fitting and see if I have better luck with standard sizing.

Since it was of no cost to me, I offered to proceed with the review. But instead of pictures of me wearing it, loving it, keeping it...I'm offering it to one lovely reader to wear, love and keep.  Maybe this is your size, or maybe you're willing to have it altered.  You won't be sorry for adding this adorable dress to your wardrobe.  I envision it worn so many different ways, even in fall/winter
  • layered under a blazer or cardigan
  • layered over a fitted turtleneck or oxford
  • accessorized with a belt, scarf, tights and boots
So many options!

How to win this dress:
Leave a comment with your email address!


Kimi said...

They sent me a dress, too, but I opted for standard (non-custom) sizing. After carefully consulting the size chart, I chose a 10, which is about what I normally wear, depending on the store. The dress was huge!! Like you, I knew the moment I pulled it from its packaging, it was SO big. The fabric was nice, the quality seemed decent, but the fit - godawful.

Anonymous said...

This giveaway couldn't come at a more perfect time. I have been like a crazy lady searching for the perfect yellow dress. This dress is gorgeous, I would love to own it! :)

Thank you for hosting it!


Laura Ashley said...

This dress is gorgeous...and I am right at a size 10. Love the color...I wish it would have worked out to fit you, but excited to see who gets it! :)

My email is

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

Oh I'm sorry that it didn't work out. What a bummer that they got the size all wrong. If the dress is a size 10 like you mentioned then it fits me :) My email is Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

heidikins said...

That's a beautiful dress, I happen to be about a size 10 and also happen to adore yellow. Sign me up! :)


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Anonymous said...

Bummer! I had a great experience with them and the fit of my dress, I just went with the standard sizing though. So sorry it didn't work out!

Stephanie Rose said...

WOW! What a pretty dress!! I'd love to enter to win!!


Emma said...

This isn't my size, so I'm not entering...I just wanted to say how coincidental it is that I posted an eShakti review today too! We're like bloggy twins for the day :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

I had big issues with them too...not the greatest experience!

Chelsea said...

A 10 you say? Hmmm... I'll give the giveaway (and the dress if I win!) a shot :) Gorgeous color and style!

Erin said...

So sad that dress didn't work for you, hoping it works for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Patti said...

Sorry it didn't work for you! And thanks for giving us a chance at it. I'd love to try, as I've heard the quality is quite good. My email is patti at Thank you!!

Karen said...

Talk about perfect yellow dresses! I have also been on the search... I'll try my luck with the giveaway! karen.e.davis(at)gmail(dot)com
It's a shame it didn't work out for you, but great that you're sharing the love! Thanks!

Crystal said...

What a pretty dress! I LOVE the color!!

Anonymous said...

It totally sucks that it didn't work for you, but it sounds about my size and that yellow would look fabulous with my red hair.
Deana Kneen

Cynthia said...

Wow! Love it.

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angie said...

me me me!

Nicole said...

This dress is stunning! And the color! I just love it! I would have it taken in if's really lovely! My email address is

Anonymous said...

I am surprised you were not able to return it. I returned a custom dress I ordered that was off in fit. It is lovely!

Rebecca said...

It's too bad that the dress didn't fit you, since the color would have looked good on you.

minnchic at gmail dot com

Tara said...

Would love to try it out! :)

Stephanie said...

I love a good shock of color (and in my size (I hope). Sorry it didn't work for you but it's thoughtful to pass it on to your readers!