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
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