Sometimes I Wear Clothes That Aren't Spandex

I have a wedding to go to in October and since all of my dresses are more appropriate for spring and summer, I needed something to wear. Enter: eShakti! I'm sure most of you have heard of this company by now, but if not, here's the deal: eShakti is a company that sells custom-made women's clothing. I've read several other reviews of this company, some good, some not-so-good, so when they contacted me with an opportunity to try out an item of my choosing, I was excited to check it out for myself!

Disclaimer: I was provided an item of my choice in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.


One of the great things about eShakti's ordering process is that they offer several options for customization. I can't even count how many times I've seen a dress and thought, "That's cute, if only [insert detail here] were like [insert change here] instead." After browsing their designs - they mostly sell dresses but have tops and skirts as well - I settled on the Havana dress (already knowing that it wasn't *quite* right but that was okay - I knew I could change it!). The dress shown was sleeveless, but since I knew I wanted to wear it to the wedding in the fall, I opted to add a cap sleeve.

Another option they offer is custom sizing. I chose not to enter in my measurements and instead chose one of the sizes already offered. Looking at the sizing chart, my personal measurements appeared to be close enough to what was listed that I didn't think I needed a custom size. However, as a pear-shaped lady, I still think it's super awesome to have that option! Since my top and bottom sizes aren't usually the same, it can be frustrating having to choose between an article of clothing being too small on the bottom or too big on top. The dress I chose is fitted at the top and with a full skirt, but if I had chosen something more form-fitting on the bottom, I definitely would have gone with the custom sizing option. The customization fee is only $7.50 which sounds really reasonable to me (unless, like me, you have a sewing-savvy mom who does all your alterations for you for free).

The full skirt was way too much fun!
Since everything is custom made, it did take about 10 business days for my dress to actually ship. However, once it was in transit, it arrived really fast, especially considering it came all the way from India. I'll be honest - I really wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the package. I was pleasantly surprised that my first impression was that the dress was really good quality! The fabric was a nice weight cotton - not too light, not too heavy. When I unwrapped the dress and put it on for the first time, it was love at first sight! I was amazed that it fit perfectly, the color was great, and the design was super cute! I liked the retro feel to the design, and it's versatile enough that I'm already planning to wear it to the wedding and over the Thanksgiving holiday (with a cardigan and tights).


As a courtesy to my readers, eShakti is offering 10% off all orders with the code tracytris!

19 comments :

  1. ahhh! this dress is PERFECT on you. I love it. I wish I had seen it first ;) what a beautiful colour as well. I'm the same as you - pear shaped, so if things are form fitting they almost never fit both top & bottom.

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  2. Tracy! Look at how freaking gorgeous you are!!! If their clothes can make me look like THAT, I'll buy them all! :)

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  3. Ohhh man! I love that dress. I may have to pick that one up if it's still available because it's my alma mater color!!

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  4. So so so cute! I love that first picture! You look like a model!
    I really love the retro feel of this and how it is so versatile! 7.50 is a steal for a custom fit!

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  5. That color is gorgeous on you!! Love that dress so much!!

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  6. This dress looks awesome on you and the color is perfect for Fall!! Love eShakti!

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  7. Cute dress, you look great in it!

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  8. Ahhhh - I have an eShakti dress on the way and I can't wait to get it now. I LOVE the color of the dress you chose, it suits you so well and it is perfect for fall!

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  9. The dress looks great on you, also love the colour!

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  10. That dress looks SO amazing on you girl!! Loving what you chose, the color, the cap-sleeves! OW OW ;)

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  11. Wow, this is really perfect. Fits you like a glove and I could see it being spot on for a fall wedding. Nice move on the cap sleeve too, looks great!

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  12. I love Eshakti! That dress looks awesome on you. That full skirt is so fun!

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  13. Omg, that is perfect! So beautiful. I've never heard of that company, will be checking it out now!

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  14. That dress looks GREAT on you!! I love the color and cap sleeves and full skirt!!! :)

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  15. This looks gorgeous on you! Such a pretty color and so perfect for a fall wedding!

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  16. You look gorgeous!! Love that colour on you, it makes your eye pop :) I'm so tempted to try this site because I've seen tons of bloggers have success with gorgeous well fitted dresses

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    1. Thanks! The color is definitely my favorite thing about it. I really wasn't sure what to expect when I was ordering but I'm really happy with the whole process from start to finish!

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  17. oh my goodness, this dress is beyond stunning. The color is perfection and great for fall. You look gorgeous. Fabulous post, love. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xx :)

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