02 July 2012

Own The Look | Site Spotlight + eShakti Dress Review

Happy Monday ^_^ Ok so I wanted to start a new series here on the site where I could incorporate style and fashion,  featuring some of my favorite websites as well as those that I discover along the way. I guess this is my first official "site spotlight" and it will be a little different because it includes a review, I hope you enjoy! If you're not familiar with eShakti, they are an amazing online retailer that sells customized clothes. The site is most known for their huge selection of dresses but they also sell tops, skirts, and accessories. What's unique about eShakti is that every single item on the site is offered in sizes 0-26. And if that isn't enough to get your attention they also give you the option of customization where you can have a dress made to your exact measurements and specifications! Cool, right?

When I was approached with the opportunity to review one of their dresses I was so excited because I've been eyeing the website for quite some time now. I did feel a little overwhelmed when it came to selecting the perfect dress because they have so many to choose from!

Below are a few dresses that caught my eye.

While they all were tempting I decided to brighten things up a little and go with something that had a little more of a spring/summer feel.  I chose the Blossoming Strapless Dress which is a beige floral dress with a sweetheart neckline, empire waist, and pleated skirt.  Check out my photos, details and review below. 

I'm really impressed by the customization options. You can choose what length you want the dress. I normally like my dresses below my knees so I decided to go with the mid-calf length. It does hit me mid-calf but it's a little longer than I expected. I'm about 5'5" and now that I look at it I think I could've gone with with knee length lol! 

Detailing on the back of the dress.

The original model of the dress is strapless but I wanted something with a little support so I chose to get straps that tie up. 

Just a few extras ^_^

Outfit Details

Dress: eShakti
Cardigan: Old Navy
Shoes: LuLu's
Earrings: Target
Ring: Target (I think lol)

Glow: I chose to get the dress customized to my measurements because I've never had anything custom made before and I wanted to see how it would work out. Best decision ever! I was a little nervous about taking my own measurements and being accurate but the fit came out so perfect! What I really love about the dress is that it's made really well. The material is of excellent quality and at the same time it gives a bit of leeway for movement. My overall experience was just wonderful and the staff was really easy to work with, they answered every question I had promptly and thoroughly.

Glare: Based on my experience I would, I have absolutely no complaints! ^_^ 

Would I Recommend It? Yes! and more Yes! I have to say that it's so refreshing to see a company like this because it's a rarity to find stores and sites that truly cater to a wide range of sizes. Being a plus sized girl it's not always easy to find stores that carry larger sizes and are also trendy. To be honest I've never been the most confident when it comes to my body and learning to accept it is a constant journey. I'm just happy that I've found a site that can help me stay stylish along the way ;o)  

Where To Buy: The Blossoming Strapless Dress that I'm wearing retails for $64.95 but is currently on sale for $55.21. They carry a wide selection of dresses and customization is only $7.50 extra. To purchase, browse more dresses, or to learn more please visit http://www.eshakti.com.

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  1. Love it! You look so pretty! =)I ordered a dress from there a couple of months back and the service was excellent!

    1. Thanks Tini ^_^ Yeah I'm totally considering ordering a couple more...lol

  2. I love it especially the detailing on the back. You look beautiful

  3. WOOP! WOOP! You look soooo pretty!!!


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