Tuesday, March 10, 2015

eShakti Review: Pastel Floral Kayla Dress





Recently I was contacted by eShakti and asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their items. I jumped at the opportunity because they have a lot of beautiful clothing for sale and who doesn't want a new dress for free?! eShakti sent me a link with a ton of items to choose from (well over 100), but when thinking about what to try I decided to go with something I wouldn't normally wear. Something different, new, and a little out of my comfort zone. After hours of browsing I finally chose the Kayla Dress in pastel floral. One of the lovely things about eShakti is they customize the size and adjust each item to your liking. How many times have you seen an item and thought, "I wish I could adjust the length, add or remove sleeves, or even adjust the neckline?" Well, with eShakti, you can!! Total freedom to fit their items to your own style and comfort level.

This is the dress I custom designed for myself. 








 When you custom order an item from eShakti you need to know all of your measurements. In addition to the typical bust, waist, and hip measurements you will have to know shoulder width, arm length, height, etc., so they can make your item perfectly fitted for your body. I love the idea of having an item made specifically for my figure. My Kayla Dress is made out of Polyester and Knit Crepe, it's a mid-weight dress with no stretch, so if you order this particular dress take note of the fabric and keep this in mind when taking your measurements.
The dress is shaped by princess seams that keep the bodice flatteringly fitted before releasing into a fully flared skirt.
I have to say, for the most part the fit is pretty bang on, and the dress fits like a dream. Everywhere except my waist fits perfectly and that is only about two inches too big. It's not a big deal and still looks great, I just would have liked the waist to be cinched in a bit more. The custom elements I added to the dress were an elbow-length sleeve and a sweetheart neckline; I find the sweet heart neckline is more flattering on my chest and by changing both of these elements I also gave the dress a more vintage feel. I was very happy with the fit through my arms and across the chest. These are both areas I have had issues with quite often when shopping. I don't know how many dresses I have in my closet where the bust fits great, but the neckline is just way too big. It's a really annoying problem so I appreciate eShakti for getting this neckline right.

For reference this dress is listed with a capsleeve and a wide V neck; this is what the Kayla dress looked like without my custom elements.




With all orders being custom made you would think it would take a while to receive your item. When you place your order eShakti gives you an approximate shipping date and once your item is in the mail it actually arrives very fast. I think I had my dress two days after it shipped. The item arrived neatly folded in a thin box and was wrinkle free and ready to wear. The fabric is kind of like a dream and does not wrinkle easy at all, which is fantastic. I would have no concern folding this dress up and putting it in a suit case for a spring getaway. 


shaped by princess seams that keep the bodice flatteringly fitted before releasing the full, flared skirt. - See more at: http://www.eshakti.com/product/CL0033826#sthash.cKHTncLL.dpuf
s shaped by princess seams that keep the bodice flatteringly fitted before releasing the full, flared skirt. - See more at: http://www.eshakti.com/product/CL0033826#sthash.cKHTncLL.dpuf
s shaped by princess seams that keep the bodice flatteringly fitted before releasing the full, flared skirt. - See more at: http://www.eshakti.com/product/CL0033826#sthash.cKHTncLL.dpuf





I'm really satisfied with my eShakti experience and I will totally purchase from them in the future. eShakti often has amazing sales so do the creep and take a peep at their site; when you subscribe for promos as a new customer you will receive (for a limited time) a $40 off gift coupon as well. eShakti has also supplied a discount code just for my readers!! Use code "fatshionpeepshow" to get 10% off when you shop from 03/04/14 - 04/04/14.


Please note:

Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box.   It is not case-sensitive.  

Code can be used any number of times until the validity period ends. 

It cannot be combined with any other promotional offer, gift coupon, or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions.

This discount code is not applicable on clearance/sale, gift cards & overstock categories.

Not applicable on previous purchases.

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This post is a part of the Ahead of the Curve blogging collective. Each month we come together to post on the same subject. This months theme is The Soft Pastels of Spring.


Don't stop here!!!! Click the link below to see how other members of Ahead of the Curve have interpreted this months theme.
 



Stina
xx

5 comments:

  1. I <3 it. They did such a great job and it looks amazing on you.

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  2. You make this dress look FIERCE x

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  3. Really nice dress, like your glasses aswell=)

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  4. Beautiful! Discovered your blog through a Facebook post promoting the Soft Pastels of Spring link up. Pastels are my fave, year round, but spring is when they're in abundance! I love this dress on you. It has an antiqued, bleached sort of look, and I just love these photorealistic prints.

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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