eShakti by Night
The democratization of fashion is at the center of what we, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion, are all about. Fashion is supposed to be fun, a way to express one’s self and open to all those who wish to participate. When we were approached by eShakti.com to do a product review, we were excited as their values fall in line with our own. This online retailer offers clothing options from sizes 0 to 36W, plus customization options all at an affordable price. Join us as we walk you through our eShakti experience.
I must admit that when eShakti contacted us to choose an item for a product review, OMG my blood pressure began to rise. LOL Why? First, because I’d never ordered from them before and secondly, I didn’t know much about the company period. Well, let me tell you that Fab Four Fashion took up the challenge and we each chose an item that we could rock very well.
As I browsed through eShakti’s website, I stumbled upon this beautiful striped black and white dress. The dress has a 1950’s vibe which I love. Since eShakti is a company that offers custom items to fit different body types, I decided to get my dress custom made. I took my measurements and filled the information on their website. The process was very simple and easy. Moreover, what I like the most about eShakti is that they give you the option to change the sleeves and hem length of your item. I chose to order the dress as it was on the website but had it customized to fit my body.
During the waiting period, I must admit that I was a bit nervous and anxious to see how the dress was going to look on me once I received it. The delivery was pretty fast. Let me tell you once I received the dress, I ran home after work to try it on and I LOVED IT. I’m very pleased with my dress and I love how it fits. Most importantly, despite the fact that the material not stretchy, the bust section fits well and I didn’t feel too snug and I wasn’t busting out of the dress either.
The only thing I asked my tailor to do was to cinch it up a bit at the waist to put more emphasis in that area, but had I not done that, the dress would still be very nice.
Here is how I styled my dress for an elegant summer affair: I paired my dress with a beautiful statement necklace, and I wore a tutu under the dress (which is also from eShakti) just to give my dress more volume at the bottom and I wore a pair a yellow stilettos for a splash of colour.
Stay tune to see how I style my day look
I had heard about eShakti from Gail, but had never really taken the opportunity to peruse the site. Big mistake! This product review opened my eyes to the world of made to measure clothing at a price that I can afford! Hallelujah!!! I’m sure all the ladies of Fab Four Fashion have said this at one time or another, but we would LOVE to see more stores and on-line clothing retailers allow us all to buy from the same place. One-stop-shop regardless of height, shape or size. eShakti automatically gets a 10/10 from me on being able to allow us all to shop from the same site.
From my review of the site, I noted that their clothing is classically beautiful. The styles offered appeal to a wide range of people as they veer more towards a conservative, classic style of clothing. I found they carried many items that are on trend, offering a number of pieces that are hot this summer (e.g. culottes, jumpers, prints). I do wish they offered some more funky pieces that called to my inner experimentalist, but they did offer many pieces I could funktify, so in the area of clothing options, I give them an 8/10.
I just hate going on-line to buy something and discovering that the site is a pain to navigate! In these instances I usually realize that I don’t really need the item and just move on to the next “gotta have it” piece on my list. eShakti has nothing to fear in this area. Their site was super easy to navigate and I had so much fun customizing my dress; trying to decide if I wanted it to be mini, knee length, below the knee or midi. Did I want cap sleeves or a square neck or thin straps and a scoop neck! Decisions, decisions! I loved being able to customize my dress to my liking. I went in thinking I would just supply my measurements and ba-bing, ba-bang, ba-boom, they’d whip up the dress I chose in my size. I had no idea that they’d allow me further customization. Talk about a pleasant surprise! On customization, I give eShakti a 9.5/10 and I’m really just not giving them 10 because I feel you always want to give a person, or company in this case, something to strive for!LOL
For service, delivery time and quality of the garment, I give eShakti a 9/10. I had a positive experience on all fronts. The feel of the dress felt good and not cheap or flimsy. It looked well made (thanks Mom for teaching me how to differentiate well sewn items from thrown together ones) and my dress arrived ahead of the delivery date promised.
Ok, so now to the knitty-gritty- I do have one issue to mention with regard to my dress. Even though I did provide my measurements, the dress arrived a bit big in the bust and waist. Not sure why, if it was my error or theirs and for the record it was not huge on me, but could have been about an inch smaller in the bust and waist. The above notwithstanding, I would order from them again and I actually already have! I’m wearing a white tutu under my dress to give it some extra umph and I got it from eShakti and I LOVE IT.
Now to get into how I chose to style my fabulous eShakti dress for this night-time look. I can’t tell you how much I love this look. I decided to “dress-up” my dress by pairing it with a black crew neck sweater and some funky cage sandals. The top and sandals give the outfit a more night-time feeling and an elegance that I just love. The midi length of the dress makes the outfit look elegant and sophisticated.
To polish off this night time look, I wore a beautiful jeweled bib necklace and simple earrings. I felt I did not need to add much as the red and white stripes of the dress and black sweater were the perfect combination to set me apart from the crowd. But hold on, I just couldn’t resist the final piece to finish off the look. This gorgeous Chanel Reissue 2.55 handbag. Just gorgeous. I can head out for a nice dinner, to the theatre or even to a wedding. This dress is extremely versatile and I simply adore wardrobe pieces that I can remix as often as I like and this dress fits the bill.
So let’s take a moment in honour of what wonderful things can happen when eShakti meets Leslie and Chanel….utter magic!!!!
Handbag: Chanel // Necklace: Ebay
Before seeing Gail’s Red Skirt ReMix post, I had never heard of eShakti. I love the idea of a ‘one stop shop’ when it comes to offering clothing for various body types. When you browse on their site and fall in love with an article of clothing, no more wondering if it comes in your size, thanks to the option of customization. How cool is that?? I dream of the day when all retailers will offer a similar service.
You can opt to order your clothes based on the preset sizes, or you can submit your measurements. I chose the latter. I have to say, because of the customization, I was expecting to wait forever to receive my dress. Boy was I wrong! I placed my order and 12 days later, I had my dress in hand! That is perfect, especially when you need clothes quickly (am I the only one that orders things last minute? LOL).
I am very pleased with my dress. As I mentioned above, I submitted my measurements and requested it to be a mini dress (when you have long gams, they must be shown! Always tastefully of course). This is a great option for us tall ladies, since you can specify the length you wish to receive, whether it be a midi, at the knees or a decent mini. Welcome to a world where a maxi dress is actually maxi length! Also, I have an arched back, as such, I often come across the dreaded extra fabric that gathers around my lower back, which always needs to be tailored. Not in this case! My dress fit perfectly!
I love the romance of this dress and the exposed zipper gives it a little edge which I love. This dress is a great option for many different settings (another Nancy bonus!). Today, I shelved my usual pops of color and went with a more monochromatic look. The sheer elegance of nude on nude on nude just appealed to me. I would wear this little number to a party or a rehearsal dinner… as the bride! (disclaimer: please note that if you choose to wear this dress at a rehearsal dinner and that you are not the bride, please do NOT mention that Nancy approved of this or come back and complain about the evil stares you received from said bride… LOL).
This is not the first time that I’ve ordered from eShakti.com. My first experience with them was when I ordered a dress for a wedding I was attending. Of course, I had left purchasing the dress to the last minute (2 weeks before the impending nuptials) but eShakti came to my rescue. I got a beautiful dress (it was a light purple) on time!
Given my previous experience, I was more than happy to participate in this review. Once again, I ordered a beautiful dress that was delivered in no time at all.
I found the eShakti site itself to be easy to navigate. I could easily filter my searches to track down what I was looking for. Moreover, if you sign up and are a first time buyer you are entitled to a $35 coupon!
The other thing I appreciated about this online retailer is the option of customizing the hemline on their clothing. Being that I’m on the short end of the height spectrum, I’m usually at the tailor getting my pants or skirts hemmed. With eShakti they take care of that for you which saves money on alterations. Moreover, as a plus size woman I did not have to wonder if something I loved would come in my size. eShakti caters to us all!
I chose a dress that could be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I love when my clothing is versatile and can do double duty. This red cotton dress with sweetheart neckline fit the bill.
For my night time remix of this red little number, I wore a black faux leather jacket to give the dress a little edge. I followed up by mixing my leopard print shoes with a red animal print clutch and I blinged out with this gorgeous choker style necklace. Voila I’m ready to paint the town red!!
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Special thanks to Vanja Peric for the wonderful snaps and Erum Hussain for Leslie’s makeup!!
Stayed tuned because we will remix our eShakti looks for day time.
Tah Tah for now,
*While this is a sponsored post the opinions of the writers are their own.