The Tiny Heart: Review: EShakti Dress

11.04.2013

Review: EShakti Dress



Dress-c/o EShakti, ASOS Leopard Belt (only $10),  Gold Sequin Clutch-EBay (less than $4!), Arrow Necklace-Miriam Merenfeld {giveaway win}, Pumps-c/o Andres Machado

EShakti asked me to review one of their dresses. Every clothing item on their website is completely customizable and can be made according to your measurements. This is my third experience with the company.The first time I ordered from EShakti, I used custom measurements. The dress fit perfectly, but unfortunately the zipper broke as I was trying it on. My second order I used my same custom measurements, and to my disappointment, the dress was so small it probably could've fit a child. However, when they contacted me to do a review again, I decided to give them another chance.

This time I decided not to use my own measurements. I ordered this dress in a size XS, my normal size. It was originally elbow length sleeves and I customized it to long sleeves. (I thought it would make the perfect winter LBD). I also customized the length to be above the knee; however, as you can see, it is a tad too long (despite asking for my height). Other than that, the dress does fit well. 

Final thoughts: While the custom measurements is a neat option on EShakti (and very appealing to petites!), it is a risk that the final product may not actually fit. You're better off ordering a standard size and adding the customization (neckline, sleeve length, hem length).

Please note: I was given a dress by EShakti for review; however, the opinions reflected in this post are solely mine.

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47 comments:

  1. glad it worked out for you this time!

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  2. it looks great on you and yeah a perfect winter LBD. I used Eshakti too and only one was kind of off with the custom measurements. I am still waiting for mine to come for a review too.

    xo
    Sam
    htpp://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!

    Happy Monday!
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  4. It definitely makes for a great winter LBD. Too bad the length wasn't what you wanted but you can get it shortened a bit and I bet you will wear this dress for years to come.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. Well they say 3rd time lucky! The dress looks lovely on you.
    Happy Monday Sharon xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  6. The last time I ordered a dress from them, I shortened by height by two inches. I had heard that the lengths ran a little long! Loving your sparkley clutch!

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  7. You look SO pretty!

    I've done... 3 reviews with eShakti and I've had 2 bad experiences and 2 good. Technically the first bad experiences was my own part because I screwed up my measurements. The 3rd experience, the other bad one, was when I ordered a dress without custom measurements and the dress was way too small.

    I'm hoping to work with them again though and maybe get another good experience under my belt.

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  8. This dress fits you amazing! I love dresses with long sleeves, but I don't have nearly enough in my closet. I need to stock up for winter!

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  9. I have used E-shakti before and while I don like the options to customize sometimes it is a bit of a hit or miss situation. I do however like the dress you chose and perhaps a little trip to the tailor and they can get it to be above the knee? :)

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  10. Love the dress you chose from e-shakti. Looks so cute on your tiny frame!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings 

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  11. that is sooo cool that you can customize it to long sleeves! how neat! looks fantastic on you!

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  12. This is a great honest review girl! And you look fabulous :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  13. it does still look so pretty on you, even if it's not exactly what you wanted! i love it with that belt!

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  14. Perfect winter LBD! Can't wait to see how else you style this. I love it with the leopard & gold details.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  15. That is the perfect LBD for winter! You are right though, it is a bit too long. Hopefully you can get it hemmed up to your liking :)

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  16. You look great - a nice basic black dress is so useful to have! Good to know about maybe just ordering a standard size from them, I think I would maybe try that in the future myself.

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  17. Whomp, whomp, I'm sorry the length didn't wok out :(

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  18. i'm waiting for my piece from them! i love this dress! especially with that belt!

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  19. I did a review as well and the dress fit pretty well but I found after I washed it it didn't look the same. I do love this black dress, maybe you can shorten it a little. Looks great with the belt.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  20. Cute dress! I'm so glad you were able to make it work. You'll get a lot of use out of this one I think.

    Love it with the leopard, burgundy and sequins :-)

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  21. I really do love the idea of eshakti, but I've had similar results to yours in my experiences with them. The dress does look really cozy, and at least a hem is easy to shorten, not that you should have to!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  22. Aw!!! That's a bummer! Every time I've used eShakti, I just use the normal size 6 or small or whatever and I've never had a problem. The dress does look great however! And I love the belt with it!

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  23. You look great, as always :)
    http://www.fashionablyfestive.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love how you styled this dress!! Sequins WITH leopard? Ummmm my two favorite combos indeed ;)

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  25. It is a beautifull dress and it fit's you wonderful :)

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  26. Ouu, lovely dress! You spiced this LBD perfectly with your accessories - like that clutch! Sparkly awesomeness!

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  27. That stinks that you've had such bad luck with the custom measurements. You would think that if they're custom, they'd be right! I do like the dress on you, and I love how you styled it!

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  28. As a petite woman, it's hard for me to pull off the midi length. You did great! The dress looks fantastic on you.

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  29. I love the customization option of eShakti, but sometimes I think their designs need refreshing! This, however, is lovely on you. Very classic!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

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  30. You look very beautiful, very fancy! I love that sparkly clutch, it dresses up the dress.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  31. wow! that dress looks beautiful on you

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  32. This is a nice dress! The long sleeves will be perfect for when it's cold! I know you didn't want the length to be that longs, but it actually looks good! Love that sequin clutch!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  33. You look great in this dress! I love the length! It looks great! Love the leopard detail!
    xo,
    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

    stylininstlouis.com

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  34. I love eshakti! That's such a great dress!

    xo,
    Angela

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  35. You look absolutely stunning girlie!! I love this dress on you, especially with the little belt. So pretty!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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  36. Every time I order from them it never fits haha so I gave up. BUT I love the way this one looks on you!

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  37. LOVE the dress you chose. Boo for the first 2 times not working. That stinks! I love how you paired it with the leopard belt…so cute!

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  38. it definitely can be tricky. glad it finally worked out. they have a great selection. i've modeled for them twice and am much better about measurements and what works for me.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  39. The dress looks nice and I may have fallen in love with your clutch.

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  40. i always appreciate such honest reviews! the clutch really stands out - i'm obsessed :)

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  41. This is so pretty! I seldom see you in dresses and this is a good surprise!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  42. I've always found eShakti measurements to be a little generous, which is fine with me because I don't want my dresses to be too tight--and I always order "at the knee" because I want the dress to be below the knee, I think if I ordered "below the knee" it would be incredibly long!

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  43. They have great dresses! And I love how they can be customized to fit! Pretty sparkly clutch!

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  44. Too bad they didn't get the hem right. Us petite girls need help with that!
    x

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