Ages ago, eShakti contacted me about reviewing a dress from their site and run a giveaway, too. The great thing about eShakti is for some of their styles, you get to enter your measurements. You are essentially getting a custom dress for off-the-rack prices.
To really test their services, I opted for a halter style, something I almost never do because the fit never seems quite right. My mother says my shoulders are short or something.
I love this dress and it's that simple. IT was such a joy to wear it last week when the temperature hit 80 degrees for the first time. My shoulders in the sun after a seven-month hibernation; it was gorgeous. So much so, I was willing to wait in line at Shake Shack for an hour. The weather and scenery made up for it but my feet were killing me by the time I was munching on fries.
|Dress - courtesy of eShakti (buy it here)|
Shoes - Dolce Vita
I love that the cotton is nice and stiff so I get a great circle shape. I love that there's a little boning in the sides. And I love that it has pockets! However, I think I either lost some weight between ordering the dress and first wearing it (about a month passed) or I just plain can't read a tape measure, because it's a bit too big in the waist. That's nothing a quick trip to the tailor can't fix.
A teeny, tiny, piddling, picky thing about the halter itself: for this to be a truer 1950s style, I think the straps should be moved further from the center, so it looks like some of their other halter dresses:
Again, something I could take up with the tailor if I really wanted to. But that doesn't change the fact that this dress is fabulous. A big thanks to the people at eShakti.
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