Tuesday, December 21, 2010

eShakti Review

A few weeks ago, I bought this dress from eShakti for BFF Court.
still available in the salfe section for $35.95 in sizes 1X (18W) and L (12).
 She had no idea what she was going to wear to the event for her mom, and I think this dress was the perfect selection. Since I made this purchase for her, I figured I would do a review of the dress. Sadly, I didnt take a pic of her in the dress by herself, but this is a good roundup of how the dress looked! (sorry for the repeat photos from previous post)

Details (from eShakti website):
A rolled high collar frames the decorative buttons at the back on a harvest toned fleece knit dress fashioned with matching buttoned large flap pockets. Pleats beneath the inset waist ease the fit through the skirt.

  • Slips on over head, partial side hidden zip closure.

  • Princess seaming to shape.

  • Knee length.

  • 100% Cotton, loop knit fleece, light stretch, midweight.

  • The REVIEW:
    The material and quality of this dress is impeccable. I had some slight trepidation when I read that this dress had no lining, but the heavy fabric was of good quality and the lining was not needed.  The pockets on this dress are darling. And since BFF Court is a shorty.. the length fit her nice.  The high waist band and large box pleats offered a very slimming effect to her midsection which is always an added plus.

    I dont have a good pic, but I wasnt pleased with the collar. It didnt really stand, or droop like I would have wanted it to. Im not sure if the fabric was too stiff or if it was the cut of the collar. In the first pic, the collar looks nice. In the other pics it looks a little off.  I think if this dress were made with out the collar it would be just as nice.  Although, the collar is somewhat the element that makes this dress unique.  So, the verdict is still out on the collar, because it may look different without the need for the cold weather accessories (ie cardi).

    Because of the weather, she wore a black cardi over the dress with black tights and tall knee boots.  The weight of this fabric would suggest that this is a Fall dress, but because there are no sleeves, its needs a cover (ie cardi) or a tshirt to cover your arms. I dont think that it will be a summer dress, but it may very well transition from Fall to Spring.. (and even winter with the right added garments).  I can see wearing this dress with a variety of different colors especially yellow. That would be really cute.

    In my opinion, I have had good outcomes with the custom sizing on eShakti. I have read that others have not had as much good luck. Although this dress was not custom sized, it fit perfectly. The bodice fit well and because it was an Aline bottom, you cant really go wrong.  Overall, this was a great dress selection for a great occasion.




    Anonymous said...

    Love the photos and thanks for the review.

    FashionAddict said...

    Looking fabulous! Best wishes for 2011 :)