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AFFORDABLE CUSTOM DRESS – ESHAKTI

Have you heard of eShakti?

Up until a couple of months ago I hadn’t heard of them until I was contacted to try their customised clothing service.

I was sceptical at first as the prices on their website seemed to be too good to be true. I couldn’t work out how they could offer such a affordable custom service.

I looked into it a bit further and found that they can offer such low prices as they clothes come direct from the factory in India this way cutting out any of the middle man costs.

There is a huge range of clothes to choose from – dress, tops, pants, skirts and jackets even denim jeans.

Once you have picked you item you follow the 3 steps below:

Step 1: Choose Standard Size or Custom Size
Step 2 : Give Your Height
Step 3 : Opt for Neckline, Sleeve, Length Changes

I choose the Leaf Print Crepe Smocked Waist Maxi currently reduced to $69.95 – this does come in other print/colour options.

Each item has a number of options available to custom, for my the dress  I had the following: Additional 3 neckline, 3 sleeve type and 5 length option(s).

I loved the neckline and smocked waist but wanted to make a couple of changes.

  • the maxi length – I felt that this could be over powering on my height (161.5cm) especially with the frill and full skirt – so I chose to go for a mid calf length
  • I also chose to go with a slightly shorter sleeve length.

I also went for the full custom sizing rather than a standard size range (a one off charge of $9.95 applies) as I find that I’m quite often one size on the top and another size on the bottom. The height also can cause problems, picking a mid calf length in a standard dress size can mean that it still ends up being a bit of a weird no mans land length.

For the fully personalised option you need to provide 7 measurements also depending on whether you have a long torso or long legs there is another 3 optional measurements you can provide.

I did all the measurements myself but it is suggested that you get someone else to do it for you.

Shipping – it does state on the site that delivery is 10 – 14 days from order. My ordered actually took double that time to arrive. I did receive tracking detail once it had been sent and it arrived very quickly once sent.

The dress arrived and I tried it on and was very happy with the fit and also the quality of the fabric.

It has a lovely floating feel and I feel quite feminine in it. Thankfully my self measuring skills were ok and the dress fits perfectly.

Oh and did I mention the dresses come with pockets as a standard feature – you can choose to remove these but in all seriousness who would want to do that.

I found the service quite painless and while the shipping did take longer than stated I would definitely order from them again – actually I have already started to research my next item.

ORIGINAL DRESS –  Leaf Print Crepe Smocked Waist Maxi * currently reduced to $69.95

CUSTOM DRESS

I was gifted this dress for editorial consideration but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

L~ F
  • Ingrid – fabulous and fun life

    Wow! That does sound cheap for a fully customised order. I’ll have to check this website out and see what they have in their range!

    I definitely prefer the calf length version of the dress to the original maxi length. It looks lovely on you!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

    • You should Ingrid – the price is worth it and they have a huge variety of styles to choose from. I’m trying to decide what to get next.

  • How cute do you look in your pretty dress and killer silver shoes? Love you in blue and you definitely made the right decision to go shorter in the dress – it works a treat, and what a bargain too! xx

    • I would have been enveloped in fabric with the maxi length and not in good way. I do love the heels just not super comfortable if I have a lot of walking to do

  • Oh that is a beautiful print – while the original maxi dress is nice you look great in the midi length! 🙂

    I’ve heard so many good things about eShakti, but they never shipped to Australia. Glad they are doing that now! 🙂

    • Thanks Mica – the shorter length works do much better on me, glad that I decided to shorten it.
      I hadn’t heard of them before but I will definitely be ordering again – to find a dress that you can customised for that price is amazing

  • Katypotaty

    Love how you’ve personalised this frock, nobody will have exactly the same dress as you! The blue print you chose is gorgeous, too.

    • Thanks Katy- I know none of that awkwardness when you turn up to something dressed the same as you 😬

  • Loveyourwardrobe

    Oh I love that dress Karen, nice choice you made with the adjustments. I need to suss these guys out me thinks! 🙂

    • Karsuz

      You should Stephanie – it’s an affordable way to get a dress that fits perfectly and unique to you

  • How much fun to design your own dress! And I love that length on you, killer pins x