I’ve sung the praises of eShakti to my friends many times before–now it’s time I tell you all about my (not so well-kept) secret. Because a dress that fits well makes a world of difference. Thank you, eShakti, for sending me this dress for review purposes. As always, all opinions remain my own.
Fashion is not my forte. Food, yes. Highly fashionable clothes, no. Partially because of my love for food–I’ll admit that. But also because there is so little I can find that looks good and fits well, too. It’s just not even worth the effort, most of the time. Why bother flipping through rack after rack of ugly, unflattering clothing when the fruitless labor will make me find solace in a pint of ice cream? I’ll just keep wearing what I’m wearing.
That is, until I made the discovery of a lifetime.
Late last spring, I placed my first eShakti order. I was nervous at first. You never quite know what you’ll get when you order clothes sight-unseen. But they offered the option to customize the fit for only $7.50 more and it seemed a bargain to me to be guaranteed that my garment would be made to my own odd dimensions. That it would be custom cut, just for me. What did I have to lose?
Those who have met me know that this experiment quickly blossomed into a full-on love affair.
Once you start customizing your clothing, it’s difficult to buy off the rack again. eShakti makes it just so easy! Just a few measurements entered into their system (which they will save for you, so you don’t have to keep entering them over and over again) and you know whatever you select will be perfect for you!
On the rare occasion it is not (which has happened to me before), it’s incredibly easy to make a return. You simply visit your order page in your account and click on “return.” Then you print out your return form, package up the item, and ship it back to them. If you elect to have your refund given in a store credit, they will add on 20% to your refund value. That’s a heck of a guarantee that you’ll be happy with your purchase!
I contacted eShakti recently and asked them if I could review a dress for the blog. Considering I had been asked repeatedly at blogging events where I got my dresses, it seemed right to finally let the cat out of the bag and share the skinny. (Oh, the clichés! My English professors would be pulling out the red pens right now!)
So here’s the deal: this time around, I selected the Pleat Neck Bird Print Dress (I have this thing for birds–I can’t help it!). I shortened the length of this dress to above the knee (most of my other eShakti dresses are below the knee, a comfortable length for me that is–YAY!–longer than most dresses I can find elsewhere) and used my custom measurements. I placed the order on January 17, 2015. eShakti tells you that orders will typically arrive in 14 business days (18 calendar days) from receipt of order. In my experience, they usually arrive quicker than this, but it’s good to know that you do need to plan ahead a bit, especially if you’re shopping for a special occasion. This sample order arrived on January 28, 2015–AND it was held up a day by the snow storm last week. Around the same time, I had a non-review order in with eShakti that I placed on January 10, 2015, and that arrived on January 21, 2015. So, as you can see, they are typically quite prompt in delivering the goods. Which is amazing, considering this is a made-for-you product!
What can I say about the dress? It’s the same high quality I’ve come to expect from eShakti. No concerns about cheapo, see-through fabric here, despite the light color! The lining is the perfect weight for warmer weather apparel, while still providing modesty. The ribbons of fabric accenting the hem are a cute touch, showing the attention to detail put into this piece! It hits above the knee, like I requested, and the style is quite figure flattering. And it fits like a glove–like it was made for me! Time and time again, this has been my experience with eShakti. It’s why I keep going back for more!
I so enjoy spreading the eShakti love to my friends! Which is why I’m offering you a discount code you can use 2/2/2015-3/4/2015. Just enter “poetinthepantry” in the promotional code box to save 10% off your order**! AND, if you’re a new client, they will also give you a credit that you can take off your first order–in addition to this discount! What do you have to lose?! Once you go customized, you’ll never go back…
You can find out more about eShakti on their website. Follow them on their social media, too, for the inside scoop on new styles and special deals!
**Promotional code is effective 2/2/2015-3/4/2015. Code has to be entered in the ‘promotional code’ box. It is not case-sensitive. Code can be used any number of times during the validity period. This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards, and overstock categories. Not applicable on previous purchases.
All photos taken by my husband, Brian Vibert.