" Our custom capabilities allow customers to easily tailor any item to their specific requirements ensuring a flattering fit. Built-in customization tools guide women through our simple 3-step design and fit page where they can increase the size of a bust, shorten the length of a skirt and modify sleeves or a neckline! We believe that custom clothing does not have to be expensive. By keeping up with technology as it is advancing, we are able to provide customization at a modest cost and offer it to all women. We do not stock any sizes. Since each style--whether standard sized, custom styled or custom sized--is cut to order, we do not have to warehouse our merchandise. Therefore, every style requires a height measurement--whether customizing or not. This ensures a "truer" fit. We ship directly to our customers in about 2 weeks from the date of order."I had such a hard time choosing one item to review, but I ended up going with the Primavera Beaded Dress in size 0.
Dress: c/o eShakti Primavera Beaded Dress
Shoes: Corso Como
Necklace: Barneys (similar)
Clutch: Urban Expressions
According to the website size chart, the size 0 has a 32 inch bust, 25 inch waist, and 35 inch hip. I did a quick measure before placing my order and these happened to be my exact measurements, so I ordered the size 0 instead of the custom sizing option. Although there was also a spot to input my height (5'3"), the dress in person came out to be an inch or two too long. However, eShakti clearly wrote on their website that the dress is meant for women 5'4" to 5'7", so this was likely an oversight on my part. Furthermore, the hips of the dress were about 1/2 inch wide on each side.
I think the longer length is fine for this style of dress. It almost gives it a retro vibe, and the length makes it office appropriate. I am also OK with the fact that the dress is slightly large in the hips because I purposefully chose this dress because of its potential to be a great "work to dinner" dress. If the dress were any tighter, it might not be work appropriate. I can see myself wearing this with a blazer to the office, and then ditching the blazer for dinner to show off the intricate and beautiful beading on the shoulder.
The dress does not have a separate lining, but the lining is sewn into the fabric which gives it a nice weight. The fabric itself is a crepe material which thankfully does not hold on to wrinkles too badly. I ironed the entire dress before I shot these pictures and all of the creases in the skirt part came out with ease. I did have an issue ironing the draping on the chest, however, and I think you can see that there are still some wrinkles present. I think if I got this dress dry cleaned a professional would be able to get the wrinkles out better than me. The beading detail and all seams appear secure and I wouldn't be afraid that the dress itself or any of the details would fall apart.