Product Reviews


eShakti Dress Review

Today I have a different kind of post for you guys. I've got a shop for you to check out. Recently, I got a dress from eShakti- a clothing company that offers women classic, feminine clothing. Let me tell you, I absolutely loved looking at their online shop. There are SO many gorgeous pieces! It was nearly impossible to pick just one item that I loved. However, I finally decided on a dress. This dress to be exact:

Cute, isn't it? I thought it would be the perfect dress for so many different occasions. And it was reasonably priced (like all of their clothes!).  But the thing that made me most excited about this cute little number was the customizable fit. That's right, eShakti gives you the option of having a dress tailored exactly to your measurements for just a small charge. Trust me, $7.50 is well worth it if you'll get a dress that fits you like a glove. I know you'll all agree with me on that!

As for my personal experience with eShakti, I thought they were such a pleasure to work with. They were readily available to answer any and all of my questions thoroughly.

I also found the customizable fit ordering to be extremely easy! They just have a few lines where you enter in your measurements (they even have pictures that show you exactly how to measure) so it's very convenient. There's really no hassle or headache.

Once I put my order in, my dress came really fast! I was so excited to open it and see what it looked like. So, what's my verdict on it?

I LOVE IT! It's a brighter color than in the picture, but I don't mind. It's made from quality fabric and looks extremely well-made. To say the least, I am very happy.

But we all know that the FIT was the most important part. Was the $7.50 worth it? ABSOLUTELY. This dress fits me perfectly. I have never had a dress fit me so well, especially one that I didn't get to try on before buying. I'm always skeptical about ordering clothing online because I just don't know what size to order. And then I always end up disappointed in the end. Not with this dress. I can definitely tell that the dress was catered exactly to my body, and I love that!

I also love how versatile eShakti's clothes are. Take this dress for example. You could dress it up for summer, dress it down for a country concert, or winter-it-up with some tights and a sweater. It looks great every way.!

Which way do you like it best?

If you're looking for a dress to wear to a wedding, a Christmas party, or just shopping, I would strongly encourage you to check out ESHAKTI. They have a great selection, and you can get it tailored to your unique needs. Doesn't get much better than that!

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Coralie Beatrix Wrap Dress Review

Roughly a month ago, I made a post about a dress that I was thinking about using for my bridesmaid dresses (Read it HERE!).  It's a handmade, original design by Coralie Beatrix that I came across on Etsy. It's a convertible "wrap dress" and claims that it can be worn in any way imaginable. Sounds great, right? I thought so too. So, I decided to order one myself so I could see how I like it. Well, I've got my dress, so it's time for a review!

First of all, here's what the dress looks like:

I actually ended up ordering mine in this exact color (township graphite).  I was hoping that it would look like a really "rich" color. However, contrary to the picture, the dress I ordered was the short version. It looks something like this:

My original thought for this dress was that my bridesmaids could all wrap theirs differently, in a way that would flatter them the best.

I ordered one short "township graphite" dress (one size fits most) and one "township graphite" bandeau top to go with it. The purpose is to put this on over your strapless bra, so it matches your dress. Therefore, making it so you can wear a strapless bra without worrying about it showing.

I have to say, that after having my dress for a couple weeks, I AM IN LOVE. Deeply, madly, head-over-heels in love. First of all, the second I opened the package, I was in awe of the fabric. I thought it was unbelievably gorgeous. The color looks exactly the same as it did on my computer and the texture is smooth, silky and soft. The fabric also has a very nice weight to it. It's heavy enough to where it seems expensive, but light enough to where it's cool (as in: not hot) to wear. So, immediately I thought it was beautiful.

Once I got it out of the package, I realized how strange looking it is. Imagine a skirt with two extremely long pieces of fabric coming out of the waist. That's all there is to it. The idea is to put the skirt on, and then transform these two long pieces into the bodice. Sounds hard, right? Pleasantly, not too bad.

I was actually quite surprised at how quickly I was able to learn how to wrap this thing. Granted, I did have to watch a couple videos on how to do it. But, I caught on very quickly. In fact, the concept behind it is very simple. Within a matter of 10 minutes, I was able to have my dress on, and decently presentable. If, however, you are hoping to put on the dress and make it look like the girl's in the picture on the first try,  you are sadly mistaken. It takes practice (and an extra set of hands doesn't hurt). But, I did notice that I got better at it every single time I tried. I was actually, to my surprise, able to wrap my dress fairly easily into at least 4 different styles! I'm hoping to be able to do all of these eventually:

 After wearing my dress around a bit, I think it's fantastic. However, I think for the wedding, I'll want it in the long version. The fabric drapes so beautifully that I think it will look great long. As long as my bridesmaids love it, I think it will be perfect. The bandeau top was great too. Honestly, I wouldn't have been able to wear the dress without it. Many of the styles pictured above have almost completely open backs. While beautiful, there is no way to hide a bra. But, the bandeau did so perfectly. 

In summary, I have some pro's and con's to consider.

Cheap for a bridesmaid dress ($79 for the short; $99 for the long).
Looks expensive.
Fabric is lush and rich.
Fabric hardly wrinkles.
Perfect for that "mismatched" bridesmaid look.
It really is flattering on most body types.
The bandeau top is a MUST. Hides a strapless bra perfectly.
Can be worn again.
So versatile.
Fits most. No need for alterations!
No need for a hem. Just cut it to the right length (Seriously!)

Takes a while to get the hang of wrapping.
Takes two people to do it perfectly.
Doesn't show you how to do all the styles pictured.
Bandeau must be bought too (an extra $8).

If you're looking for a convertible dress, be sure to check this one out. I know you won't be disappointed!


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