After you guys gave so much love to my eShakti Denim Dress, the team reached out to ask if I wanted to show what customization can really do, and flex some customization muscles by playing around with the endless options available on eShakti clothing. Ummm… HELL YES.
So, if you can believe it – all three of these are the SAME DRESS, just with different options selected.
Each of them were custom made to my size – which is really living the dream. Getting the perfect bust to waist to hips ratio guarantees a great fit – but it’s so much more than that – the level of detail really sets you up for perfection.
If you are like me and have a ‘problem area’ when it comes to the fit of clothing, whether you’re particularly busty, have booty for days, or like me have larger arms – all those measurements are included in the custom size option to give you peace of mind of the fit.
Style 1: The Original
I ordered this dress exactly as it appears on the eShakti website. There are so many great styles – you don’t have to change a thing. The midi-length, the boat neckline and the elbow sleeve mean that it’s perfect for the office, and is a key trans-seasonal piece.
Given it’s retro feel, I’ve turned its belt around to the front for a cute 50’s vibe.
Neckline: Boat Neck
Length: Mid Calf
This Dress has 15 different Neckline options, 5 Sleeve types, 6 Lengths available, oh and it comes in 5 colours. You could literally turn this dress into 2,250 different dresses.
Here are just two…
Style 2: Winter Work
I love wearing boots with dresses in winter, so the first change I made to this dress was to raise the hemline. As a winter dress, I then chose to have the longest sleeve option available – 3/4 sleeves. to balance out the dress, I knew I wanted a lower neckline – and I finally settled on the Sweetheart.
Sleeve: 3/4 Length
Length: Above knee
This dress come with a bow belt in a coordinating fabric. I’m wearing it with the bow at the back for this style.
Style: Summer Loving
Paired with Tan, this dress is so light and summery. I removed the Bow Belt that came this this dress to bring in a few more tan-tones.
These heels are my absolute favorite from Frankie4. Not just because they look amazing- but they are seriously seriously ridiculously comfortable. Check out the NiKKi in Tan here.
My necklace is local for one of my favorite handmaidens: All That Glitters.
Neckline: Wide scoop
Length: Below Knee
My dress is the Quincy Dress, it comes in a huge range of colours, and between the colours, lengths, neckline and sleeve options you could come out with 2,250 different dresses from this one design! Pretty cool!
Top Tips when ordering EShakti
- Pay attention to the fabric. EShakti give you all the information you need to make an informed purchase. If you hate ironing (like I do), you should probably stay away from a stretch cotton poplin dresses with box pleats. Now that I have three (lovely) dresses that require ironing, I’ve learned my lesson!
- If you’re unsure what a dress will look like with different options, trace over your screen gently with a piece of paper, photocopy, then trace out the different modification. It’s like an adult version of ‘paper fashion dolls’ where you actually get to create and wear an outfit for yourself at the end!
- Get someone else to measure for you – as you bend and stretch to see the measurement, it won’t be as accurate.
- Write down all the measurements and store them in your phone – it’s a GREAT reference for online shopping!