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Company Bio: eShakti believes that all women have the right to wear affordable fashion that is made for them and makes them look their absolute best. eShakti began as a small website offering basic cottons and modestly embellished pieces. As they grew, we were tasked with providing design and fit solutions to meet our customers’ needs. Today, we are an international fashion design company making custom clothing. Offering both style and fit customization for women size 0 through 36 is the heart of our business.
Product Details: The selection on eShakti is updated regularly, so the item I received is no longer available. The tunic I ordered appeared on site as in the picture to the right. I took advantage of customization options to create the tunic you see in my review below.
Personal Experience: I had come across many reviews for eShakti and I loved all the retro-esque results. With these reviews in mind, I was happy to accept a complimentary item in exchange for my unbiased review. It was tough to nail down just one item that I wanted to try. I’m not as much of a fan of dresses… which eShakti truly shines at… so I decided to choose from their large tops selection. What eventually sold me on the tunic I chose was the ability to adjust the sleeve length on a subtle design that I loved.
The trickiest part of the whole process was getting my measurements. The only person handy to do the job was my husband, and his tailoring skills leave something to be desired. That said, I think we got pretty accurate measurements that lined up with what I expected for my size. I was able to input all of these measurements when ordering to get a piece fit to my measurements including height.
I was impressed immediately with the quality of the fabric and stitch work. The fabric was a bit heftier than I expected, but it has great stretch and was very comfortable to be in. The embroidery detail is beautiful and was not stiff or scratchy. Unlike you see in the picture, the fabric is a true deep black with a lustre to it. It would be great for office or dress-up situations. The seams are carefully done and the hems are neat. Overall, a lovely garment.
Ultimately, I just didn’t like the style I chose. Rather than a cute little flounce at the hips, it stuck almost straight out. It was unflattering for me. I should have known better than to choose a tunic with peplum for my large hips! This is not at all a fault of eShakti. They created a beautiful garment that fit my smaller-hipped mom quite beautifully. We have very similar measurements elsewhere, so it was an almost-custom fit for her. She loves it and I think she looks great in it!
I would definitely buy from eShakti in the future. I don’t have an office job and typically spend my days in jeans and tees, but they are where I would turn for unique shirts for dressing up and adorable dresses that actually fit for special occasions like weddings. The prices… particularly with all the customization options… are exceptional. I highly recommend.
Pros: Retro designs in sizes from 0 to 36W! Large, ever-changing selection. Numerous customization options from sleeve length to custom fit measurements. Great quality at a great price.
Cons: It can be tricky to get your own measurements, even with help.