If you haven’t come across eShakti before, they’re a custom-make company that offer a wide array of clothing that can be customised to your tastes by selecting the neckline, sleeve style and skirt length you most prefer for each design. Everything can also be ordered either in standard sizes or customised to your own measurements, and in some cases you can even have the item of your choice made in the fabric of your choice in their new Fabric Customization feature. They regularly host sales and provide discount offers, a recent example of the latter spurring me on to order this chambray belted beauty made perfectly for simple, stylish summertime wear.
Dress: Cotton Chambray Belted Shirt dress by eShakti
Cardigan: MAK White cropped cardigan
Hat: Stone Ribbon Straw hat by New Look
Necklace & Bangle: Old
Typically when I order from eShakti I make full use of the ability to choose what neckline, sleeve type/length, and skirt length my item has. In this instance I loved this chambray dress exactly as it was pictured on the website, so I ordered it as shown with the sizing personalised to my measurements.
Made to this original design with no alterations to the cut, this dress has a lovely wide square-ish neckline with gentle curved edges, leading into thick straps which have bra keeper straps stitched inside ready to keep your bra straps hidden from view. The dress closes and opens with the functioning buttons that run the full length of the centre of the dress. There are additional clear buttons facing in towards your body (and invisible to the outer side of the dress) positioned between the buttons of the dress where gaping is most often a problem, providing a sturdy and streamlined fit that few button-closure dresses can boast. It comes with a matching notched fabric belt, and as with all eShakti dresses (unless you alter the make to remove them,) it comes with pockets!
When your order from eShakti the cost of any fees or duties your country imposes on imported goods is automatically calculated at checkout and included in the final value of your order. This means when you place your order you know exactly what it’s going to cost you overall, compared to many instances I’ve had in the past of ordering items from abroad only to be shocked at the total on the Fee to Pay card I receive from the Post Office when my parcel arrives in the UK, sometimes then making me regret the order altogether. With eShakti, I’m able to make the decision right at check out as to whether the full cost is ‘worth it’ with no hidden surprise fees. This system also has the added benefit of streamlining the delivery service, as DHL brings my parcel straight to me without having to leave any cards requesting I pay further fees before a delivery can be rearranged. Add to all that the fact that the customisation process means I know when my dress arrives it will be a perfect fit, which it is, and a lot of the concern in ordering internationally is taken out of the equation.
My only final note is that eShakti is a popular service, so if you spot a dress or print you love in my experience it’s best to order quickly before it sells out. Luckily for you this Chambray dress is still available, but if you find yourself falling in love with it I suggest you act fast, or regret on your own head be.
The Cotton Chambray Shirt dress can be ordered to your own personal measurements or in standard sizes ranging from XS-6X. If you’re new to eShakti and haven’t ordered from them before you can use my referal code ‘AMYHARMAN’ to get $35 off your first purchase and free shipping.
I love eShakti! Regrettably they don’t ship to my country so once I ordered my fully custom dress (I chose my own neckllne, hem length, sleeves, and new waist and bust measurements) I had to mail it to a relative in Europe and wait 6 months until they came to visit. Completely worth it though, the quality is great, the dress fit perfectly, and I was impressed they even emailed me to double-check my measurements when I ordered. Really the only downside is that they don’t ship worldwide.