eShakti Review: Custom Clothing for Real Women {Giveaway}

eShakti review

By Contributor Lisa Corriveau

Since I’ve recently become a mother of two children, I have even less time to shop for things that aren’t absolutely essential to our survival, like clothing for me. I’m sure you can imagine that I was pretty excited to get the chance to review eShakti when I heard about them. They offer custom tailoring on their clothing via their website. All you have to do is pick a dress, top, skirt or jacket, then enter all your measurements.

This is not just brilliant for busy moms, but also for all the women out there like me who are far from the ‘standard’ body type that clothing manufacturers seem to make garments for. I’m a bit taller than average but with a short back, long arms, broad shoulders and a small bust. Blazers & dresses off the rack rarely fit me well.

eShakti has an incredible array of beautiful dresses, but as a breastfeeding mom, I decided to go for something a little more practical, with a bit more, er, access. I picked a hounds tooth blazer, entered my measurements and customizations to the style, then hit enter. Way easier than spending hours looking through stores (most likely with two small children in tow) in the hopes that I could find a blazer that would fit me.

My order arrived on my doorstep via courier just 12 days after I placed it and I’m pleased with the jacket. It fits well in all the places that jackets usually don’t, plus I was able to alter the design a little: I asked for longer sleeves (bracelet length, rather than 3/4) and a longer hem to the hip rather than at the waist.

I love the classic hounds tooth & military styling of the piece. It works with black dress pants or a skirt for a more formal look or I can throw it on with jeans–let’s be honest, this is probably the only way I’ll wear it anytime soon–for a polished casual look. The fabric has a subtle silver in the weave, adding just a little sparkle without being overwhelming.

The downside to ordering online is that you can’t try it on first to get a sense of how the piece will look on your body type. Though I like it, I’m not sure I’d have bought this jacket off the rack in a store. Although it looks gorgeous on the ideal proportions of a dress form on the website, it’s not the most flattering cut on my postpartum body.

eShakti‘s clothing ranges in price from $40-$170, which is reasonable for off-the-rack clothing, but a total steal for bespoke! In addition to getting the right fit, you can put your own stamp on the clothing by customizing things like the collar style on a dress, the length of a skirt or the sleeve length of a jacket. They make clothing for women’s sizes up to 36–real women, not just teeny model-sized women.

eShakti giveaway

Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a personalized product of their choice from eShakti.com. Enter to win via Rafflecopter below.

Lisa Corriveau lives in East Vancouver with her husband, son & daughter in a 1940s bungalow. Spokesmama chronicles their life with two little kids, living car-free, getting around on bikes, walking, transit & with the occasional car share vehicle. Lisa also blogs about green living, parenting, DIY projects & she loves to share what’s going on in her neighbourhood.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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162 responses to “eShakti Review: Custom Clothing for Real Women {Giveaway}”

  1. My favorite item is the Polka dot bow cotton knit top.

  2. OK there’s no way I can pick 1 favorite, I love all their dresses!

  3. I like the Cowl collar with ties ponte dress.

  4. I really like this dress- Floral embellished sweetheart poplin dress, it is so cute!

  5. I love the Retro style poplin dress

  6. Valentine heart print dress is beautiful

  7. Floral crepe georgette top

  8. I love the Shawl collar two-fer dress

  9. Closer View

    Corset style peplum top

    $64.95

    Cotton Spandex

  10. I like the Retro poplin shirtdress in red

  11. This is nearly impossible… Converging pleat cotton knit dress, I think!

  12. I like the Floral stretch cotton A-line dress.

  13. I like the Louisa dress in green. Although I’d probably buy it in black!

  14. I love the Ribbon ties cotton knit dress.

  15. Love the lobster dress!

  16. nice

  17. I really like the Cowl collar with ties ponte dress.

  18. The Shawl collar knit dress

  19. Its all Fab.

  20. contrast trim polka dot dress

  21. Valentine Heart Print Crepe Top is awesome

  22. POLKA DRESS

  23. It’s hard to pick just one, because I love everything especially the Sweetheart Cotton Poplin dress.

  24. I’m loving the Valentine heart print crepe top….it’s so gorgeous and perfect for date night.

  25. Ruffled side knit sheath dress – love different!

  26. The Button Front Popplin dress. It’s so cute.

  27. I like the Pleated empire waist crepe blouse.

  28. I love the Ruffle rosette poplin dress.

  29. My favourite is Her fifties tipped trim dress. It’s very fun and flirty but also classy.

  30. I like the Knot front knit top in Royal Blue

  31. I like the Ruffle hem ponte sheath dress.

  32. The Embellished cotton knit A-line dress is gorgeous!

  33. I love the Floral lace illusion sheath dress

  34. I like the Tipped Trim Chiffon print dress

  35. I really love this Floral Embellished Cotton Knit Tank: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030114/Floral-embellished-cotton-knit-tank

  36. I like the floral embellished cotton knit tank

  37. I love the sweetheart cotton knit dress!

  38. I love the Cotton knit fit and flare dress in black!

  39. Love the Sweetheart cotton knit dress

  40. I like the Chevron graphic embellished jacket

  41. Sweetheart surplice cotton knit top

  42. I love the Cotton knit wrap dress.

  43. I like the Floral embellished dobby check dress.

  44. I love the Heart print surplice dress. Thanks for the chance!

  45. I want the metal zip chambray dress.

  46. I like the Cherry blossom embroidered dress

  47. Oh I could pick 100 dresses!! but the radiating print retro frock is awesome.

  48. I would love this dress–http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029301/Cotton-knit-wrap-dress

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  49. Taylor dress

  50. Stretch denim floral print shirtdress

  51. Ruffle hem ponte sheath dress

  52. Thank you for hosting this contest! This dress has been on my wish list for months now: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029748/Contrast-collar-beaded-lace-dress

  53. This was a difficult choice, so many cute clothes! I like the birds eye view dress, in grey, I think.

  54. I love the Vintage denim chambray dress!

  55. Ruffle hem ponte sheath dress

  56. Thank you for this amazing discovery! I like, among so much choice, the cotton knit fit and flare dress.

  57. I love the Embellished stripe waist poplin dress, it is so beautiful!

    raffelcopter name is tabitha b

  58. I really like the Ruffled valentine heart blouse.

  59. I love this Colorblock stripe retro frock

  60. Peplum cotton sateen jacket

  61. I like the valentine heart print crepe top

  62. Brooklyn dress

  63. My favourite product from their page is their, “Contrast banded trim twill dress”

  64. I like the ribbon ties cotton dress. It is so pretty

  65. Ah! I totally want the embellished butterfly dress!

  66. I like the Colorblock cotton knit A-line dress.

  67. I like the Fit and flare cotton knit dress

  68. I love Gold crepe tie neck top

  69. I love the Retro style embellished poplin dress .. so pretty !!!

    (I currently have 4 things in my shopping cart .. I BLAME YOU! )

    Love this site so much !! Thanks for the information.

  70. My fave is the http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030105/Cowl-collar-chambray-shift-dress

    but I also like the Textured print block dress and the Garden embellished poplin shift

  71. ADORE the Retro style poplin dress 🙂

  72. Valentine heart print dress…definitely perfect for the upcoming season! thanks for the giveaway!

  73. It is so hard to pick out just one. I like the bowtie cats poplin dress as well as about 10 others.

  74. Love the birdsong cotton poplin dress!!

  75. Valentine Heart print dress

  76. The Louisa dress is beautiful!

  77. Right now I’m loving their new dress – Bow Tied Cats Poplin Dress – http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030046/Bow-tie-cats-poplin-dress

  78. Cowl collar with ties ponte dress

  79. floral embellished sweetheart poplin dress

  80. I love the tie neck cotton knit dress in green…very cute dresses

  81. Love the Chelsea dress!

  82. I think my wife would like the Beaded cotton knit tunic.

  83. I love the poplin shirt dresses!!

  84. I like the Crochet lace sash tied dress.

  85. My favouite is the Peony cotton knit dress at http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030034/Peony-cotton-knit-dress

  86. I totally love their dresses and skirts. The pockets are just so darn nifty.

  87. It’s so hard to chose, but I really love the Looped Bodice Stretch Sheath Dress

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  88. I keep going back again and again to look at:
    http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0028306/The-admiralty-blue-dress-in-black
    So sexy, I love that it can be customized to my measurements!

  89. Embellishe cotton aline is fantasmic!

  90. I love the Retro style poplin!!!!!!

  91. I really like the Draped jersey knit pencil dress

  92. I love the Cotton poplin surplice dress

  93. I love the chiffon print dress, so pretty!

  94. I love the Ruffled shift dress

  95. I like the Contrast trim cotton poplin dress.

  96. fit and flare ponte dress

  97. Contrast trim chiffon print dress is what I really like.

  98. So many to choose from. One that I liked is the Pleated cotton knit dress

  99. I like the Crystal studded crepe tunic top

  100. I like the “Floral houndstooth print keyhole dress” under the Winter Clearance.

  101. I love EShakti! In the summer I purchased a retro skirt and dress from them and I love them! I paid extra to have them fitted and it wad worth it! So beautiful, feminine and classy, I would love to own another piece from their collection!! Oh please please!!

  102. Contrast trim cotton poplin dress

  103. I am loving the Retro Dupioni Shirtdress in Teal.

  104. I am SO excited about this giveaway! I have created my own dresses on eShakti several times in the past but have never purchased one, although I have put several in my cart. To choose a favorite is difficult, but if pressed, I think that the cowl neck bird song dress in purple is my favorite, although I would add cap sleeves instead of the sleeveless option. Thanks for the opportunity!

  105. I like the Cycle embroidery pencil skirt.

  106. Pleated empire waist crepe blouse, Polka dot print cotton dress, Belted fit-and-flare poplin dress

  107. Wow! I love this site! I am so addicted to black and white that this dress really caught my eye: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0029599/Ottoman-cotton-knit-shift-dress

    Not only is it comfy knit, easy to wear, it also has some beautiful embroidery down the sleves! I love it! Thanks for the “intro” to this site!

  108. I love love love the Floral embellished sweetheart poplin dress

  109. this would be for my mom, so i cannot judge what would be good.

  110. the cowl neck birdsong dress

  111. I like the Ruffled Shirt Dress.
    Thanks ~ FB: Alexia Harvours

  112. I love the Retro style poplin dress!

  113. I love the Polka dot print cotton dress

  114. I like the floral spray embroidered dress.

  115. I love the jacket that you are sporting!

  116. Cross back cotton knit dress is wonderful I would love to own!

  117. I really like the Colourblock Striped Retro Frock!

  118. The Valentine dress!

  119. It’s a toss up between the Havana dress or Retro poplin shirtdress

  120. I like the side botton cotton knit top.

  121. I really love the Banded stripe poplin dress.

  122. Sash waist cotton poplin dress

  123. I love the Scalloped tulle overlayer dress.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  124. ebb and flow skirt

  125. I like the Floral embellished crepe top! Very pretty!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  126. i like the sash waist chambray dress

  127. I just bought myself the Admiralty Blue dress in Black and I LOOOVVEE it!!

  128. hi… ALL MY ENTRIES ARE GONE NOW THAT RAFFLECOPTER CHANGED THE FORMAT. I HAVE BEEN POSTING AND PINNING DAILY AS EVIDENT FROM MY PINTEREST PAGE.

  129. sweetheart cotton knit dress!

  130. floral embellished chambray dress so cute!

  131. I like the Ikat print halter maxi dress

  132. Just discovered their website today and I am in love!

  133. I love so many of their dresses. One of my favourites is the jeweled neck chambray dress

  134. I really like the Floral embellished crepe top.

  135. I really like the Elastic waist chambray maxi dress.

  136. love the mod style floral shift dress!

  137. The Virginia dress! 🙂

  138. I love the Floral stripe print halter maxi dress.

  139. love the blue shawl collar shirt dress

  140. I really like the Women’ Summer Floral Print Stretch Jacket.

  141. I love the Shawl collar A-line shirtdress

  142. I looove that brand, I’ve been thinking of ordering for a while now… Here’s what I think is really cute at the moment, the Heart embellished crepe dress http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030038/Heart-embellished-crepe-dress

  143. Definitely the giraffe dress!

  144. I love this dress: Banded tulle stripe strapless dress

  145. Wow, I love the Floral vine print cotton dress!!! SO prettty!!! http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030493/Floral-vine-print-cotton-dress

  146. I like the Graphic embroidery peasant blouse in black from eShakti.

  147. I love the Feminine pleated knit dress

  148. Please be very, very careful when ordering from eShatki. If the cost of your order is more than $200, you will be hit with a customs duty charge from DHL. I ordered 4 dresses from eshatki because we have two weddings in our family this year, two of my children are getting married. eShatki was running a special, buy two dresses, get one free. My order was over $200. I just received a bill from DHL for $45 !! Also, I returned three dresses and that cost me $20 to return them to eShatki. The quality of their clothing is not that great to have to deal with these shipping charges. One is better off to buy from a well established clothes company and pay a good local seamstress to do alterations. eShatki offered me a store credit for the amount that DHL is charging me. However, I do NOT WANT a STORE CREDIT. It is not worth the hassle of doing business with them. They need to clarify on their website that once an order goes over $200 the customer WILL be charged customs by DHL, not MAY be charged and the customer should have to check a box stating that they understand this shipping charge. Honestly I did not see any notice that I would be charged by DHL. This was a very disappointing experience for me. I will discourage everyone from ordering from this company.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience. Are you in Canada or the US? I never experienced any charges when my package arrived (Canada).

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