Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review - eShakti "Floral eyelet fit-and-flare dress"

The lovely ladies at eShakti were kind enough to offer me yet another sample dress to review for all my wonderful blog readers. This one is a beauty!!! With the spring season right around the corner, eShakti now has their spring line up on their website. I narrowed it down after an hour or so to the Floral Eyelet Fit & Flare Dress. This dress had a very similar shape to my owl dress so I decided to use their customize styling option to change it up and turn it into a cute, fun party dress!! The dress originally had a scoop neckline but I changed it to a boat neckline instead. I also shortened the length to above the knee for a flirty style. I had to choose 3 dresses and I didn't know which one I was receiving until it arrived. So when I opened the box I was so excited to see my first choice. I'm very pleased with my modifications and I absolutely LOVE this dress! Its exactly what I pictured :)

This dress features a beautiful sheer blue eyelet overlay with a floral design. But here's what makes the dress unique - the underlay is a bright yellow taffeta material so it shows through the eyelets and gives kind of a two toned bluish green effect. There's a navy blue band around the waist that is flat in the front but a stretchy material in the back for a little bit of room and comfort (called "Elastic Smocked Back Waist" on the website). The construction of this dress is very high quality and the seams are sewn together very well everywhere! And this dress has my two favorite qualities of the owl dress - pockets, and the underside of the shoulder straps has little loops that snap so you can snap your bra straps in place. The back features a keyhole design for some added character.

I ordered a 1X (same size as last time) and it fits like a glove. The waist band   makes it extra flattering and the length is short but remains appropriate for both size and age. For the pictures, I paired it with a pair of black open toe pumps (thanks Catherine!), but I also tried it on with a pair of nude heels and they looked great with it as well. This dress easily just slips on over your head but also has a partial zipper side closure

Of course...there's pictures! I really wanted to photograph this dress outside but it was cold, rainy and windy all weekend and I wanted to post my review as soon as possible. The melting messy snow wouldn't make for nice photos anyway so I settled for my regular hallway shot!



The back keyhole detailing with the Elastic Smocked Back Waist

The dress is so flowly - I had to do a few twirls in it :) 

Close up of the design detailing, overlay and underlay

And the underside of the shoulder straps with little loops that snap so you can snap your bra straps in place

This dress was "Temporarily Out of Stock" on the website but it just became available again! You can get it for 20% off until March 20th, 2013 using the promo code: PRLPNKBETY. The price of the Floral Eyelet Fit & Flare Dress is $119.95 but when you think about it, that's a great price for a beautiful dress that you can customize yourself. Not many online dress websites give you that option!! In addition, you are receiving a very high quality, well made dress so its well worth the investment!

A HUGE thank you goes out to eShakti for sending me this dress to review...especially Jane and Jennifer. The first party or event that comes up in the near future, I'll be sure to wear this! I am always pleased with the ordering process, the company, the speedy shipping, and their customer service. I highly recommend ordering from eShakti!

Disclaimer:
I was given the dress but not paid in addition to say nice things about the company. I am 100% honest and truly happy with my experience. If you are reading this blog post from a google search, thanks for checking me out! Please subscribe for more fashion, makeup, nails and reviews. If you any questions, please comment below or email me at apinkmua at gmail.com and I would be happy to help you out as best I can.

Thanks for reading!

Much Love,
April
xo

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  1. nice dress (: you look beautiful (:

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