When I love Lucy meets Zooey Deschanel and designs something they would both wear in real life… That’s how I feel in this polka dot dress. It doesn’t need much styling, as it speaks for itself. I paired this red and white dress with nude heels from target, a bulky gold chain necklace (thrifted) and my Marc Jacobs watch.
Spinning and Twirling in this polka dot dress was a lot of fun yesterday. I have been looking for a dress like this for the past few months, and when I couldn’t find anything at the thrift stores, I took a chance and accepted the offer from eShakti to try one of their products. The dress is custom made in India, and when I was choosing it, I could not only select my size, but also the length of hem, type of collar cut, and whether I wanted any of the embellishments removed. The dress could’ve come with a white stripe going a little above the hem line.
I was really hoping this would be my summer weddings go-to dress, but I am not so sure anymore. The idea behind eShakti is great – they position themselves, as the only online women’s fashion apparel company offering size 0-36W & Custom clothing. But sadly, the quality of the dress is not that high. Of course it’s better than a lot of Chinese websites that sent me items in the past, but
- the cotton on the dress is not very thick,
- the polka dot pattern is printed on top of the fabric, not a part of the fabric (I am not sure what will happen to the dress in the wash)
- it also ripped right around the zipper as I was taking it off, fortunately enough I know how to fix it, but what if I didn’t?
- it’s pricey (The dress would’ve cost me $80)
The great things about the dress are
- the style, and the cut is vintage inspired, what I absolutely love,
- it has pockets,
- I got to customize it for my body type
All of the eShakti products ship from India, so it was fun to receive a DHL from half-way around the world.
At the end of the day I don’t know if I would shop there for myself. There are so many places to do it these days. Plus I am now being EXTREMELY money cautious with me going back to college in September!
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