A month ago, eShakti contacted me about doing a blog review for one of their products. Since the company is known for their customized tailoring, I was happy to check it out. As someone who is a 5’2” petite, shopping can be frustrating, as a lot of clothes are made for women at least a few inches taller. In preparation for summer, I selected this white eyelet skirt for review.
To order, you first select between a standard or custom size option. Even their standard option comes with some free customization choices (pockets or no pockets?), which is great. I wanted to do a thorough product review on their custom size service, so I wrote in my hip, waist, and thigh measurements. They also ask for your height, hip shape, and even if you want your skirt “as shown,” short, above knee, knee length or mid-calf. I like skirts to hit a couple of inches above my knee, so I selected the third option.
It took a full two weeks before I received an e-mail notification that my purchase was being shipped. Less than a week after that, the package was delivered to my door.
The verdict? I have mixed feelings about the product. The cotton fabric felt nice and thick, but the craftsmanship was not the best. For some reason, there was a seam running down the center front of my skirt, which made it look cheap. Also, the waist measurement I sent to eShakti was 26” but the delivered item had a 27” waist. It also wasn’t quite “above the knee” as their image selection had led me to believe. Priced at $120, I expected the skirt to meet higher standards. Perhaps certain design elements can’t be helped, but if you ask a customer for their measurements, then it should be fulfilled as specified.
The concept of eShakti has a lot of potential, and for customers who aren’t too nit-picky it’s certainly an option to consider. But for the rest of us, I hope they will figure out how to deliver orders that follow specifications.
Have you purchased anything from eShakti or other retailers that offer customized tailoring? If so, how was your experience?
Skirt thanks to eShakti (follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter), Gap button-down shirt (similar), Sigerson Morrison heels, Coach bag (updated version)
PS. I’m giving away the skirt I wore above. If you’re interested, let me know below!
Chiara Ko says
Love the look of the white eyelet and love that the company can customize for pockets! That would come in handy for insulin pump users like me 😉 Too bad the end result is not as expected though, and at $120, that’s pretty steep for a product that’s not satisfactory
I love the pockets too. I think once they figure out quality control the company would do really well.
Sandra - More Style Than Fashion says
As on the pictures the skirt looks nice, especially combined as you did.A pity that the quality isn’t that well.
I never ordered anything from them because this is the first time I read about it.
I hope my review was helpful! The quality of the skirt itself was actually quite nice, just the execution of the measurements didn’t quite meet what I requested.
I love your look! If you don’t want that skirt anymore I would love to take a look at it for my blog!
K / Pure & Complex says
I am so loving that skirt. It’s so demure and so feminine. You look absolutely gorg girl.
Kay of Pure & Complex
Shaira Manalo says
I haven’t purchase any item from them but knowing that they make customized products, i want now! I love how you styled that white skirt <3
Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back Thanks!
Have a nice day!
STYLE BY ALINA says
Cute outfit Jen! I loved that you tried to make the skirt work in the end even though the waist was an inch too wide. You look lovely in it though!
Sarah Bristow says
What a shame that this product isn’t what you were wanting. I do think thought that it looks beautiful on you! I love the style and white skirts are so pretty.
Sarah xxx || http://www.whatsasssays.com
Anna | SheisJoyful says
You are beautiful! and I love this whole outfit!