Wednesday, January 9, 2013

eShakti Dress Review & Giveaway!



A few months ago I was contacted by the lovely people at eShakti, a women's clothing line that specializes in making custom fitted clothing. What I really love about their whole line is that any hemline can be lengthened, shortened and specific details about any item itself can be changed such as the neckline for a dress or top. As someone who sometimes struggles to find the perfect length hem for dresses and pants since I carry most of my height in my legs, I was pretty excited to have the opportunity to review one of their dresses!



As I had never ordered from eShakti before, I decided to play it safe and order on the larger side. That turned out not to be such a great idea. lol. The first dress I selected wound up being too large for me and after speaking with the company, they encouraged me to stay closer to my true size and even a little smaller as their sizing works a bit differently. The next dress, my red dress shown here was the winner and I couldn't be more happy with it! This is the only red dress to hang in my closet at the moment as I've recently cleaned out my closet and made donations. I love the fit and flare style with A-line cut and flouncy skirt, the optional tie belt which I'm wearing with it and the slight sweetheart neckline with a gathered look around the bust turned out to be very flattering. It is perfect for twirling on the dance floor or even sitting at a dinner table as it's really comfy.



I custom ordered the length so that it would hit right at the knee (tea-length) which is not too short or too long and can be worn for many occasions and events throughout the year. This dress has an invisible zipper on the side. When I received the dress it had hidden pockets as many trendy dresses do these days, but that's just not me, I'm always pulled towards classic pieces with simple lines that are more feminine and elegant than playful, so I took it to my seamstress and had her remove the pockets, as I didn't want any additional bulk near the hip area. I thought I'd be okay with the pockets or I would have had eShakti remove them since they create custom garments. I'd also like to add that eShakti's shipping was super quick! I was shocked at how fast each dress arrived-definitely a nice little surprise.



I wore this dress during our Caribbean Christmas cruise spent on Celebrity Cruise lines, choosing to wear it on Christmas Eve to our formal dinner. :) Sorry about the fuzzy photos after enlarging them a bit, my current camera is not the greatest. A new one is definitely on my wish list this year! ;)




****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****


Now comes the fun part...you know that first dress that didn't work out? Well, instead of simply returning it, the kind folks at eShakti asked if I'd like to run a giveaway so one of my readers could win one of their dresses. We have a lovely burgundy & black fall/winter sheath dress up for grabs!! While both my red dress and the giveaway dress are no longer available online for purchase or for me to show you on the model (due to the new Spring line slowly being released), please take a look at the pictures I've included below. It's burgundy/bordeaux & black with a faux flap pocket detail front and back and had an exposed zipper on the reverse. It has a capped sleeve and very small slit in the back. While the photos might have a pinkish-tint, it is more deep burgundy red-brown than pink.






*Please note that the dress is brand new but was tried on by me for all of 30 seconds. Although the size is marked as Small/6 it fits more like a regular size 8-10. It has stretch to it which is why I suggest up to size 10. It runs long, it hits below the knee so if you're not 5'9" or taller like myself, you may have to have it hemmed up to to the length you prefer. This giveaway includes free shipping, I'll be shipping the dress to you from my home. :) Since this is a very specific size and length, we'll likely have a lot less entries than usual, the odds are in your favor!

How to Enter:

1. First Entry- Must be a "public" follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect. Simply click follow in my right sidebar. Leave a comment telling me you did as well as where you would wear this burgundy & black sheath dress. To the office, church, an upcoming event, etc.

2. Second Entry- Leave a second comment after you "Like" The Classy Woman Facebook page. :)

3. Third Entry- Leave a third comment after you've shared the link to this giveaway via Twitter, Facebook or your blog. Leave me your page name/twitter handle or link to your blog post.

*This Giveaway for the size 8-10 burgundy & black sheath dress ends January.15th at 11pm EST. The winner will be selected at random via Random.org to keep things fair. I'll announce the winner on January.16th and contact the winner for their shipping details. Giveaway open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck ladies & thanks for reading!

XO



25 comments:

  1. I would love to win the dress! I'm mostly a stay at home mom and don't regularly buy nice things like this for myself. Would wear it on our summer vacation for sure!
    Thanks for offering this.
    Joani

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  2. GFC follower - I would wear it to work

    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  3. Like" The Classy Woman Facebook

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  4. What a wonderful contest -- I love the color blocking! I should also add that the dress you chose is truly lovely. Definitely 4 season dress, and the color is perfect for your skin tone!

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  5. Have liked your facebook page for a while, now!

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  6. I would wear this dress to visit my Aunt who just turned 95. What a great travel dress for our Montreal road trip!

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  7. Hi Karla,
    Happy New Year!

    I am a follower of course!
    This dress would work out great for me!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  8. Oh and I also Like you on Facebook Karla!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  9. current gfc follower as "sswpss" and I'd love to wear it to church :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  10. Hi Karla, I would love to wear this dress to the office! I just started following your blog!

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  11. Wow Karla! I really Like your Pics & Dresses. I view some eShakti designs and collections these are unique color combinations and outfits. Also you wore Beautiful Women's Dresses and I am following your blog and Facebook. Thanks for sharing blogpost.

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  12. Follow on Google Friend Connect. I love the dress and would wear it to a wedding I have coming up this summer!

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  13. I follow via gfc as Dee and would wear this to a friend's upcoming birthday dinner :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  14. I like you on fb as Dee G.

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  15. so cute! If only it was my size. T___T

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  16. Follow on GFC. What a beautiful dress! I'd wear it to my upcoming choir concert!

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  17. Public follower! I'd wear this to church with black boots!

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  18. tweeted! https://twitter.com/OctMom/status/290969460834201601

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  19. GFC follower as Adrianne B. This would be a great frock to wear to work!

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  20. I like you on FB as Adrianne Braun

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  21. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/adriannebraun/status/291303530550132737

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  22. I'm following - julimi

    I'd love to wear this to my work party

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  23. I follow on GFC and would love to wear this an evening out

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Thanks for stopping by, your comments make my day! I read every single one and will answer any questions you have. I hope you'll visit again soon! :)

Warmly,
Karla

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