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****
*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!