The 6th graders at my kids’ school have a Valentine’s Day dance. They’re expected to dress up, and somewhere in the communicating of this information, someone said that the girls needed to wear dresses. Because sometimes 11 year olds aren’t rational, it is easier to just go with this as opposed to trying to explain that a skirt is probably just fine as well…or so you think. Then you start shopping. And shopping. And shopping. And pretty soon you’ve been to every store in 2 malls and discovered that Juniors dresses are shorter than kid sized ones (some bordering on obscene) and that even tiny women’s sizes are way too big in the bust for a 5’3” 98lb 11 year old (as well they should be).
I’ve seen them reviewed around blog land (my friend and neighbor Tam at Sew Dang Cute reviewed them recently), and wanted to know if they lived up to the hype, especially if you were paying for the product instead of getting a freebie.
It should be noted that there’s a $20 off for new customers on the eShakti homepage and that customizations are normally $7.50, but those were free for first timers, too. So, I paid about $40 for what would normally be $67.50-ish.
We settled on the ruffle front poplin dress in coral. (Random weird thing alert: Macy wanted the turquoise one, which she had seen a few days before. It was not there they day we ordered. It has been back since, but it’s MIA again today.) We ordered a size zero (based on the sizing chart measurements) and then had sleeves added and the neckline raised. We also entered a bra size for custom sizing in that area.
We ordered on a Sunday afternoon and the dress arrived on the Monday the next week, so about 8 days later.
Long enough, high enough, and age/school appropriate. Plus, pockets!
Would I order from them again? Absolutely. I see us becoming eShakti regulars.
What didn’t I love? The “Live Chat” wasn’t live. I got a response about 2 days later. I did get a response, though.