Wednesday, February 24, 2010

eShakti Dress Review and Giveaway


The lovely folks at eShakti sent me this dress to review, and, as you can tell from the photos, I'm smitten. It's a lightweight cotton voile, so even though the skirt is lined to make it flouncy and full, it's a bit too breezy to wear just now. And I AM BUMMED. (I can't seem to find the dress anywhere but here on the site, so snap it up, you size 18s! Stock rotates frequently on eShakti.)

eShakti carries sizes from 0 to 26 and you can customize the fit of your dress, from arm circumference to hem length. The dresses are all reasonably priced, and so cute they'll make your head spin. I had a lot of trouble settling on this one, but in the end my dual loves of red and full skirts won out.



Now for the good part: eShakti is letting me give away TWO $15 gift cards! Here's how you enter:

  1. Do one or more of the following: fan eShakti on Facebook or sign up for their newsletter.

  2. Leave a comment on this post with the following information: Your favorite dress on the site, which way you'll be following eShakti, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  3. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, March 7. I'll draw a winner at random the following week. This contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Good luck, everyone!

101 comments:

LutherLiz said...

I followed on Facebook. (Elizabeth Paul)

morgenstar20 at hotmail dot com

Kelly said...

SAL! First of all, you look gorgeous in that picture. Secondly, you KNOW my "I can't find things to fit my boobs" woes. eShakti is so perfect - it seems reasonably priced and I am thrilled that there is a place to put your bra size in.

(I am thrilled because I was thisclose to buying a sun dress from AJ Rumina, that brand that I talked about on my blog that makes clothes for bigger boobs. I wasn't thrilled with the pattern of the AJ Rumina dress, but I figured that I have so few choices in my price range that I should just do it. But eShakti has a gazillion. Oh thank you thank you thank you).

Anyway, now that I have composed myself, I would like to say that my email is proficiscamur {at} gmail {dot} com. I signed up for their newsletter (although I just realized that I signed up with my other gmail account, not my proficiscamur one - is that a problem?)

Kelly said...

Also, for anyone else entering - after I signed up for the email newsletter, I got an email with a discount code in it. So anyone wanting to shop on the site should definitely sign up that way!

Amy said...

That dress is great on you and I am really happy to find out about this shop. It was hard to choose, but I think the Gold chevron print dress is my favorite right now.

I followed eShakti on facebook. My email is amysanders at gmail dot com

cleverly said...

I signed up for their newsletter.

A dress I really really like is the Cotton Satin Bubble Dress.

cleverlycharmed (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sam said...

I registered for the newsletter with sam.gionet@gmail.com. My favorite dress on the site is the surplice dress in royal blue!

Kendra said...

OH! I have wanted to try an eShakti dress for a while! I already follow them on Twitter, and am pretty sure I signed up for their newsletter a couple weeks ago.

It is nearly impossible to pick a favorite but I think I would have to go with the Floral Cowl Neck Dress. I think the shape would be very flattering on me, and I am a sucked for ANYthing with turquoise.

Thanks Sally!!
-- Kendra
leehovey916@gmail.com

Leah Harrison said...

Wow, so many pretty dresses!! How are we supposed to choose?? I love the "floral stripe corset style tiered sundress". I have been looking for something like that for a while!

My email: kyoko3468@yahoo.com
I became a fan on facebook, also.

Lili P. said...

How come I've never heard of them before??? How cool is this website!!!!

I followed on facebook, and I'm loving that mock two-piece dress. So flirty and fun.


lxp3478@rit.edu

Living the dream said...

That dress is perfect on you!! I love it. And I love so many of the dresses. My current favorite is the pleated inset waist dress in eggplant!

email: mojojojo9.sw@gmail.com

I'm a relatively new follower of your blog. I love it. Thank you!

Cedar said...

I am a facebook fan.
kashaw917@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I subscribed to the newsletter. I love the tri-tone cotton dress, I think I would wear it just about everywhere.

sarahcp at live dot com

jmcomyns said...

I've had eshakti bookmarked for a while and I love all of their dresses! I think my current favorite is the Beaded circle necklace dress. I signed up for their newsletter. Thanks for this great giveaway and for a wonderful blog!

jmcomyns@yahoo.com

Healthy and Homemade said...

Following on Facebook. Their dresses are FANTASTIC! I want: Ruffle sleeveless cotton satin dress, or Beaded circle necklace dress, or the Ruffle neck tiered cotton crinkle dress . . . how can we possibly choose?!

stepharoo [at] gmail [dot] com

enna. said...

Facebook'd. And I can only choose ONE?! I really like the Floral Ruffle-Neck Dress in Canary (and the Ruffle Wrap in Eggplant and the Mock Two-Piece Dress and the Ruffle-Trim Cotton Satin Dress).

peoplewearclothes at gmail dot com

Lynsey said...

I am a facebook fan.

I LOVE the Sequined illusion mesh dress, it is just my style!

itslikelyn @ shaw . ca

AumTattoo said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic find! Their prices are great and I LOVE the custom options! This is the best find of the year.

Linen cotton blend stretch dress with short sleeves.

goslomo at gmail dot com

Sarah O. said...
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Sarah O. said...

I've been a fan of eShakti on Facebook for a few weeks now. There are so many great dresses that it's hard to choose just one (I even had to ask for the boyfriend's opinion). Together we decided that our favorite is the black Surplice shirtdress.

chickface at sbcglobal dot net

marlene said...

I signed up for their newsletter. I think the cotton satin wrap dress in eggplant is my favorite right now. dezinetwin(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pneu said...

You look great in that dress! I love the black cotton peasant dress; it's on sale, too. :)

I signed up for the newsletter. pneuwarum (at) gmail (dot) com

Trudy Callan said...

My favorite is the Tritone Cotton Dress.

sewingwithtrudy at yahoo dot com

And, you look amazing in this dress.

Tina Z said...

I registered for their newsletter and I love the mock two piece dress in red and grey. Thanks! tzappile@gmail.com

Alice said...

I'm a facebook fan. I also like the mock two piece dresses, especially the one in red.

little (dot) blue (dot) shoes (at) gmail (dot) com

Marlisa said...

I love eShakti's site and am lusting after so many things! And I'm really excited to be able to follow them on Facebook!

marlisap2002 at yahoo dotcom

A-C said...

I registered! Also, there are some *lovely* dresses I would love to get my hands on. I am torn between the Ruffle sleeveless cotton satin dress in turquoise and the Cotton satin wrap dress in eggplant.

lawschoolfashionista (@) gmail (.) com

D'Rae said...

I follow on facebook!
I am having a hard time choosing a dress as well!
email is slice.of.life@hotmail.com

Marianna said...

I have heard of eShakti but never really took the time to look at their website. Wow! What great dresses in an assortment of sizes! This is great!

I followed them on Facebook and I love the paneled two-tone sheath dress.

absolutelyappleblog@gmail.com

Thanks!

Sondra said...

Signed up for the newsletter.. the dresses all look great!

sliesen [at] gmail [dot] com

maria said...

I signed up for their email newsletter & I love the Tritone Cotton dress, although I might try and change up the colors (I'm envisioning teal & red...)

Thanks for the giveaway!

msanchezmasi (at) fmtcs (dot) com

newvintage said...

I followed eShakti on Facebook! my email is andrea(at)gideonfamily dot org. My favorite dress is Peony embroidered cotton satin dress. Thanks!

Laura said...

following on facebook

I love love LOVE the Surplice dress!I could go for a few others too, so cute!

silentlistener1 at gmail dot com

kappapsichica said...

I'm already a fan on facebook, but haven't tried the brand out yet. Right now I am LOVING the Embellished poppies dot print dress. It's so cute I could die. weddingfund [at] hotmail [dot] com.

danielle said...

That red dress is fantastic!

I am following on FB and signed up for their newsletter. I am having a hard time choosing too, but I really love the retro look of the surplice shirtdress, either in the linen print or eggplant.

danielle@moreshimmy.com

Shrinky Inky said...

I follow eShakti on Facebook. My favorite dress is the Pleated cotton satin dress CL0017288, because I love sleeves and the royal blue is stunning!! great dresses and even better prices - thanks Already Pretty and eShakti!!

inkchick AT gmail DOT com

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Kristin said...

I've never heard of this site before, but I am LOVING it! I signed up for their newsletter (and hello discount code!). Woo!

I like a lot of their stuff, but as I'm in the market for a new LBD, I'm totally eyeballing the Jersey Draped Sleeve dress. So cute!

buffy.kristin@gmail.com

Bird on Your Shirt

mamaspeak said...

What a pretty dress---and good prices! I am following via facebook.

Picking a favorite is hard! I'm torn between the surplice shirtdress in eggplant and the pleated cotton satin dress in black. I need more color in my wardrobe, though, so would probably opt for the shirtdress.

melanie_reyse(at)yahoo(.)com. Thanks for the chance to enter! :D

Christina W. said...

Thanks for the contest Sal! I simply love the Ruffin trim cotton satin dress in royal blue! I signed up for eShakti's newsletter and I'll probably start shopping right now. :)

wei.chris.tina (at) gmail.com

ranksubjugation said...

I am a fan on the facebook!

My fave dress is the Belted Linen Weave Dress... but I must say that my fave product is the Brushed Cotton Sheeting Jacket -- wooo!

kzmkdebris@gmail.com

talitha_3k said...

became a fan on Facebook...having trouble deciding between Linen print surplice shirtdress and Peony embroidered cotton satin dress...

talitha_3k@yahoo.com

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

I signed up for the newsletter! I've had my eye on the surplice shirtdress, but I can't decide on the color! Royal blue, I think, or the linen with a floral print.

triciacornell at gmail

Ranjita said...

I really want to say this seems like a very unique model for a retailer, almost seems futuristic to be able to customize clothes! I signed up for their newsletter. My email is ranjita_1514@yahoo.com

I love so many of their creations. Right now I am in love with product ID # CL0018392

voltasoap said...

I'm a facebook fan and I adore the ruffle front wrap dress.
lisa@voltasoap.com

Jaimee said...

I followed on Facebook as well.

I love the Sequined illusion mesh dress, and it even looks like the could adjust it to fit my boobs, which would be amazing (and unheard of).

futurelint said...

I signed up for their newsletter, they really do have such beautiful dresses and they are well priced!

My favorite is the Surplice shirtdress in the blue color!

futurelint(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenniferocious said...

I shall be following them on Facebook (Jennifer Johnson).

How to choose a favorite dress? They are all quite lovely! Maybe the "Gold Chevron Print Dress"... I adore that beautiful shade of purple, and the block print is lovely! The fact that the print is hand made is just the extra special touch that I look for in my clothing - I like for them to be unique! I also really like that you can choose a length you like, as I'm quite modest when it comes to dress length (my favorite is always just above the knee or knee length - anything much shorter usually makes me rather uncomfortable), and a lot of dresses this season have been quite short. $15 is a really good price for customizing as well - much less than I expected it to be!

Although in further browsing, I just discovered the "Petal ruffle neck print dress"... and now I can't decide which one is my favorite! They're both so lovely, and different from anything I currently have in my wardrobe...

In any case, thank you SO MUCH for leading us to this wonderful site. I'll be sure to be making purchases there in the future, even if I don't win the contest. :)

E-Mail: jen_j_26@hotmail.com

Thanks again!

Andie said...

That dress you are wearing is too cute. So is that the poppy red?

I actually love love love the poppy red day to evening cotton satin dress with the rosettes. To cute. I can think of so many ways of how to wear it! :)

I registered for their newsletter and if by some strange miracle, I win, you can reach me at andie325@cox.net

I can't wait to see what you wore today! :)

Sarah said...

I love the embellished poppies dot print dress- very retro inspired, which is my taste, but you look beautiful in that red dress also. I signed up for their newsletter, which I'm sure will be bad for my wallet.
blessedgirl65@gmail.com

Thursday's Child said...

I signed up for their newsletter! :)

I loooove this dress: http://www.eshakti.com/clothpdpage.asp?catalog=Clothes&cate=little+black+dress&productid=CL0018416&pcat=dresses.

And I'm chymerikaenATgmailDOTcom.

Katie and Josh said...

I signed up for their newsletter!
jeffek69 at uwosh dot edu
Favorite Dress = Embellished neck spiral print dress

Esti said...

Oh my gosh, I am in love. I'm going to buy the pleated cotton satin dress in black whether or not I get a gift card, because it is exactly what I've been looking for. If I do win a gift card, however, I will (also) get the scoop neck pleat dress and have it fitted for me, because I love it but it looks like it might be too small on top.

I think you've just given me a new addiction! I probably shouldn't thank you for that, but... thanks! I'm following on facebook and my email is esti.brennan (at) gmail.com

neighborhoodsupergoddess said...

I've signed up for their newsletter. I love their red sheer drama day dress, though red is definitely not my color. (still, I can dream...)

email is: melody.y.lee @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

I will sign up for the newsletter after I post this and I like the Ruffle sleeveless cotton satin dress.

haller.gp@sasktel.net

Patricia

Sabine42 said...

I signed up for the newsletter! I absolutely love the linen-cotton blend black fitted dress (CL0018476)!

sabine 42 42 at gmail.com

chelle said...

There are several dresses I like. I hope to order one in the next couple weeks.

I signed up for the newsletter.
I would choose the little black dress - linen cotton blend stretch. Boring maybe, but my LBD isn't fitting or as flattering as I'd like it to be.

jmcostabile at npgcable dot com

Kiki said...

I love the Cotton satin rosette trim dress. What beautiful dresses! It was hard to choose just one. I signed up for their newsletter.

Chelsea said...

I became a fan on Facebook.

I was first introduced to this website from Kimberley over at Fab Finds under 50... and I am in love! Not only are the garments totally affordable, but come in a wide range of sizes AND customizeable? That is a dream come true!

My favorite dress is the linen print surplus shirtdress because I have a thing for butterflies AND shirt dresses, but have yet to find one that fits me properly.

brightsidedweller AT gmail DOT com

Christina F. said...

Hi Sal,
I love your red dress (cotton voile is so great for warmer weather -- can you tell I have spring fever?). I'm really impressed with this site and fell in love with the black cotton beaded dress. I'm following eshakti via their newsletter. Thanks for the contest! Christina
tinagirl24 (at) att (dot) net.

daisy said...

I drool over the eShakti website regularly. I just fanned them on Facebook. Email is azuldaisy [at] gmail {dot} com

Thanks, Sal!

cwhf said...

Following on facebook.

My favorite dress is a hard call; they have a lot of nice ones, but I will go with the surplice shirtdress in blue. Love the classic lines and the blue feels so summery to me.

email: ev_hayes at yahoo dot com

Another great site I have to thank you for directing me to; Thanks, Sal!

Frances Joy said...
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Frances Joy said...

I LOVE that red dress on you!

I signed up for the newsletter and fell in love with the indigo cowl neck dress.

francesjsantiago (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer said...

I will be following via newsletter.

Fave dress: Sheer Drama

email: jenncox611@gmail.com

Laura Elaine said...
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Laura Elaine said...

Let's try this again - I forgot to name the dress I liked! I love the Ribbon Tapes Shift Dress - but there are so many great ones! So, thanks for the great contest and turning me on to eShakti - what a great site! And your dress looks smashing on you :) I signed up for their newsletter, and I am elledn AT gmail DOT com.

Nataliya said...

I really like eShakti's stuff. I became a facebook fan awhile ago. My favorite dress right now is the Embellished neck spiral print dress.

nataliya.sh@gmail.com

Jane W. said...

How cute are you in that dress??? VERY!

I just signed up for their newsletter, and had a very hard time picking one dress. For now I'll say the tritone.

elphaba30@yahoo.com

April said...

love the red dress :D

I subscribed to the newsletter!

My email address: watermelon404 (at) gmail.com

And my favorite dress is the Beaded Circle Necklace dress! Such great colors.

Jill said...

What a fantastic site - thank you for introducing me to a place I KNOW I'll be shopping. The vintage-inspired feel of the dresses are right up my alley.

I love the bow-tied sleeved shirt dress in denim. Fingers crossed!

jillvanbrussel@hotmail.com

Jill said...

Okay, left crucial info out of my first comment try, so here goes again:

Favorite dress is the bow-tied sleeved shirt dress in denim.

jillvanbrussel@hotmail.com

I registered and will be following the newsletter.

grace said...

I love eShakti! It's hard to choose, but I think my current favorite dress is the Lilies-of-the-valley cotton satin dress. Love that one.

I'm following eShakti on FB and signed up for their newsletter!

avengingophelia@gmail.com

Woman said...

I followed on facebook. now I'm a fan. Yay!
My favorite dress would be this one,
Floral print ensemble dress. Because Spring is coming and spring is all about floral!

and my email is orangeginger@gmail.com

Erica said...

I just signed up for the newsletter- thanks for telling us about this site. I love almost everything! My favorites are the Graphic blossoms cotton top and the Lilies-of-the-valley cotton satin dress.

erica dot bodnar at gmail dot com

Christy said...

I signed up for their newsletter. My favorite dress on the site (tough decision!) is the Linen Print Surplice Shirtdress: http://www.eshakti.com/clothpdpage.asp?catalog=Clothes&cate=day+dresses&productid=CL0018322&pcat=

And my email address is wingstofly87 at yahoo dot com. :)

Mindy said...

I signed up for the newsletter. I love the illusion bodice denim dress.

Gienah Ghurab said...

I love the Lilies-of-the-valley cotton satin dress the most, though the cotton satin rosette trim dress is nice, too.

I signed up for the email newsletter.

gienahghurab [at] yahoo [dot] com

Christine said...

I love the floral ruffle neck dress in royal blue. The red one on you looks great! Simple and fun and not out of my league price-wise :)
I signed up as a fan on facebook. Thanks for sharing their site!

neighbourhood.gal said...

I followed on facebook.

neighbourhood dot gal at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

fan at facebook.
liked the Cotton satin wrap dress

lighthouselady@gmail.com

AnnaSpringer said...

Signed up for newsletter

Cotton Satin Bubble Dress!

annaspringer@abbacominc.com

pennyfarthing said...

I signed up for the newsletter, and I love the Ruffle sleeveless cotton satin dress!

hoxtonmarket at gmail dot com

meliasaurus said...

the pleated cotton satin dress is exactly the dress i've been looking for!!

ameliaheartsu@gmail.com

Kathryn said...

Hello! (my very first comment!)

I signed up for the email newsletter as: gotmusikk at gmail dot com

My favorite is the Surplice Shirtdress in Eggplant (listed under "day dresses"). It has such an elegant construction and a wonderful color-- I've been thinking about 'honing my style' to make the best of what I've got, and getting a few dresses is a much needed addition to my wardrobe!

Thanks for such a lovely conversation place about fashion... I'm enjoying reading the blog every day!

Rebekah said...

I'm a facebook fan (Bekah DiehlBussell) and I think my fave dress is the taffeta silk strapless sheath dress - but there are so many fabulous ones!

rebekah.diehl@gmail.com

katharhino said...

Gorgeous dress! I just went to their site and I also love all the accessories. Sigh. There went another half hour of my day browsing...

Anyway I'd like to enter the contest. I signed up for the newsletter, and my favorite dress is the cotton satin rosette trim dress.

email: katharhino at lycos dot com

Farmer Jo said...

I have always wanted to order from them, but have never seen a real review. My fingers are crossed (I get their newsletters)
jo sooper at gmail ect.

Lizzie said...

Signed up for their newsletter! I adore the floral ruffle neck dress in canary yellow--I think I need a yellow dress in my life! [tezach at hotmail dot com]

Vivacious said...

I am over the moon for their clothing! It looks gorgeous!
My email is wakaba314 at yahoo . com

Anonymous said...

I have been meaning to try their dresses and skirts for the longest time.

I signed up for their newsletter.

hollerrainee @ yahoo dot com

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...
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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

My favorite dress on the site is the Linen print surplice shirtdress. I will be following eShakti by email!

lagringa_009@hotmail.com

Alli said...

It was so hard to choose, but I liked the belted linen weave dress in khaki brown. I'd customize it to make it knee length!

I am following eShakti on facebook, and my email is alli0705 at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily Kennedy said...

I love that dress on you. I can't wait to see how you style it up when the weather warms. Also, thanks for reviewing eShakti. It looks like they have good stuff, but I love to hear a review from a trusted source.

Karena said...

Cute line. The red dress is perfect for you!I did both, I am a fan on Facebook and am Registered.
kalbert1@kc.rr.com
Karena

Kim Vaupel said...

I'm following eShakti on twitter (I hate fb!), and I've signed up for the newsletter.

There are too many wonderful dresses to pick just one. I guess I'll pick the Surplice Shirtdress.

kvaupel at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite dress is the Floral embroidered cotton satin dress - the elusive long-sleeved dress! In my favorite color!

I'm now signed up for the eShakti email newsletter.

lhwimberley @ gmail . com

Erin said...

I like the stretch cotton linen dress with the blue embellishment. The asymmetry fascinates me, and I love the exposed zipper. It's kinda tough, kinda sweet (like moi!).

I'm a FB fan.

erin@erinvh.com

K said...

Choose ONE favorite??? I love so many! I just cannot do it. Here are my top 5 (in no particular order): Cotton satin wrap dress in Eggplant, Belted linen weave dress in Khaki, Ruffle trim cotton satin dress in royal blue, Surplice shirtdress in royal blue, and Lilies-of-the-valley cotton satin dress.

I'm now following eShakti on FB. My email is kmswinford (at) gmail (dot) com

mjb said...

Fanned on facebook. I love this dress: http://www.eshakti.com/clothpdpage.asp?catalog=Clothes&cate=day+dresses&productid=CL0018177&pcat=

mgraciej at gmail.com

jpetroroy said...

I signed up for their newsletter. My email: jpetroroy at gmail dot com

I adore the embroidered peony dress in yellow