Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall 2012 eShakti Dress Review

Meet my favorite dress from eShakti's Fall 2012 line:

I really adore the style - pleated bodice, cap sleeves, wide waistband, and swingy skirt.

The fabric is a flowy rayon blend twill, lined with non-clingy taffeta.
As always, very well made and high quality.

I absolutely LOVE the fact that all the eShakti dresses and skirts I own have two big hidden pockets on each side. Thank you! These are so handy, and so well done that they are not bulky at all, I can easily carry my phone or lipgloss or whatever without having to bother about a purse if I don't want to. Big plus!

Something I really admire about the eShakti styles is the versatility. Can't you just see this dress at a dressy winter holiday party or dance, worn with a big blue hairflower, sparkling silver necklace and matching heels?
Yes? So can I.

But, I can also see it worn with brown leather flats, and a jean jacket or a soft cardigan for a casual day on the town.

So perfect to be dressed up or down as the occasion calls for - fall, winter, or spring, which I love because it's so hard to justify keeping something in your closet that isn't able to adapt for many different types of events and seasons.

One of the many things that drew me to this dress are the four rows of tucks on the skirt. I always am drawn to modern dresses that have details that remind me of historical dresses - and this is one of those.
Don't the rows of tucks just remind you of those sweet little girl's dresses from the 19th century?

Just the right amount of fullness in the skirt - pleated in front, and gathered in back.

We did this literary photoshoot at a lovely bookstore, where I had fun looking out a stack of books I wished I could have taken home! :)

The back is smocked with elastic, so the snug fit of the dress is very comfortable and forgiving.

All of the Fall/Winter line is worth a look - I'd love to know if you agree me with on my favorite, or if you have a different pick?

If you haven't shopped eShakti before, you will love the selection of retro-inspired and modest dresses, skirts, jackets, and tops. The customization option is so nice too - when ordering you can alter the look of sleeves, skirt, and neckline all just with a few clicks!

Love it so much! As always I highly recommend eShakti, I couldn't be happier with this darling dress! Planning to wear it to our next swing dance, whenever that may be! :)


Brooke said...

Oh wow! What a lovely dress! But you look completely stunning! Your so beautiful inside and out!

And the photoshoot is fabulous! :) Love it!

Miss Dashwood said...

Oh, this dress is so lovely. eShakti is a constant source of inspiration for me. I've been trying to sew a retro 50's-ish dress recently and haven't had much success with getting it to fit the way I want, but I think I may take this dress as a model and try some smocking across the back waistband. How clever!

Alyssa W. said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful dress!! I enjoyed all your pictures - it looked like you had fun taking them!

SassyChick said...

I love the dress especially the color! But if I were to wear this dress, I'd want it to be above the knee length and sleeveless. :-) That's where the customization part comes in, I guess...There are so many great selections at Eshakti, it's actually tough to choose just one.

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The Boyer Family said...

Beautiful dress! I love how you styled it for the photos. And that color looks fantastic on you!


Autumn said...

I love how you posed in all of these pictures! :)


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