I learned about eShakti through an ad on Facebook. I’m not usually susceptible to those ads, but I was fascinated with the concept of affordable custom clothing because I have family and friends who could benefit. So why not review the service myself?

Using their $30 off coupon code (which you can get here) I was able to get a sale-priced style for around $35 with shipping. I had researched the company online first and decided it was worth taking a chance.

My first impression of the company was a good one. A day after I placed my order I was contacted by one of their reps who asked me to take my shoulder-to-knee measurement again because it seemed off. She was extremely friendly, but not in a I’m-being-forced-to-be-nice-to-you way. Well, the measurement only changed an inch the second time. I guess I’m just weird that way.

My order arrived within the time frame it was promised. The packaging was nice (my husband says I’m a sucker for packaging) and I was already impressed. It came in a box, not just a bag or bubble mailer, and it was wrapped in paper.

The dress that I ordered is black cotton. It’s very thick cotton and the detail on the belt and front make it heavy. I would have liked a lighter-weight cotton for a short-sleeved dress. I had expected capped sleeves from the picture, but they’re actually puffed which is not a great look for a somewhat not-high-maintenance, forty-something mom.

The waist of the dress is loose on me. But that’s obviously due to a combination of measuring without a partner and feeling really fat that day. I recommend having help with measuring (not your ten-year-old son who’s not into it at all) and avoiding carbs for at least a day ahead.

Overall, I think the service is great. The customer service that I encountered was above my expectations. The dress was well-made even though the ruched feature in the front doesn’t work for me. I’m assuming that’s the reason it was on sale.

To get your $30 off and try eShakti for yourself, just follow this link. And enjoy!