It’s been a few months since I first shared my statement skirt obsession with you, and I still haven’t quite recovered. Luckily, I found the eShakti Dahlia crinoline skirt and fell in love. Two Nordstrom employees even stopped me to ask where I got the skirt while I was in the store shopping. If that’s not high praise, I don’t know what is.
The we-customize-anything concept of eShakti (size 0 – 36W) means every woman can find something they feel great wearing. You select the details of any style on the site. Don’t like cap sleeves? Ask for three-quarter length. Do you like more cleavage than a boat neck offers? Pick a deep scoop neck.
I chose to get make the skirt a bit longer than its standard length because I think my knees are weird and feel more comfortable when they’re covered. Don’t judge me. When I tried it on, it landed exactly where I’d wanted it to and the navy color was very close to what I expected after scouring photos from the eShakti site.
Full disclosure: eShakti gave me the Dahlia crinoline skirt in exchange for writing about their site, but all opinions are my own and not influenced by the partnership. You know I always got your back, boos.
For a bridal shower, I toned the skirt down with a white blouse and the softest white denim jacket I’ve ever felt in my life. I think next time I’ll pair it with a graphic tee and sparkly necklace when I go for my round of dinner and drinks with the girls.
I freaked out a little because I could zip the skirt up on my own, but when I took it off to hang and still couldn’t quite get the zipper to the top, I realized it was the skirt and not me. Other than that, the quality of the material was worth the $69.95 price tag. The packaging when it arrived wasn’t cute – just popped in a DHL bag – but it we’re not wearing the box or anything, so do we really care?
The next time I order something from eShakti (yes, there will be a next time), I’m going to take advantage of their size customization. An hourglass figure might be good in theory, but by the time I find a dress to fit over my chest and booty, the waist is less-than-flattering. Paying $7.50 more for a dress with custom measurements is a lot cheaper and more convenient than taking all my clothes to a decent tailor in Chicago.
(Side note – I don’t love having my picture taken. And by don’t love, I mean I loathe the existence of any camera pointed in my general direction even when I’m thin and/or just tipsy enough to feel moderately attractive. It is took me a lot to actually set up pictures for this post, and even more to actually publish it. Let’s hear a round of applause for me, gosh darn it!)