Ladies, I HATE shopping. It seems like every time I get really excited to go shopping, I can never find anything. But when I don't want to spend money on clothes, I seem to fall in love with EVERYTHING? AM I RIGHT. Anyways, this usually prevents me from going out shopping (unless I have a strange amount of patience that day).
When I heard about eShatki, I was intrigued. Honestly, it mostly sounded great because I could order custom clothing ONLINE. No trying on a million things at the store, fighting lines, or navigating my way through MASSIVE amounts of clothing racks.
Also, I've really been in need of some more business casual pieces for work. Dresses are always a go-to, but it can be hard to find dresses with sleeves that cover my tattoo. So you know I was excited when I found out I could customize an eShatki dress to have sleeves! Who knew?!
I was SO excited to get my dress in the mail. It came incredibly fast considering it is custom sized. Unfortunately, when it arrived, the cardboard packaging my dress was in was SOAKING wet. Luckily, the dress was in a sealed plastic bag inside.
The bad luck didn't stop there. Although I was IN LOVE with the dress (and got SO MANY amazing compliments about it), it started to fall apart within hours. First, I tried it on and noticed the waist was pretty large on me. Since I already have a hard time finding things that fit me, this was frustrating. Luckily, the belt it came with solved that problem. However, then I noticed that some of the threads were loose. No biggie, right? I can fix that. THEN, the top button of the dress fell off while I was SITTING in a chair. Sitting. As the day went on, I realized how poorly made the belt was. It wouldn't stay latched and kept coming undone. Classy.
I have felt really torn writing this review. On the one hand, I hate writing negative reviews about companies that send me their product to try. However, what I hate even more is being dishonest with my readers.
I promptly contacted eShatki's Media Relations before writing this post to let them know what had happened. They were incredibly accommodating and offered to send me prepaid return labels, alter the dress to my size, and send it back. If I didn't want to do that, I could send this dress back and pick a whole new one. I told them no because I can honestly fix these things myself and rather not go through the trouble. The belt can be replaced, and alterations can be made.
I debated about whether or not to write this post at all. Since eShatki isn't cheap, I decided that sharing my opinion might be useful to someone wondering whether or not to spend the money.
Here's the bottom line. Based on my experience, the dress is LOVELY. It's absolutely what I wanted and it's beautiful. However, it did not fit properly and seemed poorly made.
That being said, if you would still like to check out eShatki, I encourage you to do so. This was only my experience and I hope that it was only a rare case!
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I received these products for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are honest and my own.