I consider my wardrobe very simple - lots of pastels and neutral colours. The number of coloured or patterned items in my closet can be counted on one hand. I'll admit, I have also never been a dress girl. Even my wedding dress was a struggle. I want to be able to wear dresses, I really do, but for some reason, I just can't.
When eShakti approached me to review a piece of their clothing, I knew I couldn't pass up the offer for a free piece of clothing and to try something new. As I scanned through the pages of tops, dresses and skirts, but mostly dresses, my eyes naturally fell on those similar to pieces I already had, basic and neutral. "How about this one?", I asked my husband. "Live a little", were his words. After a bunch of back and forth, I thought it would be fun to just hand the computer over to him and allow him to pick for me. See if he could possibly get me out of my comfort zone and into the world of girly colours and dresses. I only had three minor conditions, a) it must be work appropriate, b) I must be able to wear it in more than one season, and c) I don't wear red. His only criteria was to stop standing over his should so he could pick in peace.
Turns out, the guy has pretty good taste, and opted for the Sophie dress in wine...
Yes, it is basic and no, it doesn't have pretty patterns, but it is a dress and it is colourful. Baby steps here people.
Choosing the dress was the hardest part. Ordering was a breeze - with sizes for every body type (0 to 36W) and customizable sleeve type, neck type and dress length. Shipping was also quick, the dress arrived on my door step within two weeks.
When the dress arrived, it looked exactly as pictured on the website. The size I chose fit perfectly in the waist, however, it was a little tight in the chest area, which is something I rarely have an issue with. My favourite thing about this dress is definitely the colour. The wine colour can be worn across all seasons and paired with the perfect accessories, like a statement necklace or even a belt, makes this dress a win in the work attire department. Possibly even for someone with dress phobia like myself.
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Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from eShakti in exchange for the review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. A big thank you to eShakti!