Put A Bird On It with eShakti

hat – handmade by Love, Marigold
dress – eShakti, Birds of bright plumage dress
shoes – Gianni Bini Tiara T-Strap Sandals from Dillards
(helmet – trying on a Royal Guard helmet at the 501st mixer!)

I was recently offered the chance to try out a dress from eShakti. I’d heard a lot about them from Ashe over the last few years, but had yet to try them out. (Because, let’s face it, I usually get my fill of dresses from Trashy Diva.)

I really love the fact that they offer all their styles in sizes XS to 6X, and will make the clothes to fit your own measurements in addition to offering standard dress sizes. I also love that you get the chance to customize your clothing… like the dress but want the skirt to be a little longer, or shorter? Done! Want a slightly different neckline or different sleeves? Easy, peasy.

I’m REALLY picky about quality, fabric and texture when it comes to clothing. When I shop for clothes in a store, I touch things, A LOT. I hate most polyester and synthetic fibers. So I was a little nervous about how the dress I chose would feel, considering it’s made from polyester crepe. But I loved the colorful bird print on the Birds of bright plumage dress, and I knew it would be a perfect addition to my Put A Bird On It costume plans for Dragon*Con. (I managed to pull off 2 looks that day, with my bird skirt made for me by my friend Kendra for day, and this dress for night!)

I ordered the dress in my standard size, no custom measurements, but I did have it made with a shorter skirt and a deep V neck instead of as originally pictured. I was really pleased with the quality of the fabric when it came in, and it fit me perfectly! And it has POCKETS, which Trashy Diva has also spoiled me for. AND it matches my hat and shoes perfectly with its crazy colors. What more could a girl want?

Mallory Whitfield

chief creator of awesome at Miss Malaprop
Mallory Whitfield created MissMalaprop.com in 2006 as a place to share her favorite handmade & eco-friendly products, cool stuff and indie finds. Throughout her journey as a creative entrepreneur, Mallory has worn many hats, including blogger, upcycled clothing creator and jewelry artist, craft show vendor, SEO analyst, creative strategist, speaker, coach and teacher to other small business owners.

22 comments… add one

  • I LOVE the ruffled front twill dress

  • LOVE this dress on you. Oh man, and those shoes – SO GREAT!! Now I want to see about picking up this one for myself too. I think I might be a little obsessed with this company and their products. – Katy

  • WHAT? Amazing. I love that dress on you, and having just ordered one in the same fabric, I was also really pleased by the quality.

  • Gridlock city dress is the perfect dress. Great lines.

  • such a cute fraking dress!

    i’m currently into the vintage houndstooth print dress: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0024116/Vintage-houndstooth-print-dress and this skirt: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0024454/Owls-in-a-row-pencil-skirt

  • Diana
  • Sarah

    I love all of the teal and button details in this collection, especially the Twilight city dress.

  • Raegan

    Sash waist trench dress is my favorite

  • Jene

    LOVE the Red hot colorblock dress.

  • Great line, very sophisticated. Love the dress with the vintage butterfly print. You look great in that hat Mallory!

    • Miss Malaprop

      Thanks, I LOVED wearing the hat!!!!

  • Teresha

    I am digging the dress, but the shoes are just killer. The hat pulls it all together. You really put your own twist on it!

    • Miss Malaprop

      Thanks! The dress really pulled it together for me – find it was pretty fortuitous! I already had the hat and was planning to wear it with my bird skirt, which has a bit of orange in it, and found the shoes while on vacation with my mom a few weeks back, fell in love with them not knowing exactly what I’d wear them with… and then of course this dress popped up which matched both!!

  • Pamela Koop

    The drape neck knit dress looks nice:) So hard to decide…

  • ashley

    I like Sash tied lace dress!

  • Elizabeth

    Love the colorblock blooming dress.

  • Juliet Meeks

    Love the Flame of the forest dress !

  • The tux front crepe dress reminds me of my favorite dress through high school that eventually got so worn I had to retire it. Love it!

  • Forgot to mention how great the costume is! Like what you told me about, but even more awesome in person :D

    • Miss Malaprop

      Thanks lady!!!

  • Terri

    It’s out of my comfort zone but I love the colors: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0024391/Colorblock-season-dress Would love to try it!

  • Such a cute dress you’re wearing – and a pair of lovely glimmering shoes!
    My favorite from the Shakti-collection is the Coaa miners daughter-dress
    I love the graduated texture and a kind of “noble in a cool way”-style –
    I would love to wear it with a at work with a thin, silk-wool-cardigan!

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