It’s actually a darker cream than I’d expected, and the piping is gray, which I wouldn’t have guessed from the photo. It happens that I really like it, but that’s the thing with eshakti - it can go either way.
I’m going to have to hem it too. If you get this, and you’re going to customize anyway, I’d recommend getting the skirt above the knee or knee length. Not below - it’s a bit awkward. I do like that they tailor it to your height, whether or not you customize. This is definitely below the knee on me, whereas most dresses that say they are, aren’t. It fits well - exactly the right size around my waist.
Overall, I am pleased, especially since I only paid $18 for it during the Thanksgiving sale.