The Essential Black Dress

Pretty enough to wear to parties and comfy enough to wear around the house, your perfect-fit little black dress is made to skim your unique measurements, hemmed to your preferred length, lined with custom-made shapewear for a sleek silhouette, and shipped from our San Francisco studio in 2 weeks.

Details

  • Made to your measurements from just two photos
  • Tailored at your exact waist placement for a flattering fit
  • Hemmed to your preferred length: short, above knee, or at the knee.
  • Fully lined with a breathable, fitted, nylon mesh for a sleek silhouette.
  • Made of our exclusive cotton-knit blend with a bit of stretch.
  • Machine washable and wrinkle free.

Fabric and Care

We developed a new "miracle" cotton blend that looks incredible, and is comfy enough for lounging, with the added benefit of Drytech moisture-wicking to keep you cool and dry. The "dress within a dress" full liner is made of a skin-skimming, breathable, spandex shapewear to smooth out those bumps.

Dress Specifications: Cotton, Polyester

Liner Specifications: Nylon, Spandex

Care: Machine wash cold, Tumble dry low or lay flat

$158.00
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Deborah Mahjer

Dress is a wonderful material, very comfortable and fits just as they promised! - Deborah Mahjer

Joanne Slight

The fit is great. Very flattering. Nice material. Comfortable. - Joanne Slight

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Pretty enough to wear to parties and comfy enough to wear around the house, your perfect-fit little black dress is made to skim your unique measurements, hemmed to your preferred length, lined with custom-made shapewear for a sleek silhouette, and shipped from our San Francisco studio in 2 weeks.

Details

  • Made to your measurements from just two photos
  • Tailored at your exact waist placement for a flattering fit
  • Hemmed to your preferred length: short, above knee, or at the knee.
  • Fully lined with a breathable, fitted, nylon mesh for a sleek silhouette.
  • Made of our exclusive cotton-knit blend with a bit of stretch.
  • Machine washable and wrinkle free.

Fabric and Care

We developed a new "miracle" cotton blend that looks incredible, and is comfy enough for lounging, with the added benefit of Drytech moisture-wicking to keep you cool and dry. The "dress within a dress" full liner is made of a skin-skimming, breathable, spandex shapewear to smooth out those bumps.

Dress Specifications: Cotton, Polyester

Liner Specifications: Nylon, Spandex

Care: Machine wash cold, Tumble dry low or lay flat

Pretty enough to wear to parties and comfy enough to wear around the house, your perfect-fit little black dress is made to skim your unique measurements, hemmed to your preferred length, lined with custom-made shapewear for a sleek silhouette, and shipped from our San Francisco studio in 2 weeks.

Details

  • Made to your measurements from just two photos
  • Tailored at your exact waist placement for a flattering fit
  • Hemmed to your preferred length: short, above knee, or at the knee.
  • Fully lined with a breathable, fitted, nylon mesh for a sleek silhouette.
  • Made of our exclusive cotton-knit blend with a bit of stretch.
  • Machine washable and wrinkle free.

Fabric and Care

We developed a new "miracle" cotton blend that looks incredible, and is comfy enough for lounging, with the added benefit of Drytech moisture-wicking to keep you cool and dry. The "dress within a dress" full liner is made of a skin-skimming, breathable, spandex shapewear to smooth out those bumps.

Dress Specifications: Cotton, Polyester

Liner Specifications: Nylon, Spandex

Care: Machine wash cold, Tumble dry low or lay flat

Where are the sizes?

For your most flattering fit, we ditched standard sizes. We make your tailor-made dress to your individual measurements, and ship it straight to your door. No hassle, no fittings, and no extra tailoring cost. Make your perfect pair in 3 easy steps:

  • Customize your style
  • Take our Fit Quiz
  • Scan your measurements with just two photos. Simply click on your secure text link after you place you order.
  • Our Lifetime Fit Guarantee

    Bodies change. Your wardrobe shouldn't. If your dress does not fit perfectly the first time, or no longer fits during its life, we'll re-tailor it for you free of charge, or make you a new one.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 28 reviews
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    T
    T.G.S.
    Great classic!

    I’m thrilled with the quality and service with RedThread. I required a small adjustment after my first fitting, and no problem! Thank you for creating wonderful garments in “real” sizing!

    J
    J.B.
    Fits like a glove!

    Great fit. RedThread really nailed it! The lining through the entire garment makes it even more comfortable and flattering. Loved the note included in the package describing how my instructions and digital photos guided the process.

    S
    S.P.
    Fits PERFECTLY!! Thank you!!!

    I have a figure that can be describes as in inverted triangle. Broad shoulders, busty, thick torso, narrow hips and slender legs. Separates are fine. Size 10 tops and size 6 bottoms. No problems there. But 1-piece outfits (like dresses) either are too tight on top if I get it to fit my hips, or too loose in the hips in order to fit my bust. This RedThread dress fit perfect. I love the neckline, I love the inner lining, I love the length (which they also customized for me), and I love the material. It fits like a well-made glove. If more colors become available, I will definitely order again. Well done RedThread!

    J
    J.
    Great dress!

    The dress is terrific--and when we can travel safely again, it will be a great all-purpose dress for a trip!

    S
    S.G.
    Amazing, personalized service

    I love the fabric and cut of this dress! When I needed alterations, Anna was amazingly supportive and accommodating. I will be a return customer!

    M
    M.G.

    Nice fit.

    C
    C.i.T.
    Fits like a glove

    I can't believe how beautifully this dress fits! I'm so glad that I invested in this piece for my wardrobe.

    J
    J.L.
    Perfect black dress

    This lining dress is body skimming, the neckline and capped sleeves are especially attractive. It is perfect in every way!

    S
    S.S.
    Super

    Great, fit right, nice style, a little boring in style. practical, useful for travel with a blazer for business and on its own with a scarf or pashmina for dinner...

    A
    A.T.
    Lovely Dress

    The only reason this dress did not get a full 5 stars is that the fit was a little loose in the bust. Other than that it’s perfect. I love the material. So comfortable while looking elegant!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 28 reviews
    82%
    (23)
    18%
    (5)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    T
    T.G.S.
    Great classic!

    I’m thrilled with the quality and service with RedThread. I required a small adjustment after my first fitting, and no problem! Thank you for creating wonderful garments in “real” sizing!

    J
    J.B.
    Fits like a glove!

    Great fit. RedThread really nailed it! The lining through the entire garment makes it even more comfortable and flattering. Loved the note included in the package describing how my instructions and digital photos guided the process.

    S
    S.P.
    Fits PERFECTLY!! Thank you!!!

    I have a figure that can be describes as in inverted triangle. Broad shoulders, busty, thick torso, narrow hips and slender legs. Separates are fine. Size 10 tops and size 6 bottoms. No problems there. But 1-piece outfits (like dresses) either are too tight on top if I get it to fit my hips, or too loose in the hips in order to fit my bust. This RedThread dress fit perfect. I love the neckline, I love the inner lining, I love the length (which they also customized for me), and I love the material. It fits like a well-made glove. If more colors become available, I will definitely order again. Well done RedThread!

    J
    J.
    Great dress!

    The dress is terrific--and when we can travel safely again, it will be a great all-purpose dress for a trip!

    S
    S.G.
    Amazing, personalized service

    I love the fabric and cut of this dress! When I needed alterations, Anna was amazingly supportive and accommodating. I will be a return customer!

    M
    M.G.

    Nice fit.

    C
    C.i.T.
    Fits like a glove

    I can't believe how beautifully this dress fits! I'm so glad that I invested in this piece for my wardrobe.

    J
    J.L.
    Perfect black dress

    This lining dress is body skimming, the neckline and capped sleeves are especially attractive. It is perfect in every way!

    S
    S.S.
    Super

    Great, fit right, nice style, a little boring in style. practical, useful for travel with a blazer for business and on its own with a scarf or pashmina for dinner...

    A
    A.T.
    Lovely Dress

    The only reason this dress did not get a full 5 stars is that the fit was a little loose in the bust. Other than that it’s perfect. I love the material. So comfortable while looking elegant!