The Essential Black Dress

NEW! A great-fitting, throw-on little black dress is the holy grail of a stylish closet. And now yours is tailor-made. Pretty enough to wear to holiday parties and comfy enough to wear on an airplane, your new favorite dress is made to your exact measurements, hemmed to your preferred length, and made of a machine washable, wrinkle-free cotton-knit blend with a breathable shapewear lining for a sleek silhouette. 

*Due to the San Francisco city lockdown, our sewing studio is temporarily closed, so your custom-made tee will ship in 3-4 weeks. We are still taking orders and creating designs, so thank you for your support of our women-led small business!

Details

  • Made to your measurements from just a few selfies.
  • 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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NEW! A great-fitting, throw-on little black dress is the holy grail of a stylish closet. And now yours is tailor-made. Pretty enough to wear to holiday parties and comfy enough to wear on an airplane, your new favorite dress is made to your exact measurements, hemmed to your preferred length, and made of a machine washable, wrinkle-free cotton-knit blend with a breathable shapewear lining for a sleek silhouette. 

*Due to the San Francisco city lockdown, our sewing studio is temporarily closed, so your custom-made tee will ship in 3-4 weeks. We are still taking orders and creating designs, so thank you for your support of our women-led small business!

Details

  • Made to your measurements from just a few selfies.
  • 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

NEW! A great-fitting, throw-on little black dress is the holy grail of a stylish closet. And now yours is tailor-made. Pretty enough to wear to holiday parties and comfy enough to wear on an airplane, your new favorite dress is made to your exact measurements, hemmed to your preferred length, and made of a machine washable, wrinkle-free cotton-knit blend with a breathable shapewear lining for a sleek silhouette. 

*Due to the San Francisco city lockdown, our sewing studio is temporarily closed, so your custom-made tee will ship in 3-4 weeks. We are still taking orders and creating designs, so thank you for your support of our women-led small business!

Details

  • Made to your measurements from just a few selfies.
  • 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 13 reviews
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    D
    D.M.
    Dress fits as expected!

    Dress is a wonderful material, very comfortable and fits just as they promised! Only reason for the 4 stars is that it took longer than expected to get the dress. I emailed them about progress, and they got back right away, which was nice, but going forward I hope they will communicate more with the people who are ordering if there are delays. They communicated to me that they will. They are a small company, so I'll give them slack. And I'll also buy again.

    k
    k.k.
    Perfect LBD

    Fits perfectly to your body! Flattering!

    J
    J.S.
    So far so good!

    The fit is great. Very flattering. Nice material. Comfortable. I haven’t had a chance to actually wear it yet but I’m looking forward to!

    E
    E.R.
    So versatile

    I really love the flattering neckline and cut of this dress. Mine goes just below the knee so it still makes the legs look slim and toned but doesn’t risk violating conservative dress codes. Just an amazing addition to my wardrobe for any day when I don’t know what to wear.

    C
    C.
    Wow! Favorite dress - love fit and fabric

    Fabric is cozy and super nice (And I threw in the washer with no pilling or wrinkles), I love the internal liner to smooth out all my bumps, and the length is right at my knee, which is where I wanted it. I always love these types of dresses in the photos but they never fit me right. Feels like they’re too loose in some spots and I’m going to a club in other spots. This one is right all over. I’ll be back for some pants soon!

    S
    S.K.

    Comfortable, classy, and I loved the fit. I expect it to be my go-to dress for any event calling for a generic nice black dress.

    I usually prefer less revealing dresses and ordered it below the knee, but in retrospect I wish I'd gotten it above the knee – the neckline scoops a little more than I expected (wearing a t shirt bra underneath, I have about an inch between the top of the bra and the line of the collar), and I (a person with fairly modest dressing standards) find the amount of skin showing at the collar incongruous with being relatively covered up in the legs. If anyone's on the fence about what length to get it, I'd recommend shorter.

    I'm definitely not complaining about the collar, by the way – I loved the cut and found that basically any necklace whose pendant hangs inside the square looks amazing, like it's being displayed in a frame.

    T
    T.
    Never had a dress that fits like this -- Perrrrfect!

    It's a shame to post a picture before I dress it up... or down... This dress is just perfect -- hits the right angles at every point. Love the fabric -- I can truly wear it on a flight, throw a cardigan over it with tights and mary janes for a more casual look, or dress it up with pearls for a dinner event. The versatility is exceptional... the fit is ahhhh-maaaaaaazing and is why EVERY woman deserves to have one of these beauties! Exceptional product...

    J
    J.
    Sleek, professional, love it!

    The first dress I got didn't fit, it was too tight and too short. But I took advantage of the fit guarantee and tried again, and it worked! They say "the third try is the charm" but RedThread nailed it on only the second. My dress is perfect. It's just the right length, the neckline is low and feminine but not unprofessional, it looks great as a standalone or under a crisp blazer. It'll be a great for interview outfits, or presentations and lectures--very professional and sleek. It looks like it was made just for me, which makes sense, because it was.

    L
    L.T.
    so comfortable!

    I wore this dress every day for 3 days since it arrived. It's incredibly comfortable right out of the package, and it's perfect for work, evening out, or just a casual dress-up day. I have had a mastectomy and a few other surgeries, so my general body shape isn't always fit by generic-size clothing. This definitely felt made for me! I do I wish it was a tad bit smaller, but, the fitting really did get it right in some of my most challenging places. Definitely recommending this to others!

    L
    L.
    Finally a comfy little black dress

    This dress looks super pulled together, goes with so many different outfits, and is so comfy. The under-liner feels so lux and it is nice to have a great fit - I am a small on top but xl on the bottom after my kiddos - so dresses are always too loose or tight in one of those areas. Love this one! Make more colors please!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
    77%
    (10)
    23%
    (3)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
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    D
    D.M.
    Dress fits as expected!

    Dress is a wonderful material, very comfortable and fits just as they promised! Only reason for the 4 stars is that it took longer than expected to get the dress. I emailed them about progress, and they got back right away, which was nice, but going forward I hope they will communicate more with the people who are ordering if there are delays. They communicated to me that they will. They are a small company, so I'll give them slack. And I'll also buy again.

    k
    k.k.
    Perfect LBD

    Fits perfectly to your body! Flattering!

    J
    J.S.
    So far so good!

    The fit is great. Very flattering. Nice material. Comfortable. I haven’t had a chance to actually wear it yet but I’m looking forward to!

    E
    E.R.
    So versatile

    I really love the flattering neckline and cut of this dress. Mine goes just below the knee so it still makes the legs look slim and toned but doesn’t risk violating conservative dress codes. Just an amazing addition to my wardrobe for any day when I don’t know what to wear.

    C
    C.
    Wow! Favorite dress - love fit and fabric

    Fabric is cozy and super nice (And I threw in the washer with no pilling or wrinkles), I love the internal liner to smooth out all my bumps, and the length is right at my knee, which is where I wanted it. I always love these types of dresses in the photos but they never fit me right. Feels like they’re too loose in some spots and I’m going to a club in other spots. This one is right all over. I’ll be back for some pants soon!

    S
    S.K.

    Comfortable, classy, and I loved the fit. I expect it to be my go-to dress for any event calling for a generic nice black dress.

    I usually prefer less revealing dresses and ordered it below the knee, but in retrospect I wish I'd gotten it above the knee – the neckline scoops a little more than I expected (wearing a t shirt bra underneath, I have about an inch between the top of the bra and the line of the collar), and I (a person with fairly modest dressing standards) find the amount of skin showing at the collar incongruous with being relatively covered up in the legs. If anyone's on the fence about what length to get it, I'd recommend shorter.

    I'm definitely not complaining about the collar, by the way – I loved the cut and found that basically any necklace whose pendant hangs inside the square looks amazing, like it's being displayed in a frame.

    T
    T.
    Never had a dress that fits like this -- Perrrrfect!

    It's a shame to post a picture before I dress it up... or down... This dress is just perfect -- hits the right angles at every point. Love the fabric -- I can truly wear it on a flight, throw a cardigan over it with tights and mary janes for a more casual look, or dress it up with pearls for a dinner event. The versatility is exceptional... the fit is ahhhh-maaaaaaazing and is why EVERY woman deserves to have one of these beauties! Exceptional product...

    J
    J.
    Sleek, professional, love it!

    The first dress I got didn't fit, it was too tight and too short. But I took advantage of the fit guarantee and tried again, and it worked! They say "the third try is the charm" but RedThread nailed it on only the second. My dress is perfect. It's just the right length, the neckline is low and feminine but not unprofessional, it looks great as a standalone or under a crisp blazer. It'll be a great for interview outfits, or presentations and lectures--very professional and sleek. It looks like it was made just for me, which makes sense, because it was.

    L
    L.T.
    so comfortable!

    I wore this dress every day for 3 days since it arrived. It's incredibly comfortable right out of the package, and it's perfect for work, evening out, or just a casual dress-up day. I have had a mastectomy and a few other surgeries, so my general body shape isn't always fit by generic-size clothing. This definitely felt made for me! I do I wish it was a tad bit smaller, but, the fitting really did get it right in some of my most challenging places. Definitely recommending this to others!

    L
    L.
    Finally a comfy little black dress

    This dress looks super pulled together, goes with so many different outfits, and is so comfy. The under-liner feels so lux and it is nice to have a great fit - I am a small on top but xl on the bottom after my kiddos - so dresses are always too loose or tight in one of those areas. Love this one! Make more colors please!