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 1-2 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 1-2 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 1-2 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 26 reviews
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    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!

    C
    C.A.
    What a dress!

    I love the dress! The neckline is beautiful! I like that it is lined!
    The material is nice. It actually fit my bigger top and smaller bottom. The length is great! I can’t remember when I bought a dress that fit me.
    (I took it to my WW class and showed it off.)

    N
    N.M.
    Beautiful dress

    Very easy process to order. Fit is perfect. Next order underway!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 26 reviews
    81%
    (21)
    19%
    (5)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
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    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!

    C
    C.A.
    What a dress!

    I love the dress! The neckline is beautiful! I like that it is lined!
    The material is nice. It actually fit my bigger top and smaller bottom. The length is great! I can’t remember when I bought a dress that fit me.
    (I took it to my WW class and showed it off.)

    N
    N.M.
    Beautiful dress

    Very easy process to order. Fit is perfect. Next order underway!