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 exact measurements from just two photos, hemmed to your preferred length, lined with custom-made shapewear for a sleek silhouette, and shipped to your door in 1-2 weeks.  Our "miracle" cotton knit blend is machine washable, moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free, and super comfy  - while looking like a million bucks.

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 "miracle" cotton-knit blend with a bit of stretch.
  • Machine washable, moisture wicking so it stays dry, 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, Spandex

Liner Specifications: Nylon, Spandex

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

$158.00
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Our styles range from a traditional size 00 to 26, in your custom length
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After checkout, we’ll email you a diagram with the measurements needed, and send you a measuring tape if you need one


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 exact measurements from just two photos, hemmed to your preferred length, lined with custom-made shapewear for a sleek silhouette, and shipped to your door in 1-2 weeks.  Our "miracle" cotton knit blend is machine washable, moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free, and super comfy  - while looking like a million bucks.

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 "miracle" cotton-knit blend with a bit of stretch.
  • Machine washable, moisture wicking so it stays dry, 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, Spandex

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 exact measurements from just two photos, hemmed to your preferred length, lined with custom-made shapewear for a sleek silhouette, and shipped to your door in 1-2 weeks.  Our "miracle" cotton knit blend is machine washable, moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free, and super comfy  - while looking like a million bucks.

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 "miracle" cotton-knit blend with a bit of stretch.
  • Machine washable, moisture wicking so it stays dry, 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, Spandex

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 unique measurements, and ship it straight to your door. No hassle, no fittings, and no extra tailoring cost. Here's how it works:

  • Customize your style
  • Checkout and place order
  • After checkout, we'll text your secure link. Just wear tight fit clothing, click the link, and prop your phone to take 2 photos. The photos auto-generate your measurements and are then auto-deleted.
  • No into photos? No problem. You can email us your measurements, and we'll send you a measuring tape if you need one.
  • Our Lifetime Fit Guarantee + Returns

    We 100% guarantee every piece we make for life.

    • Don’t love your fit? We’ll alter it or remake it for free, and pay for shipping both ways. If you prefer to tailor it locally, we’ll give you a $30 refund on your order.
    • If your body changes over time… We’ll alter your piece or create a new one for free. You just cover the shipping.
    • Still not in love? You can send your piece back for a full refund, less $8.99 return shipping. Then we’ll wash, alter, and donate it to a woman in need with the help of Dress for Success who just landed a job.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 37 reviews
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    MARY THERESA FREUND (Nashua, US)
    Fits

    Every time I try on a new item from RedThreads, my first reaction is, “This doesn’t fit right.” Then I quickly realize that it is the ONLY item that I own of its kind that actually DOES FIT correctly and I sm simply not used to that.

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    Eliza
    Very comfortable but more low cut than anticipated

    Not as appropriate for the office as is-showing more cleavage than I anticipated. Hope to figure out a solution as it is very comfortable/versatile

    L
    Lita (Durham, US)
    Perfectly Me

    I wore this dress to my company holiday party and it was perfect. It fit me like a glove without being too tight and was just the right length. It was comfortable with plenty of stretch, and the best part was that I could throw it in the wash afterward. I chose the below-the-knee length and now I'm considering coming back for the same dress, in the above-the-knee length.

    D
    Dawn T. (Cary, US)
    Nailed it!

    Fits perfectly. Super high quality construction. Excellent value for the $. Highly recommend.

    H
    Holli Herman (Ashburn, US)
    Best Dress Ever!

    This dress fits me perfectly and is so versatile! I can be fancy or casual, I love it!!!!
    Holli

    K
    Karen Bell (Clarksville, US)
    I want this in other colors

    I love the fit, feel, weight of fabric, it’s lined, the neckline, the capped sleeves, the hem…no zippers!!! Hallelujah!!!! Please make this in navy, grey, reds, greens - all the colors!!! (I was so excited to try this on!) please don’t mind my hair or pasty legs!)

    K
    Kimberly Clairemont (Shelburne Falls, US)
    Fits Perfectly !

    I love my made for me dress ! This dress fits like a glove and is elegant like no other. I am so very excited to wear it to a special event next week and show it off! Enhances all the curves of my body in the best looking dress.

    M
    Mary Loughran (Lake City, US)
    My perfect fit

    I’m vertically challenged snd my dress fits perfectly. High five to Red Threads ability to make clothing from a picture is amazing. All my little body’s idiosyncrasies taken into account. I say, if you can swing it, hey you a custom made outfit

    J
    Jenny (St Louis, US)
    Beautiful product; not for me

    This dress was going to be the answer to my "what to wear to work" issues--classic, washable, modest (but not frumpy). Unfortunately, the fit just did not work well for me--the neckline did not sit right. And while customer service offered me an opportunity for the garment to be altered or remade altogether, I could tell once the dress was on me that the fit just wasn't for me. I am a pretty classic pear shape and have done my best to hide/minimize my lower half--this dress accentuates it. And while I love admire that look on other women, it makes me uncomfortable on myself. Love this company, love the customer service, and someday I am convinced I will find my perfect clothing item(s) here!

    T
    T G Sells (Kent, US)
    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!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 37 reviews
    81%
    (30)
    19%
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    MARY THERESA FREUND (Nashua, US)
    Fits

    Every time I try on a new item from RedThreads, my first reaction is, “This doesn’t fit right.” Then I quickly realize that it is the ONLY item that I own of its kind that actually DOES FIT correctly and I sm simply not used to that.

    E
    Eliza
    Very comfortable but more low cut than anticipated

    Not as appropriate for the office as is-showing more cleavage than I anticipated. Hope to figure out a solution as it is very comfortable/versatile

    L
    Lita (Durham, US)
    Perfectly Me

    I wore this dress to my company holiday party and it was perfect. It fit me like a glove without being too tight and was just the right length. It was comfortable with plenty of stretch, and the best part was that I could throw it in the wash afterward. I chose the below-the-knee length and now I'm considering coming back for the same dress, in the above-the-knee length.

    D
    Dawn T. (Cary, US)
    Nailed it!

    Fits perfectly. Super high quality construction. Excellent value for the $. Highly recommend.

    H
    Holli Herman (Ashburn, US)
    Best Dress Ever!

    This dress fits me perfectly and is so versatile! I can be fancy or casual, I love it!!!!
    Holli

    K
    Karen Bell (Clarksville, US)
    I want this in other colors

    I love the fit, feel, weight of fabric, it’s lined, the neckline, the capped sleeves, the hem…no zippers!!! Hallelujah!!!! Please make this in navy, grey, reds, greens - all the colors!!! (I was so excited to try this on!) please don’t mind my hair or pasty legs!)

    K
    Kimberly Clairemont (Shelburne Falls, US)
    Fits Perfectly !

    I love my made for me dress ! This dress fits like a glove and is elegant like no other. I am so very excited to wear it to a special event next week and show it off! Enhances all the curves of my body in the best looking dress.

    M
    Mary Loughran (Lake City, US)
    My perfect fit

    I’m vertically challenged snd my dress fits perfectly. High five to Red Threads ability to make clothing from a picture is amazing. All my little body’s idiosyncrasies taken into account. I say, if you can swing it, hey you a custom made outfit

    J
    Jenny (St Louis, US)
    Beautiful product; not for me

    This dress was going to be the answer to my "what to wear to work" issues--classic, washable, modest (but not frumpy). Unfortunately, the fit just did not work well for me--the neckline did not sit right. And while customer service offered me an opportunity for the garment to be altered or remade altogether, I could tell once the dress was on me that the fit just wasn't for me. I am a pretty classic pear shape and have done my best to hide/minimize my lower half--this dress accentuates it. And while I love admire that look on other women, it makes me uncomfortable on myself. Love this company, love the customer service, and someday I am convinced I will find my perfect clothing item(s) here!

    T
    T G Sells (Kent, US)
    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!