The Original “ONE” Dress (Black)


5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)
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      Style#: 55985

      COLOR: Black

      Description: The “ONE” dress. The simple black dress that does it all, in our rayon/spandex jersey knit travel fabric. Wear this dress many ways on many days. With an oversized sweater, chunky belt and boots, or to dinner with friends with a jean jacket and sandals. It’s our year round go to dress.

      Fit: Shaped but NOT fitted. A subtle waistline and forgiving hip room make this a customer favorite. Flattering on Hourglass figures yet forgiving enough for all shapes and sizes. Fabric weight effortlessly conceals bumps and bulges.

      LENGTH XS-48”, S-48 1/2”, M-49”, L-49 1/2”, XL- 50”

      Our Model is 5’9” wearing a size XS. Amy is 5’3”, wearing a size small.

      How to Wear: With heels and a jacket to work, sandals and a wrap sweater to dinner with friends, sneakers or flip flops and our cotton Lycra zip jacket for casual weekends.

      Fabric content and washing instructions: 95% rayon 5% Spandex knit.




      I bought this dress a month ago. I am 5’4″ & 185lbs. I absolutely love it and have worn it at least 6 times already.
      Tees under, tunics over, sweaters over, footless tights and leggings under it. With heels, sneakers and booties. Jackets, blazers, cardigans.
      I’ll be wearing it tomorrow for a family Christmas gathering.
      It drapes beautifully. Just enough weight so it doesn’t get hung up or cling to any of my lovely lady lumps.
      I can grab it from the bottom of my “can wear again” pile and throw it on and it looks fab.
      Under $100 is a bonus!”
      – Dawn

      The Core Travel Basic Everything Dress…is aptly named. I ordered several from this website and some from another supplier. I have been wearing an Eileen Fisher dress in a look alike (similar) style, that is over twice as expensive, for several years now. I use this dress for the foundation of everything I wear…like jeans only more comfortable and versatile. I will be ordering and wearing this dress from Habitat as long as you make it. Thanks so much! Please don’t ever stop making this dress!!!

      95% Rayon
      5% Spandex


      Length from High Point of Shoulder (HPS)

      XS=47″    S=47 1/2″    M=48″    L=48 1/2″    XL=49″


      XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL


      4 reviews for The Original “ONE” Dress (Black)

      1. bausdawn (verified owner)

        5 out of 5

        Awesome dress. Follow suggestion to size down. I’m a 6 and went xs and it’s perfect. I turned dress inside out and ironed the seems flat as the hip area pooched out a bit. Fixed it!!! Great price great dress. Cant wait to wear it!!!

      2. sue.s.manning (verified owner)

        5 out of 5

        I bought this dress for a trip to Mexico in February and a trip we’re taking in August to Europe. I’ve worn it several times mixing up the look. So versatile and washed like a dream. I just ordered the navy in the shorter length. Two amazing staples for my closet – thank you!!!

      3. anitamillergarner

        5 out of 5

        Five stars. I had to work hard to get this dress. First ordered size S in Sapphire because the black was on waitlist. Needed M because I am curvy in hips. And the Sapphire color is too blue for my coloring (I needed a darker Navy.) Already owned a Habitat tank in size S that fit like a dream and is my fave summer top. Waited quite a while for black M dress backorder to arrive. Totally worth the wait. The first time I wore it, a woman I see every week came over to ask “Have you lost weight?” (I have not.) Rolled it up and took it on a weeklong trip and wore it three times, all different ways. Looks great belted, not belted, with flat sandals, with heeled sandals, with a denim shirt over it. Just. Perfect. (And the tip to iron the hip seams flat? Yes.) Did I mention you can roll it into a tight roll and throw it into a bag and wear it without ironing? And if you wonder if the bottom is too narrow and there are not bottom slits, do not give it another thought. The fabric just ‘works’.

      4. mhipplis (verified owner)

        5 out of 5

        I just received the original one dress in black, size small. It fit me perfectly and the quality is outstanding. I am hoping you will have this in other colors in the future! Thank you for making online shopping easy. I plan to wear this dress ALL THE TIME!!

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      Size Guide


      Size XS(6) S(8) M(10-12) L (14) XL (16) XXL (18)
      BUST 34 1/2 36 1/2 38 1/2 40 1/2 43 1/2 46 1/2
      WAIST 28 30 32 34 37 40
      HIP 37 1/2 39 1/2 41 1/2 43 1/2 46 1/2 49 1/2

      Body Shapes:

      Apple: You tend to carry your weight through your midsection. You have lean limbs and toned legs.
      Pear: You tend to carry weight in your hips. You are smaller through your shoulders and waist.
      Hourglass: Your bust and hips are roughly the same size. Your waist is narrow. You’re a curvy girl.
      Straight: You’re not curvy. You’re shoulders, waist and hips are straight up and down.

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