Please note that this pre-order is now closed. All orders from 25th Nov 2021 to 5th Dec 2021 are slated to reach you by late Jan 2022. Thank you for being patient with us! 

The second batch of pre-orders will begin from 11 Dec 2021 to 1st Jan 2022. More colour options will be available then. Items from batch 2 are slated to reach you by mid March 2022. The Dress will be renamed to PROMISE.

Size Approx.
XS UK 4-6
S UK 6-8
M UK 8-10
L UK 10-12
XL UK 12-14
2XL UK 14-16
3XL UK 16-18


THE LONG BLACK is the first apparel launched by Paradigm Shift Label. It is well-loved by many and has proved itself to be a true staple after 3 years.

Bringing it back was never a question, it had always been a matter of time. We are finally able to do so after a long wait.

3 years later, after knowing how reliable and truly versatile this dress is, it is our promise to always find a way to bring it back.

Unlike THE LONG BLACK's first version, this is made of cotton jersey. Less stretchy, but equally lightweight, soft and breathable. This comfy midi is perfect for the summer. It can bring you from casual to dazzle. 

  • Stitched down rolled-sleeves
  • Deep pockets
  • Slit on the left

Wash care

  • Turn garment inside out for wash and dry. 
  • Do not bleach.
  • Hang dry. Clip pegs only on pockets to avoid marks. 
  • Machine wash (cold), tumble dry (gentle), and iron (low) friendly.  

Ethically made in Indonesia, THE LONG BLACK's impact will only be determined after it's pre-order phase.

For this latest batch, we are proud to partner a new ethical manufacturer whom we were able to connect with during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Your purchase will empower training and opportunities to a group of Afghanistan refugees. 

Germaine is 168cm, she is a UK8-10 and she wears S.

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Estelle C.
Singapore Singapore

Love it

The dress delivered so fast, and it was so much better than i expected. A great fit and classic piece for any woman.

Carissa S.
Singapore Singapore

3rd Dress In My Wardrobe

TL; DR: The Long Black is officially my fave dress and supporting Paradigm Shift is a great decision because the quality of the products and quality of the people behind it are fantastic. I don’t enjoy wearing dresses very much and the last time I reached into the closet and “felt like wearing a dress” was never. I’ve seen Paradigm Shift since the beginning (the first “coming soon” post, when it ran the Kickstarter) and I’m not even sure why I was following it or why I took notice of it,(especially since ethical fashion and minimalism is all the craze now) but there was something special about the heart behind the project that led me to stay. When I first saw the price point I was in the camp of “that’s too expensive”, but the day that I read the “Honest Pricing” blogpost, I realised that it really wasn’t too high a cost at all, and also made my reflect on what it means for me to support fast fashion. PSL really gained my respect and support that day with its authenticity and courage. Since I got my Long Black, (I was only convinced right at the end and hopped onto the second last pre-order) I’ve worn it out for the 3rd or 4th time already and it’s a really surprising thing for myself and I’m sure for anyone who knows me as well. I used to wear a dress once a year, for special occasions, and I dreaded how it made me feel as it seems almost impossible to find a dress that isn’t sleeveless, isn’t tight fitting or isn’t too short. But I realise that’s why I gravitate towards the Long Black as it’s the direct opposite. It’s also making me realise how I can be more intentional about swapping out items in my closet that I don’t need, and instead invest in pieces that I know are good and will last me for a longer time. This isn’t just a testimony for the Long Black, but I really do believe that Audris and the people that she is working with in Paradigm Shift deserves the support of the community because they aren’t just hopping on to a trend of “saving the earth” or “minimalistic fashion”, but truly finding a way to change the fashion industry and I’m so glad that I get to be a part of it. (:

May L.
Singapore Singapore


Amazingly the size is right and comfortable to wear as a casual dress or for functions. I am not a fan for dresses esp I don’t wear even for casual. Thumbs up for this long black dress as a casual dress!!! Thanks.

Gabriel W.
Singapore Singapore

Gift for the Mrs.

My wife loves it!

Sing Q.

Long Black

It’s so comfortable and versatile!