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Helmut Lang

Bondage Exit Dress

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$460 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Helmut Lang presents an edgy take on the LBD that channels your inner femme fatale. Signature minimalist luxe flatters any silhouette. Pair with colored accessories for a superb contrast.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes- slits in back do not allow for a standard or strapless bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow at hips so curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra or no bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric Is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes- slits in back do not allow for a standard or strapless bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow at hips so curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra or no bra and seamless underwear
FABRIC: Fabric Is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

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Product Details

Black mid-weight jersey. Built-in shelf bra. Double strap closure in back with exposed zipper. Asymmetric hem. V-neck. Seaming detail. 35" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'9".

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102 reviews

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Small 2
True to Size 74
Large 23
Photos 48
Sarah
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 5, 2012

Nice, different dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to an NYE party. At first, I was skeptical since this is a little more hooch than my typical attire. But, I figured it was NYE and why not go all out! The back is very sexy and I got so many compliments. Probably a little much for a regular party, but for the right occasion I would definitely recommend it.
Alba
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Jan 20, 2012

loved it

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved the fit, the lenght was also perfect! I thought it would be too long for a 5'2" person like me, but it just landed about 4" above my knee. The center zipper was the only thing odd... it just did not wanted stay put even before I put it on!. It kept on slidding half way down, but no wardrobe malfunction!
Nicky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 23, 2012

Very Cute

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This was my backup New Years Eve dress and I ended up wearing the Nicole Miller Pretty Woman Lace dress which I highly recommend. I only ordered this dress in a 4 but definitely could have used a 2. It looks revealing in the front/back but isn't slutty at all. I wish I had a chance to wear this dress!
kate
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 1, 2012

Great dress! Poor RTR quality

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress is just as pictured. Very flattering and looks great on. I'm disappointed in RTR quality control as I ordered sizes 2 & 4 and the hems on both dresses were completely ripped to the point where the length was uneven! Since RTR only delivers the day before the event I had to tape up the hem and was worried about it coming undone all night. This has happened with other RTR dresses before, one time I rented a dress that had a hole on the butt just below the zipper and another time I rented a dress with a belt, but it arrived without the belt and looked like a smock! Beware of the RTR quality control.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 25, 2012

such a fun, unique dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress for my University's annual Fancy Dress Ball and absolutely loved it! It was super comfortable, it fit well, and it held up to 3 hours of dancing. I accessorized it with fun color-block heels and turquoise earrings and it was a hit. Everyone loved the dress- I definitely recommend it!
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Wore this dress for another date, and felt really good in it. Only problem with the dress was that the top zipper on the dress didn't zip up all the way. But with a couple pins and some help from my boyfriend, it stayed up just fine.
Deanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119 lbs
Jul 23, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Due to an error in rental i was only sent a size 4 bc the 2 became unavailable. determined to wear this i wore the 4. a bit larger than wanted but the dress still fit:-) loved the fit. loved the open back. dress comes just above knee balancing out the open back and low cut front. would definitely rent this again!
LT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 13, 2012

Sexy

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Perfect for a 34B without being "too much". Might be a bit low cut for bigger than a C cup. Wore it out to a nightclub in NYC. Front is pretty, but the back is the sexy part.
ls
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 21, 2012

tight

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was really tight on the bottom. I wanted to love it but just didnt.
Kendra
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Aug 28, 2012

inbetween sizes, tough to fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented the 0 and the 2 sizes. If there was a "1" it probably would have fit! I have small shoulders and the 2 was falling off and a little baggy. The zero was too tight in the waste but perfect on the shoulders....also, it would've been tough to find a bra to fit with the unique cut in front. However, without something to push you up the dress made you look pretty flat chested.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

A sexy, stunning dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a charity black tie event and felt like i was the "belle of the ball." I received compliments from men and women on how sexy the dress was. The back is really stunning. Make sure you have a friend, significant other, etc around to help you get into the dress though! The back zippers are a little tricky (either that or I'm not very coordinated)! Enjoy!
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Body type: Straight & narrow
Sep 24, 2012

This dress got me backstage at the pretty lights concert!!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
So sexy- Loved the way it hugged my curves. Also love the different neckline... had girls telling me how amazing my dress was all night long! I love looking sophisticated instead of trashy at raves.
mariel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 29, 2012

Pretty dress but not for me

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is very fitting and flattering from the front. I ended up not feeling comfortable in the dress. The back was very open and I didn't feel like I had a toned enough back for it. I also am busty and felt like I was always one dance move away from falling out of the top. If you are big on top and have body issues don't rent the dress, it will increase your insecurities. There are so many other options, I wish I stuck with my usual style.
Alex
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 5, 2012

Cute but nothing special

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I thought this dress was a cute LBD but it honestly wasn't anything special. Its a very pretty dress but I wouldn't rent it again. It looked fine and it fit true to size (I am petite, athletic, b cup, usually a 0-2) but I didn't LOVE it. I didn't end up wearing it. That being said it definitely fulfills the need for a little black dress. Hope that helps!
Christine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 14, 2012

Form-fitting dress is super sexy.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I originally ordered a 2 and a 4. But since my body type is ruler straight (33-26-34), I was worried that I might be swimming in this dress. Luckily the RTR customer service folks (they are awesome!) were incredibly helpful and changed my order to a 0 and a 2!! I ended up wearing the 0--it was form-fitting! But had the 0 been even a smidge bigger it would have been too big. I'm very small-busted, so though it looked good on me, I think it would be hotter on someone with a bit more on top. The fitted form, the silky detail on the bust, and the sporty straps on the back make this a very sexy dress... perfect for my New Year's Eve party in Vegas.
kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 14, 2012

Looked Awesome!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Great Dress for going out.
Karen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 2, 2012

The dress is beautiful! Fit great on top, however I am 5'7 and the dress was very short on me .

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ended up returning it. Loved the top beautiful dress, unfortunately it did not work on me.
Kristy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 26, 2012

I received compliments from everyone all night!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was perfect. Very sexy back. The knee length was just above the knee. This dress could be worn to a formal event or dinner party.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 4, 2012

Sexy, sexy, sexy! This was for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Very sultry. There were a few problems with this dress. The hem at the bottom had come apart. I used some fashion tape to secure it and it worked well. The waist was a bit too big, probably from being stretched out from previous rentals. The metal on the zippers was obviously worn. I also added some gel inserts to perk the ladies up a bit. Overall, it was hot but as someone else said, RTR really needs to look over the rentals in detail.
Kat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116 lbs
Dec 12, 2012

I loved this dress. I wore it for my birthday celebration, and it was hot.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I had heard this ran small, so I ordered a 4 with backup size of 6. I wish I had gone with the 2, as it was a little loose. But overall it was great. I pinned the back in case the zipper came undone. Very attractive on.
Allison
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jan 9, 2013

This was perfect for a night out on the town on New Year's Eve.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
When I asked a stylist about the dress they mentioned that it ran a bit large so I decided to order a size down, definitely the right decision. I have an athletic, curvy body type and wanted a fitted dress. The stretch really helped it to fit nice. I couldn't wear a regular bra but bought a stick-on type and it worked great. Overall a good pick for my party.
ramsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 30, 2013

Best thing i've ever rented.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Incredibly flattering. Great cut. Great fit. easy to wear.
Kristyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

It looked awesome! I felt like a celebrity!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The only thing that is hard about this dress is that it is impossible to wear a bra, so I got the nubra to help with that, but that didn't really do me any justice. If you are comfortable showing a lot of skin, then you will love this dress.
Beth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117 lbs
Mar 24, 2013

cute LBD

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
A different twist to the LBD, business in the front-party in the back! The only snag I hit was having to wear my backup size, because RTR notified me a week prior to my event that they didn't have the size I normally wear. Other than that, great rental!
Kat
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
May 15, 2013

Bachelorette Party weekend in Vegas!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I absolutely loved this dress. It's really stretchy, making it form-fitting. The fabric is thick enough to forgive on panty lines, etc. too though which is great. Didn't need to wear a bra and the cleavage still looked great! ;) I wore this on our black dresses night out and we all got into a club with free VIP service. Enough said. The open back is super sexy!!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
May 19, 2013

eye catching and very flattering!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a bit shorter on me than it looks in the picture, but it still looked great. I loved the neckline, and both the front and back had a very flattering shape. The fabric was stretchy enough to be comfortable around the hips as well. I am totally bummed that I didn't take any pictures in this dress!!
Karina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 31, 2013

It fit great and friends praised the cut of the top front!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The fit was perfect and it fit great! I couldn't stop getting compliments on the cut and style of the dress, Two thumbs up!
Trish
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 12, 2013

amazing....

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
true to fit and it is very slimming.
Janet
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108 lbs
Sep 6, 2013

Love, but too long for me

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved the top of this dress, but on my 5'3" frame it would have been more flattering if it hit a few inches above my knee.
ksmolens
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 11, 2013

Zippers a bit cheap, but AMAZING looking dress.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
The back two straps are held together by zippers, the dress arrive with both zippers malfunctioning. But with a few safety pins, we had the dress looking fabulous. Would definitely recommend a statement necklace to add an element of excitement to the front of the dress. Boyfriend loved it!
Marie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 15, 2013

Pretty - but too large for me

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I really wish this would have come in a zero - I think the fit would have been perfect then, sadly they only size down to a 2 in this dress for some reason. I have would definitely recommend this to a girl with a bigger, but perky chest. I wear a 32 D, and barely filled out the cups, but there would have been no way to wear a bra if I needed more lift. The length, fabric, and stretch in the dress are all great.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 12, 2014

Rockin'

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
sexy, yet edgy. Loved it.
Sofia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
May 20, 2014

Being able to dance and eat while wearing this dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Classy yet sexy and form-fitting. I had a blast in this dress and I got numerous compliments on it.
Kerri
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158 lbs
Jun 4, 2014

Too true to size

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I ordered the 8 because the 6 wasn't available. The 8 was just too big in the cups for my small-ish chest.
olivia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Jun 6, 2014

so easy to rent and return!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit like a glove! Only trouble I had was the mini zipper on the center band kept coming undone. Wish I could own it forever!
B.
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Jul 1, 2014

Itty bitty party dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I'm 5'6" 123lbs; hourglass, and usually wear between a 2 & 4. The 4 fit perfectly even though I have wide hips and the other reviews said it was tight through the hips. Very comfortable. It was shorter than it looked on the model, and I'm not tall. That may mean it had been hemmed. I was hoping the longer skirt would balance out the low-cut top & make it a bit more modest but that was not the case. It was the hottest (read: littlest, sluttiest) dress I've ever worn. The dress is also a little worn; the minizippers didn't want to stay up (they should put a hook & eye closure on each strap) and the satin on the bust was a little snagged/threadbare. Great for a bachelorette, but I don't think I could wear it elsewhere. I accessorized with bold gold jewelry & shoes.
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

Great dress- just a touch too small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I rented this dress for a night out in Vegas. I normally wear a 6 or 8, but a lot of reviews said to size down, so I rented the 4 and 6. The 6 became unavailable at the last minute due to quality issues and so I just got the 4 (with more than enough alternate dresses to choose from - Thanks RTR for amazing customer service!!). The 4 was just a touch too tight and the 6 really would have been perfect. I will definitely rent this dress again.. in the size 6.
AGeorge
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 24, 2014

Easy to wear!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a bachelorette weekend in LA. The material was very stretchy and comfortable and the bust area detail was a fun twist on an LBD. I have a smaller chest and had to use fashion tape to make it all work so smaller ladies be aware! My one issue with this dress is the cut of the hem. It's not really visible in the picture but it's actually cut shorter in the back and front and longer on the sides (think curved baseball tee hem but with the longer parts on the sides). For a girl with a larger butt I felt like it made my butt look bigger because it appeared like my but was pulling it up. All in all the dress was great, I got many compliments and it was easy to wear. Just a note to my curvier ladies!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 7, 2014

I didn't end up wearing the dress.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress runs big. You can cross cross the straps in the back and it makes it slightly smaller. Overall it was too large to wear out and wasn't available in the smaller size. Better luck next time.
Cristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 1, 2014

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Size worn: 4
Rented for: Date
Dress was true to size. I liked the back a lot. Not too tight. Wore a nubra. No complaints
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