Alexis

Helina Dress

$621 retail

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Stylist Notes

Bold contrast details and peek-a-boo lace create a striking statement on this black-and-white Alexis dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black lace (100% Polyester). Sheath. Long sleeves. Mock neckline. Hidden back zipper. Partially lined. 49" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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110 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 5, 2017
Stunning modern classic

I wore this dress to a gala for a vintage movie theatre and it definitely stood out in the crowd. I received so many compliments all night long. I'm 5'5" and 135/ curvy athletic build. I usually wear a 2-4 depending on the cut of the dress and found the Small to fit well. I have a more muscular arm and found the sleeves to be very tight without much give. When I initially put the dress on, I wasn't sure it was going to work. I ended up stuffing the sleeves with towels prior to going out and it was far more comfortable as the night went on and the fabric gave a bit. I highly recommend this dress for any semi formal to formal occasion.

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 20, 2017
Amazing fitted lace dress

This dress is absolutely beautiful. The lace detailing is so unique. The dress is fitted throughout and tight enough to not wear a bra. The only issue I had was the lace was pretty tight through the arms, but I think if had sized up then it would have been too large in the chest. The dress is midi length on me (5'8") and perfect for winter. Overall stunning dress that I wish I could keep!

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 25, 2017
Christmas family photos

Wedding and Christmas

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 2, 2018
Amazing dress, but had holes in lace

The dress is stunning. I gave it 3 stars because it had holes in the lace (luckily in a hideable spot). It was a destiantion wedding, so I didnt have time to find a backup. Other than this mishap, the dress is mind blowing and a show stopper. If you have broader arms/shoulders I would steer away from this selection as there is not much give.

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 8, 2018
Best RTR dress I've ever had! So flattering - compliments all night!

I loved this dress so much. It was flattering, beautifully made, and unique! I felt like a million bucks and got so many compliments. The lace makes it kind of sexy without being inappropriate for a work holiday party. I typically wear a Small but in this dress I was an XS. Fit like a glove! The small could have worked, but it wouldn't have been as flattering. The only thing to note is that the sleeves are pretty tight, so as long as you are OK not fully lifting your arms, you're good! I was still very comfy and didn't feel overly confined, but I also wasn't dancing a ton. Would recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful formal occasion fall/winter dress!!

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
January 19, 2018
Nice dress but too small -- in arms and shoulders. Didnt wear

Too small in arms and shoulders - not proportional in rest

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 30, 2018
Gorgeous dress!

Gorgeous dress and very flattering. Underskirt is very short - I wore nude boy shorts in case it did (which it did multiple times per night - maybe less of a problem for someone shorter). Great pick for date night!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
February 8, 2018
Perfect dress for a romantic dinner!

Cannot say enough positive things about this dress!! I rented this dress for a recent trip to Paris with my boyfriend. I wore it out to a nice dinner one evening and wow, although the dress was very tight, it ended up being extremely slimming and flattering! I normally wear a size 8 and i could barely squeeze into the large. There is no wiggle room or give to this dress, so def size up. If you can get into it though, its worth it! Received so many conpliments on this dress and would def rent it again in the future.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
February 11, 2018
Runs extremely small--I am a 6-8 and the large didnt zip

This is a fun dress if youre looking for something over the top. Very tight through torso. I wear a 6-8 & 36A/34B and couldnt zip around my lower ribs in a large.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
February 11, 2018
Was too small

Georgeous dress but i couldnt move my arms. Sadly, couldnt wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 152lbs
February 21, 2018
Beautiful, but super tight upper body!

I wore this to a rehearsal dinner. It was beautiful and got lots of compliments. The down side was the arms and chest were super tight! And that is usually my thin area! The hips were good though; comfortable to sit. Overall this was a nice rental, but i doubt anyone over a size 8 could ever wear this dress!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
February 25, 2018
I havent been able to wear the dress anywhere, but, can't wait to!

Beautiful dress. Too small for me so im ordering a size larger. Gorgeous details. Runs a size small.

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
February 26, 2018
Loved this dress!

Got compliments on this dress all night long. Dress is tight in shoulders and arms.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 5, 2018
You need to rent this and force yourself into it

Ok so the reviews arw true. This dress has no give or stretch in it. That said, once you force yourself into it you will feel like a million bucks. Ive never felt more beautiful in a dress. Im 5'3", 150 lbs and a 36DD. I needed a friend to zip me (the zipper is tiny and impossble to do yourself) and the dress completely smashed my boobs. That was kinda a good thing though because you cant wear a bra so it definitely held them in place and with the lace istill had cleavage. Id also like to say that i wore the large and the bottom half fit comfortably. It was more the chest and arms that were super tight. Overall loved this dress!

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 15, 2018

Great fit. Its sexy yet not too revealing. Loved having the sleeves

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
March 29, 2018
AMAZING LACE DETAIL

Fit was tight no stretch, especially in arms. Would suggest taping for larger chest as bra is not an option. Length was amazing. Only reason I did not wear to wedding is because it got very humid that day. Otherwise I would have. Will definitely rent again

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 34DD
April 13, 2018
Beautiful, flattering and unique

Tight fit. In between 10 & 8 right now and squeezed into this with spanx. But worth it. Really lovely dress. Wore skin colored bandeau bra and it worked really well. Couldn't tell on from back. Recieved many compliments.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 26, 2018
Gorgeous but runs small, couldn't wear it

Gorgeous fabric and length. So Dad couldn't even zip- no give so I'll return and try a large

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 33
April 30, 2018
Great rental!

Received a lot of compliments on this rental and wish it was mine to own! It was perfect for black tie wedding

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 1, 2018
Birthday dinner was unforgettable

This dress is glamorous with just the right amount of sexy. I usually wear a 6 or 8 and the medium did the trick. Originally I ordered the L, but it was baggy all over. This is a dress to show off an hourglass shape! Beware the lace really does not stretch! With a decent sized chest and regular-sized muscular arms, I found the bust and arms were the tightest parts of this dress... I happened to think it was the right amount of tight to help hold my boobs up in my strapless/backless sticky bra. The midsection WAS NOT TIGHT and left me lots of room to eat/sit down. We went out to dinner and I ate a lot, but still felt comfortable/ could move in the dress.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 1, 2018
Gorgeous!

This dress is classy, sexy and unique all in one. The dress is a bit snug - I'm glad I sized up from my usual small - the arms/shoulders are very stiff, but otherwise the dress fits well. I ended up wearing my backup dress as the weather turned unseasonable warm. Will rent this again! Would be great for fall!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 36C
May 7, 2018
Great dress, runs small by a size

Runs small

Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 17, 2018
Fabulous but the arms are tight!!!

The dress is gorgeous and got so many compliments but the arms are really right almost too tight to move in. That's only reason I didn't buy it!!

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 20, 2018
Beautiful but runs smalllll

Looked amazing - I run a very solid size 10 and it took a lot of pulling and praying to get this zipped without much stretch. Couldn't wear a bra because there wasn't enough room. Wasn't the most comfortable but looked amazing and I got a ton of compliments. Also photographs beautifully.

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
June 2, 2018
Beautiful dress but uncomfortable

The dress runs small ... mostly in the arms. I am usually a size 6 and wore the large The back is awesome I am. 34 c and didn't have to do a bra I did love the dress but runs small and uncomfortable I would have sworn I would have worn the med ... glad I did the large back up

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
September 10, 2018
Runs small

I'm so disappointed. This dress was gorgeous but I couldn't fit it over my chest. I was really looking forward to wearing it.

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 12, 2018
Lots of compliments, but...

The fit was great, I loved the style, I received many compliments, but the dress smelled like B O so bad when I received it! I had to use a lil stronger perfume to mask the smell, and I was self conscious for a bit until my husband kept reassuring me I was fine. Just small hugs the whole night. Beautiful dress...poor cleaning job. Thanks

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 5, 2018
Complements all night

This dress is gorgeous! Received multiple compliments all night long. Of course I told them I rented it and nearly all of them said you have to buy that dress! It fits true to size and since it's lace it is snug, there's not a lot of give in the arms. There's a panel in the front to hide the front of your bra, either wear a sticky cup type bra or if you need more support, I would suggest a strapless black bra with clear shoulder straps and know that the back of the bra can be seen, but it's pretty camouflaged by the lace. I love renting new dresses and have not considered renting a previous dress. But this dress could be an exception!

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 13, 2018
Unique dress, elegant and sexy

The top part of this dress was a tight fit for me, particularly the arms. There was definitely an art to getting this dress on and zipped. Once I did however it was very comfortable. I loved this dress and was able to dance in it all night. Received many compliments. Rent this dress you won't regret it, but beware if you have muscular arms or a large upper frame, it may not work for you.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
October 17, 2018
So many compliments!

Loved the dress. Upper arms did fit snug, however, quickly adjusted. I would definitely rent again

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 19, 2018
Loved it!

I loved this dress. My one complaint is that the slip kept riding up while I was dancing. It was not sewn to the dress which is why it did that. Great dress for us shorties!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 30, 2018
Gorgeous Dress- tooth pick arms required.

Absolutely stunning dress. I didn't get to wear it though. It fit perfectly all over - except the arms. ZERO give. I'm a size 2.... average arms, not super muscular... but the sleeves wouldn't work for me. Seriously, toothpick arms or maybe non-existent shoulder required.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 5, 2018
Fun dress

This dress felt modern and perfect for the fashion hair show event at the Chicago art institute. The arms are very tight. It is quite long if you're not that tall, but I enjoyed it

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 13, 2018
Elegant, unique, and sexy dress!

I rented this dress for a gala, and I got compliments the whole night. It's a real show-stopper with the see-through lace panels, especially the back. The lace fabric is high-quality, but as many others have mentioned it is quite tight with almost no elasticity. I followed another reviewers rec and put a rolled up towel in the sleeves for a couple days beforehand, which helped stretch them out a bit, but my range of motion was definitely limited (not ideal for dancing, bending over, lifting your arms up high, etc). I have a slim waist and wide hips, and this dress accentuated those aspects beautifully. I am a 34B and did not need to wear a bra. I would usually be a size S in dresses and went with the medium, which was definitely the right choice. Overall, a stunning, high-quality dress that made me feel sexy and elegant, but I wish it was more comfortable.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
November 15, 2018
Gorgeous dress, very classy.

Definitely size up - I typically wear a 2 or 4 and the medium fit perfectly. Not a ton of give but very flattering.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
November 19, 2018
Beautiful !!!!

I weigh around 105 and the size M fit perfectly !! It does run small. I received so many compliments !!! My husband really loved it !

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 20, 2018
Pretty lace

Pretty lace. As others said the arms are tight, but if I went up a size the waist would be too big I think. Just can't do a lot of reaching up high :) Doesn't feel revealing even though a lot of it is sheer.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
November 25, 2018
So many compliments!

I wore this dress to a wedding, and it was stunning! Perfect for cooler weather - even though there was a lot of lace, it kept me warm when the rest of my table was freezing. I will definitely echo most reviewers' comments that the arms and chest area are smaller than size would indicate, but the rest of the dress is true to size. Definitely not for someone who has a large chest (small chest for the win this go around)! I received so many compliments and felt great in this dress. For reference, I'm 128 lbs and 5'3".

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 4, 2018
Love!

Received so many compliments on this one of a kind beauty. Be forewarned, it gets very warm , especially in the sleeves, once you start dancing and whatnot. Fit like a glove.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 8, 2018
Stand Out Dress

Probably one of my favorite dresses I've rented. Definitely going to consider buying. Wore this for a formal holiday party. Received compliments all night long. Loved all the details. The sheer back requires no bra or a stick-on bra. The sleeves have no stretch. I have fairly thin arms and they were tight on me. Overall, very happy with my choice in attire. Would rent again in a heartbeat!

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