Helmut Lang

Abstract Mini Dress

$75 rental
$470 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Helmut Lang's black and white abstract print mini dress is a cool way to achieve cocktail chic. Paired here with sky high black pumps for an understated edgy look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - Skirt runs slightly narrow so curvier women should size up for length
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - Skirt runs slightly narrow so curvier women should size up for length
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra and SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black and white printed stretch silk. Scoop neckline. Short sleeves. Hidden back zip. 32" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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Fit
Small 4
True to Size 34
Large 2
Photos 9
AJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 14, 2010

First Fashion's Night Out with the RTR team!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Was pleasantly surprised with how well this dress fit and how comfortable it was to wear. It was the first time I'd worn Helmut Lang - def a fan and will be back!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 14, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I was so disappointed with this dress. Nothing special in person and the quality is poor. It stayed home :(
LISA
Age: 58
Oct 5, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I have rented this dress twice. The first time I loved it. The second time it didn't seem as well made...
Brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 11, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Because of my height i went a size up (ordered a 4, normally a 2) the length of the dress was perfect but it was a bit big through the hips. Great dress if you are going to have an active evening as it is very comfortable. Wore this to Wynn Las Vegas for dinner and nightclub - saw it in the window of one of their stores =)
Phoebe
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Oct 16, 2010

Overall fit: Small
I really loved this dress! I'm usually around a size 2, and fortunately I ordered the 2 and the 4, because the 4 fit me perfectly. The 2 was just a little bit too tight and short. It was comfortable and didn't get wrinkled after sitting for 2 hours.
Christy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104 lbs
Nov 13, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I thought this was a great dress. It fit very well and I am now also a Helmut Lang fan! I wore it with black suede heals and large clack bangles like the model is wearing and recieved quite a few compliments!
Alissa
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 17, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress- you can dress it up or down and pretty much wear it anywhere. I wore it to a dinner party with tights. Fit is narrow in the waist
Shana
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
May 3, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
LOVE THIS DRESS - Fit perfectly, extremely comfortable to wear. The design and pattern was expertly placed and sewn. Made me look the perfect slender hourglass even though I am only 5'3 and a size 6. I am a new HL fan! Even considering buying a dress from them now.
Annie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 6, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Love love love this dress. It fit perfectly, was so comfortable, and incredibly flattering. I will definitely rent it again!
Edzia
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Jul 29, 2011

Overall fit: Large
It's a cute dress but looks better in the photo. I usually wear small but size 2 was a little too lose - I thought the dress will be tighter... it's probably ment to be worn by taller girls... It was still nice but not perfect or not a big hit I expected it to be.
SassyGirlT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 3, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Absolutely loved the dress, it fit like a glove. Fabric is smooth and the pattern and design was perfect. Definitely a fan :D
Mercury
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 21, 2011

Getting various sizes and quick delivery for an event.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fit well in a size 0 for me and you don't have to worry about bra issues at all. The length fell perfectly at mid-thigh. It wasn't too short or too long. I wore a black leather belt to make it funkier and to cinch the waist a bit.
NJKC
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 27, 2011

Overall fit: Small
This dress is so cute! I wore it to a rehearsal dinner with a black boyfriend jacket and patent leather Louboutins, I got so many compliments. It was a little tight around the hips so I went with a 4 instead of the 2. Very cute!
NYC Girl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Oct 19, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Love this dress! Fits like a glove - short but not too short. Super comfortable and light easy to breath fabric. Definitely one of my favorites for going out! Love HL
Shading in dress made me Beyonce!
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Nov 2, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This fit beautifully. The colors did a number for my body. I wore it to my birthday dinner - it was a subtle sexy.
autumn
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Nov 7, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress fit very well and looked very nice on. The down fall of this dress was that it had terrible body odor right in the armpit areas. Because the dress is fitted right under your arms, it captures other people's odor, and doesn't go away even after the dry cleaning. It was so terrible, I couldn't wear it out, and since i was away from home that night, I couldn't return it for something else.
Kristy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Jan 23, 2012

Not as flirty as I expected

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ended up not wearing this dress. I am quite petite and this dress was too long to be fun and flirty. My roommate actually said she thought I could wear it to work! I was wearing it with stockings (because it was freezing out). It does show off an hourglass figure nicely and the pattern was pretty but it just seems to be missing a little bit of jazz. I rented both the 4 and the 6 - the 6 fit me a little better but made it even more "work-y". Also I had ordered it for a cocktail attire event and I think it just looked a little too casual for that. Probably perfect for a taller girl for a girl's night out or date but not for a fancier event.
Erin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 7, 2012

Perfect Birthday Dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress to wear during the day on my birthday. It is very short [which I loved!] and suited to ladies with athletic figures. I received many complements on the dress, and how well it flattered my 'karate' figure.
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 29, 2012

Cute but VERY short

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a birthday party and planned to wear ti with black tights and booties. Unfortunately, when the dress arrived, it was far too short...even with the tights. The fit of the dress through the body is perfect; however, the arm holes are very small and unflattering. I wish I had been able to wear this dress as the material was very comfortable and forgiving.
Taylor
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 9, 2012

Funky and modern

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Pros: loved the fit, arm length very flattering, cool print, very soft and comfortable, not too revealing at bust Cons: print did not always photograph well because it can be unflattering at certain angles due to not lining up with natural curves (but looked great in person) Overall; would rent again or even buy this dress, it was so easy and can be casual or dressy
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Aug 8, 2012

The dress was very comfortable but great to go out in!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this out one night in NYC! Very comfortable to go out in--it was form fitting without being too tight. It was a little loose on my bottom half but still loved the dress!
Krista
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 15, 2012

Did not fit broad shoulders

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I have broad shoulders and a full bust and I couldn't get the dress on. I am normally a size 10 but I couldn't fit the size 12 on. I would recommend this dress for a petite person or someone with less curves up top.
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Great twist on LBD

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore this to a bachelorette party weekend. Size 0 fit perfectly... Held up over a posh dinner and a night of dancing, and was totally comfortable all night long. Great quality fabric and construction - there is also a very lightweight black liner to this dress. Would go back to this again!
Gillian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 11, 2012

Comfy, classy with an edge

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great dress. Pictures don't do it justice. True to size, well cut and very comfortable. Wore to a work event/party. Tons of compliments and just the amount of personality but still appropriate. Paired with neon pink pumps and a black cuff.
Joanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Body type: Straight & narrow
Sep 19, 2012

I rented this for the day in NYC for my birthday, fun dress with a print that attracts attention!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am rather flat chested, it may work better for curvier women.
Tonya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

This dress was very comfortable in addition to being flattering & cute!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The fit of the size zero was a little better for me (size 2 was too big). The dress may have been stretched slightly from being worn a few times. Usually I'm between a 0-2. The material was lightweight, smooth & silky, felt great on my skin. What a fabulous dress!
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 24, 2012

Unique dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was super cute and form fitting. Very short- good length for short girls (I'm 5'3)
SY
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 12, 2012

being told I belong in an art gallery!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is such a fun mini! The fabric is to die for -- stretchy silk that is super smooth to the touch. It's not constricting at all, and the print is phenomenal! Definitely rent this if you're going to an art exhibition or fashion forward event!
Sara Beth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116 lbs
Dec 28, 2012

Flattering silhouette!!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
A very flattering style. I am a 0/2 and wore the 0 in this dress. It is fitted so you'll want to be looking for a dress that shows your figure! The fabric is soft and very comfortable. Easy to move in without a doubt. I wore it with black ankle boots and bold bracelets. Loved it!!!
Bekah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Jan 10, 2013

great in the picture, not so great on me

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I received the dress without a hassle, although it did seem a little worn. Sadly, it was both too long and too loose for me so I had to return it for merchandise credit. For taller girls, I'm sure it will be beautiful.
Krista
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Jan 19, 2013

Very fun and comfortable!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I really loved this dress. It was very fitting and I could move comfortably in it. I paired this with black stockings and black pumps. It was great for the HS reunion I attended!
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 8, 2013

Comfortable and Chic! Dress it up or dress it down!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great length, material had some give to it and shaped my body perfectly! Colors were perfect with a black leather jacket and even a splash of color!
Jess
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 25, 2013

Worn for a birthday party in Atlantic City!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fit perfectly, loved that it was silk, and I would love to wear it again! Perfect for any occasion!
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107 lbs
Apr 8, 2013

I loved the dress, fit great and was perfect for a party.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was great, loved it. Only have good things to say about it. I felt pretty wearing it etc. This was my second time renting with RTR, first time was also a great dress and seemless service. This time, the dress didn't make it in town. I rented it for my bday party and they had put the wrong address on the package. The service represenatitive at RTR was very apologetic and helpful in getting the dress re-routed, It arrived the next day but I missed my intended event. Ended up wearing it to dinner and they gave me 50% off my next rental I'd advice getting dress delivered at least one day before your event.
Armelle Joan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Body type: Apple
May 9, 2013

Birthday Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this as well as another dress. I wasn't able to actually wear it because i liked the other dress better (it had more of a wow-factor cuz it had an interesting cut-out), but will definetly rent this dress again. it fit snug but was very flattering to my curvy shape. My bf also gave this dress 2 thumbs up. I'll probably rent this again for an uncoming wedding.
Elena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 1, 2013

GREAT, flattering fit

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a dress I had as a back up option, but it had a really flattering fit on my 5'3, 125, 34D, 27 waist body. It wasn't so tight that I would've been uncomfortable or self conscious, but definitely hugged enough to show a flattering figure. I ended up going for my main pick just because it had more color and that was what I was in the mood for, but I'd definitely rent this for another event!
Dori
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129 lbs
Jul 5, 2013

Perfect Glam dress for Glamorama.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to an annual fashion fundraiser in San Francisco, Macy's Glamorama. Lovely print + great fit. I was a bit surprised at the length. It warns you it's a mini. I'm not very tall so I was suprised that the length was short but it worked out fabulously.
Andie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 7, 2013

Fun dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fit perfectly; true to size. It may have been a little short, but I was wearing it for a bachelorette party, so I didn't really mind. The dress was very flattering because of the cap sleeves and nice fit. I loved the design. Perfect unique dress for a party!
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 12, 2014

Dress is ok...

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Nothing too exciting about this dress, it fit but wasn't much of a show stopper like other dresses I've rented.
Vanny Ann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
May 15, 2014

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Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
i wanted to love this dress but it was lackluster and did not fit my body right. It was tight around my chest but very loose around my waist and tight on my butt. Not for me.
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