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Helmut Lang

Bit of Sheer Dress

$45 rental
$495 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Navy has never looked so cool! Pair this asymmetric draped Helmut Lang dress with sparkling accessories like Anton Heunis’ Crystal Leaf Earrings and you'll be good to go!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Midnight blue crepe (100% polyester). Short sleeves. Square neckline. Bloussant bodice with draped skirt. No zipper. Lined (95% silk, 5% spandex). 43” from shoulder to longest part of hem. Made in the USA.

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33 reviews

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Small 5
True to Size 24
Large 4
Photos 13
Cristina
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113 lbs
Dec 9, 2012

This dress was the perfect blend of elegance and sophistication.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was perfect and extremely flattering for my straight athletic build. It was body conscious and had a cute slit in the thigh but did not appear overly tight or revealing which I appreciated for a work holiday party. Also, it was adaptable and transitioned perfectly to a friend's holiday gathering. It had the perfect - sophisticated but not trying to hard look.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Dec 12, 2012

Party Dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a really flattering dress and perfect to wear to my friend's birthday party. It was fancy enough, but not too fancy that I felt overdressed for the event.
Holly
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 27, 2013

Understated chic. Loved it!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore tihs to my company holiday party. I received numerous compliments from girls (and guys). The fit was flattering. I ordered the size 8 by mistake (meant to order a 6) and it was a little big, but not noticibly so. It ws flowy and comfortable to dance in. The fabric draped nicely and was sexy without showing too much skin. I wore it with the Chamak by Priya Kakkar "rocker chic" bangles and cream colored snakeskin stilletto pumps with gold heels. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture, but one girl told me I was the best-looking person at the party. This was my first experience with RTR and I will definitely be using them again. My dress arrived exactly on time and it was so easy to just pop in the bag and return without having to worry about dry cleaning.
Rachel
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 28, 2013

Great Experience, Great Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented two dresses, this one by Helmut Lang and another one by Versace. They were both lovely and true to size. I chose to wear the grey one because my girlfriends were wearing black and the other dress was cream with a large pattern which would have clashed. The dress I ended up wearing was very cool. I liked the asymmetrical cut and it was different than anything I could have found on my own. The size was true and was comfortable. The only complaint is that because of the cut, it isn't optimal for photographing, sort of shapeless at some angles. But I liked that it wasn't revealing in an obvious way; the sheer sleeve and skirt were the perfect amount of sexy. Very much my style! I will definitely use RTR again! My friends plan to check it out too!
Downtown.girl
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134 lbs
Mar 22, 2013

Great if you just had a baby and is not back into shape!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Really comfortable, beautiful color and great if you just had a baby and still needs some extra coverage around the stomach area ;)
Roxy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 14, 2013

Super modern, cool and comfortable.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was true to size. The silhouette was flattering. I felt bad-ass and feminine at the same time :)
Jessie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 6, 2013

Didn't arrive in time, but didn't fit anyway

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
My shipment arrived a day late, so I wasn't able to wear this to the wedding. But when I tried it on after, I realized I wouldn't have been able to wear it anyway. I'm 5'8 with a long torso, so this dress was waaay too short for a formal event, or anything really. I was hanging out of it. The sheer part was long, but underneath, it was riding a little too close to areas that shouldn't be seen.
Kate
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 2, 2013

Great dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was great! Really comfortable and flattering dress. I got a TON of compliments. I'd definitely recommend, especially for someone who (like me) carries their extra weight around the middle. The dress is chic, simple, and unusual. Definitely elegant without trying to hard.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 167 lbs
Oct 4, 2013

Comfort and style all in one.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is great, but can border on frumpy if it's too big. It runs true to size but perhaps size down for your backup...
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 10, 2013

Dress looked somewhat shapeless on

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
The dress was very pretty, but looked shapeless from any distance at all since it was hard to see the detailed draping on the dark color. I think it would be better on someone taller, where the draping would be more spread out. I didn't wear it, but wished it looked just a little better so I could have.
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 20, 2013

Beautiful, comfortable

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was unusual, but not flashy; sophisticated and sexy, but still comfortable. Much more impressive in person than in the picture. A pale blue color, not gray.
Alexis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 22, 2013

Pretty color and sophisticated

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I didn't end up wearing this to my event. When I tried it on, the rear kept riding up. Pretty dress, but not for the bottom full figured.
Aimee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 30, 2014

Dress was great, color unique enough (not another black dress) but not too crazy. Style was great

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I usually wear a 6 or 8 all depending on the butt/thigh area as I'm thin but athletic. Both would have fit but the 6 rode up a little more in the butt because it is tighter. Material was great . Very comfy too.
Anna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 11, 2014

Frat Formal

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The draping and asymmetry is really so cute. Got a compliment on the dress from a woman I didn't know at dinner before the event! I was worried the dress wouldn't be sexy enough, but the outside skirt is super sheer, so it looked great.
CP
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 12, 2014

Cute and comfortable

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I thought this would not fit my body well but surprisingly it did! Very comfortable!
Maranda
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 3, 2014

I wore this dress to my friend's evening wedding at a casual venue and felt comfortable and chic!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a perfect balance of dressy and casual for the wedding I attended at a historical venue in Nashville, TN. I was comfortable throughout the night, and it was great for dancing!
melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138 lbs
Apr 18, 2014

Very Flattering on the Tummy!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so fun. Different and flirty. Laid on all the right places. I needed a dress that helped hide an after baby belly and this nailed it! I felt sexy without having a super tight fit on. Its short when you sit down! Comfy and easy to wear. Wish I could have kept it!
Jenn
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138 lbs
May 9, 2014

Edgy and pretty at the same time.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Beautiful subtle color, gorgeous fabric and super flattering cut/fit. The perfect cut for me - boxy on top and snug and short on bottom- hide the tummy, show off the butt and legs!. Too bad my event was chilly and I wore a wrap most of the evening. Still gorgeous dress that I felt super comfortable and elegant in all night.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 27, 2014

Easy if you don't like to show curves!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was very pretty. I could have worn the 2 but decided that the 4 was easier to sit in at a rehearsal dinner since I was getting up and down. The draping on the 2 looked better.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
May 28, 2014

Cute and different

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I liked this dress. It was comfortable, cute and different. I liked the shape and flow-i-ness of it. It showed a nice balance sexy and cute because it was on the shorter side but didn't show much skin on top.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 6, 2014

I wore it to an outdoor fall school fundraiser and felt very elegant

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It is a very sophisticated dress with the uneven hemline. I wore it with the dangly gold earrings and bracelet featured in the ad. I got a lot of compliments and loved it because it was not showy but looked great !! Would definitely wear it again
Vilma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152 lbs
Sep 4, 2014

i love this dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was perfect. It fit like a dream. Super comfortable. Will go well with heels of any height. And the color is neutral enough for accessories of any color
Gelana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 11, 2014

design

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
very flattering
Marcia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 25, 2014

The whole process was perfectly simple and very exciting.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I've got an athletic build so most dresses with a lining get a little tighter for me around the thighs. Luckily, there's a lot of super flattering draping on the outer layer which hid any tight fitting issues of the lining.
Dany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 28, 2014

20 weeks pregnant and feeling sexy

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a cocktail event for work. I'm 20 weeks pregnant (5'8" and 128 lbs), so I was looking for the right silhouette for my growing belly. The draping on this Helmut Lang dress was PERFECT for the belly! I felt super comfortable all night. Some warning: the color is more gray than "navy," and the hem rides up seriously high when I sat down for dinner. Since I had a napkin over my lap, this wasn't an issue. I highly recommend for draping a belly during early pregnancy.
Kelli
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 15, 2014

This was a great dress. I love Helmut Lang. It was elegant, and draped in all the right places.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great dress.
kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 6, 2015

Fun Party Dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was a little worried about the dress looking too puffy and loose and with my figure, short waisted and a stomach, I thought I might look like a ball but even though I ate my way through New Orleans and wore this the last night it fit great. The perfect party dress. There is a slit on the side which can make it more difficult getting out of cabs gracefully but I would have bought this dress.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Jan 8, 2015

asymmetrical and artsy

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my photography showcase and to film my media kit. It was artsy and cocktail appropriate, but not too formal. I would probably err on sizing up because the under-slip is on the tight and short side. The dress was comfortable and easy to move in and had the benefit of being able to wear a normal bra underneath. My one complaint is that it photographed awkwardly from the front and on the left side, and made me look pregnant-ish. Didn't come off that way in person, but probably wouldn't choose it again for an event where I'm on stage again or being photographed from angles I can't control. Paired nicely with high heel booties!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 5, 2015

Perfect dress for any event! Classy, original, and very flattering!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to the Opera with friends and would recommend it to everyone for any occasion. The fit was perfect- true to size, fit like a glove, and had room to breath. It was edgy and classy all at the same time and I loved it (so did my friends!). I wish I took better photos to highlight the draping of the dress for this review, but trust me when I say this dress is worth 5 stars.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
May 8, 2015

Amazing dress. Not over the top, so flattering. People I didn't know kept complimenting the dress.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
As others stated the under part is a bit short but nothing too revealing. It is an interesting cut so if you have any areas you do not like to show off (stomach, arms) it hides them well without looking like you are trying to hide them.
Eileen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133 lbs
May 25, 2015

Very comfortable dress for summer wedding in NYC!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is true to size and super comfortable. Fabric is light and flows well at a summer wedding in NYC with the humidity and heat. Neutral color allows for lots of opportunities for sparkle and fun with jewelry, shoes, and other accessories.
Nadine
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127 lbs
Jun 14, 2015

I usually never leave reviews-but this dress is PERFECTION

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is simple but so elegant, sophisticated but not stuffy or old fashioned- very unusual. Tons of compliments all night, and the style looks good on athletic/ narrow body shape
Jennifer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 19, 2015

Unique dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It is more of a blue than grey. Because of the fabric and the plastic cover I had a hard time reducing the static cling. I rented a 4 and a 6, though the 4 fit I did not hand as well as the 6 through the hips. It is a very cool dress.
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