Helmut Lang

Chat Later Dress

$60 rental
$295 retail

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Stylist Notes

Turn heads in this asymmetric style by Helmut Lang. This sculptural little black dress is anything, but plain - a showstopper for your night on the town! Add standout jewels like kate spade new york accessories’ Grey Swirl Triple Row Necklace to complete your look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black ponte (62% Viscose, 31% Nylon, 7% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt with tulip hem. Exposed back zipper. 34” from shoulder to shortest part of hem. Imported.

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197 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(148)
Small
(26)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 16, 2014
Great for an outdoor wedding.
Love the fit and shape of the dress. It was true to size. Hugged me perfectly without that tight, uncomfortable feeling. The wedding was in the summer and outside. The material was just right; not too light or heavy. The style and shape was unique and amazing! Love looking back at photos in this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 11, 2014
Perfect LBD
You can't go wrong with this dress. Fun neckline and it hugs you in all the right areas. I was very comfortable all night and the length was appropriate for my event.
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
December 19, 2014
Great presentation and packaging. I
Loved this dress. The cut made it more interesting than your basic LBD. The small would have worked, but the medium was more comfortable and not as short. As other reviewers have said, definitely need the statement necklace. I paired the dress with a Willow and slate necklace from the site.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 10, 2015
Not my favorite LBD but the cut was unique
I was in between a M and L. Would recommend spanx if you have fuller hips. It was loose on the top near my shoulders and tight on the bottom. Not my favorite dress I've ever worn, but the edgy cuts of the dress made it worth trying out. I wore this to a work cocktail party. I'll order again, but next time won't play it so safe.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 27, 2015
Loved this sexy little black dress!
This dress was perfect for my athletic frame. The cut complimented my shape and the fabric is thick and stretchy. Very flattering and forgiving and so much fun!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 23, 2015
Fit great. This was actually my back up dress.
Great fitting body con dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
October 23, 2015
Perfect LBD
This dress was comfy and flattering. Def needs a necklace though. I rented the same necklace as pictured on the model
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 21, 2016
Perfect little black dress
Tight enough where it shows my curves, but is comfortable and flattering!! Received many compliments and I felt very confident in it! Perfect to pair with a fun necklace
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 16, 2014
Perfect for a charity event.
I loved this dress! It was very flattering for my athletic build and the material was stretchy and comfortable. It was classy but with sex appeal. Will definitely rent this again.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
November 17, 2014
First time using RTR and I can't wait to use it again
Love this dress and it fit like a glove!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
September 23, 2015
Good, standard LBD
Love the hem and neck lines. Good go-to standard dress if you want a LBD. Didn't stand out but I wore it with fun shoes and it worked!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Age: 20
February 18, 2016
I love RTR. It's so exciting getting your item in the mail.
The fit was great. The material was stretchy and thick, making it extremely flattering. I'm 5'10 and was surprised how long the dress still was. I was expecting it to be shorter, but it was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
August 19, 2015
This was a super fun, super comfy dress! The angled cut at the bottom is a great touch!
Form fitting, breathable, comfortable fabric. Long enough! Sassy & sexy, yet not "too revealing"
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
April 18, 2016
The fit was perfect
Wish I owned it
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Age: 32
May 3, 2016
Loved this dress
So flattering! Be careful if you're tall as it does ride up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 9, 2016
Very sexy!
Wore this dress for a nice date with my husband. Loved the cut and the feel. Very tricky with undergarment! Perfect little black dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
August 28, 2016
Little Black Dress
This dress was perfect! The material hugged every curve and the hem in front added a cute twist. The cut of the top makes it hard to wear a good bra so I paired it with the jean jacket. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
February 8, 2017
Wore it to a party
Good fit and liked it
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
August 27, 2017
Great dress for a night out with the girls
This was my first time using RTR and I was a little worried that I wouldn't fit in this dress as there was only a medium available. It was stretchy in places it needed to be. The only thing I was a little annoyed about was that it kept riding up. Being in Vegas, it wasn't too bad but every so often I had to pull it down. I would rent it again though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
October 7, 2017
Perfect dress
I wore this for a rehearsal dinner. I thought it was going to be small but it fit like a glove. The fabric is thick so it was able to hold everything in. I didn't have a choice between the medium and large but the medium fit great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
August 18, 2014
Rtr makes dressing up for any event a breeze!!
I loved this dress. Perfect for a wedding. I am long and lean so, It was a bit big in the waist and legs but only something I could notice. Great material with lots of give.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
March 18, 2015
I attended a relative's b-day party in Las Vegas.
I'm usually a 6 in dresses that are fitted which equates to a Medium. The Medium was somewhat loose at the bottom which didn't look right with my not-so-skinny legs lol. Plus I'm 5'1", so to was coming close to my knees. I opted to wear the Small which fit me perfectly. The length ran just below mid-thigh which was ok because the dress does ride up, perfect for dancing in. I wore it with a single-sole pointy toe royal blue suede stiletto and Vida Ear Cuff earrings.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 14, 2015
Simple, sassy, and sexy LBD perfect for a classy date night!
Dress had a great cut but was a tad stretched/large in the middle making my tummy look large. Other than the loose middle it was such an amazing dress! I received compliments all night long!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 14, 2013
Amazing Fit! Shows off your true assets!
Pros: really accentuates true assets; simple dress that easy is to dress up; great for any occasion Cons: runs a tiny bit small; i went with the medium
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 95lbs
November 29, 2013
Managed to combine two orders, customer service was very responsive and easy to work with.
This dress is amazing. The cut on the shoulders is phenomenal both in the front and the back. I could have worn the size Small, but because I'm so short it was a little long and I opted for the XS. This dress runs small; it is very stretchy but skin tight. I was not able to comfortably wear a bra with the XS, but it was so fitted it held me in just fine anyways. I received a ton of compliments, if you have defined arms, you will love this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
February 5, 2014
Great little black dress!
Adorable dress, great for accessorizing. Definitely does not leave anything to the imagination, I normally wear a small and the medium was very snug but comfortable. If you are tall it feels pretty short with the cut.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 1, 2014
Love the neckline on this dress!
This is a hot, tight dress. It's very fitted in a flattering way – sucks everything in. The neckline is very flattering and makes you look toned and athletic. I would definitely recommend for a party or cocktail attire event. The dress tends to ride up when you walk or sit, so be careful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 5, 2014
Sexy!
I had rented this as my backup and did not end up wearing it. I liked it because it was "classy sexy". It is very, very tight, however. I realize that is how it is supposed to fit, so it may just be that it was too tight for my personal taste, but someone else may like that. I am usually a size small or a 4/6 in mall stores, and I got a medium in this. A large probably would not have fit right, so I think the style was just not right for me. My arms looked great but I felt like it made me look like I had a tummy, and I don't!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 30, 2014
Pretty dress. Too short for my taste
A lil short, tricky dress that requires a unseen bra
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 29, 2014
Worn as a BACK UP BACK UP after first two dresses simply did not fit!
Nice dress. Solid fit. A smidge short in terms of the way it's cut. All in, nice snug fit. Great LBD. Wore it while hosting a holiday party at our apt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 18, 2014
Great LBD
I wanted something a little different and the neck line, shoulder detail and angled cut at the knee was perfect for a birthday celebration of dinner and dancing. I'm normally a size 6 and the small felt really snug so I went up a size to the M and it fit perfectly. The fabric is a thick, soft, stretchy fabric (almost jersey feeling) that was easy to dance in without worry of my skirt creeping up. The cut around the shoulder was sexy but not overtly. The only very minor issue I had was finding a bra that worked with this dress. I tried on a few strapless bras to find one that was low enough under my arms so you couldn't see my bra. I would highly recommend this for any occasion when you need a comfortable LBD.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 28, 2014
Great for a night out on the town
I got this dress as a backup. Although I did not wear it, when I tried it on it had a great fit and thickness to it. I am very short (4'10") and the skirt was short on me! Not the best cut on top for a petite gal - the shoulder fit was awkward.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
July 6, 2014
20th Anniversary of Essence Music Fest in NOLA
This dress is very flattering but does not give. I can usually wear a M but this dress runs small. Therefore, it was a little uncomfortable after dinner. I think if I had ordered a size L, it would have been perfect. However, this didn't stop me from "Partying Like It's 1999!" with Prince :-)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
July 20, 2014
Many compliments & very fun LBD
I ordered a small & medium but ended up wearing the medium because it was a little longer and fit my chest better. It was very comfortable to wear and a fun alternative to the typical black dress. I added a colorful chunky necklace and it made the outfit complete.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 12, 2014
Great quality, flattering cut! I wore this to the Oaks horse races and it was perfect!
The dress is body-con and fits a little snug. I'm 5'7'', 130lbs, and I typically wear a S (or size 4) in most designer dresses but took a M in this one. It does ride up a little when you walk. The fit is so flattering, especially for hourglass types. I would definitely wear it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 63
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 26, 2015
The dress is really cute.
I liked this dress and it fit well. It was also in really good shape. It was appropriate for the occasion and is more interesting than the basic lbd.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 29, 2015
Fun Vegas dress
Tight & form fitting but thick fabric kept it flattering
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 26, 2015
Nice LBD!
I didn't want the dress to be so form-fitting so I wore the Large to give me some breathing room. Love the sophisticated look of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 21, 2015
Cute
Cute dress but ran kind of small. It wasn't flattering on me do I ended up not wearing it since the back up size was unavailable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
January 26, 2016
Very form-fitting and cute, but not exciting.
This fit very small. In fact, I was uncomfortable with how it hugged my belly region which emphasized that area, while I felt my boobs were minimized. Other than that, I did like the hemline (though short) and it looked much better with a statement necklace to jazz it up a bit.
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