Heart Pumping Dress

$30 rental
$565 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Go edgy chic for the night out by rocking this Helmut Lang red space print dress. Accessories like the Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Drop Earrings and AV Max's Gold Hammered Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; fabric allows for comfortable room though consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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 up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-8.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; fabric allows for comfortable room though consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Red and black crepe (100% viscose). Sleeveless. Cowl neckline. Asymmetric pencil skirt with draping. Exposed back zipper. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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43 reviews
Fit
Large8
True to Size31
Small2
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 11, 2015
Nice comfortable dress!
Wore this for a birthday dinner with my husband. The dress was nice and comfortable but the fabric felt a little worn (didn't really look it though). The only issue I had is that the waist was too low on me by 3-4" (I'm only 5'1") and it got baggy above it. With some creative positioning it worked but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who is under 5'3" and has this problem a lot.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 4, 2015
Great, comfy fit and stylish enough for a wedding
Loved the fit on this dress. Hugged the curves on the bottom and I could wear a regular bra with the cut on top. Super comfy for a wedding. I wish I could have kept the dress! (so does my husband!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 21, 2015
Beautiful colors and lots of compliments!
Wore this to work the week after a vacation, and it was great. Got lots of compliments on the cut and colors. Very flattering. The only reason I'm giving it four instead of five stars is that it would be more flattering on someone with a fuller chest. It was still great, but would have been a knockout if I could have filled it out a bit more. Oh well.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 15, 2015
Helmut Lang never disappoints.
I wore this dress on New Year's Eve and loved it. It's super comfy and I got tons of compliments on it. Helmut Lang is pretty much my go-to brand for edgy, modern pieces and this dress was no exception. The picture doesn't look very good but the dress is very flattering. The size 4 and 6 fit almost identically which led me to believe that the 4 may be slightly stretched out. So if you're a small 4 or sometimes wear a 2, go for the 2.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
February 12, 2015
The perfect red dress for the Heart Ball in honor of National Wear Red Day!
I am very broad in the shoulders and somewhat muscular for my petite frame. I needed the 4 to fit in the shoulders and torso comfortably.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 11, 2015
Versatile dress.
I felt very fashionable in this. It isn't super sexy (maybe it would be more so if tighter) but it demonstrates you have some style. I wore it for a date night with hubby but I think it would be fine for a work dinner or party. I found it to run a bit large and probably would order a size down as the back up as I think I could have worn a 2. Overall a fine dress, glad to wear it out for dinner but I won't be ordering it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
February 10, 2015
Didn't wear, but cute dress.
I received this in my backup size only, which was a bigger size, and it was too big, but my actual size likely would have fit. Not formal material, it's a matte jersey, and was a little pilled, but the lines are darling.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
January 29, 2015
Great for an Art Museum Fund-Raiser
This dress is comfortable, slimming and fun to wear. Looks best with sheer black stockings and high heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
September 4, 2014
Comfortable, sophisticated, and a little edgy
I love Helmut Lang and this dress was no exception. The material is comfortable and not restrictive. The pattern is eye-catching without being too flashy, and the cut is interesting but still flattering. It's the kind of dress that works well when you don't know how dressed up to be. I wouldn't say it's a WOW dress, it's a bit more subdued, but it hits the perfect tone for me where not only am I physically comfortable in it, but I also just feel relaxed and myself in it. I could see myself wearing this dress a lot if I owned it
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
August 28, 2014
My 40th birthday in Montreal.
The size 6 was a bit stretch out in the bust and really all over the top. Very pretty hemline. Wush I had sized down.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 22, 2014
Didn't wear
Material was not nice. Black sides made for a weird look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 2, 2014
Just not right for occasion.
I guess I was expecting this dress to have more "oomph", but it just didn't do it for me. Beautifully made, just not right for me.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 2, 2014
Super comfortable and super sexy!
This dress was fabulous. I wore it to my husbands 40th birthday and got lots of compliments. I often wear a 6 but went with the 8 on this one because I'm a little hippy and it's a little snug in the hips, the 6 was perfect for me. Great dress, would rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 28, 2014
Good dress for night at the theater
Rented this dress for a night out at the theater. The positives were how well it fit and how comfortable it was. I didn't expect the material to be so cottony. I thought it would have a more satin finish. Also the pleat at the stomach makes the picture look more crumply than the dress really is. Overall, the dress worked and I felt great, just wasn't exactly what I expected.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 3, 2014
Loved it!
Beautiful dress. I didn't wear it because my husband didn't like the draping. I wish I had worn this one because the other one had a zipper that stuck out.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
February 28, 2014
Lots of compliments on how great I looked!
Comfortable stretchy fabric for an evening at a charity event with lots of eating & dancing. Second rental from RTR--can't wait to do it again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 13, 2014
Big event! I showcased two award winning songs for the Hollywood Arts Council's Valentine Salon.
This was my first time renting from Rent the Runway. The dress was absolutely wonderful. Part of the reason I chose it was because of it's name, the Heart Pumping Dress. It was perfect for a Valentine's Day event. One side of the dress is shorter than the other and it does ride up on the thigh. Thank you Rent the Runway.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
December 25, 2013
Super cute!
Tiny bit short for my taste, but overall, very, very cute!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
October 26, 2013
The dress was cute and was very figure flattering ... until I walked.
I really liked the dress, and it looked great on - hugs every curve, but the layered fabric is very forgiving. But as soon as I started to walk, the dress would ride up a LOT. It wasn't a size issue, because if I'd gone up a size and it wasn't tight in the hips and thighs, it would have been too loose everywhere else. I'm a pretty proportionate hourglass (although I do have a long torso) so I think this would be best for someone with narrower hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 13, 2013
Comfortable yet Sexy!
I wore this dress for headshots, a wedding, then a dinner theatre (yes, all in the same day). The fabric hugged my body, but never in a restricting way. It was so comfortable! It is a bit of a warmer fabric, but given that I usually run a little colder, it was okay for me. The top was more of a cowl-neck than a v-neck like the picture showed, but oh well. Loved this dress and would wear it again! My photo (new headhot!) was taken by Nikki Winter Photography. Doesn't she rock!?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129lbs
July 5, 2013
Beautiful!
This dress fit beautifully. I brought it to the Dominican Republic for an early evening wedding, and it was perfect. I love Helmut Lang pieces!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 15, 2013
Back up dress, ended up wearing it to brunch on Mother's Day
Great dress. It was very comfortable. I rented it as a back up dress for a high school theatre banquet. Although I didn't wear it to the banquet, I was able to wear it to brunch on Mother's Day. Very flattering to most body types. I wore the 6 to make room for the extra food I would be eating at brunch. :) The 4 fit perfectly for any other occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 30, 2013
Comfy dress
This dress looked really pretty in the photo, very edgy. This was the dress I wore for my charity event. It fit the best out of the dresses I got. The dress i got seems a little worn. The colors were not as bright as the photos. It was very comfy and easy to move in.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
March 31, 2013
Better on Tall Women
I rented an 8 and returned it without wearing. The dress was both too big and too long. The material looks better in pictures and from a distance. Up close, it was blah looking.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
February 19, 2013
The asymmetrical hemline was very flattering and the dress fit my curves nicely.
I wore this to a fundraiser Wine Tasting event. I combined the dress with black sheer stockings and sleek high heel booties for a modern look--it was fabulous!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 19, 2013
So Comfortable
This dress was super comfortable. I loved the neckline, it was very sexy. The hem is eye catching and not something you see on every dress. My usual size 10 wasn't available so I took a chance and ordered the 8. Because of the stretch of the material, it worked. My husband loved the way it hugged my curves. The dress was in good shape, the only negative was it seemed like it had been worn a lot. Tiny pills all over the dress but since this is a rental and not new, that's to be expected. RTR service was excellent and easy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
February 10, 2013
Went on a double date for an early Valentine's dinner.
The fabric on this dress was heavier than I expected, but that was fine since it was a cold night. I was torn between the 6 and the 8, I felt like the 6 was a bit too tight (especially in the hips) and the 8 was a bit too loose. In the end I wore the 8, but my husband thought they both looked good. I loved that I could wear a regular bra with this dress. The biggest negative is that both dresses definitely looked worn, I don't think anyone would notice unless they looked very close but the fabric had obviously been laundered multiple times. All in all I was very happy with the dress, and I did get a random compliment from another customer at the restaurant.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
February 3, 2013
Classy color for gala evening
Perfect for a benefit auction, dinner and dancing. Classy & sophisticated for a 50+ yr old, ok to eat in because of the fabric gathers at the waist, and comfortable for dancing . The RtR experience was great; everything worked as planned. The dress was in fine shape (as were the backup size and 2nd dress). I wore a jet bead necklace and red patent pumps. Got several compliments from other women, my husband loved it, and I was so glad not to be part of the sea of black.
MarleenFebruary 27, 2013
It's a lovely dress with a lovely fit on you! You are NOT 56.?.....fabulous!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
January 29, 2013
Great dress - I wore a black tuxedi jacket with it, and it worked well!
I would rent this again - very comfortable and flattering. color is beautiful and complimentary to coomplexion. well made and chic!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
January 26, 2013
This dress is GREAT!
It has black panels on the sides which are slimming. The V-neck of the dress and the uneven hem of the dress make it quite sexy. I would love to own this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 27, 2012
Not too flashy
I actually picked this dress last minute when the one I originally ordered became unavailable for my rental date. I was quite please when I received this one. I wore it to a company holiday party. The asymetrical hem is more drastic than it looks in the picture, but in a good way. The short side was shorter than I expected, but I also have bigger legs to fill out the dress. The long side came just above the knee. I actually wore it with sheer black stockings, although this pic shows me without them. Overall was fun a comfortable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 154lbs
December 17, 2012
A great alternative to a LBD!
I always head straight to the traditional LBDs and decided to step out of my comfort zone with this one. We had two parties on the same night -- one at a trendy downtown restaurant, the other at a home in the ritzy part of town, and this dress was appropriate for both venues. The dress is comfortable and stunning without being over the top. It's quite beautiful in person. The black side panels give a slimming affect and help it to fit just-so. Many women complimented me on the dress and they were specifically drawn to the muted print being paired with black side panels -- the two complement each other without taking away from the lively print. I ordered a size 4 and size 6 and didn't even try on the 4 as the 6 fit comfortably. The fabric has a slight give and the neckline lays very well. I would encourage anyone who feels stuck in the black dress mode to try this dress for a change of pace. I'm used to accessorizing a LBD. When this dress showed up I kind of panicked. The panic was short-lived as I dug into my closet for ideas. In the end I paired it with black tights and black booties (and a very plain J Crew black cardigan, which I didn't wear at the restaurant but did at the home party) and it was not only comfortable but weather appropriate! There are many ways to dress this up or down. I also considered wearing tights with black boots, but I loved the way the booties added to the edginess of the dress. ** Sorry -- we didn't get any pictures of me in the dress!! ** I'm 6-foot and this dress is shorter than what I usually wear, but with tights I didn't feel self-conscious at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2012
pattern and fit are beautiful
This dress is soft and edgy. I rented a 2 and 4 and only the 2 was shipped. It was too small but i think the 4 would have been perfect. RTR sent me a new dress in 24 hours and it was stunning too. I would recommend this dress and may try to rent it again for my next party!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
December 6, 2012
Comfortable dress!
The dress on the hanger does not do it justice. This dress is warm, comfortable and flattering!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100lbs
November 30, 2012
Best all-around
My husband couldn't keep his hands off me, and I didn't even think this dress was particularly sexy. In fact I wore it to work with tights and conservative pumps, then changed to boots for after-work drinks. The material feels great. The ruching in front is flattering. The asymmetric neckline is unique. The black along the sides is slimming. I'd be happy to rent it again!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Age: 41
Bust size: 32A
November 20, 2012
Pretty Dress, But Runs Large
Beautiful dress, but probably not the best fit for petitie, skinny women. I am 5'3 and 95 pounds and the 0 was a tad too big. Not sexy enough for me for a night out.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 8, 2012
I looked like a badass,
Fit perfectly. Beautiful, amazing fabric. So comfy to sit/move around in.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 6, 2012
Pretty just not for me
Beautiful dress, however seemed a little too short for my liking (I am almost 6 ft tall). If you are tall, straight and thin may not be the right dress for you. This was my back up dress, so ended up wearing something else.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 6, 2012
Awesome party dress!
This dress was great and I received compliments on it all night long. It has a little strech to it so it's easy move around and super comfortable. I wore spanx to smooth everything out, but the dress is very flattering with rouching over the stomach area to hide any little flaws. Bonus - the black side panneling is extremely slimming!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
October 21, 2012
Six Element Dress
This dress has all the elements required to make it a winner: Stunner - stunning print reminded me of a fire Cut - asymetrical design is flattering on all shapes Secret - Having a dark side panel made me look very slim Flattering - The red color made me stand out without making a scene Appropriate - This dress pleased everyone! Helmut - perfect!
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