Helmut Lang

Heart Pumping Dress

$30 rental
$565 Retail

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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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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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Fit
Small 2
True to Size 29
Large 8
Photos 16
Camille
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 17, 2012

Warm

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This seems like it could be lightweight but the back and sides are made of a woolly material that is actually quite warm. A bit heavy for September but will be great in the Fall and Winter! Got a ton of compliments, very sexy fit.
Janna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 1, 2012

I got so many compliments in this amazing dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I LOVE this dress! The way the fabric lays is super flattering and it hides any figure flaws. The neckline and hemline of the dress are both really interesting and made the dress super chic. I also loved the black paneling down the sides because it was very slimming. Overall, I love this dress and because there is stretch to it, it is really easy and comfortable!
Anushka
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 18, 2012

Celebrating two of my best friends 30th birthdays!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress was perfect for dinner and drinks. It was very comfortable and flattering because of the black panels on the sides. It did run a little big (I'm usually a 2) but it would have been ok if the dress was a little big also because of the draping. Got tons of compliments!
deborah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Oct 21, 2012

Six Element Dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Rachael
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 6, 2012

Awesome party dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
MDress
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 6, 2012

Pretty just not for me

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
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.
Chloe
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 8, 2012

I looked like a badass,

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit perfectly. Beautiful, amazing fabric. So comfy to sit/move around in.
nicole
Usually wears: 0
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Nov 20, 2012

Pretty Dress, But Runs Large

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
Taj
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100 lbs
Nov 30, 2012

Best all-around

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 6, 2012

Comfortable dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress on the hanger does not do it justice. This dress is warm, comfortable and flattering!
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 9, 2012

pattern and fit are beautiful

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 17, 2012

A great alternative to a LBD!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 27, 2012

Not too flashy

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
joanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 26, 2013

This dress is GREAT!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Elaine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 29, 2013

Great dress - I wore a black tuxedi jacket with it, and it worked well!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I would rent this again - very comfortable and flattering. color is beautiful and complimentary to coomplexion. well made and chic!
Melinda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126 lbs
Feb 3, 2013

Classy color for gala evening

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Alisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 10, 2013

Went on a double date for an early Valentine's dinner.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Feb 19, 2013

So Comfortable

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 19, 2013

The asymmetrical hemline was very flattering and the dress fit my curves nicely.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
TamaraCs
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133 lbs
Mar 31, 2013

Better on Tall Women

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 30, 2013

Comfy dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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.
frances
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 15, 2013

Back up dress, ended up wearing it to brunch on Mother's Day

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Dori
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129 lbs
Jul 5, 2013

Beautiful!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 13, 2013

Comfortable yet Sexy!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!?
Alissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 26, 2013

The dress was cute and was very figure flattering ... until I walked.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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.
Nicole
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 25, 2013

Super cute!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Tiny bit short for my taste, but overall, very, very cute!
Marneen Lynne
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 13, 2014

Big event! I showcased two award winning songs for the Hollywood Arts Council's Valentine Salon.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Judy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139 lbs
Feb 28, 2014

Lots of compliments on how great I looked!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Mare
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 3, 2014

Loved it!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Cara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 28, 2014

Good dress for night at the theater

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Kathleen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 2, 2014

Super comfortable and super sexy!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Ali
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 2, 2014

Just not right for occasion.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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.
MGA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 22, 2014

Didn't wear

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Material was not nice. Black sides made for a weird look.
lm
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 28, 2014

My 40th birthday in Montreal.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
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.
Ellen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112 lbs
Sep 4, 2014

Comfortable, sophisticated, and a little edgy

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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
Bev
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Jan 29, 2015

Great for an Art Museum Fund-Raiser

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is comfortable, slimming and fun to wear. Looks best with sheer black stockings and high heels.
Candace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 10, 2015

Didn't wear, but cute dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Cokie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 11, 2015

Versatile dress.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
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.
RTR Customer
Feb 12, 2015

The perfect red dress for the Heart Ball in honor of National Wear Red Day!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
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.
Jeanne
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

Helmut Lang never disappoints.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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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