Helmut Lang

Hurricane Eye Sheath

$30 rental
$620 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Go for an abstract cool look for the party! This panel print sheath by Helmut Lang is a perfect statement piece for a trendy soiree. Dress it up with accessories like Whiting & Davis' Chrome Lattice Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted 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, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted 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, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black and Silver Printed Silk Crepe de Chine (64% Acetate 36% Viscose). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with leather trim. Pencil skirt. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem.

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31 reviews

Fit
Small 2
True to Size 18
Large 9
Photos 12
mik
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 9, 2014

Perfect cocktail party dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to a business cocktail event. The dress fit perfectly. It is lined and heavier than expected. I ordered the 4 and the 6 because I'm between sizes. I probably could have gone with the 4 but it was a little snug in the hips and the 6 still looked form-fitting and flowy at the same time. I highly recommend this dress. I only regret not getting a photo!
jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 128 lbs
Mar 9, 2014

Loved this dress! Very flexible with color scheme and print. Stands out. Not like your ordinary LBD.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
It was a little roomy in the waist. Gorgeous dress. Didn't wrinkle at all. Can wear gold or silver with this. Can dress it up with a swanky wrap or make it more formal with a black tuxedo blazer for wearing on the way to keep warm.
KThom
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 17, 2014

Fun dress for a wedding!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress - I felt that it ran slightly big. Didn't fit in the waist the way I expected it to. Great pattern! The 2 sizes I got didn't even have the same pattern which made it seem really unique.
Helen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108 lbs
Mar 19, 2014

Understated, yet still makes a statement

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The dress isn't tight, but still has the look of a fitted sheath dress. It chokes you a bit when you sit down, but nothing that isn't worth the compliments that you'll get wearing this. The fabric is high-quality and the rental experience couldn't be beat. I would order your regular size, plus one down, just to be safe. In the picture, I was testing shoes...went with the black!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Mar 24, 2014

Lovely print!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress felt pretty true to size, though it was a tighter in the hips and bust and a bit looser in the waist. I originally wanted the other similar Helmut Lang dress since it was a bit edgier, but it wasn't available so I went with this one. It was a pretty dress, but not as much of a "wow" dress as I had hoped. Neither the length nor neckline was scandalous, so I thought it transitioned well from church wedding to reception and after party. It is comfortable to wear and easy to dance/move in.
erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 1, 2014

Work function dress with personality

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my office and then out to a work event. The white piping makes for a very slimming figure and it has a great fit.
j
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 115
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 23, 2014

Not sexy enough for me...more work attire wear

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Sorry to say but I hated it for formal wear. Definitely more work attire. It's an ok dress, not flattering like on the model. It gave me no waistline but I think it's b/c it runs a bit big.
Felicia
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Body type: Athletic
Apr 26, 2014

The dress was flawless and I got tons of compliments at my sister's wedding rehearsal dinner.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Pretty true to size. Snug fit but not too tight in the size 12. The fabric is heavier than it seems in the photo so if you are planning to do a lot of dancing or attending an event in warmer weather, this dress may get hot. My only complaint is more a commentary, than anything. The top was a little bit big in the back. I have a slight bust, so I think for a bustier woman this won't be an issue. This was a minor issue, easily concealed by a jacket. Going down a size was not feasible as the 10 was super tight. Overall this was a great dress! #weddingrehersaldinner #cocktailparty
Carrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Apr 26, 2014

Very Flattering Dress with a Little Edge to It

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a cocktail party. I wore a size 6, but could have definitely worn a 4 (unfortunately it was unavailable on the date I needed it). The 6 still looked great, though. This fabric is great... silky smooth, great quality, lightweight. The white detailing down the sides makes it very slimming and flattering. The print is abstract enough that it looks very cool. I got a lot of compliments on this dress. The only negative thing I can say about it is that the length was too long for my taste. At a little over 5'7" and wearing 4 inch heels, the hem was maybe an inch above my knees. Definitely not mid-thigh as shown in the photo. Also, this dress is a little conservative on its own, so I paired it with funky heels, fun jewelry, and a black moto jacket to youth it up a bit and give it a little more edginess. This is a dress I wish I owned... very versatile.
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

High quality, great for a night out

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I had been eyeing this dress for awhile and decided to rent it for a friend's bachelorette party. Unfortunately, I didn't end up wearing it and luckily had another dress in my closet to wear instead. The dress is nice and high quality, but it didn't live up to expectations. I went for the 8 because it was recommended to size up, but it was a bit too big and ended up being shapeless (there was no 6 in stock for a backup size, either). The design in front isn't as vibrant as the picture makes it seem. Overall, I might have actually worn the dress if I had a smaller size, and I think if I hadn't had such high expectations I would have loved it more.
Crystal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185 lbs
May 3, 2014

So fun and unique!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I loved the way that the dress looked when I put it in but every time I walked, it twisted. It looked like I had it on sideways all night. I don't know if it was the undergarment slip that I wore and they fought each other, but it was a problem all night. I finally gave up and just wore it twisted. It was obvious but I grew tired of constantly trying to straighten it. I would definitely rent again and try some different options because it was beautiful and such a fun print. It felt amazing on and had I stood still all night, it would have been perfect! HA!
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
May 5, 2014

Pretty fabric, but too big in the waist

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for a formal engagement party, but didn't end up wearing it because none of my sizes fit. I'm normally between a 2 and a 4, so I ordered both. The 4 was huge on me. The two fit a bit better, but still had so much extra fabric around the waist that it was very unflattering and I wasn't able to wear it. I wish I would have ordered a size down. I think this dress would be more flattering on women with a true hourglass shape. You need some serious curves to fill out all the extra fabric in the dress. Thankfully I had a dress at home that I was able to wear instead.
buffey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
May 26, 2014

Great dress!!! Comfortable & compliments all night long!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented the size 4 & 6. I am 5'7" 145 lbs, and am well endowed in the bust and bottom. I wore the size 6 because it gave me some room to move around. The size 4 fit great, hugged every curve, but I knew I would be moving around, sitting for about an hour during the night, and eating! So I wanted to be comfortable and still look good.
Taj
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100 lbs
May 27, 2014

Radiologists told me I looked like an abstract x-ray

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Helmut Lang is definitely one of my go-to designers for dresses. Chic, beautiful, flattering. Most Helmut Lang dresses work in the office and out at night. The fit was great. It was just above my knees for a professional look.
Maia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 3, 2014

Love the modern lines /fabric and overall fit of this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is slimming and modern. The material is beautiful and it is fully lined. It fits true to size and I received many compliments on it! The only negative was it can wrinkle a bit when you have been sitting for a while.
Sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 12, 2014

This dress was beautiful but for someone with a hourglass figure it was horrible !!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Cons- Not for a person with a chest or backside
Beth
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

The event was wonderful and I loved wearing the dress. I will certainly use rent-the-runway again!!!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dress fit well and was comfortable.
D3001
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116 lbs
Jul 8, 2014

Great for a day of meetings into a night at the theatre.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Ran a bit large, which for me meant it was quite comfortable as I son't like things that fit tight. I felt great in this dress.
Gelana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Jul 22, 2014

did not wear it. needed size 8

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
beautiful dress, rented in size 6 needed size 8
Myriam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 26, 2014

Amazing dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit: runs a bit large. I am usually a size 4, and I had ordered size 2 & 4, and I ended up wearing the size 2. I would recommend sizing down. It's not the most "WOW" dress I've rented on RTR, but it was perfect for my event, for which I couldn't wear something too sexy to, It's also very comfortable. Fabric is great quality. Got lots of compliments :)
Cris
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 5, 2014

Very different from other dresses that I wore before.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful. Fits perfect.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Aug 13, 2014

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This was my back up look, but I didn't end up wearing it. It's a beautiful dress, but didn't fit me as well as the other. The dress is quite fitted throughout, so if you're bigger in the hips, it is not very forgiving. The only thing I didn't like about this dress is the zipper is kind of big and clunky. This is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Still, quite a pretty dress.
Susan
Top Contributor
Age: 45
Sep 7, 2014

Did not wear after trying it on.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The size 4 fit me if I sucked in my tummy. Plus it flattened my boobs. I might have made it work if I really had to but thanks to RTR they recommended and made sure I had two great backups sent to me the next day. They were waiting for me at my NY hotel when I arrived! Thanks RTR! Great customer service! This dress looked kind of business-like and I think I was too short waisted for it. Maybe someone a little thinner (less hips) and taller could make this dress work.
Damara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Great for a networking event

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
My husband had to attend a local wine tasting charity event for work and this dress was perfect! It's artsy and modern! It's also appropriate for work. It not to strappy and knee length on me. I loved it! This dress is super flattering and amazing! I loved it!
Elisa
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 7, 2014

Customer service was awesome, process is easy, the dress was perfect!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress has stretch to it so has some give. I could sit, eat, and dance and feel comfortable. I'm an apple shape so the color blocking was flattering and gave me shape. I received lots of comments, I've already rented my next dress for Vegas!
Sandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 25, 2014

such a great little black dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Nice spin on a little black dress. Super cute and flatting, loved wearing it.
Loretta
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

My daughter and I are both wearing RTR dresses! My mother turned 90! It's her party!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
The dress was very pretty. Tight on my bust but it didn't show. Very nice soft material! Great style too! Loved dancing in it!
Irene
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Dec 9, 2014

Really sexy and comfortable dress.

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
I normally wear a 6 or an 8 but after reading reviews I decided to order a 4 and 6. The only size they had left was the 4 so I took a chance and ordered it. It fit like a glove!!!! It was a tiny bit tight in the breast but I just went with a bra with no extra padding and it worked out perfect. Rent this dress!!! Pic do not do justice to this dress!!
Frances
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 26, 2014

Very chic!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am usually a 6/8 but the 8 wasn't available so I went with the 10. It was knee length which was fine since I was going to a family wedding. The dress is very chic and great for any event/party that requires a less sassy option. The fabric makes the dress extra comfy and less difficult to wrinkle. Will definitely rent it again!
emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 16, 2015

A very classy, unique dress for those cocktail parties where you want to look different.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for a super elite Hollywood private party and it was perfect! Not too showy or attention-grabbing, but unique enough that you're not blending in with all the other girls in black cocktail dresses. I loved the pattern in front and the material was silky and very expensive seeming.
Susanne
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 18, 2015

Beautiful dress, incredibly comfortable

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a beach wedding, and it was perfect for the occasion. According to the size chart my first choice was size 12, with the 10 as a backup. Unfortunately, the 10 was not available, because it would have been the perfect fit for me. I wore the 12 anyway, even though it was somewhat too large overall. I would not recommend this dress for anyone with an hourglass shape (I'm not), as you'd end up with a lot of spare fabric around the waist (but it's perfect for hiding some rolls around the mid-section!). That said, the dress is incredibly comfortable and cute.
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