Helmut Lang

Simple Slate Dress

$83 rental
$470 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Be the trendy, rocker girl at your party in this Helmut Lang cowl neck dress. It has an easy fit!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8.

BUST: Great for any cup size- loose fabric allows for comfortable fit in bust
WAIST: Not fitted - loose fitting top conceals waist and becomes fitted at lower hips
HIPS: Very fitted - Fitted at full hips- jersey fabric enhances hips and backside
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8.

BUST: Great for any cup size- loose fabric allows for comfortable fit in bust
WAIST: Not fitted - loose fitting top conceals waist and becomes fitted at lower hips
HIPS: Very fitted - Fitted at full hips- jersey fabric enhances hips and backside
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

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Product Details

Slate jersey. Cowl neckline. Cap sleeves. Drop waist. 39'' from shoulder to hem.

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20 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 16
Large 3
Photos 3
Liz
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
May 15, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I was very comfortable in this dress and I got many complements. I would absolutely wear this dress again. I would suggest wearing a fun bra with a print because you could certainly see it through the arm hole. Overall very happy!!
Ally
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 9, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I ordered the large and at my height the length fell just above the knee. The fabric streches to give you a little extra wiggle room if you need it (I did). The top drapes really pretty but I think it would look even better on a smaller bust. The gathering in the mid-section is also forgiving. Overall the the fit was nice, but I felt that the dress did not photograph well. Looks much better in person. I wore it to a night out dancing with the girls and paired it with a silver cuff and large earrings. Perfect for the occassion because it was so comfortable.
ivy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 14, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Great dress for a casual night on the town. Since it was freezing out the weekend I had this dress, I wore it with black leggings, tan over-the-knee boots, and a woven leather belt. This dress can easily be dressed up or down, and is really comfortable. FYI for hourglass girls, this dress will do nothing for your figure. It's got a fabulous Man Repeller potato-sack vibe going on. But hey fashion isn't about showing off your curves, it's about looking awesome :)
HoustonMM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124 lbs
Aug 22, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved this dress! Was super flattering and sexy. Easy to dress up or dress down...and very comfortable!
Sloan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 109 lbs
Sep 13, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is great for people with a straight and narrow shape. I am a 4/6 with an hourglass shape and this dress accentuated all the wrong areas. Not at all flattering on me.
Amanda
Age: 34
Sep 26, 2011

Overall fit: Large
This was awful! It was a huge weird gray color bag! I couldn't even wear it. Unless your model tall and have some curves don't rent this!
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 12, 2011

Simple but sexy

Size worn: L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
this was very true to size...loved it..off the shoulder wore it with taupe colored flat cowboy boots with bare legs and a spray tan...added a cuff bracelet and great earrings...this was a no brainer..could be worn with leggings too
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Dec 21, 2011

Sexy Dress

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for a girl's weekend away and got compliment after compliment. Looked great! Loved the dress!
Janet
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Jan 9, 2012

Fun, edgy dress!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
As the picture suggests, the bottom portion of this dress is intended to be fitted... that being said, if you have hips, keep this in mind! I didn't mind the fit, was fun & edgy up top (loved the asymmetical neckline), but needed a belt, as other reviewers suggested, to hold the middle, baggier portion in place (I have no chest & a small waist). I'm 5'9" and size 6/8 and the medium was almost too big, definitely needed the belt... should've tried the small, but liked it anyway.
Carmen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

comfortable

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was ordered in a small and medium as a back up. The skirt does have a snug fit but the medium was way too big for me. My husband loved the dress and I received many compliments throughout the night.
Serena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 5, 2012

So Versatile!

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
the second I put this dress on I didn't want to take it off- its so comfortable you could sleep in it! such a great color as well. This dress can easily be dressed up or down and taken from season to season with little to no effort. I'm running (not walking) to the Helmut Lang store to buy it!
Nella
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 8, 2012

Cute but hard to wear

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I loved the fabrication, it was a very comfortable dress but I had a hard time wearing it. It didn't stay off the shoulder and I had to adjust it often.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

A little loose

Size worn: S
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I was expecting this dress to be more fitted in the middle, it looked a little too big on me (I'm usually a size 4 with 34D bra).
Brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Oct 14, 2012

Great work dress for a big day

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Love all Helmut Lang because its effortless with a little edge- you really can't go wrong.
Angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Dec 10, 2012

Perfect dress for a semi-casual Christmas party

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fantastic fit, the draping in the middle makes what would be a baggy Tshirt dress way more interesting. I paired it with red heels with little spikes on the toes, red lips and a red bracelet. I ended up wearing a cardi as it was a bit cold, and the arm holes are pretty large. Fits true to size, the small fit perfect, I'm usually a size 4 with a 34D bust. The dress was a great length, hit about mid thigh, but you could play with the length a bit if you wanted it longer. All in all a great dress, would definitely rent it again!
marinyc0715
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 21, 2012

Easy Dress - Dress Up or Down...5 Stars!

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a holiday party at a "swanky" sports bar/lounge in NYC on a Thursday night - the party started almost right after work, so I didn't want to go too glammed up. The dress I originally wanted to rent was unavailable, so I got this one instead. I was thoroughly pleased with it when I received it and put it on! Its more of a taupe color. I'm only 5"1, and I hiked up the skirt just a bit so it was still pretty short on me, the middle of it bunches around your mid section - so it hides any flaws you may have. Def wear a strapless bra as one side will fall of your shoulder and it makes it a bit sexy. The dress hugged my curves in all the right places. I paired this with a chunky necklace, black opaque tights, suede booties, and a leather motorcycle jacket to give it a modern/casual edge. My husband loved it, I got so many looks from gals and guys as I walked into the venue and as I walked out - total ego boost, lol! Would def recommend this dress for something you can easily dress up without looking like you tried too hard.
Lorissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123 lbs
Jan 9, 2013

Lots of compliments

Size worn: XS
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was fantastic. Very comfortable. The only thing about the dress is that by the end of the night it was slightly stretched out. (I was quite active during the evening.) But, I loved the dress and would definitely rent it again.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 6, 2013

I rented this dress for my birthday party two years ago. It was definitely a sexy dress!

Size worn: M
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I thought this dress fit pretty true to size. I ordered it in a small and medium and think I ended up wearing the medium because I have a larger bust. It's quite short, but since I'm only 5'2 it worked for me. Definitely needs some accessories to spice it up, but all in all it's a cute dress. RTR was a pleasure dealing with as well!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 8, 2014

Didn't wear. Too small

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Nada
Kelsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 13, 2014

Unique dress.

Size worn: S
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Loved this dress, it can be work more casually with boots or flats (as I did) or you could easily dress it up. Very flattering draping. I had a lot of fun wearing this.
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