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Helmut Lang

Strong Shoulder Dress

$50 rental
$495 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Step out in style in Helmut Lang's modern twist on a classic shift. The draped neckline adds drama to a simple silhouette with a monochromatic color scheme that is anything but boring.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Fitted- stretchy slip accommodates for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - ombre coloring creates a more defined waist
HIPS: Very fitted - light fabric accentuates backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a racerback bra or strapless bra and seamless underwear- wear with SPANXS to cinch in waist and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All 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 size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Fitted- stretchy slip accommodates for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - ombre coloring creates a more defined waist
HIPS: Very fitted - light fabric accentuates backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a racerback bra or strapless bra and seamless underwear- wear with SPANXS to cinch in waist and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Nude ombre silk chiffon. Asymmetric draping on bodice. Padding detail on shoulder straps. Attached slip. 34" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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19 reviews

Fit
Small 2
True to Size 13
Large 3
Photos 1
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 9, 2010

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
The subtle shoulder detail and ombre effect on this dress makes it super cool and modern but not overdone. The dress fit perfectly!
Babes
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 11, 2010

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
I was worried that this dress would be too fitted for my curvy frame, but it couldn't have fit better! The ombre overlay does a great job of hiding trouble spots. Wearing it, I felt classic but edgy and very confident!
Brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Aug 15, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I never imagined that a nude figure hugging dress could be so flattering. The cut, draping, and shading are perfection. Wore with my leather jacket.
Andi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Body type: Straight & narrow
Aug 27, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
PERFECT!!!! This dress looks so good on. I LOVED IT! RTR is amazing... will def do this again!!!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 21, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
You feel amazing in this dress! It's classy and comfortable. You can dress it up or down. Definitely worth renting! ***I'm usually a small and I still had room in the xs.
FrenchTwist
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117 lbs
Sep 22, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I ordered this dress specifically for my wedding! It wears so beautiful and fits so lovely you can't help but feel gorgeous and femineme I'm 5'7 and wore a size 2 which was perfection and made my legs look amazing! I wore it with nude platform closed toe for a very classic look. Diamond earrings and a new diamond ring were the order of the day. My husband didn't know until afterwards that it was rented and loved the fact that I'm not only stylish but not foolish about money. I can't thank you enough for making "my day" so perfect by allowing me to feel so beautiful in this amazing body fitting dress.
NMG
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 10, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
The inside lining of the dress kept sliding up and showing.
Rae
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Body type: Petite
Dec 14, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Nice dress - great for shorter women and warmer weather. I will probably rent it again in the spring.
Becky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123 lbs
Jan 17, 2011

Overall fit: Small
This dress was small, it was also completely see thru! I don't know if it was missing a sheath underneath when it was sent to me but I couldn't wear it. RtR wasn't helpful at all, I tried to call and email and never got a response until after the weekend and I had already sent it back on my own dine so I wouldn't be charged. They still charged me because I rented another dress. It was my birthday weekend and had several events to go to! I had to wear something out of my closet instead of this dress!
Brenda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117 lbs
Apr 14, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
LOVE! I wore this to a black tie event and added some bling with jewelry to dress it up. It was super comfortable and very flattering...I think it would be flattering on many body types. I am 115lbs, petite and proportionally curvy. I went with a size 4, although the size 2 also fit and I would have worn that if it was the only size I had, but I felt the 4 was a little less clingy on the lower half of my body.
JD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 18, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Gorgeous dress. Looked amazing on. Is darker in color than the photos suggest.
em
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Body type: Petite
Apr 28, 2011

Overall fit: Large
this dress is actually just a scarf. first of all im a 4, sometimes a 6, and rarely a 2, and this dress was far too big and long on me. it went down to my knees. also, i dont know what this model is wearing underneath the dress but its something because its far to shear to wear alone, you can see everything. also the tan color is MUCH darker in person.
Taryn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 30, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I am 5'4" and 120 pounds. I wore the size 4 and it was snug, but not vulgar. I loved it. Though the size 4 came with a built in slip, the size 6 didn't seem to include one. I would definitely rent it again.
Ashley
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 2, 2011

Overall fit: Large
gorgeous dress online but A LOT darker then it seems. Also, hangs differently in picture then in real life.
VB
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 12, 2011

Sophisticated & Flattering

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Beautiful dress - perfect with a blazer or without.
jess
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 18, 2012

Summer day wedding dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the way the dress fit - I'm also a huge fan of Helmut Lang. The dress is subtle and original and I got a lot of compliments. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because it was VERY sheer. You have to wear a nude slip under the dress (something I had to run out and buy) because otherwise you can see right through the front of this dress.
A
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 30, 2012

So many compliments!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This came as my second dress option and I picked a winner! I wasn't thrilled with it at first; I thought it was going to be a thicker material and would include a zipper but after putting it on with myheels and a high sock bun, it was HOT! I wore it for a bachelorette party and I recieved compliments from my friends and from lots of people while we were out. I thought it was a little snug from my waist down and a little loose on the top but Spanx and a pushup bra fixed those issues. The neckline is made of a sheer fabric so it does take a little styling during the night to keep it the way you want but other than that, it proved to be a great pick for a girls night out. I would definitely rent this again!
Danielle
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 25, 2012

Overall, great first experience with RTR

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Very pretty dress, ran very small and was much more sheer than I expected. I needed it for a photo shoot where we wore neutrals; however, I may have been uncomfortable with the sheer fabric and snug fit if I had gone out in public.
Mandy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jan 19, 2015

First rental, great dress that was flattering and unique.

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ran slightly large, sized down for a tighter fit.
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