Torrent Gown

$100 rental
$655 retail

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Stylist Notes

Look Va Va Voom in this daring Helmut Lang gown. Be ready to show some leg and take over the party. Pair with a trendy necklace like the Nicole Romano's Palafico Necklace.

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 P,S,M,L; Size P=0,2; Size S=4,6; Size M=8; Size L=10.

BUST: Great for any bust size - comfortable room for bust and may be worn with any standard bra
WAIST: Very fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - dress is very fitted throughout so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Floor length - dress is mid-thigh on one side; available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long) Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 60'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'6''-5'8''

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and should be worn with seamless underwear- wear with SPANX for additional cinch at waist
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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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 P,S,M,L; Size P=0,2; Size S=4,6; Size M=8; Size L=10.

BUST: Great for any bust size - comfortable room for bust and may be worn with any standard bra
WAIST: Very fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - dress is very fitted throughout so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Floor length - dress is mid-thigh on one side; available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long) Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 60'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'6''-5'8''

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and should be worn with seamless underwear- wear with SPANX for additional cinch at waist
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
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Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black cupro(95% cupro, 5% elastane). Asymmetric neckline. Short sleeves. Side slit. Imported.

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29 reviews
Fit
Large0
True to Size25
Small4
Top Contributor
Size worn:
PR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 11, 2015
You can't go wrong with this black dress
Wore this to an Air Force ball and stood out because it was so understated in a sea of sparkly and colorful dresses. I loved the slit and the neckline, and the stretchy fabric was so comfortable, I could sleep in the dress. The only note I have on the fit is the length- this dress is really long! I got the regular because the long was unavailable (I figured at 5'9" I would need the long), but it worked out for the better because the regular was plenty long- long enough for me to wear 5 inch heels!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 12, 2013
A little tight - didn't wear the dress.
This dress was pretty skin tight. I ordered the small and medium and wasn't comfortable wearing either. Luckily I had a back-up so it all worked out!
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 20, 2013
Statement making without being overly flashy
I wore this to my sister's rehearsal dinner. It was fun, comfortable and gorgeous and very easy to dress up or down. The Regular was a great length, even for my petite stature. I wore it with 4 inch heels but someone my height could probably get away with as little as 2''. It's very stretchy which accommodated my large bust nicely. The slit was sexy but not slutty, it wasn't as high as it looks in the picture when standing - about mid thigh to mini. I felt great all night and got a ton of compliments. There are endless ways to style this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 2, 2013
Comfortable!
Very classy look. Pair it up with a great necklace and it's the perfect dress for a wedding. Love the slit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
December 18, 2012
Terrible
the asymetircal cut of this dress is not flattering or comforable, it's as if you're wearing a crooked dress.
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
December 5, 2012
Loved this dress! It was perfect for work party but still sexy!
I received a lot of compliements all night! Very soft material and the long was a must for my height. I didn't have to adjust my dress all night either, the slit and material stayed in place.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
December 5, 2012
The staff is so helpful!
This dress would be a stunner on a someone a bit taller.. I loved the leg slit on the side but I felt like the dress was swallowing me whole. The top is really pretty but the material is a bit heavy so I would only recommend ordering this if you are attending a formal affair in the fall or winter.. As always RTR immediately sent me another dress, which worked out perfectly, and the crisis was averted.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 26, 2012
Great neckline
I really enjoyed wearing this dress... in this instance, I would say the woman makes the outfit though. There's not A LOT going on, but the neckline is very fun and unusual (in a good way)... people WILL see your shoes so make sure they are FAB and go with max or minimal accessories. Either way, this dress is a great canvas to paint on!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
November 3, 2012
gorgeous
I wore this for my fiances air force flight school graduation- classy but still sexy. I wore with the Danijo dangling earling that I LOVE. You dont want a necklace with this neckline. Fit beautifully!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
PR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 9, 2012
Great at the top, strange around the legs
I put this on and originally loved it... until I looked down! The slit area was a little to snug and I basically had one leg covered and one exposed, but not in a sexy way. I didn't end up wearing it due to this, but it is a great dress if you need to travel because it arrived with zero wrinkles!
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2012
I was disapointed in the fit and quality.
The dress runs small! I would suggest a size larger and longer if you are on the cusp! I would have required to order a medium long to accomodate my shape (5' 6") The dress also had significant signs or wear and tear...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
September 21, 2012
I wore this dress to a wedding in Cali.
This dress is super hot ! The slit & fabric are fantastic on this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 18, 2012
Would look amazing on the right body shape
Didn't work for my shape - but if you have a classic womanly shape (big boobs, tiny waist, shaped hips/butt) this could look amazing on you. My waist wasn't defined enough.
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 30, 2012
The dress received so many compliments.
Loved the fit and the dress. It was slimming and draped, masked the "not so fit" areas. The perfect combo of classy and sexy. My only complaint would be that the dress I wore seemed a little worn, the black was not super BLACK but looked more like a shirt that was washed a little too much. I wore a 4in heel which fit perfect length wise Though I was hoping to wear a 6in platform which would have been too high with the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 28, 2012
Beautiful but clingy!
Loved this on the hanger. The top half fitted beautifully but the lower have clung really tightly in the hip area (I am a size bigger on bottom that I am on top) I didn't wear it has as I thought it looked a bit vulgar on me. If you are a straight shape however I would recommend this. its a really nice quality dress and looks stylish.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 13, 2012
Everyone loved it! Plus I was one of the few ladies in black. :-)
My whole experience was pretty scary. I was the only girl without her dress the day before prom but I wasn't too worried. When I got home my dresses were waiting for me. Sadly, the small of this dress was unavailable so they sent me another silver one (I told them i was wearing silver shoes so they could choose) it was cute but just not me. Thankfully, the medium of this dress wasn't that bad. i fit a tad loose but it still looked awesome! A little short however with my heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 25, 2012
So Unflattering!
Made my hips look ginormous! Only rent if you are totally narrow and don't have hips. (I'm definitely hourglass) It was on the short side so when I put it on it looked like I was fat man squeezing into a little coat, I mean dress. I'm not sure who this would be good for but curvy ladies stay away!
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2012
Love this dress!
This dress is so flattering and sophisticated without trying too hard. I usually wear a size 8 and felt the ML was a perfect fit. I recommend spanx to tighten everything up because the dress is slinky, but the way the fabric drapes is pretty forgiving. I'm 5'8" and wore 3" heels...the dress hit the tops of my shoes and the slit was mid-thigh (not too scandalous but definitely sexy!) The dress was easy to wear and felt effortlessly stylish. I wish I could own this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 29, 2012
I Need to Own This Dress!!!
I wore this dress to my friend's engagement diner and everyone was complimenting left and right. This dress fits beautifully, total easy, effortless elegance. With the ruching over the stomach it's very forgiving and super comfortable but even ordering the long it was nowhere near floor length, It fell around my ankles, wearing 4ins heels. That may be because I've got a serious butt and some boobs... (I'm 5'7) If you're less hourglassy(?... that's not word lol) it may fall a little longer on you. For me it being shorter was perfect 'cause it kept the dress from looking too formal but I'm super happy I didn't go with the regular. Also just a warning the slit's a little high, on me it hit my, upper-mid thigh. P.S. RTR please sell this dress!!! I would live in it if I could. Please, please, please, I need it in my life!
Size worn:
PR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 26, 2012
I wore this to my law school's barrister ball and loved it. I am only 5'2" tall and I was a bit worried that the long dress wouldn't look good, but because of the material's fit it worked out perfect. The neckline on the dress is so unique and everyone who saw me in it wanted the dress themselves! I got a ton of compliments all night long from both guys and gals and was trying to think of any other place it would be appropriate to wear a long, slinky dress to!! I will definitely be keeping my eye on the RTR website to hope that maybe this dress will be sold (like Kat)!
The fit was perfect, the material is tight but it is very flattering. The rushing on the dress works out great. The jersey material was super comfortable to be in for a long night too. The dress isn't a true black, it's got almost grayish-brown in it, the sheen of it is really similar to a raw silk look. The length was perfect for me, I wore normal heels, nothing super tall, and it worked out great.
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Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
February 8, 2012
Short!!!
1. Based on the other reviews, I was a little disappointed when trying this on... it looked a little plain. Now, this could be because I was trying it on in the dimly lit bathroom at work haha. Tonight I'll be trying it on at home with heels and my hair down. 2. It's really short on me. Granted, I'm 5'10 and should have known after reading the reviews, but the website said the model was 5'10. That's just not true at all! It hits about 3 inches above the floor. I have these amazing sparkly, beaded 3 inch heels I wanted to wear, so I'm thinking I'll just try to "own it" and draw attention to the heels... pretend it's supposed to be more tea length. I hope it works! You fake it, you make it right? I'll submit photos after the event.
JulieJuly 3, 2012
Hi Meredith! How did the length end up working? I'm also 5'10'' and am thinking about getting the Medium Long. I'm usually a size small (but definitely not petite) so I hope the dress isn't too baggy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 15, 2011
I got so many compliments! I was called a movie star, and I got to wear an amazing designer! Thank you a million times over!
Ohhhh my goodness. When I got my RTR package from my UPS man, I ripped it open to try on my dress. Even though my hair was up in a pony tail and I still had my socks on, I felt like a million bucks. Fast forward to my holiday cocktail party - hair done, heels on - people were calling me a movie star! Everyone was telling me I needed to find a way to keep this dress! Believe me, I was thinking of a way to do it! I keep checking eBay to see if it pops up somewhere. I think I actually shed a tear when I dropped the envelope into the mailbox. The model in this photo definitely does not do the dress justice. If you have a little curve, all the better, the dress definitely highlights it in all the right places. And the neckline is so gorgeous. Wear some statement earrings to make sure you show off that neckline! So RTR...um..if you need to retire this dress, you know who to call, right? [This girl]
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 14, 2011
Slinky, sophisticated, worn
My best friend told me this dress made me look like Pippa from behind - enough said! I wish I would have been able to rent the small-long (the dress was about 4 inches too short with heels on), but sadly it was unavailable. However, to make it work, I wore a long black fitted slip with lace trim - my girls all said it looked like it was supposed to be a part of the dress. It was very beautiful, and I received many compliments, but upon closer inspection there were a few little tears and hanging thread - but that of course comes with renting a dress. This was my first RTR experience I and I will definitely be back for more!
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2011
Elegant
Lovely dress, fits well, easy to wear. Husband loved it too; he said it looked "classic". Thanks! I'm big at the shoulders (athletic build- triathlete) and this dress made me look feminine.
LindsayMarch 21, 2012
Thank you for your review! I too have athletic shoulders (weightlifter) and a large chest which is both a blessing and a curse!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
November 30, 2011
The dress gave me that classic night out in New York feel!
Loved this dress! The fabric hugged in all the right places and the slit gave it a bit of an edge. It was easy to move around and dance in and I received tons of compliments. Only real issue for me was that it wasn't long enough with heels (I ordered the long version as well).
lisaMarch 10, 2012
im 5'11" as well and i dont plan on wearing heels with the dress, well the dress still be long enough?
RTRApril 9, 2012
Hi Lisa, this dress will be long enough for your height! It's going to show off your shoe no matter what because of the slit!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
October 26, 2011
I really loved the look of this dress - the ruching is very flattering and it has an asymetrical neckline, which you almost cant even tell from the picture. My only problem with it is there's an attached liner underneath that is kind of a hassle to keep straight/smooth back down, and it did have a bit of a tendency to ride up when I walked, so the open side ended up looking quite risque at times. Definitely get the long if you're on the fence about length - this dress looks amazing with high heels!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 29, 2011
I would definitely get the long if you're even close to 5'7". The material is a bit "slinker" than I imagined, but beautiful nonetheless. I'm not sure why they have it styled with a necklace in the photo, the neckline is so unique that I wouldn't recommend wearing one with it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 11, 2011
Adorable guy came over and said "I have to talk to you in that dress."
This dress is gorgeous; the model doesn't do it justice. I wore it to a benefit on recommendation from a RTR stylist and was complimented right and left. Though most other women were wearing short dresses, I felt completely comfortable between the tightness of the material and the high slits. And it looks very Pippa Middleton from behind which never hurts.
courtneyJanuary 24, 2012
I am about 5'5 as well. How high of heels did you wear? I was told that if I wore anything above a 2 inch heel the dress would be too short, and all of my heels are 4+ inches.
RTRJanuary 26, 2012
Hi Courtney! If you are 5'5" and want to wear a 4 inch heel you should order the L length in our gowns!
ReganMarch 7, 2012
LindsayMarch 21, 2012
This dress looks GREAT on you but also looks a little tight in the bust for your 34B; I'm a 34DD/34F and hourglass -- do you think a would 6 fit and still be comfortably snug everywhere else?
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 25, 2011
This dress is INCREDIBLE! Material is stretchy, figure flattering and comfortable. I wore it for my best friend's wedding rehearsal dinner

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