This Designer Dress Is Under $100 on Sale at Saks Off 5th

Model in Black Dress
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There’s nothing like a good black dress to have us looking and feeling our best. It’s a flattering mood-lifter and a timeless essential that goes with everything, meaning it’s going everywhere with us. So we might as well have the best of the best, right? Especially when it’s on major sale!

If our wardrobe were a galaxy, the Helmut Lang Back Twist Racer Dress would be the sun. Everything else just orbits around it, waiting for it to rise day after day, hoping to bask in its fabulousness. This dress may not provide much vitamin D, but it definitely radiates vitamin S, as in “sleek sophistication.” Also, like the sun, it is a star that’s ready to shine, but can do so day or night!

Helmut Lang Dress Front
Saks Off 5th

See it: Check out the Helmut Lang Back Twist Racer Dress (originally $295) for 60% off at Saks Off 5th! Get an extra 20% off with the code DFSSALE!

This dress has a fitted, bodycon silhouette, its hem hitting at a midi-length just below the knee, leaving us enough room to walk comfortably so we’re not waddling around like a penguin. Penguins are cute, but maybe just to look at, not to be.

This dress also has a scoop neckline resting snugly against our chest, encouraging us to pull our favorite necklaces out of the jewelry box. Outlining the neckline are the wide shoulder straps, which lead to that literal twist we mentioned at the back of the dress! Just below the back of the neck, the straps join together, allowing the fabric below to wrap around it, twisting to form a narrow keyhole which reaches just short of the bottoms of the shoulder blades. Peek-a-boo, we see the flawless execution of a surprise accent! (Was that supposed to rhyme?)

Because of the way the fabric stylishly connects at the twist, it forms a triangular effect on the back, baring our shoulders and delivering the racerback look we were promised in the dress’ name. This triangular shape draws our eyes directly to the twist and keyhole. If our hair is long enough to cover this detail, we definitely recommend putting it up or brushing it elegantly to the side!

Keeping it minimalist, this dress is pullover style with no zippers or buttons to interrupt its clean lines and flattering, form-fitting shape. We applaud this choice, because how weird would it look if there were a zipper below the keyhole? Super weird, and we can only imagine the nightmare that would be the zipper bunching and curving away from our back like a slithering snake. No thanks!

Helmut Lang Dress Back
Saks Off 5th

See it: Check out the Helmut Lang Back Twist Racer Dress (originally $295) for 60% off at Saks Off 5th! Get an extra 20% off with the code DFSSALE!

The outfit options just keep on coming with this Racer Dress. Shoe-wise we might choose a pair of heeled ankle booties, or to keep things delicate, a simple heel in any color. With boots, this dress takes a glorious turn for the edgy, especially when paired with a faux-leather jacket. We would wear it to an indie-rock concert or a classy happy hour for sure. Why not make a happy hour even happier by being the best-dressed person in the room? We just have to remember to slip the jacket off our shoulders to make sure that keyhole gets its chance to stun.

With heels, this dress transforms into the fanciest frock we ever did see. It’s a forever-fabulous choice for date night or any other special occasion we’ll be dressing up for. Don’t have any special occasions coming up? Make one! Call a couple of friends, set a dress code and plan a nice dinner out together. Bring a camera and it’ll be a night to remember, always.

Want to dress this dress down? Why not? It’s great for layering, so throw a button-up plaid top over it and accessorize with unique eyeglasses, with or without prescription lenses. People will be stopping us in the streets to find out every last detail of our outfit!

With such a major sale, this dress may not last long so grab one now! It’s not like we need a predetermined occasion to wear it to. Any day, any time works for us!

See it: Check out the Helmut Lang Back Twist Racer Dress (originally $295) for 60% off at Saks Off 5th! Get an extra 20% off with the code DFSSALE! Not your style? Check out more from Helmut Lang here and other dresses from Saks Off 5th here!

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