Being of the school of thought that sexy should be subtle, this trend is one of our favorites. Whether the back of the dress is cut out, dropped, or altogether missing, the backless trend is one that will certainly have people hoping you walk out of the room…but in a good way. A very good way.
Done in the high end fashion world by Lanvin and other designers and in the much-more-affordable retail world by ASOS, ModCloth and others, this look is attainable on all cost levels and can be worn to any event, from weddings to brunch. And because the look is about giving them “a little” but not giving it all away, women of all sizes can embrace it. Timeless, classic and sexy yet sophisticated, this look has been pulled off by Nicole Richie, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence on many a red carpet. Whether you reach for the backless halter-style featured below or save your pennies for a more expensive frock, one thing’s for certain: no matter which dress you choose, people will definitely be talking behind your back!
Here is how to make a backless dress bring “sexy back”:
3) Back in Black: Backless Slip Dress, $30, ASOS; Pins and Needles Dress, $69, Urban Outfitters; Tibi Dress-Open Back, $270, Bloomingdale’s; Show and Metallic Dress, $55, ModCloth; Open Back Lace Dress, $80, Victoria’s Secret.