What a Way to Go Backless?
One of the first things to consider when wearing a backless dress is the accessories. Handbags and jewelry can take center stage, and it’s OK to wear something sparkly and straightforward. However, your accessories should focus on your look, not the back. You can also choose to wear a halter or strappy dress, which gives you more freedom to play around with your accessories.
What Defines a Backless Dress?
The lack of any material or detail on the back of the dress. A backless gown typically has a bodice that wraps around each side of the body but lacks any part that covers the skin on your back.
There are lots of different types or styles of this type of dress, which we’ll explore in more depth later in our post. However, most are strapless dresses, which can be worn with any type or length sleeve (sleeveless, short-sleeved, elbow length) or glove style sleeve (cap sleeves).
Some dresses will have a panel of fabric that covers your back, which is often the same or different dress material. Most have some thin netting over the shoulders, tummy, or lower back to create the illusion of a body. Some also have an attached belt that can be tied around the waist to finish your look.
These dresses are perfect for special occasions (weddings, proms, holidays) and allow you to show off your new slim figure in all its glory! Other types include halterneck styles with a fully open neckline.
These dresses can make a statement, and you can show off your back in all its natural glory!
Most backless dresses are made from stretchy jersey fabrics, with a few made from lace, satin, or chiffon.
If you love the idea of showing off your back but don’t want to wear an actual backless dress, you can buy tops with no material on the back.
Here are some of our favorite backless dresses; we’ve searched high and low to bring you various styles and colors.
La Ligne Strappy Dress
A strappy dress is a classic way to go backless, and a La Ligne strappy dress is reversible, making it an excellent option for summer. It’s also flattering and will go well with your swimsuit.
SiliShine Halter Dress
This sexy backless dress works great with a strapless bra with longline hooks running through the front and back. The back of this bra is low and fits like a corset. For extra support and to cover up nipples, you can wear a reusable SiliShine silicone pasty. This backless bra is also a good option for breastfeeding mothers.
If you’re nervous about showing your cleavage, you can always choose to wear a halter bra underneath the dress. You can also choose a padded bra that you can quickly wear under your halter dress. This backless bra will not show through the dress and will keep you from getting unwanted attention from the crowd.
La Ligne Halter Dress
A backless halter dress from La Ligne is a great way to dress up your party wardrobe. It has a pleated bodice and a tulip-shaped skirt made from silk and cotton. It also has a tie at the center front and a smocked back panel.