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7 Daring Backless Dresses ...

By Sophia

Dare to be different in a backless dress. Be warned though, not everyone can (or would want to, for that matter) wear a backless dress. For one, backless dresses make wearing a bra near impossible. They may look good, but for most people practicality wins out in the end. If you are one of the fearless - take inspiration from the following daring backless dresses.

1 Elizabeth and James Heather Backless Jersey Dress

Elizabeth and James Heather Backless Jersey DressPrice: $465.00 at
For your first foray in to the daring backless dresses trend, choose a dress with a classic cut and colour. This dress has a classic skater-style silhouette, leather trim waistband, and open back. For an evening affair, pair this dress with sequined shoes and bold metallic accents.

2 Topshop Short Jersey Scoop Back Dress

Topshop Short Jersey Scoop Back DressPrice: $60.00 at
The bodycon dress has long been a fashion favourite. Not everyone can pull the look off though, which makes this dress doubly daring! It has a deep scooped back, three quarter length sleeves, and is made from a clingy jersey fabric. Wear with opaque tights and wedge ankle boots for a minimalist look. If you are body conscious, try wearing a patterned skirt over the top of this dress.

3 Cacherel Backless Pintuck Dress

Cacherel Backless Pintuck DressPrice: $752.00 at
Work a bright colour palette in this pink dress. It has pintuck detailing at the front, pleating at the skirt, and a low scoop back. The length of the dress hits at about mid-thigh. Dabble in some colour blocking and pair this dress with brightly coloured shoes and bags.

4 Stella McCartney Backless Tuxedo Dress

Stella McCartney Backless Tuxedo DressPrice: $12850.00 at
Daring backless dresses are taken up a notch when they come in sleek, tailored designs. Just take a look at this sleek Stella McCartney number. This tuxedo-style dress has peaked twill lapels, a double breasted front, and welt pockets. Pair this backless dress with classic almond toe pumps and accessorise with a sleek clutch.

5 Antik Batik Livia Sequined Degradé Silk Dress

Antik Batik Livia Sequined Degradé Silk DressPrice: $575.00 at
Don’t let the soft colours of this dress fool you into thinking it isn’t daring. This silk dress features bold sequin embellishments at the front and a draped open-style back. The degrade taupe and lavender silk provides the perfect backdrop for the silver sequins. If the back wasn’t daring enough, this dress also comes with detachable fine chains that can be draped across the back.

6 Twenty8Twelve by S.Miller Deep Backless Mini Dress

Twenty8Twelve by S.Miller Deep Backless Mini DressPrice: $73.50 at
Many of the most daring backless dresses come in edgy fitted or bodycon designs. This sheer jersey mini dress has a silk overlay, scoop neck, and bracelet length sleeves. The back of the dress features a thick strap across the back of the shoulders which creates a cut out effect. The short hemline is complemented by the longer length sleeves.

7 Dorothy Perkins Cream Backless Lace Dress

Dorothy Perkins Cream Backless Lace DressPrice: $40.00 at
White lace may seem very feminine and ‘safe’ but the bodycon and backless design of this dress prove otherwise. This dress has a high neck, three quarter sleeves, and lace overlay. There is also a self-tie feature across the back shoulders. Pair this dress with nude, tan, or on-trend mint coloured accessories.

From scoop backs to v-shaped backs, the premise is the same. It’s all about showing some skin. To keep it classy, choose backless dresses that have fairly high necklines at the front. Would you wear any of these daring backless dresses?

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