How to Wear Backless Dresses

December 11, 2019

Backless dresses are all the rage right now. With the come back of the 2000s taking over the fashion world, a low back is more popular than ever! Now, these frocks take a little bit of caution and styling to get right, you want to feel gorgeous and alluring, no distasteful. Styling one of these bad boys is actually pretty easy as long as you follow a few guidelines…

Think about the occasion

Before anything else, have a good think about the occasion that you’re heading as Long Sleeve Dresses from COMMENSE. This can make or break your evening look, so be sure to do it before anything else. For example, if you are going to a daytime church wedding, a plunging daring low back won’t be appropriate. Instead, go for a dress with a subtle dip that ends just before your waistline. By dressing for the event you’ll be feeling comfortable and confident, as well as stylish – which is what everyone wants, right?

Find your fit

Once you determine how low your backless dress can go, time to ensure you end up with the right fit! Fit is kind of everything when it comes to wearing a dress properly, so take your time to find the right one here. Backless dresses can come in off the shoulder, A-line, slip, body-con, long sleeve and high neck styles – just to name a few! Look at your closet to see what kind of fit you favour most to find something that you’ll love and want to wear again and again.

Prep properly

You need to give your back a little TLC if it’s going to be out in the open. Prep includes making sure you don’t have any tan lines, giving your back a good exfoliation and moisturize, and even applying a little highlighter down your spine to make you glimmer just a little in the sunlight. Take the time to find the right underwear during your prep period, loads of brands make bra without a backstrap or pasties to make your dress work for your shape.

Style your hair

Your backless dress is really flaunting one feature as the focus of your look, so try to style your hair to accommodate for the spotlight. Get your mane off your back to start with! There’s no good wearing a backless dress if your hair is covering the cut! Pull your hair into a messy one or flowing side braid for a romantic, whimsical vibe. Feeling more contemporary? A slick low pony will do the trick. Maybe you want to go more classic and timeless? A neat bun is a total go-to!

Accessorise accordingly

You can pick your accessories to balance the focus between the front and back of your look, or instead, enhance the focal point. For a balancing act, opt for some statement earrings, stacked gold bangles and eclectic gemstone rings. If you want to pull more focus onto your back, there are a couple of playful ways to go about it. A body chain is a very contemporary and cool accessory that is very alluring, pick a subtle, delicate gold chain to keep it tasteful. You can use some metallic temporary tattoos for a more casual adornment or turn your necklace around for a pendant detailing! You can also find necklaces that are specifically made to be worn down the back, these are gorgeously boho and cool.

By following these nifty tips you will absolutely stun in your backless dress at your next special occasion!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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