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August 15, 2013

Tales from a Trend: Backless Dresses

Overlooked (literally), and under-appreciated (except, perhaps, by a lover), your back is an untold expanse of possibility. We’re tired of the usual suspects—the lean limbs that you trod upon and swing by your sides, and now, even your midsection thanks to the proliferation of crop tops. Reverse your gaze, bring sensuality back, way back.

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You will turn heads. You will make a fleshly exit. Eyes will wander up to the nape of your neck and down to the close of your tailbone. Don’t be shy, this is a sorely under-utilized way of dressing (and that’s what these are for!). Bare your back and let them stare. By the time you notice, you’ll have already turned the corner.

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BACKLESS DRESSES EDIT

  • (http://www.zara.com/ca/en/woman/dresses/backless-dress-with-straps-c269185p1336049.html)[Zara backless dress with straps], $99
  • (http://bit.ly/13z7oFG)[6 Shore Road backless dress], $156
  • (http://bit.ly/15GpRQ4)[Balenciaga backless printed dress], $1872
  • (http://bit.ly/13za31X)[Nasty Gal crescent backless maxi dress], $103
  • (http://bit.ly/15GnSvd)[Asos backless midi sequin dress], $194
  • (http://bit.ly/1cC5Bmm)[Woodleigh backless maxi dress], $201
  • (http://bit.ly/15GoJvT)[Tibi cap sleeve open back dress], $403
  • (http://bit.ly/15Go79B)[Flynn Skye backless printed dress], $155
  • (http://bit.ly/15Gqbyh)[Stella McCartney backless dress], $1263
  • (http://bit.ly/15GoS2b)[Acacia Swimwear backless maxi dress], $169
  • (http://bit.ly/15Gs7a0)[By Malene Birger racer back dress], $295
  • (http://bit.ly/13zabib)[Nasty Gal striped backless mini dress], $44

 

*all photos via The Sartorialist