There's something so timelessly chic about backless dresses. They recall hot summer nights, the South of France, and a touch of carelessness all at once. The only time I go braless (with D-cup boobs) is for a backless dress, and though I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that that is perfectly okay, it feels a bit rebellious. Plus, they are just so comfortable when the temperatures warm up.
Walking into a room having one's back exposed is a secret that belongs only to the dress's wearer. It's business in the front, party in the back. Backless dresses ensure your last impression is as fab as your first. And the best part is that they come in so many styles, from mini halters and long-sleeve linen dream gowns, to cross-back frocks that make for dreamy wedding guest looks.
Keep scrolling for the best backless dress inspiration, as per our favourite style stars on Instagram, and to shop the best ones we could find this season. Oh, and we've shown you the dresses from the back so you can make a confident decision right away.
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The Reformation Nia Linen Dress (£218)
Nobody's Child White Bridgette Broderie Midi Dress (£59)
NastyGal Linen Look Open Back Mini Dress (£24)
H&M Open-Backed Dress (£35)
Three Graces London Marjorie open-back cotton-poplin midi dress (£465)
In the Mood for Love Hepner Ivory Draped Mini Dress (£440)
Matteau Low-back cotton-poplin maxi dress (£420)
Asos Edition Feather & Sequin Mini Dress With Low Back in Charcoal (£120)
Bassike Open-Back Tiered Cotton-Poplin Dress (£325)
Aligne Carly Open Tie Back Dress in Toffee (£89)
Cos Low-Cut Back Linen Dress (£69)
Le Kasha Open-Back Silk Slip-Dress (£285)
NastyGal Petite Open Back Ruched Side Mini Dress (£21)
& Other Stories Open Back Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£80)
Asos Edition Clementine Halter Wedding Dress With Pleat Detail and Low Back (£120)
Rhode Molly Open-Back Cotton-Voile Mini Dress (£330)
H&M Halterneck Dress (£30)
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