Low Back Wedding Dresses
There is just something about seeing the tanned skin and bare shoulders of brides in low back wedding dresses that is both elegant and undeniably sexy. Whether the dress is truly a low, plunging, open back or made of illusion tulle, wedding dresses with this design feature really make a statement. Let’s face it – as you pass down the aisle on your wedding day, every one of your guests will be looking at your back for some time during the ceremony so it makes sense to have something interesting, unique and gorgeous on display!
For destination weddings, beach weddings or idyllic island elopements, the low back wedding dress is the perfect timeless silhouette. Which style works for your body type and your wedding? Read on about our top ten low back wedding dresses to find a style that perfectly shows off your best feature.
1. Dramatic Wedding Dress with Back Cape
What better way to show off your low back wedding dress than with a dramatic lace cape? The Mansfield Park gown features a soft and floaty, lace cape attached at the shoulders. The cape is made from the finest tulle with lace appliques which drapes delicately from the shoulders in a vintage inspired design.
2. Low v-back lace wedding dress
The most classic of all low back wedding dresses is the v-neckline. The Andalucia dress from the Emanuella Collection is a perfect example of this simple, yet stunning cut. The plunging neckline is the standout feature of this opaque matte organza wedding dress. The bodice boasts a sexy, low-cut neckline with narrow lace straps which continue to the v-back design. The front of the skirt design has an optional front split to reveal tanned legs and designer shoes. A chapel length lace train sweeps down from the back and finishes in a classic lace cut out hemline for added drama. If you are having an evening wedding or a cocktail wedding, this style is perfect and the front split is perfect for keen dancers.
3. Low Back Lace Edge Wedding Dress
The Madagascar gown is the best of both worlds! The back is open and low in a scoop design but there is still some coverage and support with the illusion lace panel. The stunning guipure lace is appliqued over the shoestring straps and into the low cut back. The guipure lace panel is see-through and extends over the back of the dress by several inches with gorgeous pearl buttons running through the centre back.
4. Square Cut Low Back Wedding Dress
If you are looking for a twist on the traditional v-neck low back wedding dress, a square cut design could be for you! A perfect example is the exquisite Forrest gown from the Rachel Rose collection. A vision in style and sophistication, the Forrest dress features a unique botanical lace throughout. The back is cut low in a wide square shape, so you can really show off the look.
5. Low Back Dress with Bow
When the back is cut beautifully low on your bridal gown, it is the perfect chance to add a bow! The Rhine gown has a showstopper low back adored with a delicate tulle bow in a blush pink hue. The dress is a simple, fitted style in an ornate beaded tulle.
6. Open Back Wedding Dress
An open back design allows for a super low cut. The Jasmine dress from Rachel Rose Bridal is cut down to the waist with a very fine lace scallop finishing off the edge of the neckline. The back lace fastens across the top of the neckline to create a stunning halter silhouette.
7. Illusion Back Wedding Dress
An illusion back wedding dress gives the effect of a very low back style whilst also giving you some coverage. The back is made from a gossamer thin layer of nude tulle to create the illusion. The Rose gown is a perfect illusion gown with an ornate lace scalloping appliqued around the neckline, armholes and across the top of the shoulders. A beautiful row of buttons runs down the centre back to complete the look.
8. Bridal Gown with Racer Style Back
The racer style back is a unique and unusual design for your low back wedding dress. It is perfect for brides with toned shoulders and exquisite shoulder blades. The details of the dress, often in lace and tulle, will run through the centre back of the gown, leaving bare skin to the sides.
9. Low Back Bridal Gown with Wings
The Moonstone dress from Rachel Rose will have you floating on air. These wings are our favourite detachable element for your low back wedding dress. They make for incredible photos and give you a sense of soaring confidence. When else can you wear angel wings?
10. Cowl Back Wedding Dress
And in number 10 we have the cowl back wedding dress. A staple of vintage 1930’s design the cowl neck is a bias slip of fabric that hangs divinely at the back of the gown. The Barbados gown from Emanuella cheats a little, in that the cowl drape is attached to lace arm cuffs rather than the gown. This gives you the option of wearing the dress with or without the cowl drape. It looks dreamy for the reception but might be best removed when you are dancing the night away on your dancefloor.
Choose a Low Back Wedding Dress!
And there you have it! From truly open back gowns to illusion lace wedding dresses, backless dresses are having a major moment – and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Whether you want to accent your open back with a cathedral length train or some romantic sleeves or even glam beading, these wedding dresses can accomplish any style standard. So why not give the low back wedding dress trend a try? With so many ways to do backless, you will be able to find the dress of your dreams in my latest collection.
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