Low-back Wedding Dress
A low-back wedding dress, also known as open-back or backless wedding dresses, is a great way to make a bold statement with an illusion or plunging back detail.
Low-back wedding gowns are stylish, cool and a fantastic choice for weddings taking place in warmer months. This style can be informal or glamourous and a great way to add a surprise element to a traditional dress, as demonstrated beautifully on Watters’ natural-waist ‘Shiloh’ wedding dress with its plunging Micah lace bodice over a dreamy washed silk organza skirt.
Low-backs works across a multitude of silhouettes from slinky mermaid gowns to ethereal A-lines; Stella York’s head-turning lace and Imperial crepe sheath dress hugs the body and features sexy spaghetti straps and a dramatic low back, while contrastingly Enzoani’s full-length tulle sheath gown offers a romantic air with its flyaway layered skirt and alluring plunging scoop back.
This contemporary design feature can be seductive and sexy and a happy medium for brides wanting to show some skin without going straight for cleavage. Mon Cheri’s fairytale chiffon, tulle and lace A-line gown with its illusion lace bodice and deep scooped back is an absolute dream - plus there’s extra room to show off some skin with the side slit in the softly gathered chiffon skirt.
The next obvious question is what underwear to choose with a low-back wedding gown. While some may feel comfortable ditching the bar, for many this isn’t an option so consider a strapless silicone stick-on, a lower back bra or ask your seamstress if they can sew support into the gown itself.
Remember: try moving around in your backless gown to check you’re comfortable with the way it feels and that it doesn’t gape when you bend over or sit down!