There are so many details to consider when searching for your dream wedding dress! If you’re hunting for a trendy look that wows, you may want to consider an open back design for an unforgettable look.
Open back wedding dresses have been a popular trend in the bridal industry for several years, and for good reason. They offer a touch of elegance, sensuality and glamour while remaining classic and timeless.
Keep reading as we dive into the world of backless wedding dresses and explore the various styles and designs available at True Society. We highlighted some of our True Crew’s favorite picks to help you find the ideal open-back wedding dress for your special day.
What is an Open Back Wedding Dress?
An open back wedding dress is exactly what it sounds like — a wedding dress that has an open back. Open back wedding gowns feature many kinds of styles and openings, which may include a keyhole back, halter or an entirely bareback.
Are Open Back Wedding Dresses in Style?
Absolutely! Open back wedding dresses will never go out of style and are listed as a top bridal trend again and again. Although the styles may change yearly, backless wedding gowns always return in some form.
What is the Difference Between a Keyhole and an Open Back?
A keyhole back is an open back that closes at the top near the neck to create a shape reminiscent of a keyhole. Not all open back wedding dresses have keyhole backs. Some open back gowns feature straps with a low V or scoop back, giving a more open look.
What Type of Body/Silhouette Goes Best with an Open Back Wedding Dress?
An open back works with virtually all wedding dress silhouettes; however, the silhouette may determine how low and open the back can go. For example, you can achieve a very low back on a sheath or mermaid style. A gown with a skirt that begins at the natural waist, like an A-line or ballgown, will require more support and limit how open the back of the gown can be.
Open back wedding dresses can also have a variety of wedding dress necklines, provided there is some kind of strap or sleeve for support. When it comes to body types, almost all brides can pull off an open back look. Those with larger busts, however, may have difficulty finding the proper support and may require a less dramatic back style or a keyhole back.
Open Back Wedding Dresses
Open Back Lace Wedding Dress
A backless wedding dress in lace will never go out of style! Soft and romantic meets sexy and fashion-forward with Martina Liana Style 1305.
The gown’s 3D organza elements enhance the overall floral design, intermingling with various beadwork and sequin details for a rich shimmer effect. This beading rests elegantly over the stunning lace appliqués throughout the gown. It adds a dimensional element to the sparkle, which takes this seemingly simple fit-and-flare silhouette to extraordinary heights.
The plunging neckline and thin straps mirror the plunging low back and contouring sheer sides for a fresh, modern feel. The lengthy, scalloped train provides a final touch of classic inspiration and bridal artistry.
Long Sleeve Open Back Wedding Dress
Long sleeves beautifully balance a dramatic low back, and Stella York Style 7420 is a stunning example! The plunging V-neckline and fit-and-flare silhouette are so classically bridal. The gorgeous dress gets a modern, chic twist with sheer cutouts and a bold open back.
On the long sleeves, tulle pairs with intricate lace patterns to create the appearance of lace effortlessly floating on the skin. The sleeves are complete with fabulous fabric-covered buttons on the cuffs.
This wedding gown hugs the body’s beautiful curves, while the skirt flares below the hips for a breezy flair. The full train is so elegant and romantic, giving brides the ultimate moment for their walk down the aisle.
Open Back Mermaid Wedding Dress
Mermaid silhouettes and backless wedding dresses are a match made in bridal heaven! Martina Liana Style 1509 is a glamorous bridal look with opulent couture sparkle and an alluring mermaid silhouette. It begins at the shoulder straps that dive into a deep plunging neckline illuminated by embellished illusion tulle that concludes at the waist.
A sheer deep V-shaped back shimmers in sequins before leading into the impeccable contour seaming of the luxe skirt. Flaring out past the hips, the allover sequin look culminates into a full cathedral train that elegantly glides down the aisle.
Open Back Beach Wedding Dress
Open backs are made for the beach, and Stella York Style 7669 is our pick for a low-back beach wedding dress. A simple modern wedding dress with on-trend details, this open back wedding dress is everything a contemporary bride desires.
From thin spaghetti straps, a deep V-neckline frames the bodice with subtle pleats that add a touch of architectural dimension. Before meeting the on-trend V-back, sexy side cutouts of illusion tulle add an elegant modern touch to this clean, streamlined design. As the soft crepe drapes into the sleek sheath skirt, it extends into a sweeping train embellished with a row of fabric-covered buttons.
Backless Boho Wedding Dress
Essense of Australia Style D3322 is a backless wedding dress with a boho flair for the free-spirited bride. With a slight V-neckline and sweet A-line silhouette, this seemingly simple wedding dress has more than meets the eye. Swirling lace adorns the bodice, with sheer details to show off the intricacies of the pattern.
The bodice has a subtle sparkle from the beautifully encrusted beaded details on the lace pattern. For an extra touch of romance, the open back features beaded straps. The lovely crepe chiffon skirt is light and airy, easily flowing as you walk down the aisle.
What do you Wear Under an Open Back/Backless Wedding Dress?
Choosing the proper undergarments for open-back wedding dresses can be challenging! Depending on how low the back is, opt for shapewear that is cut in a way that doesn’t show through the low back of the dress. Instead of a bra, your seamstress may sew in cups for extra support during alterations or advise on an option that sticks to the skin. Your True Crew stylist will also be able to provide their expert recommendation, as they know the ins and outs of the gowns and what will work under them.
How Does a Backless Gown Stay up Throughout the Day?
With proper alterations and support, backless wedding dresses should stay up throughout the day! Straps or sleeves are crucial, as a strapless dress with a back that dips too low will not provide enough support. Make sure your straps stay on your shoulders in alterations so you can move throughout your wedding day without them slipping.
No matter your bridal style, an open back wedding dress will always bring the wow factor to your wedding day look!
Are you ready to say “I do” to a wedding dress with an open back? Reserve your appointment and talk to our True Crew about all the amazing choices we have at a True Society store near you. Availability varies per store.