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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bringing Sexy Back

Nina Ricci SS15


Calvin Klein SS15

The back of shirts and dresses are now just as interesting as the front in a variety of ways from cut-outs to pleats to draping that gently sways as one walks along. There are so many wonderful reasons why letting your back out while you can may be a top priority for many of us. I have similar feelings about shoulder displays right now but there will more on that another time. No matter if you are twenty or fifty putting your back in the spotlight can be quite a good thing. The back is really ageless quite like the shoulders. Putting you back on display can be rather a cheeky way to be sexy without going overboard.
Vera Wang
 
 
Gucci; Source



Jenny Packham; Source
 


Balenciaga
 
I would never advocate displaying too much back in the workplace but there are some tasteful tricks that can be used to display your back at the appropriate place and time. I like so many of the tailoring techniques used by apparel designers these days that I have literally turned my shirts around to give a whole new meaning to back to front. What about you? Have you ever worn your shirt the other way around? It can be a neat styling trick to get more mileage out of a top. Of course, some back-out tops and dresses don’t lend themselves to this neat trick but with those that do it can quite fun to turn the tables around as it were.

Regardless of whether you have tried this technique or not which truly depends upon the silhouette, length and structure of the back of your shirt or dress surely you agree that these back-out styles can be swoon-worthy. When the temperatures rise it is the perfect time to let your back out and I for one plan on doing it as much as possible while I can.
Roberto Cavalli

Well-dressed ladies from brides to her wedding guests have even embraced the open-back trend. I can’t begin to guess how many trendsetters have immersed themselves in this back-out trend. Sexy backs are certainly in rather than out and they have been in for a few years now; so much so that I don’t even consider this a trend.

Houghton NYC

 

Back cleavage has on the rise lately for a good reason and it’s not because it is so retro. After all, every now and then just like any glamorous trend it feels good to shock in a delightful way. It can be so delightful, in my opinion, to see spot a top or dress with a modest front and a delightful back. Notice I stated delightful back. No matter how far I may push the envelope I can never quite bring myself to wear very low plunging back-line tops or dresses.

Now, it is time to hear from you my darlings. Do you like to feature your back from time to time or do you steer clear of clothing styles that display your back? I can’t wait to hear from you.

Thanks for reading my blog and sharing your comments. I love your visits so much that I truly can’t place a value on how much they mean to me.
Recommendations:
 
My lovely friends, if you like, please reference the brief list below for lingerie that can be worn with cut-out or backless tops and dresses:
 
Fashion Forms Bodysuit at Asos: Fashion Forms U Plunge Backless Strapless Bodysuit
 
Style Secrets Lace Push-Up Bra at Victoria's Secret: Style Secrets Backless Lace Push-Up Bra

Note: Images are courtesy of Pinterest unless otherwise credited.

42 comments:

  1. I totally agree Sharon, showing your back is such a tasteful way to be sexy. As I was reading this, I realized that I dont have many tops or dresses that display much of my back, I will be adding some of these to my wardrobe this Summer. I also like the idea of wearing a top backwards...I would never have thought of that lol! But it is def something that I will try. You have given me some inspiration to try something different:)
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. I have an orange and pink color-blocked dress with a slightly open-back that I love to wear because it is sexy yet elegant at the same time. I fell in love with it at first sight. I hope you find a similar piece to add to your wardrobe, Keisha. I have worn tops backwards before and none have been the wiser. It is a neat styling trick to try.

      Sharon

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  2. Nice selection <3

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

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  3. Amazing selection darling! Thanks for sharing!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  4. These are very beautiful selections, you make me wanna go out and get them.
    http://artadorned.com/
    I blog about jewelry and how to style jewelry with outfits.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed my visit to your blog and hope to stay in touch. Have a great holiday weekend.

      Sharon

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  5. Awesome choices!!
    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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  6. Cool post! I definitely need to check that bra out!

    - Mariah-Ruthel
    http://mariahruthel.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you, Mariah. I am glad you like this post. That bra is wonderful isn't it?

      Sharon

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  7. Great selection Sharon. I don't think I own anything with open back but I can always fix that right? Hope you had a lovely day on the 4th. xo

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    1. Thank you, Elsie. I did enjoy the holiday. Glad to hear from you.

      Sharon

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  8. Love backless dresses, they are so daring yet so elegant :)

    Natalia
    www.lindifique.com

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    1. I agree completely, Natalia. I think showing a little back can be quite chic.

      Sharon

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  9. Backs are truly the most beautiful part of a women's body. I've always loved backless tops because they can add elegance and bit of skin to any outfit. Great post and can't wait to see what you post next!

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    1. Your comment really makes me think of the many artists throughout the years that have featured women's backs in their paintings. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It means so much.

      Sharon

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  10. Nina Ricci and Balenciaga are my favorites! The back is a very sexy body, we must know how to exploit without falling into bad taste. Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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    1. I am a big fan of both designers. Thanks for visiting.

      Sharon

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  11. An exposed back in an outfit or even swimsuit is so chic ! It adds a hint of glamour and sex appeal in a very subtle, classy way. Now I need to work on getting rid of my bikini back tan lines lol!! Great post as always. You're so comprensive &you find such pretty images& products!! xo Cristina

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to provide a detailed comment. I always look forward to your visits and appreciate the compliment.

      Sharon

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  12. great collection!! Very interesting!

    With love from Germany,
    Lina

    www.world-of-linessa.blogspot.de
    www.fascination-beauty.blogspot.de

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  13. i quite like this trend, I think its neat and great motivation for us to do more rows in the gym! lol I prefer it to crop tops, more controlled and even more sexy without showing our front.

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    1. I enjoy reading your comments. They are always detailed and relatable. I never even considered cut-out back garments to be motivation for doing more rows but you are absolutely right. I admire those who can wear crop tops with such flair. I am not one of them. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

      Sharon

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  14. Wow, love Houghton's version of an open back :) xx Maja
    ❤ http://majasmuffin.blogspot.com/

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    1. That is one of my favorite of those featured here. It is both elegant and sexy. I am glad you love it too.

      Sharon

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  15. I love Roberto Cavalli's dress. So beautiful.

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    1. It is daring yet does not go over the top. It also reminds me of lingerie just a bit. I am so happy you visited.

      Sharon

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  16. Oh another trend to try this season, the back peek-a-boo effect! Thanks for sharing these style inspirations! :) xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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    1. Thank you, Lena, for your comment.

      Sharon

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  17. I totally agree with you...thank U to share...
    http://www.francescagori.com/en_US/altaroma/

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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  18. I love all these amazing back details! the lace one is my favourite! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. They are great. You like the Roberto Cavalli dress. It is quite striking. Thanks for your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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    1. Thanks so much. Great to hear from you.

      Sharon

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  20. I just love open backs and in the summer this combination is perfect. Great post.

    LEJA

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  21. Love the first top! It´s absolutely gorgeous! Nice surprise when you turn someone your back and there is such a lovely view!

    have a great weekend dear
    Dana :-)

    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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    1. It is quite gorgeous. Thanks so much for the comment, Dana Jo. I hope you are enjoying your weekend also.

      Sharon

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