Backless dresses are a fashion trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon; the sultry, sexy look is favoured on the red carpet by celebrities and we love it too. It’s simple, yet extremely effective in the style stakes, and ASOS have a wide selection of backless dresses your wardrobe needs.
The style of dresses first appeared in the 1920s and in the 1930s, backless dresses became associated with the sun-tanning fashions of the time. The backless dress was a way of showing off a tan.
But it was that decade there came some controversy too, in December 1937, the actress Micheline Patton was filmed from behind wearing a backless dress in the final episode of the early BBC fashion documentary Clothes-Line. The illusion of nudity led to outraged viewers writing in to complain, and Pearl Binder, who co-presented the show, quipped:
Styling tips for a backless dress
Backless dresses are favoured for a sexual allure, without having to bare your chest. It’s a subtle way to do sexy and we love the backless dress styles.
Of course, they can’t be worn with a normal bra, however, which can pose a problem for some ladies; so what do you do? Thankfully lingerie brands have cottoned on to the must-have style of the backless dress and have created stick on bras, nipple petals, and low-back bra styles to keep with the fashion and more importantly keep you supported should you need it.
Wear your hair up to show off your style perfectly or keep it all swept to the one side, for a fuss-free look.
Of course, you want to keep your skin clear when you’re wearing a backless dress too, so if you suffer from spots make sure you take time to clear them up and keep your body moisturised including your back.
Finally, if you’re applying fake tan make sure you go as low as your dress, unsightly tan lines are NEVER a good look.
Now it’s time to shop gorgeous backless dresses available to buy now on ASOS.