Back-stories of cocktail dresses!
We put in a lot of thought behind how the front style of a dress looks like, paying careful attention to the minutest details, such as how its neckline should be, whether it should have a flaring waistline, what length should it be of and so on. Yeah, it’s true that it is the front look of a dress that grabs the maximum attention, but do not undermine its back. It can play a key role in determining your overall fashion quotient, more than you might imagine. Designers and stylists are as meticulous about the back of a dress as they are about how it looks from the front. So why shouldn't you be?
For starters, as much as it sounds ironical, fashion biggies will unanimously agree to the fact that backless is the hottest trend around. Not only the red carpets, but even the streets are flooded with women showing off their backs. It is especially a saviour for those who are not much in favour of showing off cleavage, and hence, they prefer backless dresses which are suggestive, yet subtle. Mysterious and classy at the same time. Celebrities such as Rihanna, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, and some others are extremely fond of this style, as can be deduced from the number of times they are spotted sporting backless gowns and dresses. It exudes an aura of elegance and also boasts of unbelievable self-confidence. If you ain’t much comfortable with the full-fledged open back, go for a low back dress which shows skin, but not too much. One with a heart-shaped cut-out looks charming as well as sensuous, not going too low on your back yet retaining the sleekness and enigma of the backless trend.
Bow back dress is another item on your must-have list. It has oodles of girlish charm, adding bountiful doses of femininity, and makes you look petite and dainty. Such dresses are best-suited for summer and spring daytime parties, for that doll-like, comely appearance about it. The tie-up bow at the back also flaunts your waistline perfectly, beneath which the dress flares. Some dresses come with a made-up bow at its back, instead of the tie-up bow thing. That again, is a style statement of its own which is high up on the fashion chart.
Cross back dresses are sensuous in a very unique way. It strikes a balance between showing too much skin and being completely covered at the back. The cross back adds a seductive touch to it, and also provides shape and structure to the dress, unlike open back dresses which can be a little uncomfortable and awkward if the fitting is not perfect. A cross back dress will sit snugly on your body, and the detailing on the cross back can be as you choose. Strappy or band-like, narrow or broad, single cross or doubly criss-crossed, you can take your pick!
The next time you go dress-hunting, make sure you also give a thought to how its back looks, which often attracts more beholders. If they've missed you by a glance, they’re surely going to be enchanted by your back as you pass by a crowd!