A dramatic back will add some dramatic flair to your wedding dress!
Dramatic backs and interesting semi-backless designs are the latest in a series of wedding dress trends which are taking over the runway and are adding their own dramatic flair to many weddings. The trend was initially made popular by Hollywood actress Hillary Swank, who wore a backless Guy Laroche gown during the 2005 Oscars, and later by actress Kristin Stewart who wore a Carolina Herrera gown in the film, “Twilight: Breaking Dawn”. However it was the newly married Priscilla Chan-Zuckerberg who chose a beautiful Claire Pettibone wedding gown for her wedding, who got the fashion media talking about these interesting and dramatic back designs.
In recent years, both brides as well as wedding dress designers have become increasingly creative and daring in context with what to wear, and how much skin to bare on that “special day”. Gone are the days of covering up completely in the name of modesty, modern trends are in favor of at least a little skin show. For those not in favor of corsets and plunging necklines therefore, a dramatically cut back design, sheer lace, embellishments or a classic low back constitute that perfect balance between demure and daring.
Backless gowns are in fashion, and constitute the “high drama” aspect of wedding dress designs. Usually preferred by those who are completely comfortable with their bodies, backless gowns are daring, and also classy, provided they are cut and stitched to suit the wearer’s body type. This style is best suited for those who are on the slimmer, more svelte side of the scale as there is a lot of skin show involved; rolls of fat would not suit the look.
Lace serves as the saving grace for those who want to go backless but do not feel comfortable with baring so much skin. Handmade lace panels across the back, whether covering it fully or leaving a little skin bare, will provide a dramatic and classy effect. This style is suited for those who want the look but may not have that skinny figure which is usually recommended for such designs. Embellishments, couture lace, and delicate embroideries are also recommended in order to bridge the gap between baring all and baring a little.
Sheer and illusion backlines work pretty much in the same way for the back area as they do for necklines; panels of almost see-through fabric create a barrier between the skin and the viewer’s eye.
Keyhole designs on the back are said to be one of the most dramatic, yet elegant of all dramatic back designs for wedding dresses. The entire back is covered with sheer fabric or lace, save for a section in the middle, which is left bare, and often in the shape of a heart or diamond.
Dramatic backs are not for every bride; they are for those who want to make an impact on their special day without going over the top. These designs exude an air of mystique and elegance, while retaining the charm of an old world bride through the use of delicate fabrics such as lace. Give them a try to add a truly dramatic theme to your wedding.
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