Friday, December 5, 2008

Back It Up!

Backless numbers are perfect for your upcoming holiday festivities... Make an exit!
At right: a Narciso Rodriguez black wool dress featured in W
Runway pictures courtesy style.com unless otherwise credited.
Nina Ricci
Stella McCartney
Versace (nude, left, and fuchsia, right)
Celebs love the look: Hayden and Megan featured on instyle.com
Etro; this and next via fashionmagazine.com.
Emanuel Ungaro
Gucci
Veronique Leroy, via vogue.fr.
Gossip Girl’s Blair wears a daring backless blouse
In the shops:
Left: Black Halo Cutout Jackie O tricolor dress. First 7 looks at shopbop.com.
Right: Mara Hoffman cross-back teak print silk jersey dress
Thayer gray backless short-sleeve frock
What Comes Around Goes Around Marlene dress
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent black backless pleated bib dress with strap detail
CC has this T-bags dress in several different patterns – comfy and chic!
Mara Hoffman elbow-length Dolman sleeve bubble blouse
Matte jersey sweetheart neck dress. This and next two at victoriassecret.com.
Plunging v-back sweater dress
Victoria's Secret heather gray silk and cashmere tie-back sweater (channeling Prada, natch)
Rare two-tone cross-back chiffon dress; this and next at asos.com.
ASOS open back slouchy top
Deal of the Day: Silence & Noise Lido backless tunic with beaded T detail, $58 at urbanoutfitters.com
Diane von Furstenberg Marston fuchsia and black wrinkled chiffon top, at shopbop.com
Last look: from Fellow Fashionista S-C of Girl Meets NYC.

Go backless or go home!

52 comments:

electric feel said...

i love it
it looks always sexy and feminine

C.B. said...

i love that trend! but... too cold for christmas... well... maybe i will try to wear my going out coat and then when inside, i will show everyone my amazing backless dress hahaha like a surprise ;)

Savvy Mode SG said...

CC i adore backless tops, and dresses. i always regreted walking away from a backless marc jacob dress a few years ago.

La Belette Rouge said...

I heard a lecture about the psychology of clothing and according to this guy( big academic) the back of our clothing is representational of the unconscious. If that is true these gals have a transparent unconscious. I find a revealing back to be more sexy than a revealing front. But I am not a guy.;-)

Trish said...

Wow, i love it. Especially Blair's backless blouse! :)

My Castle in Spain said...

i also prefer to show my back than my front, so much sexier...

i would love to have a sweater like Nastassia Kinski in Paris Texas.

Penny said...

ohhh i adore it when garments have interesting backs, but i don't trust those stick on bra cup things so i never get to wear anything like that :(

issa said...

love these sexy back dresses/tops.. i just don't think i could get away with it myself

Dana said...

Hopefully, James Franco will be Mr. Dec! Let's see what the other gals think..

Great post as always :)

I hope you have a great weekend!

Juliet said...

I adore this! Can not understand how any could disslike it.

juliet xxx

Tiffany said...

i adore Blair's backless ruffly number. Would love to wear that for a holiday party.

♥ fashion chalet said...

I love an open back on a fancy dress. So sexy yet daring and fun!! :)

Thanks for checking out my feature, glad you liked it, CC.

xx love.....

Lisa said...

i think it is the sexiest part of a woman!
so understated, yet so strong.

beautiful picks beautiful cc!

have a stunning weekend.

x.

rebeca said...

really love your blog!

J'Adore Fashion said...

like the stella macartney and ungaro and of course the gossip girl!!! nice trend-feminine and sexy.
have a lovely weekend dear!!!
xoxox
stella

Boubou said...

i Love the Hayden Dress :))
a Bientot !
Bouchra // boubouteatime.

Diane said...

ooooo i LOVE these dresses!!! open backs are oh so sexy!

simply.steph said...

BACKS ARE SO SEXY! sexy and classy at the same time... i also love collar bones.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Sometimes we might forget that we certainly have a back view, so why not make it dramatic & turn it to visual delight!...The Japanese geishas & their backs considered saxayyy ;)
~Great weekend dahhlin' CC! Mwahh!

MISS GLITZY said...

It so sexy, I love the backless sweaters and tops and I really need one.

She's Dressing Up said...

I love backless dresses, great picks!!

AsianCajuns said...

Oooohh, lovely collection of pics. I would love to wear more backless stuff, but I always get stuck in the bra department. I'm not large, but I don't want to be giggling about!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

oh my days that etro number is gorgeous!!!!love the allure of the backless piece,its almost like getting a two for one deal ;o)
sweetie have a great wknd!
muah,
Marian

hannah said...

amazing!

Emily Wong said...

Amazing post, there's always something super subtly sexy about a backless dress.. or semi backless i guess.

enc said...

I love good back exposure.

...love Maegan said...

are you bringing sexy back?



*sorry, I couldn't resist my inner dork :)

Lydia said...

I love those sexy, feminine, detailed backs! It's always such a shocker when one turns around.
Thanks for the lovely comment as well!
<3 (Encyclo)lydia

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS!!! Backs are sooooo sexy! I would love to wear pretty much ANYTHING in this post! FAB FAB FAB!
Come visit me on Saturday... I think I saw your name in my post!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Song of Style said...

love the victoria secret cashmere top.
is it still available online? if it's under 50bucks i might get myself one.
thank u for the lovely back pictures!
haha

Mariëlle said...

I almost can't believe how much time it must take you to find all these photos! I seriously love every single post you do. It's so inspiring! Keep up the good work!

catherine said...

i love the cut of each dress, flirty and trendy. I have bought a Vuitton dress last week and can't wait to use it to a next party, it is the same cute, seems to be a trend now to have not the classic dress quite elegant but old version.

Annie said...

Open backs are subtly sexy (as long as they don't go all the way to the crack, lol)!

Aliena said...

I love backless tops and dresses... I actually own a few of them, heheh

Cindiddy said...

wow CC!!! anything backless has always caught my eyes. its the perfect kind of sexy i think.

love that lace back gown... sexy but soooo classy!!

_Nia_ said...

Very feminine cuts and lines!

Tatiana CLP said...

Me encantan las fotos y sobre todo amo los escotes si si, one kiss!!!

Cate said...

Hey CC! I always love looking at your posts with all the amazing photos. A backless gown is so glamourous. Sometimes a 'décolleté in the back' is so much sexier than huge cleavage!
xoxoxoxo
Cate

Fashion_Girl22 said...

First let me start off by saying, I feel so privalliged to have made your Must Sees list!

I love this trend after seeing Tanya's dress at Versace Fall 08.
My heart stopped when I saw those backless runway pics. Its usually hard to find pictures of the backs of dresses, so I was just exstatic.

I don't think you can go wrong with backless. Unless the dress is tacky in the first place. But, that;s another issue...

ivoreece said...

What a nice and feminine clothes!
I like your posts so much, keep it up dear!

xoxo
ivoreece

Carla said...

I agree!I have always loved the bottom image of Paolo Rovers's with the chandelier. Gorgeous. Carla

the yellow elephant said...

love it! but a it cold, isn't it? now during the winter.. but, of course, it's possible to wear it inside a warm houss..
and again, love it!

maveri_ck<3 said...

great pictures- i love going backless. i think it can often be even more sexy then showing cleavage!

Miranda said...

i love backless dresses
they're much sexier than low necklines in my opinion :)

Ashlyn said...

veryy pretty dresses!

The Seeker said...

It's great!!!
So elegante and feminine for a night party.

Hope you're having a nice weekend dear

xoxo

Fashionstyle said...

The back is such sexy...

Little Bow Prep said...

I like them- esp. Blair's, but I think that I'm not quite that daring.

detour2mode said...

what a great post, i love naked back!

Maeva said...

OMG i love unveilling my back ! Huhu, particularly with those beauties !

The End said...

Always love a fashionable backless look. Laced is my fa...but there are some close seconds!

I am simply backing your post selections as greatness resides here.

Crave said...

ooh, subtle but sexy still!