Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back it Up!

The rear view is really rocking, darlings! First, some editorial and runway inspiration. Next, a buying guide ~ add one backless top and a back-detail dress to your repertoire this season!
Fashion Flashback: Gucci, Fall 2001.
Brazilian Vogue, December 2008.
Bon, Fall 2004.
Bazaar, January 2009.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Absolutely Fabulous.
Italian Vogue, February 2009.
Velvet, January 2009.
W, October 2004.
Numero, June 2008.
Chanel Couture; this and other runway photos via style.com.
Moschino Resort
Sonia Rykiel Resort
Laeken Sapporo teal top, at laeken.com.
Lucca Couture low-back tank, at urbanoutfitters.com.
Sequin crochet detail v-neck, at alloy.com.
Aqua navy blue open-back ruffle dress. at Bloomingdales.com.
Free People Dynasty shift, at winknyc.com.
Josh Brody v-back mini dress, at shopintuition.com.
Love Our Stuff blue origami playsuit, at pixiemarket.com.
Neurotica low-back Spider tee dress, at shopacrimony.com.
Roberto Cavalli plunge-back jersey dress; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Rick Owens Lilies twist-back jersey dress.
Zac Posen Carmen silk-blend dress.
Sunner Florent dress, at sanitystyle.com.
Tart Jacqueline dress. This and next two at shopbop.com.
Geren Ford open back dress.
Antik Batik Wallace sequined chiffon dress.
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent embroidered cutout dress, at shopplanetblue.com.
Last Look: a beautiful backless gown rendered by Artist and Fellow Fashionista Fifi Flowers.
Guess we’ll be making a beautiful exit, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

105 comments:

FabBlab said...

Stunning. I want a gold one like that :(

Little Rus said...

Backless is ALWAYS so sexy and sensual. Loving the Wallace dress. x

Jaime said...

Lovely collection! The Sonia Rykiel resort purple striped dress is my fave- the bow is so cute!

captivate me. said...

ahhh, I'm in love!! That first Gucci picture...I die :-)

Fashion Moment said...

And - yes! This is one of my top favorite styles! Nothing is so sexy like backless!

FM~FP~AF

Brigadeiro said...

A nice back can be so sexy! Time for me to hit the gym! ;)
xx

Dream Sequins said...

The Antik Batik sequin backless dress = awesomeness! I think my back is probably one of my best features... too bad I can't show it off everyday at the office :D

LifestyleBohemia said...

Hot selection. I own the Free People top & love it!

Bahrain Fashion said...

To Bazaar Jan. 2009.. so hot!!

Sher said...

I'm drooling over the Chanel Couture. Stunning!

*Diane* said...

Such sexy backs! i kinda need that gold one...and a dramatic long black backless gown too...

Stephanie Clayton said...

you are speaking my language again, CC! i love an open back...so dramatic!

Amanda K said...

I love every single piece!!
Love the styles.. sexy but not too revealing.

Meg said...

I especially love backless evening wear! So many great picks!

stilettolover91 said...

Fabulous post!!! I love all of the models they're all the so gorgeous and all of the dresses are amazing!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

tiltumaria said...

I'm in love! so sexy and glamorous, must get one for myself!
xx

Suusje Q. said...

I think a (beautiful) back is one of the most sexy parts of the body! Thanks to pilates of course ;)

X

Legallyblondemel said...

Please forgive my commenting absence, doll! I'm just now getting caught up with my Google Reader.

I'm so happy to see the "back" coming back in - such an elegant, understated look if done well. That dress from the Jan. '09 Harper's Bazaar is particularly TDF.

Erika said...

I have been eyeing that Sequin Crochet Detail V-Neck from Alloy for quite some time now. It seems like a sassy way to ease yourself into the showing off your back trend. Ooh, now I'm obsessed with showing off my back. It's such an uptown girl way of being sensual - somewhat like the off the shoulder top look. :)

CMA said...

gorgeous!
these are all so beautiful
a woman's back can be so sexy
love this!

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh that Gucci...lust!!

I love an open back...so sexy!

yiqin; said...

I have never dared to wear low back because of a bad birthmark! But you've just inspired me <3

hope505 said...

These are ~ ALL ~ delicious!! The woman in the white Gucci had better not bend forward for, like, ANY reason though or else that dress will turn pornographic! *heehee!*

S said...

An open back really is uber sexy. One of the only things I like about my teensy tiny breasts is the fact that I don't have to wear a bra. Backless is totally possible.

FrouFrouu said...

Ah, a look oh-so-close to my heart. I adore back detail, such amazing coverage carrie, as always.

Diana said...

Wonderful picks! I love how beautiful and sexy showing a little back can be.

Make Do Style said...

Backs are wonderful - being backless says so much more!

Hanako66 said...

love this post...a woman's back is so sexy

lisa said...

Ooh I love everything you picked out! Backless dresses are so sexy.

Mads said...

It's about time we bring focus to the back... So subtle but very sensual..

-Mads
fashionisthebestmedicine.blogspot.com

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Backless gowns are stunningly sexy! I love the Zac Posen Carmen dress, as well as the Rick Owens twist dress. The editorials of the full-length backless gowns are amazing too!

Paz
Diego
Freefall Blog
http://freefallblog.blogspot.com

Blair said...

Oddly, my back is my favorite part of my body so I think I definitley need to add one (or all!) of these stunning numbers to my closet. Such a stunning and elegant look.

janettaylor said...

Great! YSL captivated the women's back. Sex-ay! This is true... :-)

X★X★

Savvy Gal said...

i love backless dresses. it is so much sexier than showing off the front.

Sasi said...

Love that pic from the Brazilian Vogue. That golden dress is impressive, love it so much. And I love backless dresses in general.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So LOVEly!
sometimes we do forget that people do look at our backs...so easily neglected part...just like the ceiling in our room! But I'm not about to paint dreamy clouds on my ceiling darling...not today at least!
hee*

xo*

au revoir Camille. said...

backless is so sexy. :O

La Belette Rouge said...

Carrie and Fifi got back( or backless)!!!! Love the understated sexy of backless.xoxo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Backless dresses are the only way to make an entrance. ;)
I love all the photos and I adore that gold dress in the second photo. So stunning.

thingsIlove said...

Sublime! The dresses are gorgeous.

p.s. Your blog is very inspiring!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

That silver sequins dress at the end is hot.

Monica said...

Very fashionable backs. You're ideas for these posts are very creative.

Wanderlusting said...

Love it all. Especially the one from Numero

rossovelvet said...

How sexy!!
Actually the " back it up " piece I prefer from the ones I own is... a bathsuit ! It's incredible how dressed up it makes you look, even if it's actually UNdressed up ! xD

Fantastic post, thanks !!!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Wow... Sexy...

xo,
Christina

HiFashion said...

I love backless dresses. I don't know if I'd have the confidence to wear them though. I do love those with a slight dip on the back, or a design at the back. I particularly like the Zac Posen silk dress.

Nicole Linette said...

Showing your back is so much more attractive than baring your stomach. I love the shopping guide finds!

peace&love,
nicole.

Kristin said...

I would love to wear that Antik Batik to my next red carpet appearance. Ah ha

J'Adore Fashion said...

stunning, wow!! love the gucci, i saw this should padded open back at shopbop--too fab!!
xoxo

Fastidious Babe said...

hot hot HOT! this post makes me want to go to the gym ASAP!

Kat said...

the pic of the brazilian vogue is magnificent!

MissNeira said...

love love love dresses with no back, at times i wish i had itty bitty boobies so I can actually wear them ahahah

love your picks!

Hunters Glory said...

bravo!
backless is so fashionably sexy!

HG
;)

Suusje Q. said...

Thanks, Carrie! Do you have Kipling in the USA?

Xxx

Shopaholic said...

Loving the backlessness, so stylish and elegant without being trashy. Love it!

Maria Confer said...

Open backs are so sexy!! I wish I wasn't so busty so I could pull this off.

Carol said...

I love the aqua navy blue open-back ruffle dress!

Chessa! said...

the challenge for me is finding a bra bc my girls definitely need support but I love the look of backless dresses...I love these. I DIE!

Gabbi said...

I love love backless styles... part of that whole Grecian goddess look I admire.

Lily G. said...

Gorg! i love the backs of these dresses.

Pink Links said...

Very beautiful and sexy dresses!

xoxo

allthingsnyc said...

one could be fully covered up in front but with a backless dress, it could be unbelievably sexy and provocative!

love the dresses!

OliTa said...

great post ! love backless tops and dresses, so sexy...love the blue origami playsuit.

Keith said...

So stunning. There is something so sexy about backless.

Wendy said...

thats a variety of sexy backs you got there :) im loving all of it!


xo,
blackcoffeecrumbs

Nubia said...

I love backless dresses. You always gather such great photos. I love the chanel one. I own a vintage Miss Sixty that I adore. Would have been great for this post

S.Elisabeth said...

I'm obsessed with all things backless, its ridiculous. Though be careful, because butt crack is horrible!!

Lilee said...

i like it but i don't think i could pull it off!

Lilee said...

love it.

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

love, love, love the antik batik sparkly dress.....so very chic!

June Paski said...

thank you love :)

it's very awesome, i want natalia's dress, the back is very pretty :)

clarewbrown said...

ah yes! an exposed back is unbelievable sexy! I love the American Apparel backless dresses

Nicole Marie said...

yes please the gold sequined dress

trishiekoh said...

AW i love this post, i've always had a thing for interesting 'backs' to dresses.

Dana (MODAna) said...

I can't pull this off
I need bra's.

zupu said...

These looks are just stunning and so sexy. The Gucci ad is amazing!

meraldia said...

Backless dresses are sooo hot. Great picks, Carrie!

Terence Sambo said...

Put ur back into it babes!! lol, nice to show some skin on there i find it enticing...

Debbie Shiamay said...

So beautiful. I really enjoyed looking at all the photos. Its true that back is sexy!!!

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Ohh woah. so many stunning backs!!

xxx

Sam said...

That backless gold shimmery number is the bee's knees!

Cathy Voyage said...

I love those dresses - but you always have that problem with the bra... ;-)

Adela said...

i love the gold sequin dress, and the black one with the multiple cut-outs!

lovely post! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Whan it comes to backless, it has been always a Gucci dress for me, Gucci by Tom Ford, of course.Thank you for the great post!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Love all of these, but especially the Brazilian Vogue sequined one (I'm so predictable). However, I don't think I'd ever wear something quite so backless. Would you?

Raquel said...

I adore low back dresses and tops! one of my favourite dresses as a low back line and its black which is the perfect combination i think.
xx

TheBeautyFile said...

oh how i love the rear! lol

i actually wore a dress VERY similar to that last picture you have- the painted image- to my prom! i was so Audrey so ahead of my time! : )

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

BEAUTIFUL!!
The photos of W mag and Harper´s Bazaar are HEAVEN!!!

Have a beautiful day, CC!!!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

nothing like a sexy back!!!

Anika said...

Hey CC,
I'm so much more enticed by a sensual low cut back on a dress than the obvious low cut front. These dresses are all divine and I wouldn't say no to any of them. Perfection and just the right amount of bare skin to be sensual and seductive AND fashionable.
Love this post bella ;)

Susan said...

backless is so sexy!
wonderful selection of photos, darling!
have a lovely day, xoxo

The Anthology said...

So gorgeous!

I need to drum up the courage to pull a bare back off. There's something about it that is so revealing, isn't there?

<3 Kelsey

WendyB said...

I think my designing friend Zang Toi does the BEST backless dresses.

WendyB said...

Though I should add that I have the Antik Batik in gold!

WendyB said...

Re your comment on my blog, yes, that pink backless gown in my old profile picture was Zang's...I also have this short dress from him: http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2009/02/congrats-to-zang-toi-cfr-and-me/

Hunters Glory said...

Frank Tell ... the black or dark brown ... is my fav cc, but many ruffled me to grinnin' within with creativity a flutter.

preview? we'll have to seesee.

;)

Kristin said...

I wish I could buy something from every one of your posts! The Geren Ford is calling my name today.

Sasha said...

my how could i've missed yesterday..love bare backs in dresses. I think they are very sexy, sensual and glamorous..
Fabulous post!

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

Great way to be sexy and show some skin withought being overly provocative! Love it!

~Montreal Fashion Minds is BACK!!~
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White Tea & Wild Horses said...

I am loving backless at the moment! Thanks for all the inspo.

Zevaa said...

I have only one word for this: stunning.

Adore these fabolous selects.

_______
http://zevaa.com

Little Bow Prep said...

So many of the dresses are just so gorgeous!

Get Go Retro said...

Wonderful picks. The back is very sexy ... 'nuff said.

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