With warm weather just around the corner, a backless dress is the perfect outfit to have ready. It's comfortable, easy to put on, and extra cool with its bareback feature. Whether you're at the beach or at a formal event, this fashion piece is an absolute show-stopper and will have you feeling extra confident.
However, having so many options available to you can make it difficult to decide which dress to pick. So, we at mybest did the hard part for you and came up with a top 10 list of the best backless dresses out there. Topping our top 10 list is Lulus' sultry and subtle back cut-out maxi dress that will definitely flaunt your figure. Check out the rest of the dresses on our curated list, and give our buyer's guide a read while you're at it!
Here are a few things to consider when looking for the perfect backless dress for you, including length, security features, and more.
Depending on the type of backless look you want to go for, make sure you know how to rock it. Some dresses have built-in cups that don't require you to wear any bra. Others are made of thinner material, which will call for undergarments.
However, keep in mind that the type of dress will determine what kind of undergarment you should have on. While adjustable straps and ties allow you to make sure that your dress stays up, body tape will allow you to stick the fabric of the dress more securely onto your skin.
Though wired bras can have their own shape, nipple pads are more subtle, and better for tight-fitting clothes.
While some backless dresses are designed in a way that leaves your entire back exposed, others come with a column of fabric that runs up your spine. Others have thin straps that crisscross over your back. Some dresses have a section you can tie up. This adds a cute little bow.
Other dresses combine the crisscross and the bow, which makes the dress extra secure. While some dresses expose your back subtly with a large low-hanging V shape, others take more of a box shape, which will show the most skin.
Since a backless dress leaves a big area of your body uncovered, you want to make sure that you get a dress that will stay on securely, especially on your front side. While body tape is useful, you may want to consider getting a dress that has features that work to keep your dress in place.
Fitted backless dresses usually come with a zipper that runs up the back part of the garment and is locked just at the edge of the fabric with a secure hook. This feature keeps the dress in place by making it lock around your body without constricting your body. Make sure with these types of dresses that you get just the right size.
Knots and bows allow you to adjust the level of tightness while also serving as cute decorations. Some dresses have strings you can lace up that keep the dress on securely while still maintaining an exposed-back effect. But remember that big bows can be uncomfortable if you're leaning back against a chair or car seat for a while.
If you’ll be in a hot place, get a dress made of material that will keep you cool and will allow for ventilation. Light cotton, silk, and chiffon material are lightweight, breathable, and won’t make you feel stuffy. However, they are more likely to fly away since they’re lightweight.
If you’ll be in a cold area, then get a dress that's made of heavier material. Leather, Spandex, and satin are comfortable against the skin but aren’t as breathable as sundresses. These tend to be tight-fitting, so they’ll show off your figure.
From maxi dresses to skater dresses, all of the pieces on this list have one thing in common; they all have a fun bare-back feature. Browse through this curated list to find the best match for you!
Moments Of Bliss Backless Mermaid Maxi Dress
Long-Sleeve Evening Gown
Letter Graphic Split Hem Halter Bodycon Dress
In Love Forever Lace-Up High-Low Maxi Dress
Missord Mermaid Hem Backless Sequin Prom Dress
Believe in Love White Backless Skater Dress
Plus Ornate Print Lace Up Backless Dress
Va Va Voom Black Backless Midi Dress
Crisscross Backless Mesh Cami Prom Dress
Maxin' Relaxin' Multi Print Maxi Dress
Keep It Sultry and Subtle in This Figure-Flaunting Maxi Dress With a Back Cutout
An Elegant Long-Sleeve Gown With a Round Bare Back
Strut Your Stuff in This Halter Bodycon Dress
An Elegant Dress With Adjustable Straps and a Sultry Slit
Sport a Full Backless Look With This Mermaid Prom Dress
A Skater Dress With Plus-Sized Options and a Strapped Back
A Bohemian Dress With Criss-Cross Ties for Plus-Sized Women
A Stretchy Midi Dress With Sleeves and a V-Dipped Back
A Mesh Prom Dress With a Criss-Cross Back
A Printed Maxi Dress With a Smocked Waistband
|Dress type||Maxi dress||Gown||Bodycon dress||High-low maxi dress||Bodycon mermaid||Skater dress||Lace up boho dress||Midi dress||Prom dress||Maxi dress|
|Backless type||Wide back cutout||Round back||Halter||Lace-up||Full backless||Strapped open back||Criss-cross, cutout||V-dip back||Criss-cross back||V-type back straps|
|Security features||Triple button closure, back zipper and clasp||Elastic closure||Halter neck||Back zipper and clasp||Straps, zipper||Straps, back zipper||Spaghetti straps, criss-cross ties||Wire in back||Zipper||Tie straps, elastic waistband|
|Material||Polyester, Spandex||Polyester, Spandex||Cotton, Spandex||7||Polyester, cotton||Rayon, nylon, Spandex, polyester||Polyester, Spandex||Rayon, nylon, Spandex||Polyester||Polyester|
|Length||59.5 in. (small)||Not specified||32.2-35.2 in.||48 in front (small), +8 or 9 in. in back||70.9-72 in.||34 in. (small)||55.9-59.8 in.||42.5 in. (small)||59.8-60.6 in.||52 in. (small)|
|Dress type||Maxi dress|
|Backless type||Wide back cutout|
|Security features||Triple button closure, back zipper and clasp|
|Length||59.5 in. (small)|
|Backless type||Round back|
|Security features||Elastic closure|
|Dress type||Bodycon dress|
|Security features||Halter neck|
|Dress type||High-low maxi dress|
|Security features||Back zipper and clasp|
|Length||48 in front (small), +8 or 9 in. in back|
|Dress type||Bodycon mermaid|
|Backless type||Full backless|
|Security features||Straps, zipper|
|Dress type||Skater dress|
|Backless type||Strapped open back|
|Security features||Straps, back zipper|
|Material||Rayon, nylon, Spandex, polyester|
|Length||34 in. (small)|
|Dress type||Lace up boho dress|
|Backless type||Criss-cross, cutout|
|Security features||Spaghetti straps, criss-cross ties|
|Dress type||Midi dress|
|Backless type||V-dip back|
|Security features||Wire in back|
|Material||Rayon, nylon, Spandex|
|Length||42.5 in. (small)|
|Dress type||Prom dress|
|Backless type||Criss-cross back|
|Dress type||Maxi dress|
|Backless type||V-type back straps|
|Security features||Tie straps, elastic waistband|
|Length||52 in. (small)|
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