12 Backless Dresses That Are on the Right Side of Revealing

There's something so timelessly chic about backless dresses. They evoke hot summer nights, the South of France, and a touch of carelessness all at once. The only time I go braless (with D-cup boobs) is for a backless dress, and though I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that that is perfectly okay, it feels a bit rebellious. Plus, they are just so comfortable when the temperatures warm up. 

Walking into a room having one's back exposed is a secret that belongs only to the dress's wearer. It's business in the front, party in the back. Backless dresses ensure your last impression is as fab as your first. And the best part is that they come in so many styles, from mini halters (hello, Jacquemus) to long-sleeve linen dream gowns to cross-back frocks that make for dreamy wedding guest looks.  

Keep scrolling for the best backless dress inspiration, as per our favourite style stars on Instagram, and to shop the best ones we could find this season. Oh, and we've shown you the dresses from front and back so you can make a confident decision right away.

Style Notes: Monikh's tie-up Baserange halter dress is the epitome of easy summer style. 

Style Notes: This classic slip dress is next-level chic with the multi-strap drop hem on the back. 

Style Notes: Ellie proves that backless works even when you have long sleeves and a maxi skirt. Her animal print frock is totally wild.

Style Notes: Anna's polka dots and hair scarf give her look a more retro feel. 

Camille's long-sleeve mini is a little black dress classic that works for any season.