While extra care and precision are certainly taken throughout the design of a stunning wedding dress, it seems that a notable level of attention is paid to the back as well. From completely open and plunging designs to intricate lacing patterns, the back of a wedding dress is arguably one of the most eye-catching details of all.
We're not the only ones who think so. If you start looking through bridal lookbooks and editorials, you'll probably notice the same trend we did—gorgeous photos starring beautiful back detailing. Whether the bride is looking over her shoulder to show off the back of the gown, or staring contemplatively off into the distance, the back of her gown often plays a leading role in bridal photography.
If you want gorgeous photos on your important day—or simply want an eye-catching element people will be talking about for months—try to look for a dress that features a statement back. It can make such a big difference. Keep scrolling to see nine wedding dresses with back details that make them even more lovely.
Style Notes: A different way to do an exposed back is with a sheer lace top.
Style Notes: The interesting detail here is that the back is exposed in different places.
Style Notes: This one would be perfect for a destination wedding.
Style Notes: A beach wedding is calling out for this pretty lace frock.
Style Notes: A tie at the back on this vintage-style wedding dress gives it a serious fashion edge.
Style Notes: The layered approach to this wedding dress back is simple but so effective.
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Style Notes: Lace backs with a satin skirt look so great contrasted against each other.
Style Notes: For the minimalist bride, this dress proves that there's an exposed-back wedding gown for everyone.
Style Notes: Another great way to show that the back of a wedding dress can be multilayered.
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