10 Backless Wedding Dresses That Are Playful Yet Elegant
While this year has already proven to be one of the busiest wedding seasons in recent memory, the fall and winter seasons are predicted to be even busier — with many couples finally setting the date for their big day and getting hitched after years of delays (you love to see it!). Among all of the wedding style trends that have already emerged this fall, we'd argue that the rising interest in backless wedding dresses has to be one of our favorites — and for good reason.
Open-back wedding dresses are one of the most timeless styles to wear on your big day because they manage to provide all the same elegance and comfort of a classic, full-coverage dress, but with an added playfulness — courtesy of the gown's cut-out, low back design. As with most wedding dresses, there are a lot of backless styles that you can shop online and from some of today's top fashion labels — meaning you'll have plenty of options to choose from when finding the gown that's best suited to your style and wedding ceremony. From low back wedding dresses to long sleeve backless wedding dresses and even an asymmetrical silhouette or two, the options are truly endless.
Ahead, we've curated a guide for the best backless wedding dresses to shop this season that range in everything from color and style to price point. See our picks below and prepare to find the gown of your dreams.
Lulus White Lace Backless Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
This Lulus White Lace Backless Long Sleeve Maxi Dress ($119) is such a darling style because it features a subtle opening at the back that's surrounded by an intricate, lace detailing. The sheer sleeves elevate the wedding frock with a sexier touch. And we love that the long-sleeve dress looks super-luxe despite its affordable price tag.
Lulus So Stunning White Backless Midi Dress
In terms of affordable yet still elegant open back wedding dresses, this Lulus So Stunning White Backless Midi Dress ($49) reigns supreme. The gown is incredibly simple and minimalistic, with a figure-flaunting stretch knit frame that's breathable and practical. Pair it with some eye-catching jewels to make a serious statement.
David's Bridal Strappy Beaded Wedding Dress
Make your wedding day an event that you'll never forget with this David's Bridal Strappy Beaded Wedding Dress ($1,399). The timeless gown is embellished with beaded accents, intricate lacework, and a mermaid train that's simply timeless. The strappy, open back design just gives the look a muted breathability.
ASOS True Violet Bridal Open Back Bow Maxi Dress
If you're set to have a winter wedding or any outdoor ceremony this season, you'll need a wedding dress that will keep you feeling warm and comfortable — even through the year's coldest months. This ASOS True Violet Bridal Open Back Bow Maxi Dress ($278) is a great in-between style, as it gives you a supportive, long-sleeved base, but with a sexy open back design, too.
BHLDN Whispers & Echoes Milano Gown
Lean into lace this winter with an embroidered and floral-adorned dress like this BHLDN Whispers & Echoes Milano Gown ($1,490). This particular style aims to highlight all of your best features, with a plunging neckline and playful open back. Plus, that frothy train is completely exquisite.
Clothfun Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress
While your wedding day is definitely one of those life celebrations that's worthy of a steep investment, we also know that stylish wedding dresses don't always require a major splurge — especially if you're shopping on Amazon. This Clothfun Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress ($90) is one of our favorite low back wedding dresses and it also features an under-$100 price tag (bonus!).
David's Bridal Embroidered Floral Illusion Bodysuit Wedding Dress
From the plunging V-neckline and relaxed tulle train to the beaded floral blooms and abstract design that's wrapped all around the frock, there's so much to love about this David's Bridal Embroidered Floral Illusion Bodysuit Wedding Dress ($1,399). Come the big day, all eyes will be on you (as they should be).
ASOS Edition Eva Embellished Cami Midi Wedding Dress
For the unconventional bride who looks to make waves on her wedding day, this ASOS Edition Eva Embellished Cami Midi Wedding Dress ($225) is as unique as it is completely versatile, too. You'll sparkle long into the night with the gown's glitzy, jewel embellishments. And the midi dress is so fresh, you'll be able to wear it to the ceremony, on the dance floor, and beyond!
ASOS Edition Lucy Placement Beaded Wedding Dress
Among the many long sleeve backless wedding dresses that we've browsed, this ASOS Edition Lucy Placement Beaded Wedding Dress ($256, originally $320) has to be one of our very favorites. From the patterned embellishments to the blouson sleeves, there's so much to love about the look. And naturally, we're pretty smitten with that affordable price tag, too.
Amsale Harbor Backless Wedding Dress
Contrary to popular belief, open back wedding dresses are anything but boring. The proof? This Amsale Harbor Backless Wedding Dress ($4,350) is a perfect example of how a simple yet elegant backless wedding dress can make a serious statement on your big day — even with its more muted design.