Choosing a prom dress is set to be one of the most exciting shopping experiences of your teen years. If you want to make an impact on the big night, why not try a backless prom dress? Backless dresses are a gorgeous way to add sexiness to your look while still maintaining that classic elegance we all love.
We teamed with Jessica from JJ’s House, a phenomenal dress store with a super impressive collection of gorgeous dresses, and came up with some smart and helpful tips to making the best of your back-revealing dress for the big night.
Read on for some helpful tips for choosing, styling and rocking a backless prom dress.
Create balance with a high neck
Dresses which have a completely open back are often the most flattering when they’re balanced by a high neckline. Dresses which have a high-neck halter or even a high cowl-neck give a demure and elegant front aesthetic. As you turn, the entire vibe of the dress adjusts to a sexy, fashion-forward and fun aesthetic. This is also a great path to take if you don’t want to show too much skin at your prom, as it balances out a revealing back with a more demure front.
Go for length and flow
While short, flippy and flirty dresses can be a fun choice for prom, length is the best match for a backless style. When you have a completely open back or a very low-cut back, the juxtaposition of a long, flowing skirt lifts the drama and gives you a gorgeous silhouette. JJ’s house has so many long dresses with bare or low backs to browse through. Some are a-line and full, others are slimline with a high slit and some are fishtailed and fitted…and all are stunning.
Show off your back with an updo
You don’t want to hide your elegant, sexy backless dress with your hair! If you’ve got long hair, try an updo to show off your back. It doesn’t have to be severe or too “done up”, it can be a little messier and modern. Try a softly swept bun or twist, with a few delicately curled tendrils gently falling down your back. It’s romantic, soft and sexy, while still showing the star feature of your dress.
Your back is one of your most beautiful features, so show it off as much as you can! Imagine a long necklace, delicately dangling down your back, glistening as you move…so gorgeous. You could go for subtle, delicate and gold, or a little more glam with diamantes and multiple strands. After all, if you can’t go all-out glam at prom, then when can you!?
Give yourself plenty of time in the lead-up to prom to find yourself the perfect dress. When it comes to backless, you want to feel as comfortable as possible. Once you’ve found the dress which fits you perfectly and makes you feel amazing (which you are!), make sure you’ve got the right undergarments. If you’re not able to go braless, find a strapless, backless bra to make you feel safe and secure all night long. The night before prom, give yourself a back exfoliating scrub and apply a hydrating moisturizer. On the night, you could even give your back a little touch of liquid highlight or bronze just to get things glowing.