How many of you can remember that song by Eric Clapton – “ you look wonderful tonight…”?? Well, what styles define you? What are the trends worldwide when it comes to backless evening dresses…. There are so many styles to choose from … so many different materials to experiment with so many colours!

Here is your low-down, ladies!!!

The Long Backless Evening Dress

That forever classic for a night out – the long evening dress, make it backless this time!

The Long Backless Evening Dress

The Long Backless Evening Dress

That forever classic for a night out – the long evening dress, make it backless this time!

Long Backless Evening Dress

A dual toned long evening gown is always a head-turner. Make yours even more striking with this stylish black and silver long backless evening gown. The sheathed satin bottom section of this classic piece will hug your curves just right, while the long slit reaching up to your mid thigh will keep it sassy! The silver sequined top section is definitely a most beautiful piece of hand crafted material, offset on nude lace, deep V backless design and sweetheart neckline that flatter your décolletage. Team this beauty with silver chandelier earring and strappy silver heels.

Another classic Barcelona gown by Katie May in white is definitely a style statement to set off this party season! A soft satin bias cut skirt that flows into a faux mermaid train, strappy sleeves that are just about good enough to hold the back up! Teamed with a low side bun if you have long hair or slicked back short hair, the material and the swish of the gown is your best accessory. The gorgeous cowl neckline is accentuated with little teasers of Chantilly lace is a beautifully touch of classic Victorian and yet modern and trendy!

A strapless, long, empress cut gown in white! It is breathtaking! The diamante neckline and the empress cut long evening dress has a built in bra, so you do not have to scramble for that perfect strapless bra. The ruched top is perfectly highlighted with the diamante beadwork just below. The back is sweep curved and a mid-back strap is the only highlight. This chiffon long backless (of course it is! It’s strapless, remember??) evening gown is a perfect outfit for prom or an engagement party! Long swept hair and a large cocktail ring matching silver or diamante strappy heels and you are good!

Keep It Classic Vintage

Vintage styled long backless evening dresses

Vintage styled long backless evening dresses do not get better than this burgundy ball gown. Rich satin texture, off set with a high broad waist that is designed with those classic box pleats on the skirt below… the flare of this gown will easily spell PRINCESS! The halter neck that carries back to off set this beautiful backless evening dress is all about going with the flow. So if red works for you, this is it!

 long sleeved backless evening gown in vintage style!

How about a lace, long sleeved backless evening gown in vintage style! Drooling are you? Then this is just it! The plum red and black satin two piece gown is unusual in its styling. The long sheer lace bodice in black is the perfect show of designing enigma. The slightly bared mid riff shows off the flounce of the voluminous A line skirt. It is so classically ‘60s Hollywood!

Long Sleeved Backless Dresses

Soft body hugging spandex dress is the quintessential little black party dress and when you add backless and one shoulder to the mix, it is bound to become very interesting indeed! The cut in the back is flattering and helps redefine long sleeved and backless party dresses for you. So spice it up!

LBD (Little Black Dress)

Lace, medium length sleeves and backless LBD (little black dress) is so pretty and yet sassy! This elegantly designed sheer lace sleeved body con dress is the ultimate glamour show you were looking to embody. The low slung curved back highlights the design of the lace and transforms your dress to a classic LBD.

The Casual Backless Maxi Dress

The Casual Backless Maxi Dress

Flirt with colours and prints with your casual backless maxi dresses perfect for an evening out with friends.

The Hollywood Diva

What is your ideal glamour quotient? “The Hollywood celebrity diva look Well here you are…

This metallic silver shimmering gown in chiffon is just so hollywood! The deep, loose, unattached cowl to this classically beautiful backless evening gown is ready to walk the red carpet in. Pearl drop earrings and a little silver clutch.. nothing over the top and just the right hint of sexy!


Or this rose gold sequined mermaid styled backless gown!! Held together at the back with spaghetti straps, this shimmering stunner has a luscious train that will sweep everyone off their collective feet! The back of this gown is edged with clustered lace like handwork and is so, so, soo perfect !

shimmering stunner backless-evening-gown-dress

Have you ever wondered why evening gowns are almost always in black? Well, this halter back, silver and black backless evening gown is just the red carpet look a Hollywood diva. The racer back halter neck gown has alternating silver and black straps holding that sexy back together. The embellished edging on the lower back is just the highlight that makes it perfect for the ramp or the red carpet.

So rock it, girl!

white  backless evening gowns

Looks like the ‘mermaid look’ is the latest trend in backless evening dresses. Maybe because the flare below the knee that spreads onto a soft train is the perfect foil for the backless stark design. This sexy halter mermaid gown in voile butterscotch cream has an interesting part peplum attachment that adds to the lots of material flair! You could never go wrong with this gown.

Taking a break from the black, this blush pink and silver halter backless gown is just the charming evening gown you could pick.  The beaded bling on the bodice compliments the colour. The silver strappy back and eye-let front of the bodice is breathtaking indeed. Two piece seems to the way to go with backless evening gowns and why not!


White, diamond beadwork, sheer lace …. A sure winner for a backless evening gown. Amp up the style quotient with this sweetheart bustier neck topped with sheer lace gown in white. The beadwork is definitely what makes this gown so stunning. Your diamanté clutch and silver strappy heels and you are ready to wow the world, lady!

backless evening gown

Asymmetric Trends and You

Do you love to experiment with non-typical designs? Then these next designs will have you running for the stores.

backless evening dress

Black lace is always such an amazing choice for a backless evening dress. This asymmetric gown with a high neck and a deep V that ends just above the flounce of the skirt takes the dress up a notch in the Vintage listing! Perfectly accessorized with black heels and maybe a stark red clutch simply to bring in the contrast element, strut your stuff at the next fancy evening do.

How does a long sleeved, backless high slit asymmetric body evening dress sound? With a bejeweled back that looks like the quirky neckpiece worn backwards? Almost too good to be true? Well, actually, not if you can get your hands onto this sexy number. Wear it with flats or heels, you will not need much more than broad gold cuffs to go with. Perfect for a cocktail night out about town.

backless evening maxi dress.

Plum coloured in chiffon with an asymmetric skirt is such pretty choice for a backless evening maxi dress. The slim bling belt cuts the block colour and the strapless dress is perfect with nude or cream high heeled pumps.

For that effortless sweetheart princess look, this asymmetric black lace appliqued cream backless evening dress cannot get any better. Teamed with a short matching skirt, it is effortlessly chic!

What are the show stopping colours to wear in backless gowns this season

It seems the black evening gown has hot competition from gradient coloured gowns this party season.

This drop dead gorgeous floor length backless evening gown graduating from black to deep midnight blue, is held up on one shoulder and the back is stylishly cross-strapped with hints of bead work in silver. You could NEVER go wrong with your choice of asymmetric cuts and styles and of course your bold choice of colour with this gorgeous outfit! A show-stopper ball gown, all the way!

Obsidian blue is definitely the colour of the season where backless evening gowns are concerned! This deep halter dress embellished with diamond beadwork straps at the back has a sweetheart cut at the back!!! How much more interesting can that get! But what is sure to set it aside from a lot of those fancy ball gowns out there is definitely the colour.


Quick tips for going backless this party season


Quite obviously you cannot wear your regular trusted girlie-friends! So opt for any of the following depending on the dress you opt for –

  • Backless adhesive bra
  • Silicone stick on bra cups
  • Low back bra with halter strap
  • U plunge backless strapless bra
  • Adhesive breast pasties

The perfect hair

The height of your hair do will depend on the depth of your backless cut! However what looks best is a perfected braided goddess wreath hairdo. Of course if you do not have long hair to carry that off, do not fear! Get a back swept, bob look (if needed bring out the jewelled clips to accessories your mane).

Wax the back

Nothing can ruin the backless look more than ugly spots and generally unclean looking back. So even if you are not a fan of waxing your back, use that loofah today! Cream and moisturize well. After all, your sexy back is exactly why you chose to wear that dress!

Trusted exercise

Of course, nothing beats the confidence of knowing that your back is toned to show off those hours spent sweating on the gym equipment or even the kettle bells that kill you. Drink lots of fluids for that toned look!

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