Wedding dresses with plunging backs and exquisite back details, like illusion lace and daring cutouts, are all the rage. If you’re wearing a backless wedding dress, have your hair styled to showcase it. (Otherwise your locks will cover the look.) From illusion tulle and appliqué lace, to plunging backs with delicate straps and sheer cut-outs, there are so many ways to do backless. Don’t be afraid to try something sleek and modern or more boho for your hair that complements your style. Below are a few of our favorite hairstyles to highlight a stunning backless wedding dress.
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This elegant bun is easier to pull together than it looks! Perfect for a low back wedding dress, this lovely hairstyle will look amazing when paired with a glittery barrette or elegant veil! View a free tutorial at Divine Caroline.
The French Twist
Master this chic look in a few easy steps from Real Simple magazine. Have shoulder length hair? Yes, the French Twist will work on you with a few extra steps. See the tutorial for short hair at Fashionista.
The Twisted Side Bun
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The Ballerina Bun
Perfected on stages around the world, the Ballerina Bun offers a sleek, high-style look. What better place to learn how to create the perfect Ballerina Bun than from the pros at the San Francisco Ballet? View the tutorial now.
The Braided Bun
Easy-to-master and very versatile, the Braided Bun is elegant, yet whimsical. If you love the open back wedding dress look, this style is ideal! The intricate – yet easy to do – braid adds an unexpected element of boho to your wedding day. Check out Real Simple magazine’s how-to here.
Now for the dress! Backless wedding dresses are having a major moment and brides are loving this exciting new style! These designer open back wedding dresses take a timeless silhouette and turn it into a modern masterpiece. Try a plunging back for an exit down the aisle that will make your guests’ jaws drop, or a racerback gown for something more modern and fashion-forward. Anyway you do backless, you’ll be making a style statement in your wedding dress. An illusion back with placed lace or intricate beading gives an extra pop of glamor to any gown while a scoop, cowl back is timeless and romantic. Brides are going to love how sexy, sleek and sophisticated they will look in a backless wedding dress so say ‘Yes’ to the daring and decadent open back trend.
Martina Liana Style 675
This illusion back wedding dress from designer Martina Liana is simply magnificent! The lace and satin fit-and-flare designer bridal gown features a low sweetheart neckline and stunning lace illusion back. This unique low back wedding dress showpiece is the incredibly beautiful cathedral length lace train. Finished with a scalloped lace hem, the gorgeous train floats down from the illusion back and sweeps across from side to side, bringing all the drama!
Martina Liana Style 862
For the bride in search of a breathtaking backless wedding gown, this couture, open back wedding dress from Martina Liana is like a dream! Sophisticated Bellagio Crepe creates the perfect low back silhouette, showcasing your curves before flowing into an elegant skirt and train. The sheer bodice of this gown is detailed with graphic Alencon lace that has been hand-embroidered with a lattice pattern, creating a unique – and romantic – open back look.
Martina Liana Style 753
This plunging back wedding dress with pearl details by designer Martina Liana is an absolute showstopper! Bellagio crepe forms a verys leek and chic sheath silhouette that is embellished with laser-cut lace and sparkling Diamante and shiny pearl beading. Each element of this designer wedding dress adds to the drama. The sexy skirt features an incredible laser-cut lace hemline and delicate beading, which adds to the drama of the chapel length train. Thin lace and Diamante beaded straps come together at the low, open back, making this dress ultra sexy!
And there you have it! We simply cannot get enough open back wedding dresses, and with an ultra chic hair-do to match, you’ll be a vision in white!
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