Spring 2013 Trend: Open-Back Wedding Dresses

Oct 18, 2012 by

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This spring, it appears as though designers unanimously agreed to make wedding dress backs command almost as much attention as the front. With guests staring at it throughout the ceremony and the drama of the grand entrance, it only makes sense to make the back speak volumes. And with details like lace-trimmed keyholes, playing around with an open back is a fresh way to show off a little skin. Here are some lovely gowns to get you started.

Jim Hjelm updates the all-lace wedding dress with sheer sleeves that lead to subtly-sexy keyhole back.

A halter normally leaves the shoulder blades exposed, but this gown by Anna Maier decorates this area instead with statement lace keyhole.

I love how this gown by Lela Rose uses elegant baroque motifs to combine the illusion neckline trend and the open-back trend.

Shine like a goddess in this Anne Bowen gown. The glittering silver beadwork reminds me a little of snow, which makes it perfect for a December wedding (held indoors, of course).

Mark Zunino does a clever twist on the open back with sheer panels leading to the button closure.

Ines Di Santo’s open-back gown is similar in structure but uses dramatic 20s-inspired beadwork instead of lace.

The rectangular lace panel on this slinky Elizabeth Fillmore gown is a new take on the lingerie-as-outerwear trend.

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