22 Wedding Dresses That Wowed from the Back
Sleeves, necklines, beading, belts—there are plenty of ways to make your bridal gown stand out. You want to make a memorable entrance when you're facing the whole of the celebration's crowd, after all. But there's a whole half of the wedding dress that many brides ignore, and it gets just as much show time as your front. As you walk up and down the ceremony aisle, plenty of eyes will be landed on your back. That's not to say that it has to be dramatic, but with such an open canvas, at least consider it!
This beautiful batch of wedding dresses makes the case for wowing from behind. With bows, embellishments, and gorgeous peeks of skin, their backs do all the talking. If you want to give your dorsal side some love, take a look to get inspired.
Floral Appliqué Back
This show-stopping gown, from Carine's Bridal Atelier, had an ethereal illusion back featuring rhinestones and appliqués.
Ida Sjöstedt designed this sweet gown, with a keyhole back, lacy sleeves, and a darling ribbon tie.
Pearls don't have to go around your neck—this glam Janene's Bridal bride wore them on her back.
Katie May specializes in deep, backless gowns, which must be why this one was so darn classy.
Silvery details and a satiny bow made this Anna Campbell gown so glam.
Clean, cut-out, and chicly modern, this Vera Wang gown was a stunner in its simplicity.
The overlap fastening on this JLM Couture gown was the perfect final touch to the embellished back.
Sleek and sophisticated, this draped cool-girl gown was purchased by the bride at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The crossed straps with lacey caps are what make this JLM Couture dress truly wonderful.