Back it up!

one, two, three, four, five, six

Whether I work out or not, my back is consistently one of my favorite features. So of course, one of my favorite trends for fall is low backed dresses and tops. Now, as far as the dresses go, I pretty much have nowhere to wear something as fun (and okay, sexy) as this, but it’s fun to dream! The tops and sweaters though…wow! Such a versatile look. A low backed sweater can make Saturday jeans a little bit more daring, and can take a simple skirt from cute to glam. I love the idea of wearing a v-back sweater to work with a cardigan over it. Throughout the day, it’s like you have a little style secret that only you are in on. And of course, once 5pm hits, you’re totally ready for happy hour!

1. Urban Outfitters deep scoop-back crepe dress 2. Asos backless dress with full skirt (on sale!) 3. 3.1 Phillip Lim long sleeve tie back chemise 4. Feel the Piece V back sweater 5. Singer 22 Contrarian Dress 6. Asos jersey dress with low V back  7. Theory striped low back sweater (on sale!) 8. Urban Outfitters U back tank 9. Urban Outfitters Motel Applique Beth Dress

What do you think? Will you be trying out the backless trend this season?

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  1. 10.11.11

    These are all stunning. I love this look. I’m not as comfortable with my back – I need to bring some of these photos w/ me to the gym for motivation! xx

  2. 10.11.11

    So stunning!

  3. 10.11.11
    Ashley said:

    I love low backs! Gives the perfect unexpected, but fun twist to your outfit!

  4. 10.11.11

    I just bookmarked this page, as I want all of these dresses! I’m in the small chest category, so I like to show off the back as much as possible. love love love!

  5. 10.11.11
    Molly said:

    Ahhh that v-back sweatshirt #4 is to die for! I neeeeeed it for snuggly fall/winter weekend days! Great selections for day and night :)

  6. 10.11.11

    So tell me, do you go no bra? glue on cups? Let the bra show?

    I’m into bra-lettes right now, so I guess that would be cute hanging out.

  7. 10.11.11

    I would don this look regularly if I didn’t have the bra issue to deal with! Bra-less isn’t an option for me either.

  8. 10.11.11
    jessie said:

    i love this trend!!! wore a cobalt blue backless dress on my blog last week, and it felt like a very feminine, and appropriately sexy detail for the outdoor wedding i wore it too. :) (love your blog, by the way! just found you via tobe from because it’s awesome!)

  9. 10.11.11
    Lauren said:

    Backs are so hot right now. Loving # 3 and #5!

  10. 10.11.11

    Absolutely stunning… love this trend! I have a fun backless cobalt blue dress with strips of lace that criss cross throughout the back from Jay Godfrey… very dramatic, one of my favorites! I think #3 is my favorite.

  11. 10.11.11

    These are all so gorgeous!! I don’t know how you could just pick one. I’m definitely pro backless :)

  12. 10.11.11
    Classic Nutmeg said:

    I absolutely love the backless trend, but like a few others, I’m too big chested to actually get to do it. A shame!

  13. 10.11.11

    I love a bringing sexy back dress. Only time I appreciate my small chest is because I can wear one of these bra-less.

    Happy to see that no.1 is from Urban, which means I’ll still be able to afford groceries.

  14. 10.11.11
    LR said:

    Sweater #4 is so perfect!

  15. 10.11.11

    Totally with you on this one – love the low back! I have a few tops and dresses like this. Very zexy. Loving the deep Vs.

  16. 10.12.11
    RECREATED said:

    LOVE the low back!! and a gorgeous collection of them you have put together, thanks for sharing!

  17. 10.12.11
    Jess said:

    I love dresses that show off the back! Great finds! <3 your blog!

  18. 10.12.11

    I’m dying over the Phillip Lim – what a beautiful beautiful back! Need it now!

  19. 10.13.11
    Natasha said:

    Wow…love the open back! Such a stunning and chic look! *SWOON*