Choosing the Right Backless Wedding Dress
Due to the exposed nature of an open-back wedding dress, there tends to be less structure compared to a gown featuring a higher backline. This heightens the importance of a proper fit and thorough alterations. With this being said, we still recommend consulting with your personal bridal stylist to consider the pros and cons of an open-back wedding dress especially if you’re bustier. Those with larger cup sizes may want to opt for a sheer corset back that gives the illusion of an open back while still providing proper structure and support.
From elegant long sleeves paired with striking V-necklines and backlines to open illusion backs with delicate embroidery cascading throughout, there are several variations of open-back wedding dresses. Designers are continually innovating ways to showcase brides’ backs. Timeless styles such as key holes and low scoop backs prove to stand the test of time while sheer corsets, illusion backs, and unique cutouts are just a few of the open-back looks to recently hit the runway.
Pnina Tornai, Ines Di Santo, Rivini, Tony Ward, and Maison Signore are just a few of our world renowned designers who contribute to our exquisite collection of open-back wedding dresses.
From A-line, mermaid, and ball gown silhouettes to bohemian, classic, and vintage aesthetics, there are open-back wedding gowns that cater to each and every bridal style. Regardless of your unique preferences, an assortment of gowns featuring sheer corset backs, illusion back details, as well as bare low backs exist. Brides who favor a tastefully sexy and modern look will especially love the open-back style.
While nearly all fabrics can be found amongst our collection of open-back wedding dresses, delicate materials such as illusion, lace, and embroidery are most often paired with this romantic backline style. Comparatively, fabrics including mikado, satin, and crepe are also paired with open-back looks as it contributes to a more structured fit.
Open-back wedding dresses are ideal for nuptials taking place in a warmer climate and the summer months as it provides additional breathability. However, this backline style can ultimately be worn regardless of the season. Pair an open back with elegant long sleeves or cascading illusion for an undoubtedly romantic fall or winter bridal look.
Complete your open-back bridal look with one (or several!) of Kleinfeld’s hundreds of accessories. From shimmering headpieces and heirloom-worthy veils to jewelry and shoes, there is a seemingly countless assortment to choose from. Book your accessories appointment with a personal stylist to discover the ultimate match to your dress. Learn more about accessories by exploring our Wedding Accessories Guide here.
With a piece of clothing as special as a wedding dress, it’s no wonder so many brides opt for gown preservation. Regardless of the backline, whether it be full coverage or fully open, it’s usually possible for all types of wedding gowns to be preserved both before and after the wedding! Learn more about wedding dress preservation here.
Kleinfeld’s collection of open-back wedding gowns can range from $2,000 to $25,000 depending on the intricacy of design details, particular designer, and choice of materials for each gown. Please call for individual wedding dress prices and availability here.
We are also proud to offer a biannual sample sale where brides have the opportunity to browse and purchase from an exclusive assortment of designer dresses at a significantly reduced price. With gowns starting at $299 and accessories starting at $29, it is the ultimate chance to achieve a designer look for less. A one-hour appointment allows you to shop our sample pieces with a personal bridal stylist and take home your look the very same day! Learn more about our sample sale event here.
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