Why you should step into 2021 in a backless dress Spring 21 runway.

The end of the year is just around the corner; let’s celebrate the better days to come. And after long months of staying home in tracksuits, it is time to shake away the winter blues – and this gloomy year – looking fabulous in a backless dress, one of the most glamorous trends you will wear in 2021.

Two backless dresses, a spring 2021 trend you should wear.
Photo _ Emmanuel Monsalve _ Courtesy of Christopher John Rogers, and Photo- Andew Vowles / Courtesy of Victoria Beckham

The best way to celebrate New Year’s Eve is dressing up, even if you have nowhere to go. And, although the backless dress is usually associated with red carpet and gala events, fashion designers presented fantastic every-day backless looks for Spring 21. There are many reasons why you should wear backless dresses in 2021, the backless look is timeless and effortlessly chic, but at the same time, free, careless and bit provocative.

Designers show why you should wear backless dresses in Spring 2021.
S/S21 backless dresses by Missoni. Photos courtesy of Missoni.

Business in the front, party in the back

Wearing a backless dress in 2021 is cheeky. While you look demure in the front, you’ll catch everyone by surprise when turning around and flaunting a bareback. This “business in the front – party in the back” look is fun to wear even if you’re alone at home.

Two runway images with the backless dress trend.
Spring 2021 backless looks. Photos courtesy of Givenchy and Bottega Veneta

You can have a Zoom meeting with your boss looking perfectly office-appropriated, and only you will know that in the back, you’re totally party-ready! So it’s no coincidence that the backless dress trend for spring 2021 comes at the same time as mullets, the “business in the front – party in the back” hair trend.

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It’s not only backless dresses for spring 2021

From what we saw at Spring 2021 Fashion Week, the backless dress trend comes in different styles and shapes, from Balenciaga’s tight-fitting jersey dresses to Bottega Veneta and Victoria Beckham’s A-shaped and loose silhouettes.

Two backless looks with tops and wide leg trousers.
Backless tops and wide-leg trousers. Photos courtesy of Nina Ricci and Proenza Shouler

But there’s more. Fashion designers presented backless tops paired with chic trousers like Nina Ricci and Proenza Shouler. Additionally, we saw backless jackets and jumpsuits. So, thanks to fashion designers, you can step into 2021 in full style wearing a backless dress, top or jacket. Add a bit of sexiness, extravagance and fun to your wardrobe; we know you deserve it! 


Title photo courtesy of Nina Ricci.