How to wear a black backless dress

When I go to a cocktail party, it’s usually not the deep V-neck dresses, it’s the backless dresses. The most surprising and addicting moment is when someone turns around in a typical black dress and you realize that the person is wearing an incredibly sexy backless dress. For those of you who don’t mind showing some skin, here are some of the best black backless outfit ideas I’ve rounded up.

Black halter dress with open back


From the front, the dress is a really elegant black halterneck mini dress with a gold belt. From the back, it’s a stunning lace dress with an open back. You can simply wear a black ankle strap to complete this amazing outfit.

Black backless high split midi dress

Black Backless High Split Midi Dress

Here is a feminine and sexy black and silver outfit. You can simply wear a black backless midi dress with silver heels. In addition to the silver heels, you can also wear the silver clutch to create this elegant look.

Black backless ruffle mini dresses

Black Backless Ruffle Mini Dress Outfit

Sometimes, although rarely, sexy and cute can happen at the same time. A black ruffle mini dress is meant to be a really cute and casual dress. Now combine this with a backless cut. You will have a sexy look that also looks very natural. The knotted ribbon design adds a nice touch to the outfit.

Backless mini dress with flowy back design

backless mini dress flow back design

From the front, this dress is just a typical and beautiful long sleeve black shift dress. From the back you can see the backless design with a very sexy detail of how the backless is loose fitting. It’s kind of a trick to trick people into thinking they can see more skin from different angles. Sometimes it’s not the skin play that makes you look sexy, it’s the skin and mind play that amazes people and makes them guess.

Black halter dress with silver sequin bodice

black halter dress with silver sequin bodice

After talking about some pretty similar dresses, let’s talk about this gorgeous dress that consists of the top top part of silver sequin halter and bottom part of black skirt. This amazing silver and black dress can easily make you stand out from the crowd. Just pair it with black heels with ankle straps to complete the outfit.

Black backless lace maxi dress

Black maxi lace backless dress

This outfit is a long sleeve black maxi dress with lace sleeves. The lace in the long sleeves extends to the back of this backless dress, making the dress look equally elegant from the front and back. The dress is very creatively combined with silver heeled sandals and the result is amazing.

Black lace open back skater dress

black lace skater dress with open back

This is another black lace dress but unlike the previous one this is a more youthful looking dress that is a skater dress. Also, you have to show more skin because sleeves are not made of sleeves, but also a large part of the front. Complement this minimal outfit with black ballerina shoes.

Black chiffon dress with cut outs at waist and back

black chiffon dress cutouts waist back

This dress is a cute cut out dress with small cut outs, one at the waist and one at the back to make this a subtle open back dress. This adorable chiffon dress is best worn with boho style black and nude platform sandals for a breezy look.

Black strappy backless maxi dress

Black Backless Maxi Dress

This black strappy backless maxi dress is a very classy design. If you compare a real backless dress with a strappy dress, you will be surprised how majority of people think the strappy backless dress is more beautiful and sexy.

Black maxi dress with a cutout at the back

black sheath maxi dress cutout at the back

This backless black sheath maxi dress is also in the shape of a low-cut dress. You might want to try this dress if it’s your first time wearing an open back dress that you’re not sure about exposing too much skin. One small step at a time is often a good strategy to overcome fear or challenge.

Asymmetric backless dress with ankle straps and open toes

asymmetric backless ankle strap with open toe

If you want to dress super sexy and super stylish at the same time, this dress can fulfill your desire. This black maxi dress has a very interesting and creative cut that makes the dress look like a strapless dress from the front and an almost completely backless dress from the back. The bottom edge of the dress is also sloped, making the right side of the dress longer than the left side. Wear black heels with ankle straps to complete your outfit with elegance.

Backless black skater dress with Angel Wings design

Backless black skater dress with angel wings design

This is a truly unique almost backless black backless skater dress to wear to a creative themed party. While I have to admit I don’t know exactly when is the best time to wear this dress, this is too stunning to leave the list. To take this outfit to another level, pair black heels with a black fedora to add an artistic touch. By the way, if you want to see more outfit ideas for similar hats, read our blog post on how to wear the black felt hat.

Two-piece set consisting of a black top with sequins and a matching mini skirt

black top with sequins and matching mini skirt

This dress is a stylish two piece dress that consists of a black sequin bodice and a black bodycon mini skirt. Just pair it with black open heels for an amazing look.

Strappy backless black dress with gladiator sandals

Strappy backless black dress gladiator sandals

This outfit is a great demonstration of how to style a strappy black dress. Pair this backless maxi high split dress with black gladiator sandals for an elegant strappy outfit.

Black lace and chiffon skater dress with open back

Black lace and chiffon skater dress with open back

While a black skater dress usually looks cute, this dress, which uses a lace element and an open back, looks sexy and cute at the same time. Most of the dress is made of chiffon, which makes the outfit look even more elegant and feminine. Pair it with black suede heels to complete your outfit.

Here are the black backless outfit ideas that I wanted to share with you. If you really want to try these sexy backless dresses but are not sure, the best way to start is with the short dresses that only require you to show a small area of ​​your back. You will eventually be able to build trust brick by brick.

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