Fashions for Proms

Beauty and the Back: 5 Formal Dresses

With so manygorgeous formal dresses, how does one begin to choose the most beautiful? Sometimes, it just may begin with the back! For 2016, evening and prom gown trendsfocus on open back. Two piece or faux crop top dresses also allow designers to experiment with shapes, embellishments and sheer fabrics. Today I choose:

5 Trendy Open Back Evening Dresses

Jersey knit fabric creates asleek two piece formal gownwhen paired with beaded straps and colored mesh. Built in bra cups make this gown easy to wear. Equally gorgeous from front or back, this open back gown catches so many evening wear trends.

Criss cross straps and a plunging neckline make a dramatic statement for thissilver and black open back dress. The look is long and lean, but note how the long sequin skirt kicks out at the knees. This formal dress is ready to move wherever you go!

If you love lace, asheer open back gownwill be a favorite. The large scale alternating lace motif sculpts your waist, while the back neckline is trimmed with a coordinating motif. The creamy golden lace contrasts with the rich wine red of this gorgeous jersey gown.

Total drama. That's the impact of this open back burgundy formal dress. Slender long vertical lines support the front cutaway bodice, creating a strong statement on the back. With a coordinated lace and lining combination, there's beautiful texture in this fabulous gown.

An exposed zipper travels up the spine of a divineblack open back evening gown. The plunging V neck dress is trimmed with gold glitter braid. Its full chiffon skirt allows you to move freely, aided by two skirt slits. This formal dress will look on point today and equally intriguing next season.

Ready to turn to the back? For 2016, don't forget the impact an open back can have on your formal dress. A great evening look should look stunning from all sides!


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