Keep Heads Turning: 25 Pieces With Interesting Backs

Marina Zheng
Keep Heads Turning: 25 Pieces With Interesting Backs
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There’s no denying that when it comes to dressing, it can be difficult to toe the line between totally predictable and just plain crazy. Sure, we want to take a risk, but we don’t want to look like we just stepped out of a Lady Gaga video.

The compromise? Business in the front, party in the back! From playful bows and ladylike lace, to sexy plunges and daring drapes, garments with cool, interesting backs can add just the right amount of pizzaz—and surprise—to an otherwise typical ensemble.

So go ahead, throw on an open back cocktail dress or a cross-back sweater and give ’em something to really turn around for.

Click through the gallery to shop 25 pieces with stylish backs now! 

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Coletta Bow Blouse in Striped Classic, $33; at Sosie

My Way Home Maxi Dress, $185; at Nasty Gal

OBEY Endless Skies Dolman Top, $92; at Revolve Clothing

Alexander Wang Structured Open Back Cardigan, $357; at Shopbop

Pony Tee, $32; at Need Supply Co. 

Free People Kristal Limited Edition Holiday Dress, $500; at Free People

291 Long Sleeve Cross Back Pullover, $80; at Shopbop

Parker Split Back Contrast Silk Tank, $195; at Intermix

Drape Dress with Strap Back, $35.08; at ASOS 

Silk Shapesketch Twist-Back Tankdress, $109.99; at Madewell

Pins and Needles Bow Back Peplum Tank Top, $39; at Urban Outfitters

Florider Lace Back T-Shirt, $170; at Reiss

Motel Body-Conscious Dress With Strappy Back, $19.29; at ASOS

Daydreamer LA Cross Back Tank Top, $29; at Urban Outfitters

Blue Life Deep V Back Top, $56; at Revolve Clothing

Fringe Knotted Leather Jacket, $149; at Pixie Market

One Rad Girl Alessandra Bodycon Dress, $96; at Urban Outfitters

Keepsake Simple Song Mini Dress, $172; at Revolve Clothing

Warehouse Embellished Back Dress, $67.53; at ASOS

Axel Caplet Boxy Long Sleeve Tee, $88; at Free People

Parker Bow Back Dress, $198; at Revolve Clothing

Printed Low Back Top, $48; at Free People

Winter Kate Silk Embellished Back Jacket, $177; at Revolve Clothing

Thakoon Sheer Back Shift Dress, $990; at Shopbop

Petite Lace Back Playsuit, $96; at Topshop

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