The backless dress has become a huge trend popping up all over the place at red carpets, clubs and even weddings. Plus, after Deepika Padukone wearing this hot mini pink backless Burberry Prorsum dress, it’s going to spark a huge trend! Yet, I’ve noticed not many women know how to wear them. First things first, never wear a bra, showing a strap is one thing, but showing the hooks at the back – TRASHY! If you’re comfortable going bra-less, then do so, however if you’re not, there are options.
You can opt for the silicon cutlets (as I like to call them), you get them at all lingerie stores. They have a slight adhesive and stay put with invisible straps that can be hidden. If you’re like me a know a little sewing (or get a tailor), sew in bra pads into the dress to avoid any embarrassing moments! The best way I find to avoid all backless dress issues, is to always try on the dress with the shoes and underwear you intend to wear with the dress. This helps you see just how revealing or unflattering the dress looks. Don’t forget to exfoliate and maybe even use a self tanner to eliminate any tan lines that may look odd. Especially if you’ve just gotten back from a holiday in Goa and have major bikini tan lines! FCUK is one of the few stores that actually offers you a tape when you buy a backless dress and usually also has cups inserted into the dress. Here are some great backless dress options from FCUK.
by Sue Castellino for MissMalini.com