Remember how Deepika Padukone stunned everybody in her dangerously low-back dress a couple of years back at an awards show? With her amazingly toned body and never-ending legs, it was as if the dress was perfectly moulded for her. But, besides her good looks she also knew how to do it in style with right colour, cuts and accessories. If you have taken cue from the her and other divas, and decided to flaunt a stunning backless dress for your engagement or cocktail party, do remember that merely a toned body is not enough. You have got to be careful about the way you carry it. After all, what is the joy of wearing an open back outfit if not to stand out in a crowd? Here is how you can become a showstopper in your dream backless dress.
Master the colours
You can easily make colours work for you. Just pick an ensemble that goes with your skin tone and personal style. You must definitely have a fair idea of what colour suits you the best, so choose a dress in that colour. After all, you would not want to wear something that does not suit you on a special day! Blocks of colours are fine too, but a lot of design and print can kill the charm of the dress. Go easy with the motifs as it should not get too much for the eyes. Make sure that your dress does not look like a burst of patterns.
Do not go overboard with accessories
Bold necklaces and bags promise to be colourful and trendy, but they may go wrong with backless dresses as a sensual back is a highlight enough. So, we advise you to use your accessories for the right effect. Stay with simpler and smaller ones in neutral tones. If you do love accessories, you can choose one statement piece to enhance the whole look.
Use cuts and styles effectively
All cuts can be harnessed to your advantage if they are as per your structure and personality. Areas like the collarbone, hips, lower back and shoulders can be emphasised with the perfect silhouettes. Exposing the collarbone with a cut also looks very stylish. Apart from that, a deep V-neck or a very low scooped back can show off your feminine side well. Just pick the right cut and you are all set to show it off. Covering the bare back with a see-through fabric or cutwork is also a stylish fashion trick.
Wear the most stunning pair of heels
Drool-worthy footwear can give you the perfect look, and a confidence to pull off that sexy backless number. A short cocktail dress teamed with stilettos or wedges in a contrasting colour can instantly make you look like a diva. A colourful dress can look balanced and even more stunning with nude pair of heels. Remember, the right pair of shoes will instantly turn your outfit into something magnificent.
Well-fitting lingerie is an absolute must to pull-off a backless dress. A well-structured and supportive bra will help you to look in great shape. The wrong fit or kind of bra on the other hand can end up ruining your entire look, even if your dress is very well-made. You can choose an adaptable or a multiway bra that allows you to adjust the straps to the style of your dress.