30+ Gowns with Show-Stopping Backs

Whether it’s during your vows or your first dance as husband and wife, you’ll spend many precious moments with your back turned to your guests. Wow them from every angle with one of these dazzling statement backs!

By: 
Mary Gillen

  • Alvina Valenta

    Alvina Valenta

    This ultra-modern sheath by Alvina Valenta (Style 9367) features one of the most unique backs we've seen this season.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Alvina Valenta gown gallery!

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  • Jasmine Collection

    Jasmine Collection

    The train on this Jasmine Collection ballgown (Style F151063) is positively swoon-worthy.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Jasmine Collection gown gallery!

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  • Sposa by St. Pucchi

    Sposa by St. Pucchi

    Enchanting vines make this whimsical Sposa by St. Pucchi (Style Z359) ballgown come to life.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Sposa by St. Pucchi gown gallery!

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  • Claire Pettibone

    Claire Pettibone

    Pastel blooms and feminine lace make for an oh-so-romantic combination. Dress by Claire Pettibone (Style Charlotte).

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  • Isaac Mizrahi

    Isaac Mizrahi

    This scalloped lace detailing is fit for a princess bride. Gown by Isaac Mizrahi (Style 50027).

    Check out more gorgeous in our Issac Mizrahi gown gallery!

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  • Rivini

    Rivini

    A soft and pretty keyhole sheath from Rivini (Style Crystal).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Rivini gown gallery!

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  • Badgley Mischka

    Badgley Mischka

    The dazzling illusion back of this Badgley Mischka dress (Style Julia) captures the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Badgley Mischka gown gallery!

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  • Hayley Paige

    Hayley Paige

    Turn up the glam factor with a cross-cross back of dazzling jewels. Drop-waist gown by Hayley Paige (Style 6362).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Hayley Paige gown gallery!

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  • Pronovias

    Pronovias

    The intricate bejeweled pattern on this Pronovias gown (Style 301) is the fashion equivalent of a fireworks display!

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Pronovias gown gallery!

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  • Anne Barge

    Anne Barge

    Exude style and grace in this Anne Barge dress (Style Victoire) embroidered with Chantilly lace.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Anne Barge gown gallery!

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  • Enzoani

    Enzoani

    This reverse cowl-neck gown by Enzoani (Style Harmony) has a retro-glam feel.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Enzoani gown gallery!

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  • Pnina Tornai

    Pnina Tornai

    Walk the line in this showstopping Pnina Tornai gown.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Pnina Tornai gown gallery!

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  • Angel Sanchez

    Angel Sanchez

    Throwing a destination wedding? This ruffled Angel Sanchez dress (Style N10006) is an ethereal choice.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Angel Sanchez gown gallery!

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  • Elizabeth Fillmore

    Elizabeth Fillmore

    This Elizabeth Filmore (Style Athena) gown is goddess-worthy — check out those pretty floral appliqués.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Elizabeth Filmore gown gallery!

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  • Lee Ann Belter

    Lee Ann Belter

    The draped beadwork on this Lee Ann Belter gown (Style Charlize) is just as dazzling as any diamond necklace.

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  • Lazaro

    Lazaro

    Make a dramatic exit in this floral beauty by Lazaro (Style 3366). 

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Lazaro gown gallery!

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  • Ellis Bridals

    Ellis Bridals

    Endless buttons accentuate the beauty of a long train. Gown by Ellis Bridals (Style 11358).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Ellis Bridals gown gallery!

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  • Nicole Miller

    Nicole Miller

    Thinking of having a wardrobe change at your wedding? Dance the night away in this curve-hugging lace Nicole Miller party dress (Style CI0124).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Nicole Miller gown gallery!

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  • Katerina Bocci

    Katerina Bocci

    Marie Antoinette has nothing on you in this dramatic corseted ball gown from Katerina Bocci (Style Yara).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Katerina Bocci gown gallery!

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  • Wtoo

    Wtoo

    This chic silk gown from Wtoo (Style 11219) features just the right amount of bling.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Wtoo gown gallery!

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  • Modeca by Enzoani

    Modeca by Enzoani

    Show off a toned back with this gown from Modeca by Enzoani (Style Oma).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Modeca by Enzoani gown gallery!

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  • Justin Alexander

    Justin Alexander

    We love the juxtaposition between the modest lace sleeves and the sexy silhouette of this Justin Alexander gown (Style 8684).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Justin Alexander gown gallery!

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  • Winnie Couture

    Winnie Couture

    Romantic rosettes peek through the lush layers of this skirt. Gown by Winnie Couture (Style Kazane). 

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Winnie Couture gown gallery!

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  • Maggie Sottero

    Maggie Sottero

    Pair exquisite beadwork with a figure-flattering ruched bodice, like on this Maggie Sottero dress (Style Landyn).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Maggie Sottero gown gallery!

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  • Justin Alexander Signature

    Justin Alexander Signature

    Turn heads in this resplendent Justin Alexander Signature (Style 9725) gown.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Justin Alexander Signature gown gallery!

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  • Watters

    Watters

    The ultra-feminine pearl buttons and floral embroidery on this Watters (Style 4061B) dress create an angelic look.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Watters gown gallery!

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  • Allure Romance

    Allure Romance

    This lovely three-quarter sleeve gown from Allure Romance (Style 2666) showcases dainty buttons from top to bottom.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Allure Romance gown gallery!

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  • Jenny Packham

    Jenny Packham

    This Jenny Packham gown (Style Blaire) showcases a keyhole back adorned with glittering gemstones.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Jenny Packham gown gallery!

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  • La Sposa

    La Sposa

    The bedazzled spine on this La Sposa (Style Marey) dress elongates the figure and provides the "wow" factor brides crave.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our La Sposa gown gallery!

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  • Angel Rivera

    Angel Rivera

    This intricate train adds a touch of royal elegance. Gown by Angel Rivera (Style CianaB).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Angel Rivera gown gallery!

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  • Jasmine Couture

    Jasmine Couture

    This ornate illusion back is a gorgeous look on any bride. Gown by Jasmine Couture (Style T152055).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Jasmine Couture gown gallery!

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  • Temperley Bridal

    Temperley Bridal

    Beautiful floral criss-cross back by Temperley Bridal

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Temperely Bridal gown gallery!

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  • Ines Di Santo

    Ines Di Santo

    With a bare back and sparkles, this is the attention-getter gown by Ines Di Santo that will leave guests in awe.

  • Tara Keely

    Tara Keely

    This low-dip floral sheer back by Tara Keely is the perfect combination of sexy and elegant. 

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Tara Keely gown gallery!

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  • Kenneth Winston

    Kenneth Winston

    Sweet bows add a youthful touch to this classic Kenneth Winston gown. 

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Kenneth Winston gown gallery!

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  • Blue by Enzoani

    Blue by Enzoani

    Sweet embellishments perfectly complement this romantic Blue by Enzoani gown.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Enzoani gown gallery!

    Photo Credit: Tom Rauner

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  • Badgley Mischka

    Badgley Mischka

    The butterfly effect on this Badgley Mischka (Style Rita) gown will leave a lasting impression.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Badgley Mischka gown gallery!

    Photo Credit: Tom Rauner

  • Victor Harper

    Victor Harper

    Delicate buttons and scalloped embellishments make this Victor Harper gown a true showstopper.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our gown gallery!

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  • Ines di Santo

    Ines di Santo

    A sweet-yet-sexy illusion back by Ines di Santo

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our gown gallery!

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