The Return Of The Backless Dress: Would You Wear It?

Like the greatest movies—and magazine back pages—the best red carpet dresses offered surprise final reveals

Anne Hathaway at the Oscars 2013; Photo by George Pimentel
Anne Hathaway at the Oscars 2013; Photo by George Pimentel

Plunging necklines, sheer panelling, lace and cut-outs all competed for style supremacy on this year’s red carpet, but these edgy-elegant rear views were the ultimate frontrunners. “[It was] a bit daring…a nice combination with the soft, sweet colour,” says Elizabeth Stewart, stylist to Jessica Chastain. Like any last act, we love the tension. (Literally. That’s where the double-sided tape comes in.)

Photos by Getty Images (Naomi Watts, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Swift) and George Pimentel (Allison Williams, Jessica Chastain)
Photos by Getty Images (Naomi Watts, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Swift) and George Pimentel (Allison Williams, Jessica Chastain)

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