• Badgley Mischka
  • Badgley Mischka
  • Monique Lhuillier
  • Vera Wang
  • Ines Di Santo
  • Cocoe Voci
  • Marchesa
  • Elizabeth Fillmore
A traditional ball gown can still be sexy with a deep V-backline, as shown on this Badgley Mischka dress. The silk taffeta features a beaded neckline that continues on the back and on the cap sleeve and waist.
Photo Courtesy of Badgley Mischka
This silk satin cowl-neck gown with halter neckline by Badgley Mischka has a sheer back with silver beading.
Photo Courtesy of Badgley Mischka
Lace is a great fabric for an illusion back because while it’s see-through, it adds a layer of texture. The back of this Monique Lhuillier gown has a layer of Chantilly lace embellished with pearls and petals.
Photo Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Vera Wang’s all-red collection included a number of interesting design details, such as the asymmetrical criss-cross tulle shown on this cardinal-coloured gown.
Photo Courtesy of Vera Wang
The ruffled train on the back of this fit-to-flare strapless gown by Ines Di Santo features a floral motif.
Photo Courtesy of Ines Di Santo
Cocoe Voci’s silk charmeuse gown with a slender silhouette and natural waistline features an asymmetrical bodice with one capped sleeve. The back, cut on the bias, is made of French lace and embellished with beading and silver embroidery.
Photo Courtesy of Cocoe Voci
Marchesa paired a full tulle ball gown skirt with a lace bodice with short sleeves, bateau neckline and keyhole back.
Photo Courtesy of Marchesa
The illusion back on this silk crepe bias sheath by Elizabeth Fillmore features a custom intricate and exotic pattern with tiny caviar, clear and silver beads, metallic silver thread, and handmade silk flowers with clear crystal bead clusters.
Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Fillmore

A bride will spend her wedding day standing at the altar, twirling around the dance floor and greeting her guests, which means the back of her gown will be in view for most of the night. With this in mind, designers have begun paying a lot of attention to details of how a bride will look from behind. Illusion backs, keyholes, beading, embroidery and plunging backlines are some of the design elements shown on the April 2012 Bridal Market runways.

So when shopping for your wedding dress, remember to check out how you look from all angles. Here are some of the gorgeous backs you’ll soon be seeing in salons.

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