Backless has been an ongoing trend and is a popular design detail our brides love! Low V-backs, detailed lace backs, or different shaped open backs are all still a great design detail in all current collections. Cara, Founder of Story of My Dress
Do you need to be a particular shape to wear a backless dress?
Backless dresses are absolutely for everyone now who wishes to wear them, thanks to more underwear products on the market.
What are the best underwear options for a backless style?
Thankfully over the years, more bra solutions have become available to help with brides who still wish or need to wear a bra.
Many of our brides use Perky Pears, a great product for the brides who might feel they need the support. They aren’t always the easiest to get to grips with so we suggest buying two packs, the first for trials and the second for the day: always have a back up and follow their strict instructions.
There are many stick-on bras in the market, check ASOS, Amazon, and Net-a-Porter for those. They literally look like the front of a bra but with sticky side panels. These are great for lift and any brides who like to add to their curves.
A lot of our dresses on the rail come with built-in bra cups and we can add those in at alterations too.
How about if a bra is preferred?
Not all designer dresses are able to be made bra friendly but we certainly can try. For many brides we have ordered extra fabric from them so we can create a back panel at alterations, to hide a bra. We can also re-design the back of all our own collections to be bra friendly.
It's a detail we absolutely love, statement sleeves and open backs are our thing and we help all our brides to make that possible for them!