What’s the best way to style a backless dress? While a typical necklace will do, there’s a better way to accessorize this dress style that will surely make you stand out. Forget the normal way of wearing a necklace; turn it around to dangle on your bare back, and you just amped up your jewelry style game to a whole new level.
This trend is called the backlace style, and you’ll be surprised how popular it is on the red carpet. Although mostly popular with formal dresses, this trend can also be worn with casual outfits. It is actually not a new thing and has been spotted as early as the 1960s in Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
During the red carpet season, it has become one of the go-to accessories for ladies who love wearing low-back dress styles.
Here are just some of our favorites:
1. Jennifer Lawrence (Full Story)
Jennifer Lawrence posing on the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards held at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 2, 2014
2. Anne Hathaway (Full Story)
Anne Hathaway at the 85th Annual Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on February 24, 2013
3. Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival – de Grisogono “Fatale in Cannes” party at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in France on May 11, 2014
When wearing this trend, go for long necklaces so that they can drape beautifully down your back. Lariat styles and wrap necklaces are the best choices as they are easily adjustable. If your choice of necklace is bold and big, forego the earrings, so all the drama is directed to your statement necklace.
Choose from our gorgeous picks below.
Jules Smith Pave Circle Lariat Necklace, $31.50 (before: $45) at Shopbop
House of Harlow 1960 Delta Pendant Necklace, $58 at Shopbop
Marc by Marc Jacobs Double-Wrap Necklace, $128 at Shopbop
Juliet & Company Imitation Pearl Wrap Necklace, $36 at Shopbop
Rebecca Minkoff Two Charm Y Necklace, $68 at Shopbop
Jules Smith Basic Chain Lariat Necklace, $45 at Shopbop
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