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From Seductive Retro One-Pieces to Back-Revealing Cardigans

 - Jan 30, 2012
While traditionally, there have been two ways for ladies to show some skin, cleavage or legs, the fashion world has been taken by storm by a third, more unconventional way: through the use of backless designs.

From gorgeous and extravagant evening gowns on the red carpet, like the now infamous navy blue backless dress by designer Guy Laroche that Hilary Swank wore to the Academy Awards back in 2005 when she accepted her Best Actress Oscar, to do-it-yourself blouses with pretty shapes cut into the back, these backless designs are nothing short of stunning.

The best way to show off your back is by keeping the rest of yourself covered up, which is why long-sleeved, backless evening gowns are such a hit. These backless designs will get you inspired to bare your back.