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Keep Cool And Carry On In These Backless Dresses

Justin Timberlake won't be the only one bringing sexy back.

With summer an all-year occurrence in Singapore, the best way to keep cool is to don pieces that show a little skin. We say backless is the way to go — not only are such pieces of your throw-on-and-go variety, the additional detailing lets you put your best foot forward without suffering in the sweltering heat and humidity.

 

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Coach retro floral slip dress, S$895
Channel retro Americana vibes by pairing this floral-print dress with with a leather fringe jacket and a pair of suede ankle boots in a sand hue. By The Way petra backless mini dress, S$92.04 from Revolve
Featuring an elegant square neckline, this cami dress is even sexier with its deep back. Layer a blazer on top for work and take it off to go from desk to drinks. Zara contrast satin shawl collar dress, S$89.90
For something a little simpler, try this LBD from Zara, which serves as a nice alternative to the tuxedo dress. It features glossy shawl collar lapels for an interesting contrast and its neutral colour means you can easily dress it up with either gold and silver accessories. Mango satin camisole dress, S$59.90
This lightweight cami dress from Mango is simple, but pretty with lace details. It can be dressed with a jacket and heels for work, or worn with flats and a rattan bag for a weekend picnic. Alexander McQueen sarabande lace mini dress, S$4,480
Featuring a plunging neckline and similar deep V-back, this bold lace piece is not one for the office, but best reserved for weekend parties. Lulus romance language sage green backless lace dress, US$60 (S$81.37)
With capped sleeves and a princess-seamed bodice, this mint green number looks innocuous from the front, but shows off your confidence at the back. Pair this feminine piece with your favourite jade accessories for a monochromatic finish. Jacquemus cotton and linen-blend halterneck dress, US$653.96 (S$886.90) from Net-a-Porter
Inspired by the act of fashioning a large scarf into a dress by the beach, lean into its resort vibes by pairing with an oversized sun hat. Cult Gaia Ali fringed halterneck maxi dress, US$1,357.55 (S$1,841.11) from Net-a-Porter
This fringed dress immediately brings to mind a boho summer aesthetic. We love that you can cross the straps at the front to create a cut-out, and that the revealing low-scooped back is tempered by the long straps. Put its swishing silhouette to good use — slip into some heels and head to a dance party. La Ligne bardot cutout crepe midi dress, US$740.30 (S$1,003.99) from Net-a-Porter
From the front, this strappy dress from La Ligne looks like a simple navy blue number with a V-neckline, but turn around and you’d see beautiful knotted straps in contrasting colours that show off your back. We love that it has pockets too. Tom Ford backless sequinned dress, S$8,873 from Farfetch
Covered with shimmery black sequins, this design encapsulates the unapologetic boldness of a Tom Ford woman. Pair simply with studded earrings and classic stilettos.