People love to show off. Fashion wouldn’t be the multi-billion dollar enterprise it is today if that wasn’t a true statement. Trends and fads aside, at the end of the day, we usually buy what we think makes us look and feel our best – or in other words, what shows off the parts of our body we are most confident about. Regardless of whether you shy away from attention or soak it up like a sponge, let’s be honest, you don’t totally hate getting compliments or feeling good about how you look.
An industry fueled by this facet, the fashion loom is always pumping out new styles designed to help us flaunt our most beloved physical features. As of late, we’ve seen the crop top to show off the midsection, the skinny jean to highlight the legs and the peplum top to accentuate the waist and hips.
This summer, a popular one seems to be the backless, babydoll dress. I’ll let you guess what the emphasis is here, it’s easy to see. The flowy, tiered silhouette stays true to the little girl feel the style embodies, while the open back adds a flirtatious edge. It’s cute yet casual, simple yet sexy. Not to mention, it is the perfect piece to combat the hot, sticky summer weather.
I love how this Fashionista demonstrates the trend, as she shows how stylish a more simplistic look can be. With a black shoulder bag and a classic pair of boat shoes as her only accessories, she works with the minimalist vibe of the dress to create a look that is effortlessly cute and chic. By styling the dress like this, she is able to get away with showing off some skin while still looking laid back and day-time appropriate.
How To: Remember the saying “Business in the front, party in the back”? Apply this to your wardrobe by keeping an eye out for a printed or solid colored backless babydoll dress, like this Fashionista has. To complete the look, turn to a lace bralette like one of these from Urban Outfitters, or embrace the “au naturel” look. Either way, you’ll still be showing off all the right skin this summer!