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20 Dramatic Open Back Wedding Dresses

When it comes to your wedding day, your entrance should be as dramatic as your exit.

And for that, an open back wedding dress has you covered. Because you don't want to just turn heads as you walk towards your partner-to-be on your big day. But you also want to leave your guests breathless as you walk away. Open back wedding dresses allow you to show off a bit more skin in an elegant and flirty way. And the dramatic look of these gowns will make for some killer photos.

01. Newhite: Dramatic Liquid Satin

Newhite
Newhite

From Newhite's "Wave" collection, this first open back wedding gown is made from the most luxurious liquid satin. The captivating fabric of this gown mimics the flowing, reflective nature of the ocean waves, and we are absolutely in love. But the fabric choice is not the only dramatic detail of this gown. It features a plunging open low back, that accents the silhouette hugging nature of the rest of the gown.

02. Savannah Miller: Daring Details

Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller

Dramatic is the only way to describe our next open back wedding gown from Savannah Miller. The first dramatic detail of this gown is the obvious plunging open low back silhouette. But the gown has another very unique feature. And that is the sleeves. The Italian satin sleeves of this gown are split at the wrist and extend down to the floor, for a truly captivating style.

03. Daughters of Simone: Low Back Romance

Daughters of Simone
Daughters of Simone

Romance is in the air with this next wedding dress from Daughters of Simone. This gown features one of the most exciting open back styles on our list. The fully exposed style features two braided straps that cascade down the back of the gown which have a suspender-like feel to them. This gown is effortlessly romantic and exciting.

04. Eva Lendel: Glamorous Mermaid

Eva Lendel
Eva Lendel

"Perla" from Eva Lendel is a glamorous mermaid silhouetted gown that is fully adorned with beads and artificial pearls. But the shining feature of this gown has to be the fully open back which accentuates the brides curves with even more drama.

05. Claire Pettibone: Sparkling Boho Gown

Claire Pettibone
Claire Pettibone

The glittering boho bridal gown of your dreams! This next open back wedding gown comes from Claire Pettibone. Made of intricate French embroidered tulle, this gown is accented with sparkles from head to toe. But our favorite feature of this gown has to be the glittering illusion sleeves that lead into the stunning open V-back cut of the gown.

06. Ines di Santo: Embellished Midi Halter

Ines di Santo
Ines di Santo

Typically we would say that a midi dress is a great option when you are looking for a less formal wedding gown - but this next open back bridal look from Ines di Santo packs all of the punch of an over the top ball gown. The halter neckline of this gown is complimented by the plunging open illusion low back. And to add more drama, the gown is completely embellished with intricate breading from top to bottom and feathers at the base of the skirt.

07. Houghton: Dramatic Halter

Houghton
Houghton

A deep plunging open low back is the most captivating feature on this Chantilly lace and silk chiffon halter neck bridal gown from Houghton. The godet accenting and cathedral length train make for some truly stunning photos - not to mention the dramatic effect as you walk down the aisle.

08. Claire la Faye: Modern Stretch Crepe

Claire la Faye
Claire la Faye

This exciting modern gown from Claire la Faye is also ultra sleek and minimal. With its ruffled sleeves and dramatic open back, this gown is surprising from every angle.

09. Savannah Miller: Plunging Contrast

Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller

This luxurious Italian satin shine gown comes from Savannah Miller. And it is easy to see why the open low back cut is our favorite feature of this gown. It is a stunning contrast to the high cowl neckline in the front of the gown, which keeps the entire look in balance.

10. Viktor Rolf: Draped Bow Accent

Viktor Rolf
Viktor Rolf

Contemporary, yet sophisticated. This next open back wedding dress from Viktor Rolf is absolutely breathtaking. This chic mermaid gown is made from mikado which has a slight stretch, allowing the fabric to form to the wears body. The plunging back cut is accented with an oversized bow at the base which dramatically cascades down to the floor.

11. Houghton: Fashion Forward Design

Houghton
Houghton

Our fashion forward brides out there will love the unique design of this next open back wedding gown. This guipure lace gown features dramatic puff sleeves that connect with a back panel. But then the mid to low back of the gown is left completely open with the exception of a small white belt.

12. Alexandra Grecco: Timeless Slip

Alexandra Grecco
Alexandra Grecco

If you are looking for an open back wedding dress, a classic slip is always a timeless option. You get all of the drama of an open low back style, with all of the elegant sophistication of a slip dress. And this satin crepe slip from Alexandra Grecco is no exception. It is effortless from every angle, and it is a look that is sure to stand the test of time.

13. Viktor Rolf: Open Back Kaftan

Viktor Rolf
Viktor Rolf

A chic, modern, minimal bridal kaftan style with statement draped open back. This gown is very minimal and modest in the front with a high neckline and full length sleeves. But the back features a draped fully open style, which adds a daring finish to the look.

14. Claire la Faye: Sage Glamour

Claire la Faye
Claire la Faye

Sage is not a color you often hear when it comes to bridal fashion. But we are absolutely loving this next gown from Claire la Faye. Designed in a unique soft sage color, this gown features a wide open back cut and all over sparkling sequins.

15. Yolan Cris: X Open Racerback

Yolan Cris
Yolan Cris

This next open back wedding dress from Yolan Cris, has a completely unique design. The halter neckline wraps around into an X shape, similar to a racerback cut. This is such an interesting design because you still get full coverage and support in the front of the gown, and a dramatic and unique open back style.

16. Dreamers and Lovers: Lavish Lace

Dreamers and Lovers
Dreamers and Lovers

A bohemian bride's dream. Dreamers and Lovers brings us this next stunning bridal gown. A lavish lace design with full length semi-sheer sleeves and a captivating fully open keyhole back. Absolutely effortless and romantic.

17. Ines di Santo: Low Illusion Back

Ines di Santo
Ines di Santo

The low illusion back design of this next gown is absolutely breathtaking. The floral appliqué crawls up and down the brides back like vines, for a look that is truly like nothing else. This gown would be perfect for a whimsical secret garden themed wedding day.

18. Daughters of Simone: Statement Boho

Daughters of Simone
Daughters of Simone

Make a sophisticated, bohemian statement with this next open back wedding dress from Daughters of Simone. An ivory washed silk style that features a plunging keyhole neckline with keyhole cutouts in the front. And a dramatic fully exposed back that is both elegant and daring.

19. Galvan London: Sophisticated Glam

Galvan London
Galvan London

The elegant halter neckline of this gown from Galvan London is balanced with a plunging open back that is absolutely effortless. And to heat things up a bit, this gown features a silhouette hugging column skirt with high side slits for easy movement and all over glitter detailing.

20. Eva Lendel: Cutout Detailing

Eva Lendel
Eva Lendel

Our last open back wedding dress from Eva Lendel is so unique and captivating. This breathtaking gown is made from soft satin which hugs the silhouette of the bride beautifully. But out favorite part of this dress is the dramatic open back which features delicate tie and cut out details for a captivating, feminine finish.

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