Wedding Dress Back Details: Which Style Is the Right One For You?


Wedding Dress Back Details: Which Style Is the Right One For You?

While browsing for your wedding dress you may have considered different embellishments like lace, beading, or you want to keep it simple. What you may need also want to consider is what the back of your wedding dress will look like. We are talking about more than just wedding dress trains . We are talking about low open backs, sheer illusion backs and more. The back of your wedding dress is another way you can show a lot of your personality and sense of style. Since your back will be facing your guests during your ceremony it only makes sense to give them something beautiful to look at!

Here are a few things to consider before wedding dress shopping .

Wedding setting: Where are you getting married? Where’s the venue? Is it in a church? At a vineyard? On the beach? On the countryside? The setting for your big day will influence your selection for your wedding dress as a whole and that includes the back of the dress. Having your ceremony in a church or other holy venues may require you to wear dresses that are more covered. Indoor ceremony’s and receptions also allow for gorgeous long trains lavish ornate detailing like illusion sleeves and backs because you won’t have to worry about the weather and how you will walk around. Whereas having your ceremony outdoors such as in Central Park will not have the same requirement. You will probably want to go with a shorter train and more of open back so you will fit in with your surroundings. So be sure to keep this in mind while shopping for a dress.

Guests: We all know this day is all about you, the bride. But you also don’t want to offend anyone, especially older guests. If you guest list is heavily skewed with guests that have years of life experience, you may not want a dress that’s super revealing. If your guest list consists of many of your friends from college and after, they may love the sexy deep V-backless dress you are strutting around in. No matter what, your wedding dress should still show your personality while not making your guests blush.

Types of Wedding Dress Back Detail

Open Back

Brides who aren’t afraid to let their sexy personality shine bright on their wedding day love the open back dresses. Brides have fallen in love with the combination of modern day sophistication and timeless glamour with a dash of sultry wedding dresses from Moonlight Bridal. Jaw dropping open back dresses are perfect for younger brides who want to capture their guests’ attention. Perfect for a grand garden wedding, Style J6826 from the Moonlight Bridal Collection will do just that. To show off the back design in all its glory, a wavy up-do with a crystal hairclip is the perfect hair style for an open back dress.

Keyhole Back

For those who can’t decide if they want an open back or not, a keyhole back design may be the perfect compromise. You will get to show a little skin while having some beautiful coverage along the top of your back and maybe even a hint of a sleeve. Spell love with a heart shaped keyhole on the back of your wedding dress. A keyhole back detailed wedding dress is perfect for a spring and summer wedding.

Illusion Back

Get the best of both worlds in a wedding dress with an illusion back. Many wedding ceremonies are held in churches or other religious venues where exposure of a lot of skin is frowned upon. The illusion back will add a sheer layer to the open back dress design. It will give you and your guests the look of an open back. The illusion detailed back wedding dresses are perfect for fall or winter weddings where the air is a little cooler. The illusion back will act as a cover to keep you warmer than having an open back.

Illusion backs are not just about showing skin for every bride who loves classic lace, an illusion lace detailed back may be a match made in heaven. The lace applique on Style T905 adds details to a beautiful yet simple wedding dress. Depending on the lace of the dress, it can match with your vintage themed wedding or modern classic themed wedding. Show off the detailed back by wearing your hair to one side or in an up-do.

Strappy Back

You love the idea of an open back but think there’s something missing. Wedding gowns with intricate beaded straps add the eye catching component to the open back design you have been looking for. The strappy back gives you the open back open while keepings all eyes on you and the back details as you glide down the aisle. Wearing an up-do or side-swept hair would showcase the strappy back.


Your dream wedding dress should reflect your personality. The back details are just as important as the details on the front of the dress. Also, consider the location and season of your wedding. It may affect the back design of your dress. Whether you choose to go with a dress that’s open back or illusion back, the decision is up to you.

Whether you know exactly what wedding gown style you want or still have questions regarding your dream dress, the consultants at your Moonlight Bridal retailer have all the answers to help you pick the perfect dress.

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Renee Mccormick
01/18/2019 07:0
I am wanting to fit the vintage lace collection style H1379 and H1378, if Im in Las Vegas it looks like the closest store is Sn Diego correct? also can you tell me the cost of these 2. Thank you my phone number is 702-809-0382, I will be looking for your email.

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