Wedding Gowns and Beautiful Backs

by Simply Peachy on 31 January 2013

Yesterday I shared a romantic mint and blush inspiration board surrounding Claire Pettibone‘s ‘Beauty‘ gown and it got me thinking about more about all the pretty gowns I’ve come across of late. So many Brides get caught up about the front of their wedding dresses, and whilst it’s important that the front is pretty, the back sometimes makes the biggest statement.

I love wedding gowns that have gorgeous backs – the daring plunging backs, the use of pretty laces, sweet and simple bows and intricate embellishments – I love all those details and it’s definitely something you’ll want to show off to your guests.

Plunging Back Gowns and Lace Details

Open back dresses are super romantic and depending on the cut, it can be incredibly sexy and classy at the same time and well, you know how I feel about lace. Lace wedding gowns always have a timeless look to them and when gorgeous laces are incorporated into the back of a gown, that just says it all – divine. Sweep your hair up or leave it down in loose, soft waves and you’ll sweep your husband-to-be off his feet for sure.


Top left: Photo by Jaclyn Davis and wedding gown by Treasures via Elizabeth Anne Designs / Top right: Photo by Landa at I Am Yours Now and wedding gown by Claire Pettibone via Bridal Musings / Bottom left: Photo by Louisa Bailey and wedding gown by Andrea Gorrie via 100 Layer Cake / Wedding gown by Claire Pettibone via Pinterest.

Sweet Bow Details

There’s nothing sweeter and more romantic than a simple gown with a low plunging back and a touch of ruffle detail finished off with a sweet bow. Girliness all around! These gowns are definitely on the top of my list of wishlists – if only I could get another wedding gown.


Right: Wedding gown by Jim Hjelm / Left: Photography: Lane Dittoe, wedding gown by Lindee Daniel via Wedding Chicks.

Embellished Gowns

I’ve always thought that wedding gowns with embellished details on the back are total show stoppers. The intricate beadwork appliques and embroidery are definitely something to be admired, if not for its beauty, but for the amazing craftmanship. Stunning right?


Top left: Wedding gown by Retro Vintage Weddings via Etsy / Top right: Via We Heart It / Bottom left: Life is Beautiful / Bottom right: Photo by Kellee Walsh and wedding gown by Tadashi Shoji via Style Me Pretty.

So peachies, what does your wedding gown look like?

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren January 31, 2013

Hi San, my dress was inspired by a Claire Pettibone dress, & had quite a dramatic, lacy back. Will have photos for you soon! :)

2 Simply Peachy February 1, 2013

Oh wow! I can’t wait to see the photos!

3 Corinna January 31, 2013

Gorgeous! I love the fabulous lace V of the first photo and the back jewelry makes for the perfect complement.

4 Simply Peachy February 1, 2013

Thanks Corinna! I love a beautiful lace V too.

5 Erin (Elizabeth Anne Designs) February 1, 2013

Seriously swooning from all the gorgeousness! and thanks for including EAD in the mix. xo!

6 Simply Peachy February 1, 2013

Thanks Erin!!

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