14 Iconic Movie Dresses That Look Jaw-Dropping From Behind

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Movie costumes have always attracted a lot of attention. Lavish gowns and elegant suits would often become the objects of the audience’s admiration thanks to the painstaking work of costume designers. In this article, we will talk about the women’s movie costumes that have the stunning design from the back.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

The style icon Audrey Hepburn was the embodiment of elegance in the backless dress, designed by Hubert de Givenchy. This fashion style symbolizes femininity and luxury and is still in demand among fashionistas.

Gilda (1946)

The cream-colored costume that Rita Hayworth wore in one of the movie’s most famous scenes was made of silk. It consisted of a cropped top and a long skirt. But its most memorable detail was undoubtedly the cutaway back

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Marilyn Monroe’s gold dress in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was deemed so inappropriate by censors that viewers could only see it from behind. But even this was enough for it to become iconic because its cutaway back left no one indifferent.

Scarface (1983)

The iconic dress of Michelle Pfeiffer’s character was designed by Patricia Norris. And since Scarface is a remake of the 1932 film, the costume designer decided to pay homage to the original by dressing the character in the fashion style of that era.

Pretty Woman (1990)

One of the most famous backless dresses in movie history is the one worn by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. This outfit was created by famous costume designer Marilyn Vance. The film director wanted the heroine to don a black dress in the transformation scene, but the costumer insisted on a red one.

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002)

The white dress of Cleopatra who was portrayed by Monica Bellucci was one of the most memorable costumes in the movie. And all thanks to the very bold cutaway back, which drove both the characters and the audience crazy. This is definitely not something you can easily forget.

Shall We Dance (2004)

The backless black dress that Jennifer Lopez’s character wore in the movie charmed viewers with its elegance. Its minimalistic design made it look modern and stylish. This dress is a perfect example of how simple elements can be used to create a luxurious and memorable look.

Water for Elephants (2011)

The red dress from the movie Water for Elephants carried a message for the audience. The scarlet color symbolized love that began to bud in the heart of Reese Witherspoon’s character. The design of the outfit was quite simple at the front and very sophisticated at the back.

The Hunger Games (2012)

When Katniss was twirling on stage during the opening ceremony of the Hunger Games, the audience couldn’t take their eyes off her. Of course, their attention was drawn to the flames. But they also got a chance to see Katniss’ gorgeous dress from all sides. And the back of the gown which was decorated with tulle was no less extraordinary than the front.

Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

Emilia Clarke’s character often wore spectacular outfits to match her claim to the throne throughout the series. This is why this laconic, oriental-style dress which Daenerys donned when she wasn’t even thinking about the Iron Throne went almost unnoticed. Just look how great it looks from behind.

The Age of Adaline (2015)

The costume designer had to find an evening gown for the ageless Blake Lively’s character that would be as relevant in 1945 as it was in 2014. And she made a perfect choice: a long backless dress made from burgundy velvet which leaves no fashionista indifferent.

La La Land (2016)

All Emma Stone’s costumes perfectly reflected the inner world of her character, who was in love with classic Hollywood movies. But it was the green dress with the triangle cutout back that made her character look elegant and eye-catching.

Passengers (2016)

In the movie, Jennifer Lawrence sported a dramatic black dress with an American armhole. This design element often comes along with an open back. But this dress also had a strap in the middle, which made it look even more refined.

No Time to Die (2020)

The blue dress that Ana de Armas donned in No Time to Die was made in the lingerie style. The gown emphasized the actress’ body by creating a refined and elegant silhouette. And the main feature of the dress was the open back which made the character look sensual and romantic.

Actresses can wear backless dresses not only in movies, but also on the red carpet. And they immediately steal the show with them. See for yourself:


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