15 Times Celebrities Chose to Wear Necklaces on Their Backs and Stole the Show
We’ve gotten used to seeing celebrities complement their red carpet looks with dazzling necklaces, but not many of them dare to wear those necklaces backward. There’s even the term “backlace” that is sometimes used to describe this type of jewelry. From Princess Diana, who turned heads when she appeared at a movie premiere wearing a string of pearls on her back, to modern celebrities who like trying something new, we reminisced about 15 times we saw famous women wearing jewelry on their gorgeous backs. Make sure you don’t miss a little bonus at the end, where we share a few tips on how you can wear a backlace and look stunning.
Princess Diana, the film premiere of Back to the Future, 1985
Gillian Anderson, the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2020
Jaime King, the Met Gala, 2012
Kate Hudson, the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2010
Salma Hayek, the British Fashion Awards, 2012
Cate Blanchett, the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year awards, 2013
Anne Hathaway, the 85th Annual Academy Awards, 2013
Jane Fonda, the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2017
Jennifer Lawrence, the 86th Academy Awards, 2014
Ashley Olsen, the Met Gala, 2009
Anne Hathaway, the Los Angeles premiere of Interstellar, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence, the 85th Academy Awards, 2013
Alessandra Ambrosio, the 71st Cannes Film Festival, 2018
Jessica Biel, the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, 2012
Jessica Chastain, the 70th Cannes Film Festival, 2017
Bonus: A few tips on how to rock a “backlace” like a superstar:
- It’s better to put your hair up in a ponytail or an updo. After all, you don’t want your “backlace” to be hidden under your hair, right?
- The backward necklace would look best with a backless outfit or a garment with a deep back. The depth of the back cutout depends on how long the necklace is. If you are wearing a bra, make sure it is not visible, otherwise, it could ruin the look.
- If you are brave enough, you can try wearing a backward necklace with a shirt buttoned backward. Just make sure you leave a couple of top buttons unbuttoned so that you can show off your piece of jewelry to the world.
What is your favorite piece of jewelry? Have you ever tried wearing a necklace backward? How did it feel?