To top
31 Aug

The Breezy, Open-Back Tops and Dresses You’re Bound to See at NYFW

Photo: StyleDuMonde

Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner (not that you needed the reminder), closely followed by New York Fashion Week and the official end of summer (the last day is September 21, FYI—cue the Earth, Wind & Fire). All clues suggest fall’s breezy temperatures are fast approaching, but, in reality, it’s going to feel like summer for quite a bit longer. The highs next week in New York are in the mid-80s and 90s, and the rest of the month looks just as balmy. But if you’re still in the mood for a wardrobe refresh—or just need something to wear to NYFW—don’t blow your paycheck on another sundress or skirt. Instead, take a tip from street-style stars like Pernille Teisbaek and Chiara Ferragni, and pick up an open-back shirt or dress.

You’re no doubt familiar with Céline‘s long-sleeved ribbed knit dress with a scooped-out back and ribbon details, which launched a dozen copycats. Other designers are experimenting with backless blouses, cut-out crop tops, and spine-baring slips, and we expect to see a lot of them when the shows kick off on Wednesday. Think of the look as built-in ventilation for those humid subway rides, and when the temperatures cool down in October, just layer a long-sleeved tee or bodysuit underneath. How’s that for “transitional”? See five of the best open-back street-style looks in the slideshow above, then shop our favorite pieces at every price point.

Photo: StyleDuMonde
Photo: StyleDuMonde
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of wolfandbadger.com; Courtesy of Macy’s; Courtesy of maurices.com; Courtesy of lanecrawford.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of wolfandbadger.com; Courtesy of Macy’s; Courtesy of maurices.com; Courtesy of lanecrawford.com

Maria Steffani Lola backless slip dress, $166, wolfandbadger.com; Maurices the Polished IT Fit boot-cut pants, $39, maurices.com; Francesco Russo Dome stud leather pumps, $890, lanecrawford.com; Iris x Inc International Concepts acrylic bangle bracelets, $26, macys.com

Photo: StyleDuMonde
Photo: StyleDuMonde
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of newchic.com; Courtesy of halsbrook.com; Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of yoox.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of newchic.com; Courtesy of halsbrook.com; Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of yoox.com

New Chic long-sleeved lapel tie-back backless Sexy blouse, $21, newchic.com; Citizens of Humanity Parker relaxed selvedge cuffed cropped mid-rise jeans, $300, modaoperandi.com; Dienneg ballet flats, $46, yoox.com; Serpui Blair black velvet clutch, $240, halsbrook.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of newchic.com; Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of silkfred.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of newchic.com; Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of silkfred.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com

New Chic off-the-shoulder backless Pure Color casual T-shirt, $10, newchic.com; Maison Père striped knit midi skirt, $470, modaoperandi.com; Castellano Ethnic Origins Wayuu Ka’i beach bag, $210,silkfred.com; Jimmy Choo Kaytrin suede platform sandals, $895, net-a-porter.com

Photo: StyleDuMonde
Photo: StyleDuMonde
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of avenue32.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of avenue32.com

Kitx suspended backless squares dress, $472, farfetch.com; Avec Moderation yellow fur slippers, $250, avenue32.com

Photo: StyleDuMonde
Photo: StyleDuMonde
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of withchic.com; Courtesy of belk.com; Courtesy of zappos.com; Courtesy of Matches Fashion; Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of withchic.com; Courtesy of belk.com; Courtesy of zappos.com; Courtesy of Matches Fashion; Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Alcade white open-back tie-detail flare-sleeved cropped top, $17, withchic.com; Raen Flatscreen sunglasses, $135, zappos.com; Jules B white Pearls Night Out double oval drop earrings, $6, belk.com; Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Nev intarsia knit midi skirt, $267, matchesfashion.com; Fendi ruffled leather shoulder bag, $4,300, saksfifthavenue.com; Aquazzura Mira Plateau velvet platform sandals, $850, net-a-porter.com

From Vogue

Hannah Kim
No Comments

Leave a reply