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Dresses with Dramatic Backs to Wow at Any Angle!

“Business in the front, party in the back” isn’t just for that one hairstyle we all love to hate- It can also be used to describe any dress that has a breathtaking, dramatic back that definitely steals the show! We love when dresses have dramatic backs because you can make a good first and second impression as you walk by, and it makes it so you’ll look amazing from any angle! It’s even more fun when the dress is sleek and simple in the front, then surprises you with some dramatic flair in the back, making a big impact!

Below are a few of our favorite prom, pageant, and formal dresses from the Spring 2019 season that have some bomb backs that you’ll love! You can shop all of these dresses on the Whatchamacallit website. Check out our picks below:

Sherri Hill #52451

Stun everyone with this striking, fully-beaded gown that features a sleek front with a plunging V neckline, and cutouts along the neckline and precious cap sleeves. The back gets even more glamour with a beaded pattern cascading down the skirt and train, along with a keyhole opening and plenty more cutouts for a spectacular look!

Jovani #58984

This gorgeous formal gown also features some stunning, shimmering beading all over, accented with sweet, floral embroidery that’s perfect for the spring weather! The back of this fitted dress features even more gorgeous, floral embroidery that embellishes the length of the skirt and train that, combined with the open back, makes this dress super memorable!

La Femme #26963

We love any dress that is able to pull off a sleek, minimalist style and still make a big impact! This flattering, fitted prom dress features a bold, intricate neckline with criss-crossing straps that accent a high, illusion neckline. The back takes the bold straps even further with straps that cross over the open back in an eye-catching pattern that definitely won’t go unnoticed!

Sherri Hill #52320

If you’re a fan of the luxurious, all-over beaded look, then this sleek, white and gold, prom and pageant dress would be an amazing choice! The fitted silhouette and high neckline give the gown a super sleek, elegant look from the front, while the back tells a different tale with glamorous gold and silver embellishments that cascade down the back and skirt for a truly unforgettable look! We also love how the dress is tied with a cute tassel, for one more detail that highlights the lovely back of this gorgeous gown!

Jovani #65312

While this dress definitely looks fabulous in the front and back- with all-over, twinkling embellishments that complement the softness of the velvet material so perfectly- we love the unique design of the straps on the open back. Thin, embellished straps lead into a flattering racer back for a sporty and elegant look!


La Femme #27126

There is so much to love about this dress- the modern side cutout, the asymmetric neckline, the cool double straps, the flirty leg slit, etc.- that the open back that features a fun pattern of intricate straps is really just the icing on the cake. This dress is perfect for anyone that wants to look super sleek and chic, without being too over-the-top and extra!

Sherri Hill #52637

Soft and romantic, this red and pink prom dress is definitely for any girl that wants to feel love in the air during prom night! A floral brocade material gives this mermaid gown a luxurious and elegant feel, while an oversized, taffeta bow in the back has such a flirty, youthful feel that makes us smile!

Would you wear a dress with a dramatic back? We definitely would! To view even more of this season’s latest prom and pageant styles and start your journey to find the perfect dress, visit the Whatchamacallit website! You can also visit us in-store at Whatchamacallit Boutique in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas– we would love to help you find your dream prom dress!

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