How to Wear Black Backless Dress: 15 Best Outfit Ideas

When I walk into a cocktail party, usually what wow me is not the deep v neck dresses, but instead the backless dresses. The most surprising and addictive moment is when someone wearing a typical black dress turns around and then you realize that the person is wearing an incredibly sexy backless dress. For those of you don’t mind showing some skin, here are some of the best black backless dress outfit ideas I have put together.

Black Belted Halter Open Back Dress


From the front, the dress is a really elegant black halter mini dress with a gold belt. From the back it is a stunning open back lace dress. You can simply wear a black ankle strap heels to complete this amazing outfit.

Black Backless High Split Midi Dress

black backless high split midi dress

Here is a feminine and sexy black and silver outfit. You can simply wear a black backless midi dress with silver heels. In addition to the silver heels, you can also wear the silver clutch bag to create this elegant look.

Black Backless Ruffle Mini Dresss

black backless ruffle mini dress outfit

Sometimes, although rare, sexy and cute can happen at the same time. A black ruffle mini dress is supposed to be a really cute and casual dress. Now, put this together with a backless cutting. You will have a sexy look that is also very natural looking. By the way, the knotted ribbon design really adds a lovely touch to the outfit.

Backless Mini Dress with Flowy Back Design

backless mini dress flowy back design

From the front, this dress is just a typical and beautiful long sleeve black shift dress. From the back, you can see the backless design with a very sexy detail, which the way the backless part is loose fit. It kinds of trick people’s mind to make people believe that can see more skin from different angles. Sometimes it’s not the showing-skin game that makes you look sexy, but it’s the showing-skin and the mind-game that makes amaze people and make them guessing.

Black Halter Dress with Silver Sequin Upper Part

black halter dress with silver sequin upper parter

Having talked about a few pretty similar dresses, let’s talk about this gorgeous dress that consists of the silver sequin halter top upper part and the black skirt bottom part. This amazing silver and black dress can easily make you stand out from the crowd. Simply pair it with black ankle strap heels to complete the outfit.

Black Maxi Lace Backless Dress

black maxi lace backless dress

This outfit is a long sleeve black maxi dress that the sleeves are made of lace. The lace in the long sleeves extends all the way to the back of this backless dress, making the dress looks equally elegant from the front and from the back. Very creatively, the dress is paired with silver heeled sandals and the result is amazing.

Black Lace Skater Open Back Dress

black lace skater open back dress

This is another black lace dress, but unlike the previous one, this one is a more youthful looking one that is a skater dress. It also requires you to show more skin because not the sleeves are made of sleeve, but a large part of the front is too. You can complete this minimal outfit with black ballet heels.

Black Chiffon Dress with Cutouts at Waist and Back

black chiffon dress cutouts waist back

This dress is a cute cutout dress that has small cutouts, one at he waist and one at the back to make this a subtle open back dress. To pair with this adorable chiffon dress, it is best to wear black and nude boho style platform sandals for a breezy look.

Black Strappy Backless Maxi Dress

black stappy backless maxi dress

This black strappy backless maxi dress is a very classic design. When an actual backless dress is to be compared with a strappy one, you will be surprised by how the majority of people would think the strappy backless dress is more beautiful and sexier.

Black Sheath Maxi Dress with Cutout at Back

black sheath maxi dress cutout at back

This black sheath backless maxi dress also comes in the form a cutout dress. You may want to try this dress if it is the first time that you wear an open back dress that you are not confident enough to show too much skin. One small step at a time, brick by brick is often a good strategy to overcome fear or a challenge.

Asymmetric Backless Dress with Ankle Strap Open Toe Hesls

asymmetric backless dress ankle strap open toe heels

If you want to dress super sexy and super stylish at the same time, this dress may satisfy your wish. This black maxi dress has a very interesting and creative cutting that makes the dress looks like a one-shoulder dress from the front and an almost completely backless dress at the back. The bottom edge of the dress is also a tilted design that makes the right side of the dress longer than the left side. Wear black ankle strap heels to complete the outfit with elegance.

Backless Black Skater Dress with Angel Wings Design

backless black skater dress with angel wings design

This is a really unique, almost cos-play-like black backless skater dress that can be wore in a party with creative themes. Although I have to admit that I don’t exactly know when is the best time to wear this dress, this is too stunning to be left out from the list. To take this outfit to another level, wear black heels and a black felt hat to add an artistic touch. By the way, if you want to see more outfit ideas of similar hats, go check out our blog post on how to wear the black felt hat.

Two-Piece Set of Black Sequin Crop Top & Matching Mini Skirt

black sequin cropped top matching mini skirt

This dress is a stylish two-piece dress that consists of a black sequin crop top and a mini black bodycon skirt. Simply pair it with open toe black heels for an amazing look.

Strappy Backless Black Dress with Gladiator Sandals

strappy backless black dress gladiator sandals

This outfit is a great demonstration of how to style a strappy black dress. Simply pair this backless maxi high split dress with black gladiator sandals to create an elegant strappy outfit.

Black Lace and Chiffon Open Back Skater Dress

black lace and chiffon open back skater dress

While a black skater dress usually looks cute, this one that uses some lace element and a open back cutting is one that looks low key sexy and cute at the same time. The majority of the dress is made of chiffon and that makes the outfit look even more elegant and feminine. Simply pair it with black suede open toe heels to complete the outfit elegantly.

Here are the black backless dress outfit ideas that I wanted to share with you. If you really want to try these sexy backless dresses but you don’t have the confident, the best way is to start with those cutoff dresses that only require you show a small area of your back. You will eventually be able to build the confidence, brick by brick.