While extra care and precision are certainly taken throughout the design of a stunning wedding dress, it seems that a notable level of attention is paid to the back. From completely open and plunging designs to intricate lacing patterns, the back of a wedding dress is arguably one of the most eye-catching details of all.

We’re not the only ones who think so. If you start looking through bridal look books and editorials, you’ll probably notice the same trend we did—gorgeous photos starring beautiful back detailing. Whether you are looking over your shoulder to show off the back of the gown, or staring contemplatively off into the distance, the back of your gown often plays a leading role.

If you want gorgeous photos on your important day—or simply want an eye-catching element people will be talking about for months—try to look for a dress that features a statement back. It can make such a big difference.

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