I think it is rare to combine real sexiness with real elegance – especially in regards to a wedding ensemble. But there is something about a low, deep back on a gown that is at once sexy and elegant. The particular word alluring comes to mind. It is sensual but not provocative: perfect for a newlywed! A low back works perfectly with a long, lean, fluid dress and ideally with fluid fabrics like silk or chiffon or an ‘easy’ comfortable lace like the one in this picture: it looks so fresh and clean, perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The low back also works nicely on a more structured and form-fitting gown. It is very 1920s (on a shorter, looser style gown – layers of silk, intricate beading or fringing tempered by a simple silhouette) or 1930s (long length, bias-cut fabrics, a simple neckline, a tapered train).
PS for summer, spring or daytime weddings the groom and his men will look gorgeous in suits in greys, taupes and chocolates. Just remember to keep the cut of the suit clean and modern, with high quality fabrics.
*Image via Design Sponge.