Get the look: Star Awards 2017's sexy back-baring dresses

The celebs electrified the crowd in these sexy backless numbers at this year’s Star Awards finale

Hong Huifang
19 Apr 2017

Hong Huifang

Elegant and all covered up from the front, but with oodles of bare skin at the (deeply plunging) back – the sophisticated, traffic-stopping red Tiara Bridal number that Huifang wore got our vote as the most age-appropriate show of skin at this year’s Star Awards.

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ASOS Red Carpet Embellished Kimono Midi Dress, $316.73

 

Jesseca Liu
19 Apr 2017

Jesseca Liu

How low can you go? If you’ve got gorgeous lengthy curves like Jesseca, the answer is as low as possible without actually revealing any part of your butt.

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Tom Ford open-back zip-detailed stretch crepe dress, $2,782

Joanne Peh
19 Apr 2017

Joanne Peh

Joanne didn’t let her late-pregnancy belly get in the way of upping the glam quotient on the red carpet, thanks to this wispy bardot-neckline bustier gown that reveals the shoulders and dips gently into the curve of the back.

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Boohoo lace off the shoulder midi pencil dress, $73.90

f(x)’s Krystal Jung
19 Apr 2017

f(x)’s Krystal Jung

There’s nothing cheekier than a dress with a surprise up its sleeve – or in this case, up its back. Krystal’s long-sleeved, tie-front midi Salvatore Ferragamo frock looks demure from the front, and reveals a naughty plunging back from, well, the back.

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Kendall + Kylie banded back long-sleeve dress, $631.34, from ASOS

 

Kym Ng
19 Apr 2017

Kym Ng

Kym’s golden backless bustier Ethereal gown is all classic Hollywood (or in this case, Stars Avenue) glamour. But if you’re wary about showing so much skin, opt for a version with a nude mesh to give the illusion of naked skin. 

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ASOS Bridal lace placed maxi dress on naked mesh, $253.38

Mei Xin
19 Apr 2017

Mei Xin

The sheer V-back dress is a perennial hit with brides and on the red carpet for its romantic, daring-but-demure overtones. Mei Xin's V-shaped back gave the impression of showing more skin than is really revealed for an elegant effect. We also love the look of scalloped lace on an almost-bare back for the same reason. 

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Chi Chi London lace midi dress with scallop V back, $164.70, from ASOS

Lim Peifen
19 Apr 2017

Lim Peifen

Peifen’s embellished scooped back WhiteLink Bridal gown is a safe yet still highly glamorous option – the mid-back design isn’t so low as to be scintillating, yet shows off enough skin to be sensual.

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Lulu’s The Best Part of Navy Blue Maxi Dress, $124.42

Quan Yi Fong
19 Apr 2017

Quan Yi Fong

The square-back Yannick Machado dress somehow manages to optically make one’s torso look longer and more lithe, thanks to the sleeves that draws the eyes to the narrow strip of skin at the back. We love the gothic romance of Yi Fong’s gown at the back, although we’re on the fence about the peekaboo front.

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Megane Lesley’s Backless Mini Dress, $89.90

Rebecca Lim
19 Apr 2017

Rebecca Lim

We adore big bows on a red carpet gown, and Rebecca’s minimalist origami-looking one at the back of her billowy, avant-garde Oscar De La Renta has stolen our hearts.   

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ASOS Premium Bow Scuba Skater Midi Scuba Dress, $158.36

Ya Hui
19 Apr 2017

Ya Hui

Ya Hui’s prom-worthy Couturissimo dress is oh-so-pretty with its bold colours, floral print, pleated skirt and plunging front. And of course, the sassy cut-out back with chunky criss-cross straps which looks youthful and fun-loving despite the sexy display of bare skin. 

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ASOS pleated colourblock maxi dress, $122.47

Zoe Tay
19 Apr 2017

Zoe Tay

Trust Zoe to go down the unexpected route for this winning outfit that wins her our vote for Best Dressed Star of the evening. The structured front and low-dipping back of this Schiaparelli jumpsuit, combined with the boldly contrasting colour palette, is a clear scene-stealer. 

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Jarlo Petite Helena Deep Sweetheart Plunge Front Maxi Dress, $129.86

Amber An
19 Apr 2017

Amber An

There’s something about a skinny strap across a bare back that emphasises the delicacy of a petite frame, and also adds interest to that expanse of bare skin.

Get the look:
ASOS Halter Strap Back Maxi Dress, $73.90

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The sexiest back-baring dresses at Star Awards 2017

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