15 Backless Summer Dresses to Make You Feel Sexy and Cool


One of the best parts of summer is inarguably the warm weather, right? But if you’re like the vast majority of women, you probably struggle with finding cute and fashionable clothing to wear on particularly scorching days. We have your solution right here with this list of 15 backless summer dresses. From cut-outs to halter tops to completely open-back designs, these dresses are perfect for showing off some unexpected skin this summer.

15 Backless Summer Dresses to Make You Feel Sexy and Cool


Take a twirl in this brightly colored mini dress. Intricate blue and white swirls adorn this dress in a light and airy rayon fabric. With a cut-out cross back design, spaghetti straps, and slightly ruffled hem, this dress is perfect for the dog-days of summer.

Lulu’s Swirl Talk White and Blue Print Dress ($42)


In a breathable chiffon fabric, this loose-fitting backless dress is perfect for dressing up or down. The criss-cross straps highlight the natural curvature of the back for an effortlessly sexy look. Pair with sandals for an easy daytime look or add wedges and a stack of bangles for an evening out.

Rosegal Chic Criss-Cross Asymmetrical Loose-Fitting Backless Women's Dress ($16)


This Lulu’s rust red halter dress is great for casual weekend getaways. The straps above the waist add a unique element to the standard halter top design, while the sheath skirt provides a secure hidden zipper fit. For support, we suggest self-adhesive silicone cups or a low-strap bra option. This red mini is undoubtedly one of our top picks for backless summer dresses.

Lulu’s Keep 'Em Guessing Rust Red Halter Dress ($42)


For a demure look, try out this sleeveless backless dress with a bowknot design. This mini dress shows just the right amount of skin to keep you feeling cool and fresh, while the round neckline and traditional A-line silhouette adds the perfect amount of balance. Paired with wedges and feminine jewelry, this summer frock is ideal for a bridal shower or summer party.

Rosegal Round Neck Sleeveless Backless Bowknot Design Dress For Women ($25)


For an easy breezy summer maxi, this dress from ASTR is a must-have. With a plunging V-neckline, high front slit, and delicately detailed back cut-outs, this maxi screams chic summer style. Added tassel detailing contributes a boho vibe to this flowing gown.

Nordstrom ASTR 'Belen' Maxi Dress ($110)


This stunning strappy dress is perfect for those warm summer nights. With sensuous lace detailing at the hem, bust, and hips, bow detailing at the sides, and a strappy open back design, this apron dress is meant to be worn on romantic dinners and special events. The intricate detailing on this lacey number makes it one of our top picks for backless summer dresses.

Nordstrom For Love & Lemons 'Gracey' Lace Illusion Apron Dress ($144)


White is the color of summer, and what better way to wear it than in this resort-style wraparound dress in airy crochet lace? With a flirty open-back design, this mini is great for romping around on the beach or lounging poolside with an iced-cold lemonade.

1015Store Dream Catcher ($25)


Make a statement in this show-stopping black maxi dress with sexy straps in a backless design. This dress is great paired with heels and gold jewelry for a sultry summer look.

Etsy Women's Backless Dress ($65)


We love this fun and flirty little black dress. The scalloped open-back design, which tapers out into a structured pleated mini hem, is a unique way to show off your golden glow. Dressed down or up, this is backless summer dress is a no-brainer.

Shein Black Sleeveless Backless Scalloped Pleated Dress ($19)


Nothing screams casual summer style more than this twist back midi dress in a flattering mauve hue. Side cut-outs and a knot-twist on the back make this one of our favorite backless summer dresses for the season. Simply wear this curve-hugging midi over a low-back bra, and you’ll be ready to hit the boardwalk.

Misguided Twist Back Midi Dress Pink ($24)


You’ll sparkle brighter than a jewel in this backless sequin mini dress from Dress the Population. Perfect for a cocktail party or wedding, this sequin party dress is a necessity for formal summer fashion.

Nordstrom Dress the Population 'Lola' Backless Sequin Minidress ($238)


For a subtle, yet sexy look, opt for this blue and white flower print dress with a cut-out just above the waist. The A-line skirt and bow wrap detailing add the perfect pinch of femininity to this summery must-have.

Zaful Cut Out Round Collar Flower Print Dress ($21)


Take the plunge with this vibrant spaghetti strap backless dress. With white and orange color blocking, this breathable mini is the perfect dress to throw on top of a swimsuit for an easy cover-up or wear on its own for effortless weekend style.

Twinkle Deals Stylish Spaghetti Strap Color Block Lace Splicing Backless Dress For Women ($9)


Stripes are this season’s biggest trend, so slide into this slinky maxi for stylish, breezy fashion. The unbeatable price and casual bohemian style of this maxi makes it one of the best backless summer dresses.

Twinkle Deals Sexy Strappy Striped Open Back Maxi Dress For Women ($15)


This strappy cross back dress in a sexy bodycon fit has unlimited styling options. Wear with heels for a night at the club, or pair with sandals and a sunhat for laidback beachwear.

Misguided Strappy Cross Back Bodycon Dress Grey ($19)