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Say “I do” to this season’s simple fronts and stunning backs for a perfect combination of demure and daring on your big day. Plus: ankle-grazing details to dazzle.

TURNING HEADS
Rosa Clará Demos, $3,850, Mira Couture, 1 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, 312.255.1699

TURNING HEADS
Berta Bridal 15-110, $8,690, Ultimate Bride, 106 E. Oak St., Chicago, 312.337.6300

TURNING HEADS
Claire Pettibone Cameo, $5,375, Bella Bleu Bridal, 912 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 847.386.7406

TURNING HEADS
Michal Medina Meredith, price upon request, Dimitra’s Bridal Couture, 1009 N. Rush St., Chicago, 312.787.0920

WELL HEELED
Mieon pump, $265, by Ted Baker, 1011 N. Rush St., Chicago, 312.255.0290

WELL HEELED
Kiara, $245, by Badgley Mischka at Bloomingdale’s, 4963 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, 847.675.5200

WELL HEELED
Izzie heel, $358, by Kate Spade at Nordstrom, 4937 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 847.677.2121

This season’s bridal trends turned their backs on us—quite literally—and we love the new perspective. From intricate guipure lace creations with beaded pearls by Claire Pettibone to sophisticated sparkling embellishments from Rosa Clará to bare backs and dramatic trains by Berta Bridal and Michal Medina, dress designers have proven that a modest bodice paired with an elaborately detailed back can be just as sexy as a plunging decolletage. It’s a striking trend from head to toe: Badgley Mischka and Ted Baker featured blinged-out heel decor, while Kate Spade went for a pretty and playful look with a delicate bow detail. Whether you opt for a slinky back-baring dress or a kicky embellished shoe, these backside details will leave your guests in awe as you strut to—and from—the altar.