Glam Slam: The Backless Dress

With the summer heat wave, celebrities are keeping cool with open back dresses. Stars, like Vanessa Hudgens, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Kate Bosworth, have all been spotted sporting outfits with peek-a-boo backs.

SELF magazine spotlighted how to best rock this open-back trend.

First of all, tone your backside, advises Jaclyn Emerick., Associate Fitness Editor of SELF. She recommends using a workout band. Start by securing it around a sturdy object at floor level. Lay face down with your arms straight in front of you, and grasp the workout band handles. Lift your arms, legs, and chest off the floor simultaneously, as you pull your elbows in and pinch your shoulder blades together. Relax your muscles to count 1 rep. Do 3 sets of 15 reps every other day to see results fast.

Also, make sure you’re supported in front. If you have perky B-cups or smaller; you can go without a bra. Otherwise, Lindsay Huggins, Senior Fashion Market Editor of SELF, suggests investing in a supportive bra. Lindsay recommends the NuBra, adding, “it is the must have accessory to wear the backless trend with confidence.” The NuBra is perfect for the backless dress trend as it eliminates bra straps, is self-adhesive, seamless, and supportive.

To add a little pizazz, try incorporating jewelry! “Take a diamond by the yard necklace you already own and drape it down your back, “ advises Amber Herring, who also adds, “stay away from big, chunky charms” and instead opt for “simple chains and lariats.”

For more tips and trends, check out www.SELF.com.

-- Terri MacLeod

(Glam Slam’s Ryan Patterson is on maternity leave. Terri MacLeod is filling in while she’s away.)

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