And Now, the Most Captivating Dress Trend of Summer 2020

Has anyone else almost forgotten about their jeans? I've barely touched a pair of rigid denim since mid-March. Instead, I've been fully embracing floatier fabrics and lighter layers—especially in the dress department. In fact, dresses have been my go-to now that the warmer months are finally here, and while there are plenty of dress trends for the taking this summer 2020 there is one particular style that I can't stop obsessing over whenever it flashes on my feed: open-back dresses.

Backless dresses are one of the most captivating dress trends of the season, perhaps because they're so subtle yet striking in their simplicity. The champion of this look is unquestionably Copenhagen designer Cecilie Bahnsen, whose ultra-feminine, high-volume frocks are contrasted by delicately tied open backs and have a major following by the fashion set.

Whether you opt for delicately tied straps or backs that are wide open, you can pretty much guarantee a captivating summer look. If you're enamored with the trend as much as I am, take take a look below at my absolute favorites to shop right now.



An open back + voluminous puff sleeves is always a winning combo.



We can't resist this dreamy pastel blue hue.



Barely there delicate straps add a captivating touch to a minimalist slip dress.



A striking crisscross back comes in an equally eye-catching print.

Nothing says summer like a strappy, striped dress.



We love the contrast of a longer hem with a wide, open back. 

Your summer date-night dress, found.

Fashion girls can't get enough of designer Cecilie Bahnsen's ultra-feminine delicately tied open backs.



You can never go wrong with a summery white cotton maxi dress.



Perfect for day and night.



Elevate your summer look and opt for a pretty print in a silk fabric.

There's nothing more alluring than a long-sleeve turtleneck dress with a wide, open back.



The most charming picnic dress we ever laid our eyes on. Bonus if you pair it with a matching hair clip.

Shop More Open-Back Dresses We Love

This striking silhouette comes in a trending rib-knit fabric.

This has major designer vibes without the designer price tag.

Swap your denim shorts for this denim dress.

You can always rely on Rixo to dream up a delightful floral frock.

A classic you'll wear for years to come.

The puff sleeves add an extra romantic touch.

Polka dots are trending for summer.

It's hard to resist a crisscross silhouette.

Pair with French-girl espadrilles for a perfect weekend getaway outfit.

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