Madelyn Cline's Backless Red Carpet Dress Deserves to Be Seen From Every Angle

Known for her recent roles in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Netflix's teen drama Outer BanksMadelyn Cline has been having fun with fashion for the past several months, not quite settling on a signature look or silhouette. But her outfit at the Vanity Fair party turned heads for all the right reasons. While at first glance it appears to be quite demure compared to the see-through mesh, body-con, and corsetted trends we have seen lately, the Givenchy gown packs a major wow moment with an exaggerated keyhole cut out in the back. 

Clearly, Cline knows how to work her angles, as both she and the floor-length gown looked incredible in nearly every shot. Inspired by this elegant way of showing off a little skin—a nice surprise factor for sure—we've selected 12 dresses with barely there backs that are sure to make a statement at your next big event.

Keep scrolling to shop and take a few notes on posing from Cline. We have a feeling we'll be seeing this look even more come wedding season on brides and guests alike. 

Madelyn Cline at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a Backless Givenchy Gown


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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.