BRINGING SEXY BACK
Party season is fast approaching, and what better way to bring sexy back, shed your layers and focus on your body's elegant erogenous zone, the back. Forget plunging necklines and thigh-high splits: the red carpet trend of the moment is a backless dress. Championed by the Lanvin's Spring 2018 collection, there's something sexy about the backless dress.
Whether it's slashed, strapped or cut out, offering a slight peekaboo or full exposure, this sexy style offers a surprising showcase of skin, it's a tasteful trend that can be sported by risk-takers and demure wallflowers alike.
Preparation is key
It's inherent in all of us to take good care of the skin of the face, neck and décolleté, the skin on our back is no less important especially when sporting the backless trend but being hard to reach it tends to be a neglected area.
The Quartz Spa Aromatherapy Back Ritual ** is a perfect treatment to prep you for the party season. Being 45 minutes (you can easily schedule in your lunch hour) it's designed to slough away dead skin cells whilst massaging away the aches and pains of the back, re-balancing the stress of everyday lifestyles.
You've three aromatherapy blends to choose from:
Happiness is zesty. Sweet Orange, Grapefruit and Lemon with Geranium and Sandalwood. An uplifting aroma, it brightens and clarifies the skin.
Hope is a mixture of sharp, sweet and uplifting essential oils containing Vanilla, Spearmint, Sweet Orange, Petitgrain and Ylang Ylang. Invigorating designed to elevate your spirits and senses.
Energise a revitalising aromatherapy blend using the powerful cleansing and stimulating properties of Juniper, Grapefruit and Lemon balanced with the purifying freshness of Clary Sage, Bay Laurel and Patchouli. Detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and purifying.
Energise blend is unsuitable for use during pregnancy due to the inclusion of Clary Sage essential oil.
Jodie (Marlow Beauty Lounge) started with dry skin brushing to help shed dead skin cells (it also encourages new cell renewal) encouraging blood circulation and lymphatic drainage for smoother brighter skin. Warm pressure point compress ensures you're in relaxation mode and its followed by what I can only describe as the most amazing massage I've had in the UK (only Bali can beat you Jodie but it was outdoors).
Constantly checking on pressure but really working deep into the tight muscles she targets the back, neck and scalp. Quickly identifying where more pressure is needed I skipped the scalp and she concentrated more on the back and neck. Using the Energise aromatherapy blend Jodie worked hard to massage my aches and pains using the blend to reduce any inflammation from using weights in the gym.
You can't underestimate the emotional value of touch and the real effects that it not only has on your body but overall mood and mental health. For me it was such an effective treatment in reducing stress (45 minutes of no chores and no kids) and any aches, pains and imbalances that I had in my back from regular exercise. Toxins released, (drink plenty of water throughout the day) I left revived, relaxed, with glowing skin ready for the party season.
You're ready to rock the backless look but you need the right underwear
Choosing the right underwear depends not only on the type of backless dress that you're going to wear but take into account the support that you may require.
Self Adhesive Bra
HM Self-adhesive bra £14.99 Beige, Black and Chai
Silicone Bra with self-adhesive cups. No shoulder straps or back, which makes it ideal to wear under strapless or backless garments. Front fastening.
Stick on Adhesive Backless Bra
Sticks directly onto your skin, has moulded cups and underwire construction which provides a flattering lift and shape and will remain invisible.
Marks and Spencer Stick on adhesive backless bra £25
Stick On Padded Plunge Strapless Bra
Stick on strapless bra, padded plunge front gives a smooth shape and makes it suitable for lower cut tops and bandeau styles as well.
Marks and Spencer Stick On Padded Plunge Strapless Bra £28
If you need more support, converting your bra is an option
John Lewis & Partners Low Back Bra Strap, Nude £6.20
Perfect for low back fashions and converting any back closure bra into a low-cut 'V' back, the straps are fully adjustable for comfort and fit.
Check out ASOS selection of backless bra options: ASOS selection of backless bra's
Wanting more coverage Fashion Forms lace backless strapless body £32.00
Keep everything else simple
Limit the number of accessories and go for up dos or half up dos, there’s no point in wearing a backless dress if your long locks are going to cover it.
Time to Shop
Here are some of my favourite backless looks that are out there at the moment...
Vintage looking dress of dreams from Topshop Satin Ovoid Midi Dress £65.00
ASOS PREMIUM Broderie Lace Midi Dress £75.00
A very vintage looking ASOS EDITION embroidered maxi with blouson sleeve & open back £180.00
If you're showing back and legs keep the arms and torso covered ASOS DESIGN premium cutwork double frill mini dress £48.00
Beautiful figure hugging bargain available in black, navy and red. Topshop Black Backless Fishtail Maxi Dress by Club L London £25
Simple but stunning ASOS DESIGN Vanessa Backless Halter Pleated Maxi Dress £38.00
A classic Jessica Rabbit style with sweetheart neckline ASOS DESIGN ruched sleeve open back sweetheart neck maxi dress £28.00
Three trends in one - sequins, velvet and open back - new in this week Zara Sequinned Velvet Dress £39.99
If you're looking for nude ASOS Embellished Trim Backless Maxi dress £52.50
The obligatory animal print ASOS DESIGN snake print open back skater midi dress £35.00
Just stunning: Short blouson sleeves, an open back tied with velvet and maxi length. Rixo Daisy – Two Stripe Backless Maxi Dress £395
&Otherstories Open Back dress £48
More of a trouser girl? Jumpsuit available in black and red. REISS YEVA BACKLESS STRAP DETAIL JUMPSUIT BLACK £155
There's something about the backless dress that feels new, edgier and more fashion forward than a traditional dress. Get set to turn heads.
Love and kisses
** Please note this is not a sponsored post. I received the Quartz Spa Aromatherapy Back Ritual free of charge in lieu of writing an open and honest blog. All content is my own and correct at the time of writing.
Marlow Beauty Lounge
Fieldhouse Lane Marlow, England SL7 1LU
Jamie on 07890190946
Jodie on 07725056479
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Marlow Beauty Lounge After having worked together for many years at various leading salons. Jamie and Jodie decided to combine their passion, follow their dreams and start their own business in 2017. They are expert skin and beauty therapists that specialise not only in High Tech Anti-aging facials, LVL. Microblading but a whole host of complimentary beauty treatments.
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