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    Aug 11, 2019

    27 Pieces Of Summer Clothing That Look Even Better From Behind

    Ventilation + style = the hot-weather dream come true.

    1. A high-in-the-front, low-in-the-back skater dress you'll reach for every time you search your wardrobe for a going out outfit.

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    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–L).

    Promising review: "I was nervous, but it fit great and was super cute. The fabric is stretchy so it fits your body, and the flare at the bottom is perfect." —Shanequa St. Hill

    2. A lightweight jumpsuit with a barely-there back and cinched waist for breezy comfort you'll live in.

    AE

    Get it from American Eagle for $44.96 (originally $59.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and in yellow).

    3. A spaghetti strap number ready to ask, "Oh you still don't have a dress for that event? I've got you (un)covered!"

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    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 0X–3X and seven patterns; also available in straight sizes S–L in three patterns).

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous and the material has a little weight to it so it lays very well. Took me a little bit to figure out the straps, but it is spandex-y so I don’t need a bra or anything else under... and I am a 40DD! I ordered up one size but it gives a tad bit of room so definitely do NOT order up a size, it probably won’t be necessary. Overall will definitely order in another pattern. I’m tall— 5’9, and it was a little longer than my height so if you are short may want to order a size down." —La Viola

    4. A lace-back camisole you'll want to buy in every color, because it'll become your go-to going out top. Just pair with your fave jeans and you're set!

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $48 (available in sizes XS–L and four colors).

    Promising review: "Love this cami which I got in black. Love the lace detail especially the band along the back. Effortless to style w/ pants, jeans, shorts or skirt! I bought a size small & is true to size." —Kelly A.

    5. A strappy maxi dress in a pretty floral print sure to make you ready for a beach vacation.

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    The straps tie in the back so you can adjust them — without having to fiddle with those plastic things that *usaually* come on adjustable straps.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 0/2–8/10 and five prints.

    Promising review: "It fit absolutely perfectly. This dress is SO darn cute. If you're thinking about getting it — DO IT! I had this in my 'saved for later' for months and every time I had an occasion, I was like man, I wish I had gotten it. Well, I did and I have no regrets!" —Amazon Customer

    6. A short-sleeve bodysuit with the ~scoop~ (front and back!) on easy and cute dressing.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in sizes S–XL and in white).

    Promising review: "This is an AMAZING Bodysuit! It is made of really thick, nice/quality material, and it fits true to size. Fit perfect. It is not as 'low cut' as it appears. You can wear a regular bra with it and nothing shows. BEST BODYSUIT!" —T. Dean

    7. A lightweight maxi dress that'll prove diamonds are a girl's (or anyone's) best friend — especially diamond-shaped cutouts.

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    Can you say vacation Instagram?!

    Get it from & Other Stories for $119 (available in sizes 0–12 and in a floral print).

    8. A stretchy + soft tee in an adorable stripe to get your nautical fashion side rocking — even if you're far from the sea. Oh, and it comes in a rainbow stripe too!

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–2X and four colors).

    Promising review: "Love this shirt. It’s so cute because you can wear it off one shoulder or as a scoop neck top. The open back is nice. It will show a bra so I’ve worn it with a strapless bra and that shows very little in the back. The material is soft and comfy with a slight stretch." —Lola Nicole

    9. A tie-back minidress so your feathers don't get in a ~ruffle~ when the hot, hot weather extends long into September. Sweaters can wait when you have this bb ready to wear!

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes XXS–XL and 1X–4X and in a taupe floral)

    Promising review: "I was hesitant about this dress but it’s better in person than in the pics! I can even wear it without a bra because the dark leopard pattern doesn’t show anything through the fabric. My husband loved it, when I turned around and he saw the back he said it was completely unexpected surprise!" — soonervaulter

    10. A barely-there bodysuit for anyone who loves geometry. Well, geometric straps, at least.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and 11 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "Just received mine and loved it so much that I had to wear it out that same night. Everyone kept asking where it was from, I got so many compliments. Love the material and that the front is doubled layered/lined so it holds the twins in nicely. At first I was worried about how it would look under jeans/pants, but you actually couldn’t see the lining at all under my jeans." —Katie Meyers

    11. A fit and flare mini dress you won't ~bare~ to part with after wearing it to your next event; get ready to wear it all the time!

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    Some reviewers suggest if you're between sizes, go one size up!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 15 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about this dress! Absolutely perfect! I wore it for a photoshoot and it fit perfectly and made me feel so beautiful! I just ordered it in three other colors! Very high quality for the price! Highly, HIGHLY recommend! Best dress I've ordered from Amazon!" —Ashley

    12. A strappy knit tee that'll make choosing a comfortable AND stylish top a ~cinch~. Get it? Because you can cinch up the back too!

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $25 (available in sizes 1X–3X and in black).

    13. An oversized v-back maxi guaranteed to turn any beach, pool, or sweltering city into your own personal catwalk.

    Amazon

    Can you say effortless vacation dressing? And P.S. it has pockets too!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–L and five colors).

    Promising review: "I love this dress! The pockets are great, the fabric feels nice. It's kind of a slinky type of fabric — dense enough that it doesn't really show lines underneath, but not hot. The slit is the perfect height. I went hiking while wearing this dress (unexpectedly!) and it was able to tie it up. I have a back tattoo, and I like that the back is cut out so my tattoo is visible. The dress is cut low enough to let your skin get some air, but high enough to be appropriate in any setting." —Shayna

    14. A t-back swimsuit coverup you can also totally rock as a regular dress — and hop on the leopard print trend at the same time!

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $58 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    15. A retro-inspired swing dress with a scoop back and bow detailing to ~tie~ together the perfect outfit.

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    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors).

    Promising review: "This was just what the doctor ordered – very flattering, so comfy. The back bow detail is lovely, and it's not seethrough, doesn't wrinkle. It is a lycra-like fabric, but wasn't too hot, on a 90-degree day even. Looks nice with a petticoat, but works without it too." —Lilli

    16. A lightning-print jumpsuit that'll inspire you to play "Immigrant Song" every time you enter or exit a room, just like Thor himself.

    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 16–24).

    17. A beachy strap-back maxi everyone will think you splurged on at a resort boutique.

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    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    Promising review: "As others have stated, this is an incredible Free People Extratropical dress dupe!! I originally saw someone wearing the Free People dress ($118) on Instagram, so I decided to give this one a try. It's very close to the design and it's effortlessly gorgeous to boot!" —LEK

    18. A apron crop top with a bow in the back and lace detailing in the front for a dose of prettiness and customization. Just tie it for the perfect fit every time.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.99 (originally $39; available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    Promising review: "Really cute top!! If you get it on sale it’s totally worth it. The fit is normal and the tie in the back is cute and makes it sort of adjustable." —claire25

    19. A vintage-y sequin fit and flare that'll make you think about leaving the party early just to show off the back.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    Promising review: "This was such great quality of beading and sequins for the price! I wore it for my engagement party and it was such a hit. The fit was as expected and I loved the open back details. Would definitely recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    20. A twist back tee to accomplish two important summertime tasks: 1. add some nice ventilation 2. help you make dramatic exits from every room you walk into.

    Eloquii

    Get it from Eloquii for $39.95 (available in sizes 14/16–26/28 and in black).

    21. A spaghetti strap party dress with a bow in the back for a custom fit, because you look too cute to worry about a wardrobe malfunction.

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    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors).

    Promising review: "I bought this dress for a wedding in Texas. I could go on and on and on about how perfect it is. Material was thick and great quality. The dress was flowy and the perfect length for me as I don't really like the short dresses anymore. And the back is beautiful! " —JayNikki

    22. A lace-up-the-back romper for all the effortlessness of denim, minus the sweating — and unlike jeans or jorts, you don't even need to put in the effort of finding a top to match.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in sizes 0–14 and two washes).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this romper!! It fits perfectly and the back straps look really cute, its comfy and a really nice denim coloor. I would highly recommend if you're looking for a cute, stylish romper." —nish07

    23. A cheerful cherry-print cotton fit and flare with a woven back you'll want to wear on each and every picnic you venture on (and probably tons of other occasions too).

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $54.99 (originally $89; available in sizes XS–XL).

    24. A tie-back trapeze tank to add a little extra style to your athleisure lewks, whether you're working out or just stepped outside and are sweating as if you *are* working out.

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    Promising review: "I am very happy with this top. The material is great for working out, it stays tied and stays in place (even when I'm running). I bought just the black one to try it and I just bought two more. Its a great price point too. Definitely recommend." —Breana S.

    25. A halter dress with a stunning crocheted front for a little casual drama. Reviewers have sworn by worn this pretty number for weddings, engagement photos, pregnancy announcements, and vacation OOTDs, to name a few!

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    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    Promising review: "I needed a dinner on the beach dress and I decided to give this dress a try. I am so amazed. Such good quality! It’s double lined. And the top is lined. It’s a tad sexy but still on the classy side. So glad I purchased! I am 5’10” and it was long enough for me." —Heather R.

    26. A ribbed mock-neck dress you'll never want to ~cut out~ of your wardrobe.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    27. A butterfly-shaped lace-cutout tank that'll make you want to step out of your usual plain-white-tee cocoon. Spread those wardrobe-expanding wings.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $23.19 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    Promising review: "Thicker material so it's not see-through. I thought it would be cute to wear under a sheer (ish) tunic so you could see the butterfly and it is. What's better is that I feel comfortable enough to wear it as a standalone tank because of the quality. LOVE THIS" —Kinsey M.

    Now if someone can tell me where to get this dress that would be great, THANKSSSS!

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