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Style File: Backless for the Fall

photo courtesy of Elle Magazine

13 Aug Style File: Backless for the Fall

by ATFDC Contributor Kelsi Zimmerman

According to Fall Fashion Week collections that debuted back in February 2012, this Fall, the backless trend will remain on the scene. I will give you the lowdown on how to sport the backless look on the crisp Fall days by while stylish and not like you’re stuck in summer fashion mode.

Need a cocktail dress for a Saturday night out?DC based designer Betsy Garcete‘s  Zophia‘s black and gold leopard print, stretch cocktail dress with a back zipper is perfect for a sexy yet sophisticated night on the town. Zophia is a high-end mobile luxury atelier designed for the working woman. To channel your Fashiontonian lifestyle with Zophia’s designs and services go to, after all the brand’s purpose is to embrace an adventurous yet sophisticated approach to dressing up and servicing the Fashiontonian, working woman.

Zophia Paolo Dress

Want to sport this backless trend in the work place without breaking dress code? Try Wink Boutique of Georgetown’s pink Tibi jacket and dress suit. This look offers a toned down version to this fall’s hottest trend. Located at 3109 M Street, Wink’s slogan being “All Things Happy and Chic”, after you purchase this Tibi look, you will look chic in the office and will make both you and your boss happy.

Looking for backless shirts for casual every day wear and want to stay in tune with the season’s most fashionable trends? Look for backless sheer blouses in burnt orange, black,  ochre or neutral colors.

photo courtesy of Elle Magazine

Backless blouses with metallic embellishments will be huge this year, allowing for you to kill two birds with one stone and not have to worry about too much accessorizing. Whether you choose a backless number that buttons up the front and sports a collar or is just plain black, be sure to pair blouse with a bandeau underneath that compliments the colors within your ensemble.

To maintain this fall fashion trend, while still dressing for the weather, go for pieces that are long-sleeved and continue to make up for the fabric you are missing in the back by pairing the blouse with a pair of trousers or wide leg pants.


A 21 year old Maryland Native and Senior Fashion Merchandising major at Stevenson University fashion has consumed Kelsi’s life from a young age and continues to as she travels to experience the fashion scenes from various cities across the world. Kelsi is thrilled to be back in the DMV and help bring to light the rising fashion scene right here in DC.