It’s all in the details, they say. Every girl loves a little drama, but the smallest detail can be the secret to unique style. One of my favorite design elements is the keyhole back. What’s more fun than a gown that’s gorgeous from every angle? Low back or backless gowns are stunning, don’t get me wrong, but they don’t work for every bride. I believe a keyhole back wedding dress is the best option for any bride who dares to be different. You can see from the Allure Bridals and Hayley Paige wedding dresses below that this fashion statement flatters. From A-line lace wedding gowns to fun fit-and-flare styles, you can find your dream dress with this elegant trend. Read on and I’ll take you through my favorite styles so that you can discover the “keyhole” to your heart.
Keyhole back wedding dresses: A trend until the end of time.
Why is this trend so beautiful? I think it’s because the look works for so many wedding styles, depending on the fabric and details. For instance, if you’re having a glamorous wedding, go for glitz like on the Hayley Paige wedding dresses
above. For rustic or vintage-inspired big days, lace keyhole back wedding dresses will complement your look, and they’re also the easiest to find! I love how the skin peaks through the edges of the lace before the keyhole becomes defined—delicate drama at its finest. Lace Allure bridal gowns
often feature this unique detail, so start shopping their large collection!
What should you know before embracing this trend?
The biggest question: What bra do you wear? Because keyhole backs have become so popular, there are plenty of bridal undergarments to choose from that sit low enough, but are still supportive. The Wedding Shoppe carries a few
that will work perfectly. Are you a bride who wants to show a little skin without looking too sexy? This elegant trend is perfect for you! You should also know that keyhole backs have started popping up in both mothers
and bridesmaid collections
. Many brides choose bridesmaid dresses that share a key design element with their wedding gown (neckline, fabric, silhouette, etc.). Maybe a keyhole back will be your key element. I’ve added a few of my favorites above!
Which designers have embraced this design element?
As I said above, some of my favorite styles with a keyhole are Hayley Paige and Allure Bridal gowns. Maggie Sottero
and Mori Lee
have taken on the trend, with a variety of keyhole back wedding dresses to choose from. If you’re searching for a casual or rehearsal dinner dress, Encore by Watters
has short lace wedding gowns with this detail that are, well, darling. As for me, my favorite look is Carrie by Hayley Paige which I added above. I mean, come on. Does it get any better?
Do you love this trend as much as I do? Share your favorite styles in a comment below!