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It may have been Justin Timberlake's raunchy 2006 hit, but country starlet Carrie Underwood brought "SexyBack" to the 2012 Grammys—with glitter to boot. Underwood sported a long-sleeved, backless Gomez-Gracia gown drenched in sequins at last night's ceremony, showing off both her slender figure and one of this season's sexiest bridal trends.
Plunging, barely-there backs appeared in Fall 2012 collections ranging from Marchesa to Claire Pettibone to Rivini to Lela Rose. With panels of intricate lace, crystal-embellished tulle, and daring exposures of skin, designers interpreted the trend with their own fashion-forward, vintage, sophisticated, or sweet aesthetics, but each with special attention to creating head-turning styles—although, technically, Underwood was doing most of the head-turning last night, flashing her cutout backless dress (and her dazzling smile) for the cameras.
See our picks for this season's top sexy-back wedding dresses.
—Phillip B. Crook