A sexy back is the new cleavage in fashion and on the red carpet. Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood shone bright at the 2012 Golden Globes dressed in gowns with plunging backs. Heidi Klum chose a nude Calvin Klein column dress with a conservative neckline that showed off a toned back when she turned around. Nicole Richie followed suit, picking a silver sheath gown by Julien MacDonald with a scoop neckline and open back. Meanwhile, bride-to-be Jessica Biel wore a lace Elie Saab and indie-princess Zooey Deschanel played up her sex appeal in backless Prada.
The trend is also big in the bridal world; see wedding gowns with sexy backs in our Wedding Dress Trends Fall 2012 report. —Stephanie Davila