25 New Wedding Dresses with Statement Backs

Better from the back! These wedding dresses from the designers' new collections will give wedding guests something to swoon over during your walk down the aisle.

Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week offered up countless exciting options for wedding dresses: Off-the-shoulder sleeves, crop tops, slinky sheath silhouettes, and, one of our favorite trends, totally unique backs.

The idea behind a statement wedding dress back seems like a no-brainer. As a bride walks down the ceremony aisle, it gives wedding guests something gorgeous to look at (in addition to a veil or train). It also provides a divine counterpart to plunging V-neck gowns and adds intrigue to what might otherwise be an understated design from the front. Last season, we noticed a proliferation of open backs framed with lace. It was a simply stunning keyhole style that was re-imagined in this season's new collections, with fashion houses taking embellished back views to the next level. We were dazzled by backs featuring illusion netting, tulle flowers, sparkly beading, decadent appliqués, and more. Even the understated offerings, like this elegant Carolina Herrera creation, felt completely novel. The gown has sophisticated and bold silk straps that create a visual treat, especially when paired with that dreamy tulle train.

Other dresses featured striking designs that are slightly more friendly to undergarments. For instance, Nicole Miller whipped up a gown replete with a back that resembles rows of diamond necklaces. It's a dramatic look that doesn't compromise the need for a bra — fashionable and functional.

Craving more swoon-worthy wedding dresses that are as pretty in the front as they are in the back? Click on to see the rest from Spring 2015 Bridal Market!

Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Leonard