How much time do you spend in front of the mirror? Its pretty hard to calculate, but I can guess that its quite a bit. If your anything like me you scrutinize every single little part of your outfit before walking out the door. You wouldn't be a woman who loves fashion if you didn't. What I can also guarantee is that you don't spend half of that time looking at the back of your outfit, but its just as important.


What I love about these photos is that they illustrate how the back of your outfit, can make just as big as a statement as the front.


It doesn't have to be as elaborate as the photo above, even though it is stunning and what I wish Batgirl would have worn in Batman and Robin, but it can be as subtle as a torn - studded - back pocket, like the look below.


So the next time you are trying on or putting on anything, turn around, look in the mirror and see what kind of statement the back of your outfit would be making.

jak + jill


Dream Sequins said...

I have this vintage YSL dress that is business in the front-- party in the back (criss crossed straps and a dramatic HUGE bow). I love wearing it to sedate cocktail parties, then swishing all dramatically around. I love these photos!

Fasshonaburu said...

I covet the clothes in the first pic! Ooo, those jeans in the last are awesome too, DIY project time!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I know sometimes an outfit might look kind of blah in the front, but when said person turns around, it's a whole different story.

Birdie! said...

It's amazing to think how many people see you from the back - an emphasis on how important backside detail is!

WendyB said...

I have a couple of backless dresses by Zang Toi that are so fun.

Freya said...

you write such wonderful posts, which shows your passion and involvement. You are one of the few people I've seen who actually think about fashion.

EternalJade said...

Your post really made me think about what my outfits look like from behind. It never occurred to me before.

By the way, I thought your quip about Batgirl's costume was hilarious. LOL.

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Those studded back pockets are genius! I love this post x

Alya said...

Great backs on outfits are amazing! They make you want to yell to everyone "Hey, look at my back!" LOL

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