It may seem counterintuitive, but Cole says leaving your hair down and sleek is a great way to way your mane with a backless dress. "The hair almost becomes an A-line shape," he says. "And, since it’s silky and straight, it flows beautifully back and forth when you move," drawing people's eyes to your back. Avoid super-coiffed and spray-starched curls, as they will be too stiff and look out of place.
"Look as good walking towards them as you do walking away," says Rose. "Give me really dramatic jewelry and really dramatic makeup."
Reiss Linny Embroidered Tulle Dress, $259, available at Reiss.
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