backless backless  /ˈbæ kləs/


  • (adj) lacking a back


  1. Crahay of Lanvin hangs his backless clothes from tied stock collars.
  2. More waiting in a backless paper gown, followed by talk of disk surgery from a doctor who looks as if his back hurts.
  3. Here are the fabled trench coats and safari suits; there are the seminal panther suits, chemise jackets and backless dresses.


  1. Sandra Bullock Sizzles at ‘Heat’ Premiere in Backless Little Black Dress

    Actress Sandra Bullock is one hot mama! The Oscar winner sizzled on the red carpet at “The Heat” premiere in London, showing some skin – and her bra – in a backless, little black dress.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Extra TV

  2. Jennifer Lopez's Sexy, Glam Style: 3 Easy Ways to Copy Her Look

    Jennifer Lopez wore Michael Kors to the Met Gala in NYC, showing just the right amount of skin in her backless gown. Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty
    on June 12, 2013     Source: US Weekly

  3. Emmy Rossum Stuns At Critics’ Choice TV Awards: Lady In Red

    The ‘Shameless’ star was a vision in a backless Naeem Khan gown.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: HollywoodLife

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  1. Defending her, Curtis said: "When these young people get all dressed up for award show red-carpet events, don't we all comment how beautiful, stunning and grown-up they look in their strapless, backless dresses and heels and tousled hair? None of...
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Jamie Lee Curtis Source: Daily News & Analysis

  2. "Women have always been used as objects to whip up desires in films. Earlier, they were asked to drop their pallus and asked to wear knotted, backless blouses. It is only since nineties, that films like Raaz, Murder, Jism which were deliberately...
    on May 24, 2008 By: Mahesh Bhatt Source: Hindu

  3. "It is meant to be a little provocative. Being provocative is part of human nature. People go to parties with backless cholis, they wear mini skirts. Does it mean that we should become Taliban now? Does it! And ban that. On the other hand, I think...
    on Nov 18, 2009 By: Saif Ali Khan Source:

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