Sir Mix-a-Lot

Gowns Got Back

Gowns Got Back

Sir Mix-A-Lot once rhapsodized about a woman’s backside and its appeal, but bridal designers didn’t pay much heed.

Given the focus on a bride’s back during a wedding ceremony, which can transpire over a long period of time depending on the religion, culture and personality of the couple, designers have gotten the message and are now churning out styles that highlight a bride’s stern so to speak, whether it’s interesting lace details, strategic glimpses of skin or fine embroidery.

Designer Amsale Aberra had loads of fun with Amsale’s spring 2013 collection featuring backs with a twist. There were structured bows tied askew, keyhole backs and tiered peplum touches. Ivy &...