13 open back tops perfect for summer

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We might not get the chance to go on holiday this year, but we’ll certainly manage feel the sunshine regardless with this season’s trend of open and backless garments.

It’s one of spring summer’s key trends, as seen on the Victoria Beckham, Nanushka, Hermés and Acne runways, and it’s one of the most wearable too. Wearing a backless top for dinner our a night out will make you feel instantly glamorous, but it works for a picnic in the park or beach day too.

It’s not miles away from the bralette and cut out dresses trends, which can feel daunting to some. If that’s you, open backs are the next best thing.

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Team with jeans to pare down the look or leather-look trousers if you’re dressing up – but either way, you’ll make an impression.

If you’re as excited as us to try the trend, check out these stunning options we’ve discovered in the shops. We’ve found open back shirts, crop tops, knits, printed and even pearl-strapped tops, with plus-size options too.

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Black woman wearing green strappy top and skirt against yellow background
Zara

Linen Blend Top With Open Back, £19.99, Zara – buy now

Woman with brown hair tied up looks down wearing a gold hoop earring and a black cami top with pearl straps.
Musier Paris

Halter Top With Pearl Straps, €69, Musier Paris – buy now

Woman sits on white wall wearing knitted strappy backless top and leather tan croc trousers.
Studio Fantastique

Topaz Top, £62, Studio Fantastique – buy now

Woman wears backless striped body and tracksuit bottoms as she lies across an orange velvet sofa and looks at camera.

Tina Bodysuit, £70, Sézane – buy now

Short-haired East Asian woman with dark lipstick wears beige ppen-backed top with a hint of leather jeans
H&M

Open-backed Top, £6.99, H&M – buy now

Woman walking down street wearing backless green knitted top and matching green knitted midi skirt
Zara

Knit Top With Open Back, £19.99, Zara – buy now

Woman wears blue open back top with green check trousers
Urban Outfitters

Marissa Open Back Long Sleeve Top, now £22, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Woman wears strappy black top and jeans facing away from camera.
Glassworks London

Strappy Back Shrunken Tank Top, £50, Glassworks London – buy now

Woman wears white tie-back ribbed T-shirt and beige trousers and faces away from camera
Maje

Tie-back Ribbed T-shirt, £89, Maje – buy now

Woman wears Gingham blouse with tied detail at the back and white jeans and faces away from camera
Bershka

Gingham Blouse, £17.99, Bershka – buy now

Woman wears Black Open Back top with Knot Detail and looks at camera
NA-KD

Black Open Back Top With Knot Detail, £20.95, NA-KD – buy now

Woman wears white shirt with open back with ties, jeans and silver hoop earring.
River Island

White Open Back Long Sleeve Shirt, £32, River Island – buy sizes XS-L here and sizes 18-28 here

Woman wears green backless top and green trousers facing away from the camera.
Glassworks London

Deep V Tie Back Cropped Blouse, £65, Glassworks London – buy now

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