If looks could kill, then Indian backless cholis would have been on the hit-list of the Gardai around the world! Well, jokes apart, the bare-back blouse we all have come to love is one super style must-have that’s non-negotiable in our festive wardrobes.

A toned, clear, smooth back is one accessory that can add immediate oomph to your style, glamming up your appeal with just a little touch. Thus, bare-backs will never go out of style, and neither would our beloved backless cholis. They may transform themselves as per the changing fashion trends, but we would never be ready to dispense them off ever.

As expected, this festive and wedding season, bare-back cholis with Navratri Chaniya Cholis, festive lehengas, traditional sarees, and wedding lehenga cholis are quite a rage. Here are some styles that we are especially lusting this season-

Backless Choli Designs

1. The Sheer Back

A sheer net, organza, or tissue layer on a bare-back choli can delicately balance the boldness with grace- a blend that one can modestly carry for a cultural occasion. Sheer back cholis usually have accents like appliqués, laces, and exotic embellishments. These cholis go perfectly well with a long ethnic skirt or a plain lehenga, adding oomph to complement all figure frames.

2. The V-Back

This V outline also goes well with all types of figures! It can be a straight V held at the bottom with a ribbon or bow or one with a thread tie-up near the shoulder. And if this sounds pretty basic for your wardrobe, then an inverted V, the ultra-bold dare-it-back detail that is buttoned on the top and goes wide towards the waist, can be your game changer!

A modish way of hiding back flab, the V-back is a boon for women conscious of their love handles. Inverted Vs are excellent for ones who want a snug neckline but still wish to bare their backs.

3. The Classic round, U, or sweetheart shape

Classy and eternally stylish, this feminine backline trend will always be in vogue. The deeply curved back is one of the most pervasive classics with patronage from women of all ages. Also, the evergreen design suits most of the body types, even full-busted or voluptuous, as well as petite women. And while you carry this timeless trend with your festive saree or lehenga, ensure your shoulders are not hunched or droopy. Stand tall and confident for a head-turning impact!

4. Gujarati blouse – with strings

The back-thread tie-up is a traditional dress code among multiple communities rooted in Western India. Extremely sensuous yet graceful, the string-held blouse goes perfectly well with not just sarees and lehengas but also with fusion-wear like Bohemian skirts and dhoti pants. These are currently the trendiest detail for the Garba nights of Navratri. The blouse has almost no fabric at the back and a few strings that only add to its sensuous appeal. Such blouses are usually padded, taking care of your lingerie requirements.

The Gujarati style backless blouse is for the bold- the daring ones. But well, going for a back polishing session before attempting this bare-it-all style is a protocol!

5. Back Window Style

A fashion-forward classic, blouses with back windows offer the comfort of snug and stylish necklines that don’t fall off, along with an oomphy, bare-back feel. You can experiment with cut-out shapes from a simple square to quirky bird outlines! The cut-out trend has kept up well even with the wedding segment- these blouses are a trending pair for zardozi embellished bridal lehengas and even brocade woven traditional Banarasi silk bridal sarees.

6. The Cross-back

As the name suggests, this back-style has strings in crossed fashion- like an X, which holds the blouse in place, thus rendering a great fit. The cross-back looks charming and sensuous, especially on designer blouses worn with plain flowing sarees. There may be a single cross of strings, or multiple ones, giving a very raw, mesmerizing look.

7. The Halter-neck

The ultra-glam halter back style is perfect for women who want to flaunt their shoulders and a hint of their collar bones along with their lovely backs. Snug at the neck, usually with a polo neck, it leaves the shoulder area and upper back bare, giving a youthful and chic appeal.

We’ve thus compiled some of our favorite backless blouse styles. Which ones would you pick?