Back detailing had a huge resurgence at the October shows and the trend continues with a focus on keyholes. A keyhole is an opening in the upper back (or sometimes in the cleavage area) and is usually used in conjunction with a dress with a high neckline. While it’s generally associated with a teardrop shape, it can form any shape. During this season we’ve seen keyholes made in a myriad of fabrics — lace, tulle or net, silk — and in a range of shapes and sizes. Here are three examples:

Lace, the #1 fabric used this season, forms a wide opening in the back of this Amsale (far left) gown, allowing a bride to show off a sexy back.

Underneath a chapel veil you can see an upside-down teardrop in a lace gown by Maggie Sottero (center).

Kelly Faetanini’s debut collection (far right) features detachable necklines, including this mermaid gown with an illusion one adorned with beading.

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