Get the Look: Celebs Bring Sexy Back in Racerback Dresses

Once a shape reserved for sports bras and the Williams sisters' Wimbledon frocks, celebs like Jessica Szohr, Emma Roberts, and Teresa Palmer are doing 180s on the red carpet to show off their shoulders in sporty-but-chic racerback dresses.


1. At the premiere of Love, Wedding, Marriage in which she stars with Mandy Moore and Kellan Lutz, Jessica Szohr hit the red carpet in a Vera Wang scoop neck dress with a racerback. The Gossip Girl combined sporty details like the side zipper on her grey dress and a high ponytail with elements that glammed up the casual look like her pink lips and leopard heels. Flaunt your toned arms and tanned shoulders in a similar body-con style like this BCBGMAXAZRIA Racerback Tank Dress – $48.

2. Teresa Palmer took the racerback look from sporty to elegant at the Breakthrough Awards in Sydney. She dazzled in a plum cashmere racerback maxi by Michael Kors, worn with eye-catching earrings by Jack Vartanian and a wavy chignon hairstyle. Channel Palmer’s plum in a floor-length racerback dress like the lacy Free People Sundial Racerback Dress – $98.

3. Racerbacks were featured on the Michael Kors S/S 2011 runway in sunny shades, which make for perfect casual weekend-wear when paired with chunky leather accessories.

4. Emma Roberts turned heads at the Scream 4 premiere in LA wearing a textured Burbery Prorsum racerback dress in cobalt blue and Elie Saab sandals. The deep V in the sleeves and the racerback showed the perfect amount of skin. Bring sexy back in a dress with a lace racerback like this Aqua Sleeves Lace Racerback Dress – $88—just remember to wear your hair up so that the pretty detail is visible.

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