The back of the Entwined Dots Blouse - so surprising, when you see the demure front.
Quite a few of their items are...well, back-baring, for lack of a better way to put it.
The back of the Lace-Backed Blouse makes this top! So pretty! But...does that mean I need to wear a cami under it, when I go to work?
For quite a while, my biggest beef with Anthro was their sheer tops. It confounded me as to why they persisted, despite customer grievance, to offer up tops that were really fantastic and practically-perfect, except for their incontrovertible transparency. But now...well, now it seems they've made a bit of a reversal (hehe, no pun actually intended) and a lot of their shirts and dresses include some feature that shows off some or more of the wearer's spine and incidental parts.
You wouldn't know it, but that slit on the back of the Dropwaist Mini is long, and tends to gape open at the least provocation (review coming soon).
Which could be considered an improvement over the see-through fronts...except...well, I don't know that my bra straps are decorative enough to put on display, nor that my back is necessarily as svelte as I'd like it to be, should the world be invited to peek at it through my clothing.
If it's not one thing, it's another.
The Fringed Lace Top is so pretty (this is the back)! But wearing a cardigan or jacket over it to make it work-appropriate would totally miss the point of wearing the shirt at all, right?
I will say though, that a lot of these items are gorgeous overall, and for many of them, the problem is easily solved with a strategically placed cardigan or blazer. But there are a few where the most ornamental part of the item is the see-through back, and well...maybe I need to figure out how to make my backside more presentable?
Believe it or not, this is the back of the Draped Snail Tank (which I was totally in love with, until I tried it on). It's totally split from the neck down, and free to fly open at the slightest gust or spin. Yep. Like that.
What's your take on all this?
The Dropped Dots Dress is pretty discreet, as far as exposed backs go. I rather liked it myself (review to come).
Does Anthro have your back?