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12 Open-Back Pieces That Redefine the Term 'V-Neck'

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Plunging necklines are getting some competition from the back. Open-back frocks and tops are everywhere, and with good reason: These garments appear demure and even sweet in the front, but tell a whole different story once you turn on your heel to flaunt an unexpected sliver of spine. From subtle little cut outs like Club Monaco's jersey dress to a barely-there braided racer back from Nasty Gal, we've rounded up our 12 favorite open back tops and dresses in the gallery below. Because in the wise words of Gossip Girl, "Forget a grand entrance. Everybody knows its the exit they'll remember."—Julie Chen

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