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7 Things Halter Dresses Have in Common With Sex

Last updated on : May 26 2017

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Coco Chanel rightly said, “A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist”. We couldn’t agree more. If you want to be remembered, it is critical that you dress well and in clothing that compliments your body and gives you confidence.

Which dress style works for most body types and presents your curves in the most satisfying way? Our vote points to our halter bandage dresses. In this  post we cover what a halter dress is, how to wear one, and what halter styles have in common with sex just for fun.

Check out our article on 14 Things Your Dress Styles Says About Your Sex Life here.

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History of Halter Dresses

When halter dresses were first introduced to us by the fashion industry, it was considered to be scandalous and was only accepted as evening or a beach wear. It only became popular in the 1940s, but since has become a fashion basic for many of us. The most iconic halter dress in the film industry was worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch. The white pleated, low cut halter dress impeccably complimented Marilyn Monroe’s playful and flirty nature. The style and look left a legacy behind - many of us try to emulate the look even today.

Named after livestock halters, a halter dress is defined as a dress that is typically fastened around the waist and at the back of the neck. Not only was the halter style used to create backless shirts and dresses, but it is also used for swimwear, intimate lingerie, and many costumes. When this neckline is used for swimsuits, it minimizes tan lines as well as maximizes sun tan exposure on your back.

The specialty of the halter dresses is that they are either backless or have some strategically placed straps to support your bustline. They expose your skin in an unexpected way and highlight your shoulders as well as your collarbones. It is this quality that makes these dresses all the more alluring. The most exciting thing about halter dresses is that many halter dresses have more conservative necklines (less of a plunging V neck) which allows for more versatility at the hemline and back without you tiptoeing into being a hussy.

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Halter Dress Insights

Depending upon the style of the dress and the fabric used to make it, halter dresses are worn for a variety of events and venues ranging from summer to casual to formal events. They also come in varying lengths such as floor length, tea, or mini. When the hemline of the halter dress is above the knee, it is termed a mini dress, whereas tea length halter dresses are those whose hemline hits softly at the knee.

Cuts. Apart from the varying lengths, halter dresses are often available in many cuts, designs, and colors.  Although the bodice of the dress is form fitting, the skirt varies from dress to dress. If you are top heavy, a halter dress with an A-line skirt accentuates your figure and shows off your girls. If you have an hourglass figure a halter dress that hugs your body like a second skin is designed to show off your curves.

Style. Experiment with colors, patterns, and prints when it comes to halter styles because they are more flattering when worn. Always put on your halter dress and check the fit. For example, jacquard print halter dresses as well as lace halter dresses are quite popular today because they conceal bulges and offer relaxed femininity.

Fabrics. The best fabrics for your halter dress are ones that are strong and sturdy. Fabric that provides support for your bustline include velvet, denim, bandage, and heavy silk. Loose fitting fabrics such as linen or woven materials are only recommended for outings that require less support.

Bras. One of the most important things to consider when you are choosing a halter dress is the bra type. Since halter dresses have only a single strap around the neck, the style limits the types of bras that should be worn. Some of the bra types that you wear include a convertible bra, a strapless bra, adhesive or backless bra, and pasties.

Read our sit down with Erica Windle on the most common bra myths and the best support for your girls.

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Halter Dresses vs. Sex

Halter dresses are not only one of the most glamorous and alluring dress styles in fashion but they are also the dresses of choice for a lot of celebrities at several red carpet functions because they are sexy and show stopping. When you know your body shape and choose the ideal halter dress you not only gain confidence but also turn heads at every function you attend.

The sex appeal of halter dresses are undeniable. Have you ever given a thought to how much halter dresses and sex have in common? Here’s why we think you should.

The Girls

We love halter dress styles because they present your bust line with poise and grace. This neckline is designed to give you sexy cleavage no matter your bust size. They say that foreplay is extremely important when it comes to sexual relationships. What better way to get things moving than with a nice tempting display of the girls. When you want to accentuate and do justice to your breasts, there is no better dress than the halter dress.


Another reason why we love halter dresses is because these dresses are provocative and yet help you retain modesty. With exposed shoulders and collarbones, halter dresses are renowned for their ability to give you a tastefully flirtatious look without compromising your dignity. These backless dresses entice your loved one by giving them a look at your back, while leaving the rest to their imagination.  


What woman does not want her lover to spend some quality time and attention at her sensitive neck? These are the kisses that you feel all the way down to your toes. The way your halter dress displays your collarbones and the nape of your neck is practically gives your lover instructions.


When you are between the sheets, you want your lover’s eyes on you at all times. Foreplay starts with eye contact. The clue to maintaining a high level of interest is to make direct eye contact. Halter dresses hug your curves like a second skin and ensures that you command your love’s gaze, whether you are looking at them, or walking to the ladies room.


A figure-hugging halter dress is enough to convey your level of confidence because most designs display your curves in a way that is flattering and lovely. These dress styles say that you are uninhibited and confident enough to show a bit of skin.


No one wants their sexual experiences to become repetitive and boring. Adding  a little dose of variety and versatility is all you need to spice things up. This is another thing that your halter dress has in common with sex. This highly versatile dress style never looks repetitive or boring. Wear it in a number of different ways to always keep the final outfit exciting. Add a shrug on cold nights, scarves when you just want another splash of color minus the coverage, pick bright chunky earrings or understated bling to change the dress from informal to formal in no time--there are so many ways to wear a halter dress.


The halter dress is perhaps the most sensual dress in the history of dresses. It is also one that helps you create unforgettable moments that are brimming with sex appeal. You could not even try to forget Marilyn Monroe standing on the subway grate in 1955.

Halter dresses have been around for a long time but Monroe made it her own beacon of sensual appeal and so can you.

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