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In a city as hot and muggy as NYC, we like to have as little fabric touching our skin as possible in the summer months. While opting for short-shorts and gauzy coverups is one way to cool down your wardrobe, we're all about backless pieces for summer. Going backless is not only a fashion statement, but it's also a necessity for unbearable July and August days. There are plenty of chic ways to rock this trend without being in danger of showing too much skin. We've rounded up some of our favorite ways to go backless, so click through for some street style inspiration for incorporating the must-have look into your ensemble.