Post # 1
I am loosing weight very slowly but I truly believe that this is a lifestyle change and slower is better. However, I am struggling to deal with this because I have a HUGE double chin. I feel like I look like Honey Boo Boo’s Mom. I have lost roughly 17 pounds since I started but it doesn’t seem like much has come out of my face. I know there isn’t much I can do except lose more weight – but I just wanted to vent a moment. I am getting married in August of next year and just started trying on dresses. The dresses actually don’t look that bad -but in pictures all I notice is my HUGE NECK! Anyone else have this problem? Did it come off eventually? I am terrified that if the weight doesn’t come off – I am going to hate my wedding pictures.
Post # 3
@kitkat618: I had a double chin even when I was skinny. So now that Im a chunker (sad face) my double chin is large and in charge. It’s a battle to get a good photo angle. Im envious of those women who can gain weight and it never shows in their face. that’s one of the first places it shows on me, and one of the last to go away.
Post # 4
@kitkat618: I’m sorry you are feeling down 🙁 Keep after your plan, and I’m sure you will see improvement 🙂
In the meantime, however, you should talk to your photographer and let him know this concern ahead of time. He can tell you poses to practice that would de-emphasize the area you are worried about 🙂 That way, on your big day, you both are on the same page 🙂
I am a part-time MUA and every model has something they are trying to hide. The photographers are very happy to teach you tips to minimize 🙂
Post # 5
@stardustintheeyes: OMG I feel your pain! I have the exact same problem! There are plently of women who are bigger than me and look fabulous because they don’t have the weight in their face. Hopefully we will both get some good photos out of the bunch… but I am worried :/
Post # 6
@kitkat618: Not only as we wedding date twins, I’m also really self-conscious about my double chin! It really tends to come out when I laugh and smile, which is great, considering those are the things I should be doing on my wedding day.
I agree with babading88, though–there’s a lot of poses you can try that could help in terms of photography. I’ve also seen some ridiculous “face workouts” on Pinterest, and I don’t know if any of those would work, but maybe it’s worth checking out?
Post # 7
I frequently have a double chin in photographs but don’t have one in real life. Looking at pictures I learned that for some reason when I smile for a camera I bring my chin down towards my collar bone, which bunches up my neck skin. So I am having to train myself to over exaggerate pushing my chin up and out, which feels ridiculous but photographs pretty well. I also read that you can put your tongue on the roof of your mouth, which forces the muscles under your jaw to pull the skin on your neck up. I’m not sure how well it works, but you could give it a shot in the mirror.
Post # 8
I have a double chin when I am not overweight 🙁
Post # 9
@badabing88: Thanks for the advice! I am getting my engagement pictures done soon so that might be a good time to let the photographer know and practice poses!
@MrsRevolutionize: Twins! YAY- Don’t you just love the ring to 8/16/14? LOL. I know what you mean about laughing and smiling – also pictures where I am not looking and it’s a bad side angle, those are the worst for me! I will keep the poses in mind and hopefully by my wedding date the double chin will be at least smaller (fingers crossed!). Thanks for the tips!
Post # 10
@kitkat618: amen….totally hear you!!! I’ve lost 45kg so far but I am still the owner of a quadruple chin!!!
Some days I look in the mirror and think I resemble the big green ghost from the movie Ghostbusters!!!!!
I really want to wear my hair up for my wedding but am hesitant because of my double chins!!!
I saw this product from korea that is supposed to give you a sharper jawline!!!
i’m tempted to give it a go but I probably won’t because I’m sure its full of nasty chemicals!!!
Only other thing I can think of is to take tips from tyra banks and push your shoulders down and pull your neck up in photos!!!!
Post # 11
@kitkat618: I carry my weight in my face too. There are many make up tricks you can use to reduce a double chin. Are you hiring someone to do your makeup?
Post # 12
@cmsgirl: Hahaha – I know how you feel! I pretty much ruled out wearing my hair up because of the chin issue. Ultimately I know there are going to be pictures I don’t like – I am just hoping for some good ones in the bunch! I don’t know if I would try some product like you mentioned. I think my best bet is to try to lose more weight and practicing good angles for pictures! Think like Tyra!
Post # 13
@nycsa: Yes, I will be going to a professional for hair and makeup. That is a good idea!
Post # 14
I apparently stick my chin down into my neck when I’m laughing too, ugh! Even after losing 50 lbs I still don’t like the way my neck/chin area looks in profile, or in said laughing photos. Maybe I should get it lipo’d, hehe.
Post # 15
My boss had it lipoed and it looked better, but I agree that it is a bit extreme but hey to each their own!
Post # 16
@badabing88: That seems really obvious, but I actually didn’t even think to tell our photog about my issues. If he has all day, I can give him a list…Seriously though, that’s a good idea. If they are aware and willing to work with you, then you will be that much more likely to love your pictures.