DOUBLE CHIN – VENT :(

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@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
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4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@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 # 6
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1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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6753 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a double chin when I am not overweight 🙁

Post # 10
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1345 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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!!!!!

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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
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2726 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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 # 14
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7098 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@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.

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