- 4 years ago
I’m posting this because I have been searching the web for weeks trying to find a solution to my back fat and armpit fat issue. Since I found a solution, I thought I would share.
I bought the dress of my dreams…. the sample I tried on in the store was too big so they just sorta pulled it tight so I could see what the size I would order would look like. There was no armpit fat in the sample dress. When I finally got my dress, it fit (i.e. comfortable, zipped and buttoned just fine). It was perfect, except my dress caused the dreaded armpit fat I had worked so hard to avoid in the store. And in some positions, but not all, I had a little overlap of back fat (you could only tell when you looked at me directly on a profile). Now, I’m 5’4″ and weigh 115 lbs, which is a far cry from “fat”. Sure, there are several angles that I could stand in to hide these problems in pictures, but, if the photographer catches me from the wrong angle in a candid shot, its all over.
I’m very fit and go to the gym at least 3 times a week (as I have for years), so exercise really didn’t seem like the cure for this particular problem. So I went to a very good and creative seamstress for a brainstorming session. I made sure that I pointed out all the little “flaws” I wanted to correct so she knew what I was after.
We came to a perfect solution. Instead of letting out the bodice to make it looser, which would be unfortunate since the problem was only at the very top of the bodice, not the waist, we decided to just make a deeper V-cut in the back. This was also less expensive than having her disassemble and reassemble the bodice, since she could just cut off part of the dress. She literally just cut the dress on the diagonal so it follows a nice smooth line from the front of the dress–you would never know that the dress wasn’t just made with a lower back line.
This gave me enough additional space in the front to cure the armpit fat problem and lowered the dress enough in the back to solve the back fat issue as well (i.e. the dress ended at a naturally leaner part of my back, thus, no pudge). Plus, it made the dress a whole lot sexier since it now has a lower back line.
When I get the dress back, I’ll post the before and after pictures so you can see what I’m talking about.
If you want to know if this solution will work for you, you can test it by not zipping your dress up all the way, even taking one button or half an inch could be the difference between armpit fat and no armpit fat.
Hope this helps other brides out there trying to solve the eternal armpit fat and back fat dilemma.
Congratulations on your wedding!