- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
Do I have back fat?
Do I have back fat?
honestly, EVERYONE who wears a strapless straight across gown typicaly has what we call “back fat”… the skin all gets pushed up where the dress tightens to hold it up. I have noticed that dress with a more “v” shape to the back have less cuz it doesn’t push all the skin and “fat” up straight across giving it less of the look. Every dress I tried on that was strapless had this, and it is prety common no matter how skinny or curvy a woman may be, it’s just natural when you’re tightening something to be held up, that skin has to go somewhere!
Your dress is really pretty though! i love the beading!
eta: here is a post about it.. sadly you cant see her pictures since the attachments dont show up!
eta (again): like this beautiful bee’s dress MRsSaltwatertaffy
I don’t mean to be unkind, but yes, your back seems to be a problem area in that dress. Try a bolero or shrug over it, maybe.
Everyone with that style of back on a dress will have lumpy skin over the top. Alterations can take care of that, but I don’t recommend a bolero or shrug since they often draw unwanted attention to your problem areas and can make you look bigger.
I don’t think it looks horrible. I think it looks like what is naturally there with strapless dresses, not, “whoa girl, go find another dress.”
Thank you. I agree I dont want a bolero or shrug. I personally dont think its bad, and you are right everyone with this style of dress has a little. I just wanted to know does it look horrible?
Is this altered yet? Are you wearing it with the undergarments you plan to wear? I would get your foundation garments sorted and have it fitted before worrying about it.
I fail at typing.
No its not altered yet! Still trying to figure out the garment situation. Bought a stapless bra from Lane Bryant wore it all day, and it was painful. Anyone have suggestions on what to buy? Also thoughts on spanx?
Where did you find one?
Courtney323: To echo a PP, yeah, that’s normal with strapless dresses. Even skinny girls can get it.
This is an example as too much back fat. This is me, btw, so I’m not trashing any other bride. This is when I was laced up way too tight, and needed some smoothing out. Ha.
Thank you all for the positive comments!
I would ask your bridal shop or seamstress about the longline bra… the strapless didn’t do squat for me and it sure didn’t hold up all day but the longline did a good job of supporting me and it was way more comfortable. They can get them in all kinds of sizes, my seamstress even altered mine because the cup shape wasn’t quite right for my body or the dress. (This was for a bridesmaid dress a few years back).
Is the dress you already chose?