(Closed) Back fat …..

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Well as long as the dress isn’t too tight in across the top you will be fine.  Don’t starve yourself until the wedding but do work out an eat right so you will feel GREAT on your big day!!! Good Luck

Post # 4
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Don’t forget about strategic husband hand placement.  In all of our photos you have no opportunity to spy any back fat because Mr. DG’s hand is placed gracefully over the spot where flesh and dress meet.  Problem solved without extra hunger or workout!

Post # 5
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have back fat too! I never knew it until my friend took a picture of my train… all I could see was back fat.  I thought maybe I should lose 5 lbs before the wedding but now I don’t know. My dress salon attendant said cardio is the only way to get rid of it. who knows.  just know that you’re not alone in the back fat department.

Post # 6
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i have been doing a TON of back workouts to get muscles back there, and its really helping so far!! i too am worried about the back fat, but im turning the back into muscles and hopefully, thatll take care of this issue! good luck!

Post # 7
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Honestly, if the dress is fitted properly, you should not have any problems.  I didn’t have any problems with mine because I made sure that the top was secure enough to stay up but not too tight that is creates a reverse muffin top.

Post # 8
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Back fat or not, I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE both those gowns…I think you just HAVE to have one of them. They are gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚  SOrry no help…just drool.

Post # 9
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mrs. DG — that is brilliant!

Post # 10
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I am an average weight (street size 8, wedding gown was a 10) and I had a little spillover on the back of my dress too. (It did go straight across in the back.) I love the suggestion about “strategic hand placement”—that’s brilliant! I think the way to avoid it is in either getting a dress that doesn’t produce it (try the scooped neckline like you said) or strategically covering it up. Or just not worrying about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

the skin has to go somewhere – especially if it’s a corset style dress.

I am pretty fit, but inevitably some dresses still produce some back fat.  At one place i went to, the sales lady put her had down the back of my dress after it was done  up and literally ‘swept’ my skin outwards, away from my spine.  This did wonders in pushing the skin away from the middle of the corset and minimizing back fat (and i made sure my Maid/Matron of Honor knew how to do this for the big day as that will be one of her many duties ..haha)

As for getting rid of it you need to do cardio to reduce overall body fat (you can’t remove it from just one spot on the body) you can do some exercise to strengthen and tone the muscles in your back, but if there is a layer of excess skin/fat on top on it, you won’t see the nicely toned muscles ๐Ÿ™‚



Post # 12
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m worried about the same. Sounds like I have to up my cardio.

Post # 13
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

uh..definitely eat! just healthy..nobody wants a grouchy bride..and i know if i dont eat i get mean! lol

I think as long as its not too tight you should be good. Corset backs would probably work well.

Post # 14
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

you can’t really lose weight in specific spots.  Don’t starve yourself.  Just do cardio to tone up and do dips (which work the back muscles really well).

Post # 15
1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

What are dips? Like pull ups? Or is that when you put your hands on the bench and dip up and down?? haha sorry if that’s a dumb question, but I want to work my back too ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah it’s where you put your hands behind your back on two parallel bars and dip up and down to the point where your elbows are bent 90 degrees.  I usually do it with my legs hanging so the knees are bent 90 degrees too when I’m dipping.

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