Post # 1
I recently started shopping around for wedding dresses and though I’m not at my ideal “wedding dress weight”, I’m starting to wonder … even if I lose weight, will it avoid back fat?
There was another girl in the dressing room next to mine who must weight about 115lbs / 5’4, and even she had back fat.
My sales lady told me that the 2 dresses I’m eyeing right now are able to be altered to create a scoop in the back VS a straight back. << this apparently prevents back fat.
Is this true? or should I just stop eating till my wedding date?
1st dress: Enzoani (Columbia)
2nd dress: Jim Hjelm (8002)
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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 🙂 SOrry no help…just drool.
Post # 9
Mrs. DG — that is brilliant!
Post # 10
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 🙂
Post # 11
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 🙂
Post # 12
I’m worried about the same. Sounds like I have to up my cardio.
Post # 13
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 16
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.