(Closed) Back fat – do you think our guests will notice it? (pic included)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

With the lace bolero on, it’s not noticeable at all!

Post # 6
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s not noticeable with the bolero 🙂 

Post # 7
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Really can’t notice it at all with the bolero!
The back of your gown is so pretty! I want to see it all now!

Post # 8
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You can’t notice it at all with the bolero. Personally, I’d want the seamstress to let out the top a bit so you don’t have th back cleavage and can take the bolero off if you want. If she told you she can’t let it out or it won’t fit your boobs, she doesn’t know what she’s doing.

Post # 9
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think you have anything to worry about.The jacket is really beautiful and I would never notice! Best of luck with your wedding!

Post # 10
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

With the jacket on, you dont notice it at all… the jacket is stunning…


Post # 11
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You look beautiful!  It isn’t even noticable.  

Post # 12
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it looks absolutely fine on you with the bolero. If you really do want to be comfortable and have the option to remove the bolero- and there is no more fabric left in the dress to be let out, you can have your seamstress cut away some of the fabric- allowing the dress to scoop a bit lower/eliminating the back fat issue.  Do a search on the board, I know a girl here did that and it worked out PERFECTLY. 

Post # 13
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It needs to be let out, honestly I can see it even in the jacket. Not trying to be an ass, but I know you want honesty. She should be able to let it out in the back without affecting the chest area. Considering your back is going to be facing your guests for a good bit it is worth getting fixed.

Post # 15
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I heard that getting a seamstress to lower the back side will help with back-fat.  You know, making it come to a V lower on the back where women are naturally thinner.  I’m waiting on my gown to see how it looks, and back-fat is a concern for me too (and like you, it’s comfortable for me, but makes me feel self-conscious).

If you’re not interested in that, the jacket does hide a lot, and makes any back-fat almost completely unnoticeable.

Either way, even if you left the jacket off and didn’t change a thing, I bet you most guests would just remember how beautiful you are/will be.

Post # 16
6574 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012


@mixtapehearts:  I agree. I think the bolero is beautiful though. I love it. I know that as a photographer I see this A LOT. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of strapless dresses. Trust me, it’s not just you. Even the tiniest little brides that I work with have it when wearing a strapless dress. It’s less about our “fat” and more about how the dresses have to be tight enough to stay up. 

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