(Closed) Back Fat, you are my arch nemesis!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1580 posts
Bumble bee

haha, no, not insane.

But it will save you a lot of stress if you just pick a dress that doesn’t require sweeping, tucking, and taping.

Post # 4
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

OMG I too have some back fat! I hate it! I have been trying to do more back excercises to try and combat this problem! I also have jiggly under arms eeeek

Post # 5
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Lol I tried a corset on for the first time the other day and I swiveled to see my back and I had some fine back cleavage too… I would definitely try the sweeping before the taping… yeesh.

Post # 6
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Heck no! I think I’m going to try that!!!! I don’t want any extra butts anywhere on my body, mine is big enough to be the only one!!!

Post # 8
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Nope, I think I might give that a go, too!  It drive me nuts!

Post # 9
48 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

i have never heard of the adhesive tape trick, sounds painful, as a sometime theatre technician, i am used to having duct tape stuck on my arms,and it bloody hurts when it comes off!!!

but my dress is going to consist of a corset which will be similar to this one:

Gold and Pink Sample by Sparklewren Bespoke Corsets

and i too have the wobbly arms issue, though i am probably going to go down the shrug route, as a jacket would totally obscure the back of the corset.

but if your having a corset style back, they may be able to put a modesty placket in, which sits behind the laces and hides your actual skin, but still pulls you in and does its job.

Post # 10
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would also make sure that the dress is fitted to you.  You might be having problems because you are trying on dresses that are far too tight.  I didn’t have any problems with a dress that was fitted to me.

Post # 11
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think whatever works is fine and not crazy. Anyone can get weird stuff going on with the skin on their back that comes from being laced tightly into a corset gown. Some of that can definitely be smoothed out and rearranged. I’ve found that Body Pump classes at my local gym have been a godsend in giving me quick results and a little more definition through my arms, shoulders and back muscles. Not perfect, but better. Good luck!

Post # 13
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

Back fat is my arch nemisis too! But like was said above, a lot of it comes from the dress being tied too tightly, I tell you, those bridal consultants don’t want you to breathe!

What I’ve figured out with my corset backed dress is you make sure the top three or so criss crosses aren’t too tight, those top ones are what pinch your skin and make most of the fat poonch (yes, my technical term) out over the top. After you get down a couple inches, then you can begin to cinch the corset in tight, without as much of the fat poonching effect.

Post # 14
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You should read my post I did last week. I have a corset dress and if it is laced too tight (like the seamstress did) then it gives me the back cleavage look.  She finally showed me and my Maid/Matron of Honor how to sweep the skin back into place to smooth it back out.  It was crazy majic and I’m glad she showed me this trick because now I get the look of the tight corset but not the back cleavage.

I do need to add that this might not work for all dress types etc. so give it a try while trying on dresses.

Post # 16
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Don’t forget to teach your honey how to cover the dress/skin junction for pictures!

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