(Closed) back of dress: is that backfat?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes; what you’re seeing could be considered ‘back fat’.  But in all seriousness, its NOT as bad as you might think.  No one’s going to be focusing on it, I promise x1000.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

when we try on our dresses I think we all zero in on the thing we think looks the worst and we obsess over it.  Min is the size of my arms as well just because they have always looked bigger than my frame to me.  I honestly wouldn’t have noticed if I hadn’t read the post first and been looking for it.  I would have just seen a beautiful dress.  Yes I suppose it could be called back fat but you are also probably just being a little bit hard on yourself.  You look amazing.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes, my dear.  This is the hiccup called back fat – 90% of us have it!  Like the other ladies said, I would not have only noticed it had you not pointed it out.

There would be no reason that you would suddenly have ‘back fat’ just because your arms are getting ‘bulky’ from working out. Quite the opposite in fact – gaining muscle actually burns more fat because your body works so hard sustaining the muscle.  I think you’re just retaining water – nothing more.  I would keep your cardio up, lower the amount of salt you’re consuming, and ‘eat your water’.  Eat your water means eating a lot of fruits and veggies to stay hydrated instead of trying to consume 8-12 glasses a day, focusing more on veggies and low carb fruits like cucumbers and watermelon.  You can drink water – absolutely, but your body transitions/flushes it better when it’s a food source. The 2 days before – stay away from salty foods, no drinking alcohol and if all else fails, take a water pill the morning of.  But honestly, you’re fine.  Just stop pointing it out to people!!  lol

You’re good!!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would choose not to wear the corset under the dress if your girls can handle it.

In my experience, corsets of all kinds cause back fat. Sure, they cinch your waist a little, but the extra stuff has to go somewhere.

One tip to consider is having your girl(s) relace your dress immediately before your reception/ceremony so that everything is sitting right and at it’s most flattering. Otherwise things tend to ride up funny.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sorry but it looks like your dress is way to small for you, so your spilling out. Can they take the dress out more so you can wear your corset to give you support?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@GreenDream:  Oooooh, do elaborate.  Do you mean loosen it up a bit for the reception?  We keep talking about ‘the girls’ so I think I might be confused.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Just out of curiosity, what kind of corset are you wearing? Are you talking about a real one with steal boning and such? Or more of a novelty corset?

Was just asking because I am also wearing a corset (a real one, steal boning, and I plan to lace it completely shut – Ill be waist training from now until the wedding). I find that when I lace myself in I have the back fat issue but as I move around and let things relax and bit, it goes away for the most part. You may want to try lacing yourself in like hours beforehand, give yourself time to relax and then try your dress on.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree that it does look like it is too tight on top and therefore you’re having the back fat issue.  BUT I don’t think it’s something to stress over. Never would have taken noticed unless you pointed it out!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs.ShadowStar:  Ok that explains it, you having them take in more then they need too since your losing so much weight each week, that makes sense to me. Wow a pound or two a week is an amazing effort!! I’m sure that in a month your dress will fit you perfectly and will look so amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I do see a little spillage but I definitely wouldn’t have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out. Really. I was focusing on how freaking gorgeous the skirt of your dress is! omg I love it!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs.ShadowStar:  lol no worries.  And baths help you sweat it out too, darlin.  And they relax you.  Double whammy.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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