Post # 1
i’m a bride getting married this weekend. my dress is strapless.
does anyone have any ideas on how to hide the fat that bulges out in the part between the underarm and upperbreast when you put your arm down?
double sided tape? surgical tape? how do you put it on to keep the fat from bulging out??? agh!
thanks in advance!
Post # 3
make sure you have a great fitting bra and make sure that your dress is tight enough to keep it up and covering that underarm area (but not too tight that it cuts into your skin! if you have time (and i know your wedding is really soon), I would ask the person who did your alterations what they recommend and if they can fix your dress so that this doesn’t happen. Regardless, I am sure you will make a beautiful bride- do not stress about this and have a great wedding!
Post # 4
I TOTALLY stressed over this and when i got my pictures back, I was so upset because in most of them, my left ‘bat wing’ was overhanging my dress. I honestly feel like it would have been better had I commandeered a bridesmaid to be ‘in charge’ of making sure that wasn’t happening at key times during the day.
BUT, I should also mention that regardless, you really will be stunning and I am 99% positive that you will be the only one who even notices it. Keep that in mind when you get your pics back too…don’t focus on what other people won’t even see and have a wonderful, wonderful day!!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2007 - Westbury Manor
A few pictures I got back had that problem and I was a bit annoyed with myself that I didn’t do anything about it. But I agree with corn, I’m sure I’m the only one that will notice..
Post # 6
i thought i was the only one that was annoyed by this~! the underarm fat is the one major reason i refused to get a strapless wedding dress (or strapless with straps..it’s the same thing~!!)..i feel like no matter what size you are, that underarm flab comes out with strapless styles. i’ve even seen size 0 skinny girls have that "flab" and it bothers the heck out of me~!! but for some reason this strapless style is so popular and everywhere and i was always so puzzled~!
Post # 7
Oh- also I saw a really good piece of advice that you should NOT put your arms flat against your sides- always have them sticking out- this should help with the skin-over-dress issue as well as make your arms look skinnier, which is always nice!
Post # 8
You know – since the wedding is so soon, should you get the photos back and you see something you don’t like – a good photographer should be able to "fix" it digitally. Though the thought of making sure someone sees it and helps hide it is a good idea too!
I had some photos taken once last year and I looked a bit bloated…ok let’s be honest I looked pregnant! LOL – my FH (who used to own a modeling agency and worked the computer and digital imaging) slimed me down with out making it look like it had been touched at all.
It’s a big task and they might charge you for it, but it can be really worth it if there’s a picture you plan to order a lot of or blow up.
Post # 9
Like the Pp said, it’s a problem with the dress fitting, and not something that you can really get rid of without fixing the dress itself. If you have underarm fat, it’s because your dress is too tight in that particular spot. If it’s a strapless gown, it should be structured enough that it doesn’t HAVE to be tight– the thing should be completely supported by your hips and its own boning.
But yeah, if you can’t fix the dress, just make sure you’re holding your arms out a little. 😉