(Closed) Is it as bad as I think?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree that it may also be a bit tight and I think it’s just where the dress sits.  I don’t see fat, I think it is your shoulder bone.  The dress sits directly under the shoulder bone. 

I think we all have doubts about our dresses.  I am worried about my fat in my dress but it’s really not that bad.  It’s just something that bugs me and like the worker said to me, “if people are gonna be staring at your back fat they have a problem.”

Post # 18
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I think your dress is beautiful! But I agree with the girls – the bodice is a little snug, but I think “overflow of backfat” is a little dramatic. You look great!

Post # 19
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s so frustrating that they won’t do anything about it!  You would think they would want to keep their customers happy and fix it.

Post # 20
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

First off – Welcome to WB!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Girl, if that’s what you call backfat come on over – I’ll show you what back fat looks like!! LOL I don’t think it looks snug, but that could be the picture. Like a PP said – I think it’s the design of the ruching that’s making it look off.

Are you uncomfortable IN the dress (not just about how you think it looks) I mean is it hard to breath, move, dance? Do you think a kickass pair of Spanx-like undergarments would help (I feel like material against material hangs better)? If not – can they let it out a bit? If they refuse can you find another tailor that will do it for a reasonable fee?

Post # 23
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think it’s beautiful! I agree with the others that the bodice seems a bit tight. I LOVE the front of it!

Post # 24
435 posts
Helper bee

You look beautiful in the dress.  It might be a little bit tight, but there isn’t any back fat.  If you are wearing a veil when you walk down the aisle it won’t be visible at all.  Great dress!!

Post # 25
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think your dress looks great. If I were a guest at your wedding, I would just see a lovely bride and a beautiful dress.

Yes, if we scrutinize the photo of your back after you tell us that you’re worried about fit we might see it. But I think if you look at it objectively you won’t concerned.

Post # 26
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Your dress is beautiful front and back.  I do not see an overflow of back fat, keep the dress and you will be a stunning bride!

Post # 27
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010
Post # 28
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Honestly, no..I don’t see “back fat” in the pictures…


I was concerned about having it too.  I was reassured by everyone that I did not have a “muffin top.”  I wore the dress, even though I disagreed.  Then came picture choosing time!  I hated more than 1/2 my pictures because of my (real or imagined) back fat.  People still disagree, but as a bride, my opinion matters the most!

Do what you are most comfortable with. 

Post # 29
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hey there fellow St. Louisian =]

I think you are fine but the dress looks a little tight; nothing an alteration won’t fix. You aren’t by any means overflowing.

If it REALLY bugs you, you can wear a bolero or…you have 2 months. Go heavy duty on your upper back work outs! I started doing a LOT of upper body rows, fly exercises, and push ups and was really surprised how tone my back got in 8 weeks. At least enough that i didn’t freak about back fat. I was pretty shocked when I saw my dress on me for the first time and vowed to fix that asap.

Boy aren’t we all irrational about back fat, lol.

Post # 30
39 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it looks beautiful.  The picture from the front is amazing.

Post # 31
1963 posts
Buzzing bee

My opinion:  It just doesn’t look like its pulled up enough.  Your chest area looks a lil uneven and low (the fabric not your boobs).  As soon as its altered everything will probably be pulled up and look great, back and front.

What bra are you planning to wear?

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