Post # 1
I have visited the seamstess this week and the dress is now pinned to reflect the removal of most of the train and pinned at the bust as it gaped at the front (I don’t want cups sewn in).
I know I have a broad back but was a little bit horrified at the rear view. I’m sure it didn’t look like this before?! Or perhaps I had concentrated on the front and not really notice the back. The seamstress said it wasn’t too tight as you could get your hand down the back where the lacing starts.
I’ve got 2 months to go – I’ve read that exercise helps but i’m quite muscular anyway, I don’t want my back to look even more broad. I don’t really want to succumb to a bolero as I think my shoulders/collar bone are my better feature.
I know this is a regular problem that has been posted many times but I’d be grateful for any advice. I’ve posted the front view too as I love my dress – will I get over this?! Is it really bad? Please be honest
Post # 3
I don’t see any back fat? I’ve read in other threads that corset backs tend to push up all of your back to give you “back fat” where it previously did not exist. I think your dress look great on you and no bolero is necessary.
Post # 4
Trust me, that is some of the better back fat I’ve seen.
I don’t even see a problem to be honest.
Post # 5
@mel801: thats not back fat skinny girl thats called back muscle’s you look beautiful in that dress
Post # 6
What you’re calling “back fat” is just your skin/muscle bunching a little because of where the dress sits. Try holding it a little higher when you lace it, or having the seamstress raise or lower the back a little if it really bothers you. If you move the edge even a little it should help.
Post # 7
I see what you mean. You’ve got nice muscle definition and it doesn’t look like fat, but it does squeeze you in a way that makes for some weird bulges. I’d talk to the seamstress and figure out what can be done because there’s no reason you should just have to accept that fit. (And where it’s pinching you in the back and creating that cleft just above the laces looks downright uncomfortable.)
Post # 8
Thanks bees – perhaps she did do it up tighter this time. I know I don’t have the spillage over the top of the dress and perhaps I was holding my shoulders back a bit, but I didn’t realise my back was broader than my hips!
Trust me, I would class myself as slim but most definately not skinny. I love my food and perhaps the week of all inclusive bingeing at the beginning of October hasn’t helped matters!
I’m grateful for your comments though and anyone else with honest opinions, please comment.