Post # 1
Ok, so I had my first dress fitting today. Yay!!! And the dress fits perfect, except in the bust. The girls are out of control. So my question is, is there something specific I can do to tone my bust? I do need to lose weight in my belly (I call it the Italian curse, I carry all my weight in my belly and bust-just like all the Italian women in my family!) but the girls are BIG for my small shoulders. And no, a breast reduction is not an option!
I’d like to specific target the bust area, in addition to my regular walking/bike riding.
I can either get the dress let out a couple of inches or have it turned into a corset back. But I’d rather a) not spend the money on alterations and b) do it on my own because I need to lose some weight anyway.
Post # 3
They say the first place you lose weight is the ta-tas! Since you’re wedding isn’t until September, maybe you should try losing weight for a month, see how it goes, and then try your dress on again. If nothing changes, then I think alterations are a must. 🙁
Don’t forget to do muscle conditioning, too! Most women forget that and it helps burn fat faster as well as toning you up!
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@kdlowery Thanks for the site. Some I knew push ups would be on the list! Doh!!!
Post # 6
Not sure if your gown is strapless but there are also minimizer bras that might work, depending on how tight the fit is.
But I think the exercise is the best option, since there are so many additional benefits which come with it.
Post # 7
I’m willing to bet you can fix it with the right bra. It might take some serious Internet-scouring if you need a strapless minimizer, but I’m sure they’re out there. I have the "Italian curse" too (lol…I’ll have to remember to call it that). When I have problems with shirts buttoning over my puppies, I experiment with different kinds of bras — more supportive, less supportive, ones that put them up under my chin, and ones that let them droop more…usually I can find something that works. Most often, getting a bra that really lifts them up helps more than anything else, since women with bigger chests tend to carry their puppies a little lower.
Post # 8
i have a strapless minimizer and i LOOOOVE it. I got it from Kohl’s.
if you want to lose weight, there’s no way to "spot tone" it really. You can build up your muscle, but you will likely get bigger before your muscles are big/strong enough and plentiful enough to start burning away fat.
Interval training is THE fat burning key. It really blows and is not easy but it’s the best thing. You should be losing it off your chest first though, which is a plus, right? Push Ups and Planks are your friend for that lovely side/underarm squishy skin/boob thing that us bustier women get. Unfortunately even a little bit of boob not in the right place just looks so unflattering, but those are my fitness staples.
walking and bike riding is good….ellipticals are good *low impact, too!* and you should try pilates. I thought it was a big ole hoax but i’ve been doing it for a year now and I’ve transformed from blocky basketball player to longer and leaner with a figure i’m much much happier with. It’s wonderful!
A corset back is probably the best. I’m busty and I find that i’m more comfortable and natural looking in that because it provides the support i need all the way up my ribcage. the straplesses kinda squashed me, boxed out my chest, and didn’t give any lift or separation.