Do you ever slip on a tight fitting outfit, only to look in the mirror and feel your confidence slip away? We are firm believers in every single shape and size being beautiful, and we believe that everyone should feel confident in their own body. However, for some people, seeing lumps and bumps on their back can impact on their self esteem and leave them wondering what the best bra for back fat is.
If back fat is getting you down, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone. Many people feel this way and we have good news – there is a simple solution. By selecting a back smoothing bra and ensuring that it fits properly, you can banish the back fat and feel confident in your curves, whatever your outfit choice.
In this article, we’ll talk you through exactly what causes back fat, as well as the best bras and shapewear to choose to eliminate back fat, leaving you with a smooth silhouette that accentuates your natural curves.
What Can I Wear To Reduce Back Fat?
Many people dream of having a perfectly smooth back that they are happy to show off under close-fitting outfits and slinky dresses. However, when you slip into a tighter outfit and see that tell tale bulge on your back, you might be left wondering what you can do about it.
We are regularly asked about the best type of bra to reduce back fat, and whether it’s even possible to avoid it. The good news is that it’s perfectly possible to get the smooth back that you are dreaming of. In fact, it may even be easier than you expect.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about choosing the right bra to eliminate back fat, boosting your confidence and your self-esteem.
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What Causes Bra Back Fat?
Before we look at the best ways to eliminate back fat, we first need to consider what causes back fat in the first place.
The most common cause of back fat is an improperly fitted bra. If a bra is too tight, the band will dig into your skin, causing your flesh to spill over the sides. This overspilling flesh is commonly known as ‘back fat’.
It’s important to note that back fat can happen to anyone, regardless of size. Whether you’re a size 10 or a size 22, everyone is equally at risk of ‘back fat’ if they wear an improperly fitted bra. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you’re wearing a bra that is the correct size, both to avoid back fat and to protect the health of your breasts.
How Do I Avoid Back Fat On My Bra?
Many people wonder how they can avoid the appearance of back fat. As we now know that back fat is typically caused by a bra band that fits too tightly, the first thing to do is to check that you are wearing the right size of bra. To do this, try to fit two fingers underneath the band of your bra, whilst wearing it on the loosest hook. If you are unable to do this, your bra band is too tight. If you can fit more than two fingers under the band, it is too loose.
If you’re wearing the right bra size but are still struggling with back fat, there are specific bras that you can purchase to eliminate the appearance of back fat and give you a smooth and slinky silhouette. These are known as back smoothing bras, due to their abilities to smooth out back fat.
Back smoothing bras offer high levels of support, reducing the amount of strain that the material is under. This enables the bra to sit more smoothly against your body, reducing the appearance of back fat. This is combined with a wide back panel, as well as wide straps and a deep underband. This enables the support to be distributed over a wider surface area, reducing the chances of the bra digging into your skin and causing back fat.
What Is The Best Bra For Smoothing Back Fat?
There are many different back smoothing bras on the market that are designed to eliminate back fat, so how do you know which of these is right for you? We’ve picked out some of the top back smoothing bras on the market, to help you to find the option that is right for you.
For Structured Support
If you’re looking for a structured bra that provides outstanding uplift and forward projection, you’ll love the Fantasie Illusion side support bra. This innovative bra has three piece cups to enhance your natural curves and give you a figure that you won’t be able to resist showing off.
Not only does the Fantasie Illusion look great, but it is also fantastic at eliminating back fat. The wide wires provide outstanding support which is complemented by the fully adjustable shoulder straps. This helps to prevent the bra from digging in, avoiding the appearance of back fat.
And the Fantasie Illusion doesn’t compromise on style either, with delicate lace embroidery along with beautiful centre detailing. This really is a bra that you’ll wear time and time again!
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For Maximum Comfort
There’s nothing more important than comfort when it comes to choosing a bra. After all, some days you might find yourself wearing your bra for over 12 hours, so it’s vital that it’s comfortable enough for all-day wear.
Luckily, this is where the Berlei Beauty Stripe excels. Not only do the adjustable reinforced padded straps offer outstanding levels of comfort, but they also provide high levels of support, helping to prevent the appearance of back fat. The non-padded smoothing cups help to provide a seamless finish under even the closest-fitting of outfits, so that you can wear your new favourite bra with confidence.
And if appearance is what you’re looking for, you won’t be let down by the Berlei Beauty Stripe – beauty by name and beauty by nature! Made from gorgeous lace, this bra really outshines the crowd when it comes to style. And with matching briefs also available, you can complete the set and show off your new lingerie with your head held high.
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For Ultimate Confidence
If a flawless silhouette is what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place. With high back and side fabric, the Amoena Magdalena soft bra smoothes both your sides and back, accentuating your natural shape whilst eliminating back fat. This innovative construction enables the bra to support and stabilise your bust, without needing to use side bones, enhancing your comfort.
And if comfort is your priority, you’ll be pleased to know that this bra is made from ultra comfortable bonded polyamide fabric, so that you can look your best all day long, without feeling uncomfortable. Not only that, but the wide straps provide added support, reducing strain and further reducing the appearance of back fat.
For those looking for a flawless silhouette without compromising on comfort, the Amoena Magdalena may just be the perfect solution.
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Does Shapewear Help With Back Fat?
Wearing a properly fitted bra is the best way to eliminate upper back fat around your bra straps, but what about if the back fat that concerns you is lower down?
If you have back fat around your lower back and waist, you might be wondering whether shapewear could help you to reduce your back fat and gain a smoother silhouette. The good news is that shapewear such as control briefs is a great way to smooth out your silhouette and reduce the appearance of back fat.
The Best Shapewear For Back Fat
If you’re looking to enhance your natural curves and smooth out any lumps and bumps, shapewear is a great starting point. But what type of shapewear is best for you? We’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces when it comes to shapewear for smoothing back fat. Let’s take a look at our top picks.
For Highlighting Your Natural Curves
For those looking to accentuate their natural curves, the Triumph Airy Sensation shaping high waist control brief is ideal. Offering fantastic support, you’ll find that this control brief smooths both your back and your stomach, whilst allowing your natural curves to shine through.
The luxurious sateen trim gives this shapewear an elegant look, whilst the wide and flat edges allow the brief to disappear seamlessly beneath your clothing. If you’re looking for amazing shape combined with extreme comfort, the Triumph Airy Sensation could be the perfect choice.
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For A Beautifully Smooth Finish
If a smooth silhouette is what you’re looking for, you’ll love the Pour Moi Definitions high waist shaping brief. This control underwear is perfect for smoothing out the natural curves of your body under even the tightest fitting of outfits. This is the perfect way to boost your confidence in that little black dress.
Made from lightweight fabric, this shapewear is designed to provide all day comfort, so you can remain focused on the day ahead. Fitting closely under the bust, the Pour Moi Definitions brief provides a beautifully smooth finish underneath just about any outfit, so you can rest assured that you will always look great.
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For A Slinky Silhouette
Do you dream of having a perfect hourglass figure? Well, now you can, thanks to the Guy De France Daphne control briefs. This seamless shapewear offers fantastic tummy control, as well as gently smoothing your back for a smooth silhouette.
Not only that, but this shapewear also prioritises your comfort, with super soft seam-free fabric that you’ll enjoy wearing all day long. If you’re looking to enhance your natural curves with 12 hour comfort, you’ll simply love the Guy De France Daphne shaping briefs.
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Does Running Burn Back Fat?
Running is a great way to keep fit and tone your body, and it’s very effective in burning fat. However, the most common cause of back fat is an improperly fitted bra, usually caused by an under band that is too tight. Whilst running is a great way to lose weight, it isn’t usually the most effective way to eliminate the appearance of back fat. The best way to reduce back fat is to ensure that you’re wearing a properly fitted bra, and invest in a back smoothing bra that has been specially designed to eliminate back fat.
Do Waist Trainers Help Lose Back Fat?
Many people rely on waist trainers to reduce their size of their waist and give them the hourglass figure that they dream of. However, a waist trainer will not reduce the appearance of back fat. The majority of back fat is caused by a bra that doesn’t fit properly. So, the best way to get rid of back fat is to choose a properly fitted bra. If you’re still struggling with back fat after this, you may choose to invest in a back smoothing bra, which is designed to eliminate the appearance of back fat, giving you a smooth silhouette.
Combat Back Fat And Boost Your Confidence
Back fat is a common concern, especially if you enjoy wearing close-fitting outfits. Many people mistakenly believe that back fat is caused solely by weight. However, back fat most commonly results from an improperly fitted bra, usually where the under band is too tight. This digs into the skin, causing the flesh to spill over the sides of the bra.
If you struggle with back fat despite wearing a properly fitted bra, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a simple solution. Back smoothing bras are arguably the best type of bra for back fat, eliminating the appearance of bulges on the back to leave you with a smooth silhouette.
Confidence is one of the most important assets, but it isn’t something that is easy to gain. If back fat is leaving you feeling self-conscious and limiting your outfit choices, opting for a back smoothing bra could be exactly what you need to boost your self-esteem and increase your confidence.
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