Best Bra For Back Fat

Feb 01 2024 0 Comments

Have you ever put on a bra and noticed that your back suddenly has lumps that weren't there before? Bra bulge is a common problem among bra wearers, and while there's nothing wrong with a little back fat, it can be frustrating to put on a shirt and see extra lumps and bumps caused by a bra showing through. We're here to break down the root causes and offer solutions to this common bra issue.

What Causes "Back Fat"

The biggest factor contributing to unsightly bulges around your bra is simply wearing the wrong size bra. A band that's too tight will push your skin and fat outside your bra leading to the appearance of back fat. To avoid this, you might be tempted to wear a bra with a band that's too big, but we advise against this. If your band is too big, you're more likely to tighten the straps to make up for the lack of band support which will only lead to bulges in a different spot.

While the main culprit of "back fat" is wearing the wrong size bra, it's important to remember that even the thinnest of women are likely going to have a little bit of bulging around the bra. Your bra should be snug to give you the support you need, and that snugness usually comes with some minor lumps, but putting on a shirt is likely all you need to make them disappear. Also, keep in mind that the "back fat" you see in the mirror might not exist at all. Twisting your body to look in the mirror is going to cause rolls that might not be there otherwise, so try getting a friend to take a look or use a second mirror to see if standing straight makes those bumps disappear.


So, we've established that back fat is nothing to be ashamed of, but if you've determined that you're wearing the right bra size and are still feeling insecure, here are some bra solutions to help you get a smooth silhouette.

Wide Panels

If you're looking to smooth out back fat, it's best to choose a bra with wide side and back panels. Thinner bands tend to squeeze your sides more pushing the skin out around the edges while thick bands help evenly disperse the pressure eliminating that pesky back fat. Additionally, side panels push the breast tissue forward preventing anything from spilling out the sides.

Evelyn and Bobbie Beyond Bra in Clay
Parfait Mia Dot Wire Free Padded Bra in Cameo Rose

Evelyn & Bobbie Beyond Bra - Clay

Available in sizes S-3XL

Additional Colors: Himalayan Salt, Black Onyx

Parfait Mia Dot Wire Free Padded Bralette - Cameo Rose

Available in band sizes 30-40 and cup sizes B-H (UK)

Additional Colors: Bright Pink, Black Lace, Sandstone Lace

Try a Bodysuit

If wide panels don't offer enough coverage, try a bodysuit. The higher surface area of a bodysuit will hold everything in, including your back fat, giving a smooth, flattering look.

Parfait Mia Dot P6017 Black Wire Free Mesh Bodysuit

Wide Straps

While the back and side coverage of a bra is arguably the most important bra design aspect, the straps also play a part in minimizing the appearance of back fat. Wide straps help distribute the breast weight evenly. It's best to choose a bra with adjustable straps to avoid too-tight straps digging into the shoulders and upper back causing lumps.

Elomi Cate Underwire Full Cup Banded Bra - Latte

Available in band sizes 34-46 and cup sizes DD-K (UK)

Additional colors: Black, White, Rosewood, Raisin

Minimizer Bra

Back fat can appear when the bra is pulling against the skin, and bigger busts pull more against your bra. Wearing a minimizer bra can offer extra support to reduce that pulling and get rid of the bra bulge.

Parfait Enora 5272 Sapphire Minimizer Bra

Parfait Enora Minimizer Bra - Sapphire

Available in band sizes 3242 and cup sizes C-H (UK)

Additional Colors: European Nude, Charcoal

Concluding Thoughts

Back fat is a common occurrence among women, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. However, if you're aiming for a smooth silhouette, following these tips and getting a bra that fits properly will help you achieve that goal.


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