Finding a comfortable bra that is right for your body can feel like an impossible task. If you're a woman with a large chest and some extra fat on the sides of your breasts and on your back, wearing the wrong bra is not only painful, but it looks terrible.
As a 42DD, I feel like there are fat bulges popping out everywhere no matter what bra I wear. Especially on the sides of my boobs and over the top of the back strap. Most bras tend to highlight my body in all the wrong places. They also fail to give me the support I need, and become so uncomfortable throughout the day that it's usually off by noon (a luxury I can afford while working from home).
But did you know there are bras made specifically for those of us with back fat? If you want to hide those lumps and get a nice back-smoothing bra, there are a lot of amazing options to choose from.
How to Choose the Right Bra for Back Fat
When you are searching for a back-smoothing bra that hides the fat, there are a few things to look for. The number one feature of a bra that hides back fat is a front closure. Without a hook on the back, a front-closure bra has a smoother back panel and it's usually much wider.
Wide panels—both on the back and the sides—are another key feature when choosing the right bra for back fat. Thin panels can dig into your back, just like thin straps can dig into your shoulders. Wide panels and straps will give you a much smoother look and a more comfortable fit.
If you want your back fat to completely disappear—and you are a larger woman like myself—you need to try the Shapeez® Tankee Long. This ultra-comfortable bra is also a camisole and torso trimmer. I can't emphasize enough just how comfortable this bra is, not to mention how perky it makes my boobs look. My back fat is completely gone when I wear Shapeez® Tankee Long, thanks to the lower back neckline and the cut-in shoulders.
The support I get from this bra is amazing, and the molded foam cups provide beautiful shaping. As an added bonus, this bra stays invisible under my sleeveless shirts and tanks. There are no bands or closures, so no back bulges or visible bra lines. Not only does this bra hide the back fat, but it also trims the waist and eliminates the dreaded "muffin top."
This beautiful bra/body shaper is a bit pricey, but it's absolutely worth the investment.
The Spanx® Women's Brallelujah! Bra features a front closure clasp so the back panel will sit flat against your back. This comfortable and supportive shaping bra is made from breathable cotton, Elastane, Nylon, and Spandex for flexibility.
The straps aren't adjustable, but this bra does feature Spanx® Smart Stretch which makes the straps extremely stretchy and seamless. This bra will hug around your back without digging into your skin and forcing out lumps of fat on the edges.
The only negative is that this bra won't fit everyone. The band sizes range from just 32 to 38, and the cups range from A to DD. This bra accommodates smaller breasts and women with smaller upper bodies.
The Delimira® Women's Full Coverage Front Closure Wire Free Back Support Posture Bra is ideal for women with larger breasts and back fat. It features an X-shape reinforcement back strap which not only supports your back but hides the fat.
The straps on this bra are fully adjustable into three different positions. The cups are wire-free and have a soft, supportive design with higher and wider contours for more coverage.
The Chantelle Women’s C Ideal Back Smoothing Bra is designed to avoid unnecessary fat bulges. It will smooth out your back because it features a wide flat band for ultimate support and comfort.
Made from mesh material, this bra will hug your body instead of digging into your skin. The cups give your bust a minimized look and an overall slimming effect. While the foam padding and underwire will give you all the coverage you need.
The cups are made from a mix of Polyester, Polyamide, and Spandex materials, with a plunging low-center front. This bra is available in band sizes of 30 to 42, and C to G cup sizes.
Say goodbye to underarm bulge with the Warner's Women's No Side Effects Wirefree Backsmoothing Contour Easy Size Bra. This bra features larger cups and an elastic band that will fit all the way around the side to contain your boobs and give you a perfect shape.
The wide shoulder straps are designed to stay put and won't dig into your skin. The extra side coverage removes underarm bulges, but won't ride up. This bra is available in band sizes of 34 to 42 and B through DD cups.
If you are looking for a lightly padded bra that hides back fat, we recommend the Vanity Fair Women's Beauty Back Smoothing Minimizer Bra. This bra features wider straps for the right amount of support. The wide bands shape and smooth your back exactly as promised to hide the appearance of extra fat.
This bra will also minimize your bustline up to one-and-a-half inches to give you a slimmer look. The no-poke underwire helps with containment and proper fit
This bra does have a hook and eye closure on the back. But it's wide enough for comfort and support, and pairs well with tight-fitting tops. The Vanity Fair Women's Beauty Back Smoothing Minimizer Bra is available in band sizes 36 to 44 and in cup sizes C through DDD.
You can easily hide that unsightly back fat with any of these bra choices. Just remember, always look for wide panels and straps to get the best results.