How do I hide extra fat rolls on the side of bra straps?

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How do I hide extra fat rolls on the side of bra straps?
Disguise or eliminate back rolls to look better from behind. (Gewichtsprobleme image by Dream-Emotion from

The extra fat rolls appearing on the sides of bra straps when you are carrying excess weight in your back can be unattractive and embarrassing. Fortunately, a variety of methods exist for solving this unfortunate problem. The most effective solutions involve targeted exercise, but the problem can also sometimes be solved more simply by adjusting your existing undergarments or trying new ones. Eliminating those unsightly bulges will make you feel more confident and look more attractive.

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    Assess the situation. Are you actually overweight, or are you just wearing ill-fitting or unpleasantly constricting clothing or undergarments? Are you willing to work to eliminate your extra fat rolls, or are you content with your body the way it is? Once you determine your situation and what you are willing to do to fix the problem, proceed with your course of action.

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    Change or adjust your undergarments. (This applies even if you are going to use exercise to target your back rolls. Whether or not you want to lose weight, you should still wear properly fitting undergarments to minimise unsightly bulges.)

    If you do not want to invest in new undergarments, you should minimally try loosening both the shoulder straps and the band around your ribcage on your bra. Rolls are a sign that the bra is too tight and is squeezing your body. Loosening these straps will minimise how much the straps are cutting into your body, creating excess rolls.

    If you are willing to try new undergarments, consider investing in a body shaper, which creates a clean line down your back, or a racerback bra, which runs down the centre of your back along your spine. There are also supportive, tank-style bras which eliminate the need for thin straps or bands which are more likely to cut into your skin.

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    If you are going to try and exercise the back rolls off, there are a variety of exercises that can target this area and help you appear sleeker and stronger, eliminating those unsightly rolls. Yoga and Pilates are good whole-body exercises that will do wonders to tone your back and the area around your arms that tend to bulge out from beneath your bra. Strength training with free weights or a resistance machine can also help tone the area.

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