Post # 1
We want to find her a dress that she feels is figure flattering, and also covers her tattoos. I doubt we’ll find the best of both worlds as long sleeve bridesmaid dresses seem pretty rare-and even if the few options we may find I can imagine might look kinda…matronly. I’d hoped we could find the dress that fits her best, then have a long or 3/4 length shrug for her to wear? I don’t think we can find one at a bridal shop, but do you think we can find one and have it dyed to match the color? Or is this geting too complicated..
Post # 3
Who is the “we” that wants her tattoos covered?
Post # 5
What’s the issue with having her tattoos show?
Post # 6
I guess I agree with Aure that I don’t understand why her tattoos can’t show. But I think some kind of shrug would deifnitely work. If you only want the tattoos covered during the ceremony, you could also do a wrap that she could take off for the reception.
Post # 7
@Aure: I agree… Why can’t her tattoos show?
I can’t stand it when everyone wants to cover up their bridesmaids tattoos. If you can’t accept your friend the way she is, then you shouldn’t ask her to be in your bridal party. Other people may not like or agree with it but that is her body and those tattoos are a part of her whether you or anyone else likes it. I mean serioulsy, that would be like her saying, “Umm you have any ugly face, could you please cover it up somehow?” So yeah, I would say just let the tattoos show…
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Post # 9
OP stated that the Bridesmaid or Best Man also wants to cover up the tats so it’s not just the bride. If she wants to cover them up, let her cover them up!
Post # 10
It could be the bridesmaid who is offering to cover them. When I was in my best friend’s wedding a few years ago, I tried to find a dress that covered my back tattoo…it’s personal and meaningful to me but not necessarily my friend. People whisper (older women in churches especially) and I didn’t want the attention taken off of the bride. In the end, she said ‘NO WAY’ and showed them off, LOL.
Post # 11
@natbug21: You are being a little harsh. The OP stated that her bridesmaid wants to cover them as well.
OP, what about pashminas?
Post # 12
My bridesmaids are all wearing boleros because one of them is a self-harmer and wants her arms to be covered. Personally, I really dislike large tattoos on any man/woman and I wouldn’t want them showing in my wedding photographs either! I completely support lindsay83 choice and I hope that you can find something suitable. Ebay is a very useful place!
Post # 13
I have a tattoo and I’m not covering it for my wedding. I really like it. Is it really necessary to cover it?
Anyway, if she wants to, and the dress doesn’t cover it, I guess she could use make-up. A shrug might take away from the dress. Can you post a pic of the dress? That would make it easier to give advice.
Post # 14
@Bostongrl25: I think a pashmina is a great idea! Couldn’t think of the word, lol.
Post # 15
@Bostongrl25: I totally agree with you…no need to be harsh about this. OP already indicated that both her and her Bridesmaid or Best Man want the tattoos covered.
I think they do make nude sleeves for things like this. Is it possible that she can get a few of those and then wear a pashmina over her shoulders? Do you both care if they show for the reception, or just ceremony and pictures?
Post # 16
@natbug21: I think you’re jumping to conclusions.
OP: I agree, pashminas or boleros would be cute! My BMs wore pashminas, but had them tied behind their backs so they sort of looked like boleros. They were really inexpensive from Etsy and my BMs looked cute, not matronly at all!