(Closed) Avoid Tanlines?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

MrsCaribou:  Sunblock every hour or two, wide brim hats, and long sleeve linen shirts.  When I went to the Keys for a week one summer I wore 45 everyday all over and reapplied 3 or 4 times during the day and I still tanned so the long sleeve linen shirts are going to be key.

Post # 3
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You might be able to wear light blouses? Honestly, I’d go with slightly loose-fitting wicking button-downs meant for travel.





And be sure to keep your knees covered! In some cultures, only prostitutes and little boys wear shorts.

Post # 4
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

beachbride1216:  +1. If you are really serious about avoiding the farmer’s tan, loose fitting long sleeve shirts will be the way to go. And plenty of sunscreen on your hands. They make some that are made of moisture wicking material and have mesh vents in the back so that you are not as hot. something like this: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/exofficio-gill-shirt-upf-20-plus–long-sleeve-for-women~p~5509p/?filterString=s~ex-officio-long-sleeve-shirt-womens%2F&colorFamily=07

Post # 6
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

MrsCaribou: I’m pale as well and I really don’t like to sunbath as I so easily end up with a sunburn. Now, it’s mostly OK since I live in Canada, but I once spent 3 weeks doing fieldwork in Australia and that was a totally different business. I tried sunblock and a t-shirt one day and that was such a bad idea… major burn. So for the most of the time I was wearing loose fitting shirts in light materials such as linen and cotton. Nothing polyester! It was the only thing that prevented me from burning to a crisp. 

Oh, and be careful with your legs. They’re easy to forget about, as they don’t tan as easily, but my dermatologist told me it’s the most common location of skin cancer for women.

Post # 7
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

this is actually something I’m trying to avoid also lol. I run and get pretty awesome tan lines during the summer. I’ve just recently tried to spray tan my feet,oh boy…they are still orange lol. I use sunscreen,that just prevents sunburn.i still get darker…lol oh well. Good luck, have fun in Africa



Post # 8
1544 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

if u wear really loose long sleeved shirts in white and a light material, you might be surprised at how cool they are. 

Post # 9
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d wear loose long sleeved shirts. I live in an agricultural community and that’s what everyone wears when they are going to be working in the fields in direct sun. Keeps you cool and keeps you from burning. I don’t think you will look weird or anything, and I think your pale skin will be happy that you don’t let it bake in the sun!

Post # 10
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

MrsCaribou:  I currently live in Africa (and will be up until 2 months prior to my wedding) and trust me, normal shirts don’t help. I STILL get bra/tank top strap tan lines and the sleeve tan lines are the WORST! You have to wear sunscreen and the long-sleeved shirts. Plus, get a big floppy hat because the neck tan lines will happen (I have long hair but still manage to get the neck tan lines) and you don’t want that on your wedding day! Also, the long-sleeves are hot, but just trust me, it’s worth it to avoid the farmer tan lines.

As far as legs, mine are super pale because I lived in a small community for 18 months and wore long skirts and pants every single day. I have an issue with feet tan lines, but if you wear socks and closed toed shoes that should be fine.

Don’t forget to sunscreen your hands!

I think that’s all, but happy to answer any other questions if it might help 🙂

Post # 11
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Like everyone else said, loose long sleeve shirts, wide brim hat, and tons of suncreen!

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