Post # 1
So my wedding is in September, which gives me the entire summer outside in my garden and on our back deck. By the end of last summer I had built up some pretty wicked tan lines from my favourite Old Navy tank tops which I have in every colour imaginable. Any tips for how to avoid tan lines so I don’t look like an idiot walking down the aisle in September in my strapless gown? I’m pretty pastey white, but my arms tan fairly well in the summer. Am I supposed to wear tube tops alll summer??
Post # 3
My way to avoid tan lines is massive amounts of sunscreen every 2-3 hours. I burn, not tan.
Post # 4
Would a really light spray on tan a few days before even me out? Or would it make my darker parts darker and the lighter parts still stand out do you think? I’d like to have SOME colour but not the contrast, LOL!
Post # 5
I think that if you did a spray tan over existing tan lines, it would probably make the tan lines more visible. It is possible that you could have someone spray by hand to fill in the areas with the tan lines. You could also try switching out for different types of tops.
Post # 6
I know how you feel… I play on a softball team in the summer for fun. Imagine this particular pattern baked in really well…
Cleats, high socks, bare knees, shorts, thick strap sleevless shirt, upper arms exposed, elbow brace on right arm with forearm exposed, left arm exposed completely except for what’s covered by a ball glove.
I’m pretty much a patchwork quilt.
Post # 7
Use sunscreen every day when you’ll be outside, and reapply after a couple hours.
Also, get a strapless bathing suit and spend some time in the sun with it on so you can tan the parts that are usually covered by your shirts.
I’d be hesitant to try covering up my tan lines with a self-tanner. The color may not match your tan. If you go that route, take a test drive before your wedding day.
Post # 8
Tube tops it is! I better start back up on the 30 day shred 😉
Post # 9
Honestly, my way of avoiding tanlines is to stay in the shade. I have to be outside for work and I just wear light long sleeve shirts and stay out of the sun as much as I can. But I’m not too pale to begin with so I can do that. I would agree with going with tube tops.
Post # 10
I avoid tan lines by using a Coppertone tinted lotion. I only use Coppertone b/c it doesn’t turn me orange! Just put a little bit on before you go to bed where your tan lines are, it gradually shows a little bit of color instead of caking the orange on.
Post # 11
Oooh thanks krzaun! I’m always wondering what tanning lotions are a “natural” colour rather than orange! I had a bad streaky orange leg experience once… LOL!
Post # 12
I’m stocking up on strapless tops as we speak. 🙂 I got a bunch of cute ones at White House Black Market that have a similar neckline to my dress. Now I’ll have to wear my hair up too, so my pony tail doesn’t leave a tan line down the center of my back. Am I thinking too much into it?? Haha!
Post # 13
I haven’t had a tan line iin about 5 years. I’m fair and like it that way. The trick: use sunscreen.
A girlfriend of mine counted on a spray tan before her wedding to cover her lines and it didn’t even come close to working. Her tan was darker and her tan lines were still lighter
Post # 14
I plan on wearing tube tops all summer and getting a bandeau bikini to avoid them while at the beach!!
Post # 15
I go tanning in addition to spending time in the sun. Helps to blend things out a little… never been a fan of the naked perma-bikini! lol 🙂