Be brave and bare all, or cover up !!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Cover the scars
    Yes : (6 votes)
    11 %
    No : (47 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

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    mrsbear2be :  you’ve been through a lot and you’re proud of your scars – show them off! I’m guessing you fell in love with the dress without sleeves so in my mind there’s no reason to add them. 

    Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    mrsbear2be :  so glad to see you back and your surgeries went well!

    One way to show off arms while covering a scar could be fine nude mesh. I see leotards like that everywhere right now, so you could find one that fits your dress, or have a light sleeve made that is transparent. 

    For scars, dermablend is the gold standard! 

     

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    mrsbear2be :  look at your shapely arm! Looking great, you must be thrilled:-) it sounds like a lot of energy and time and probably pain. But so glad it worked out. Your man is obviously a keeper:-) 

    Here’s a pic 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    mrsbear2be :  it would work really well with your gorgeous dress! Tag me if you find something, would love to see what you end up with:-) 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee

    Because your scars are on the underside of your arms they probably won’t be seen unless you raise your arms.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee

    If you do bare your arms I would apply liberal coats of sunscreen so the delicately healed skin doesn’t sunburn and turn darker than the rest of your skin. It’ll slow down the healing process.

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper

    By the time of your wedding the scars will have faded some. As a PP mentioned, you can minimize the appearance even further with a Dermablend product. A speedy recovery. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I don’t think you need to have sleeves added to your dress. No one is going to stare, or even notice them very often. They’re on a part of your arm that doesn’t really show very often. I wouldn’t worry about it. If you are nervous, you can get a detachable “topper” for your dress. People use them as coverups for conservative religious ceremonies. You can put it on and take it off whenever you want. Just having the option might help you feel better if you’re stressed. But honestly, for real, I don’t think you have any reason to worry.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If you love your dress and you feel great in it don’t cover up! Your scars are a part of you and you shouldn’t feel like you have to hide them. It’s about how you feel, you being comfortable and happy.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    I think part of your wedding look is about showing off who you are as a person. So there’s one camp that says “my scars are part of my journey and love story, and I am proud to display that part of me” and another camp that says “I’m not defined by my past experience, I want people to look at me for who I have been all along” and might choose to cover up so that it’s not distracting for people who have not had a chance to get used to seeing the scars yet. There is absolutely nothing wrong with either camp, so pick what feels best for you. 

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    A dear friend of mine from high school got a bad scar in a car wreck that should have killed her and she did not want to wear the dress that she had originally picked for senior prom because it showed it off. We encouraged her to stick with her dress and she ended up being very glad that she did. She later told us that it made her feel proud of how strong her body was to go through what it had. Definitely do what makes you feel the most comfortable and beautiful on your special day. Good luck for a speedy full recover! 

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