Post # 1
I’m getting married in less than three months and I am really concerned about my back acne – I can’t imagine anything worse than wearing a beautiful dress, turning around and revealing cystic red spots all over my back! So I am considering a lace bolero to help disguise the problem, but my dress is all lace and quite a distinctive pattern.
For those of you who wore a lace dress and a lace jacket, did they match perfectly? And if any of you happened to wear a Maggie Sottero ivory dress, where did you find your bolero? I had a look in David’s bridal at their jackets and their ivory is much more of a yellow tone than that of my dress, so I assume that Maggie Sottero ivory is a very pale shade?
Post # 3
I LOVE lace boleros, but my personal opinion is that they look their best with satin dresses. I have a lace dress and in the end decided to go with a cardigan or shawl for if I get chilly. Unfortunately that option isn’t formal enough for your walk down the aisle. Could you possibly have a makeup artist apply makeup to your back and just allow your veil to conceal the rest for the walk down the aisle? And then after get something less formal for covering your back?
Post # 4
First off, your dress is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Second, is that the veil you’re wearing? How well does it cover your back? Just an idea, but might it be possible to get a slightly more substantial veil (maybe a couple layers) so that your back is obscured but you don’t have to worry about clashing with the dress/taking away from the pretty straps? I bet you could even find a mantilla veil with lace trim that does a decent job of matching your dress, and they’re large enough that it could drape over your shoulders a bit.
Post # 5
Gorgeous dress! My makeup artist will cover any sort of acne- this might be an option for you? Alternatively, would you consider adding a lace back to your gown? Maybe a cap sleeve and lace backing? Not sure how that would look, but maybe your seamstress would have some ideas on what to do!
Post # 6
I had a lace jacket that was a good-but-not-perfect match to my dress (it also matched very well with the veil).
I wouldn’t put a bunch of makeup on your back if you are prone to acne. I do think that a heavier veil is a better suggestion, and I think you’ll be able to find a bolero that complements your dress, even if it’s not 100% identical. Lovely gown, by the way!
Post # 7
@missmess: Yes, that is my veil and it does have more than one layer but it is still quite sheer. Is it common to wear the veil for the entire evening? Maybe an angora-type cardigan would work best for he reception.
@little_d: I’ll have to talk to my hair/makeup stylist to see if she is able to disguise any acne spots – does it look natural?
Urgh, I just wish that my acne had left along with my teenage years!
Post # 8
So stunning from the back! A couple of thoughts:
– You could look for a plain sheer bolero with no lace at all, although that might not be quite as effective as something lacy for masking the acne.
– Angora would be lovely! As long as it’s not too hot for July?
– It’s up to you whether to keep the veil on or take it off for the reception. A lot of brides choose to take it off because you will be getting lots of hugs that day, and every time someone hugs you the veil will tug at your hair. That can build up to a raging headache by the end of the night (my sister warned me about this). So yeah, you might want to plan on ditching the veil … maybe if you decide to go with makeup on your back, then a sheer bolero with no lace would do the trick?
Post # 9
I’m not sure if it looks natural- it’s not cheap so I imagine it must look ok?! When people hug you, I’m not sure if that would mess up any of the back makeup- definitely look into that, maybe do a trial run? I’m not getting it myself- my acne is mostly on my face so I’m going for the airbrushed makeup. I wish my acne got left in my teenage years as well!! lol You look beautiful- even if you did nothing about the bacne, you will be stunning!