(Closed) HELP! Staying at destination for 5 days prior to wedding-worried about tan lines

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

When you are lying out in the sun, unhook your top in the back ties while you are lying face down to tan evenly. When you flip over, just make sure all that’s covered is your boobs and let the straps either hang or tie them right in front of you. Also, wear different bathing suits each time you go so that your lines are not always forming the same. If you are careful, you should be fine. Wear sunscreen so you don’t burn. That would be way, way worse than tan lines.

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Go topless! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

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Clairetoris:  super easy – get a UPF sun shirt! i have several I use for backpackin trips when I don’t want to deal with sunscreen. They’re long sleeved and made from lightweight bathing suit material. Lululemon, Patagonia, athleta, ll bean, Eddie Bauer, Columbia all make them. You can find some cute ones

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Those long sleeved rash guard shirts are actually in style! Check out Victorias Secret, Lululemon, & Athleta! Or, get a strapless top. A bandeau will be straight across & potentially mess up a good sweetheart neckline…but Victorias Secret has sweetheart neckline bandeaus. I have been online bathing suit shopping all weekend haha! Also, wear spf 50 & then just bring some self tanner or bronzing cream to make everything match. You have a few different options.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

A rashie… That’s what I always wear to the beach/when swimming outside but because I don’t want to damage my skin (i.e. tan) or to get skin cancer. Works equally well in preventing tan lines!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I have seen lots of backless one-pieces lately, so you may be able to find a swimsuit with the same cut as your dress (halter, straps, etc). 

I would also follow the above advice! A bronzing cream would bronze all over, but worst case, you could try to use a foundation. Perhaps buy a thicker coverage foundation before you go in a shade or two darker than you are now – or if you are getting your makeup done, tip a bit extra and see if they will help! I’m sure they’ve had stranger requests haha. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

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Clairetoris:  they’re actually quite on trend, especially as people are trying these days to avoid sun exposure for cancer reasons. I’ve seen them at the beach a lot. But hey – it up to you what you’re concerned about looking sillier in – a long sleeved sun shirt made for the beach/pool, or crazy tan lines in all your wedding pics. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Long sleeve rash guard over bathing suit. They are great and cute and still beachy.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

It’s only 5 days so unless you get super sunburned I doubt you’ll get massive tan lines? Just use sunscreen and cover up where possible, and when swimming switch it up with different swimsuits – backless one-pieces, different bikinis etc! An excuse to buy some swimsuits 😉

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