Strapless dress regret

posted 2 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
1791 posts
Buzzing bee

stillnothing :  Could you ask your MUA about it? It’s possible she could help out.

Post # 4
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

stillnothing :  I have a few acne scars from when my back broke out a long time ago. I definitely felt a little uneasy because my dress is also strapless. Thankfully, they have faded a little bit. I don’t have a magic cure for the scars, so I’m partially commenting to see what other suggestions are. But I do dab tea tree oil on the scars and new marks, and I’ve personally seen a difference. 

I asked my MUA about covering any scars, and she said that if she was to do that she would have to airbrush my entire back and that it could rub off on people when hugging or on my dress and that it wouldn’t be totally worth it. I would check with a MUA if you do hire someone for this specific reason

Post # 5
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I would definitely have a MUA cover them if you’ll be self-conscious. My back is covered in moles and freckles and I was really worried about it but you couldn’t actually see it at all even though my dress is backless. With having a makeup artist, even if you normally don’t wear makeup you should definitely have at least a little for your wedding. It will make you look a lot more awake and bright in your photos. 

Post # 6
625 posts
Busy bee

I’d say talk to a MUA first, and do a trial run if possible to see if you think the effect is enough. I’ve heard it go both ways.

I’m a great fan of a lacy bolero, myself…



Post # 7
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Your guests won’t be fixated on this in-person and your photographer should be able to photoshop! 

Post # 8
1630 posts
Bumble bee

I get it. I wore a strapless dress and I have skin issues.

Caudalie’s radiance serum does wonders on acne scars. And Sephora has a special that packages it with their beauty elixer (awesome) for the same price.

On a side note, you may want to wear very natural makeup because it will photograph better.

Post # 9
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve used Mederma on scars before and it worked very well, never tried on acne scars, though

Post # 11
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I have quite a bit of acne scarring on my face and have been using a scar cream called “Mederma” for about a week and I can already see improvement! I would definitely recommend trying a cream.

Post # 12
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

stillnothing :  you can try Mederma, but my mom had knee replacement surgery last fall and both her surgeon and the PT who came to the house said it was over priced and did not really work. When I can speak to her later I will ask what the surgeon actually recommended. I agree with consulting a MUA, however I do know from using the airbushed typed makeup with my daughters for pageants, it does have a tendency to rub off. However, there is some spray on stuff in the makeup section that is made by Salley Henson that is called spray on pantyhose or something like that, I have used that in a pinch when my daughters spray on tans were fading and, when allowed to dry properly, it covers really well. It is typically $10-$14 a can, and of course you will have to have someone else spray it on for you, prefferably outisde or in the shower. I think your best bet is talking to the photographer, as PP mentioned. My FI has shot several teens for proms and senior photos and does wonders with helping to erase acne. However, I know this actually does not help you in person. In that case, maybe use a cover up, as mentioned by PP. 

teamroro :  that topper is amazing!!

Post # 13
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Have you been to a dermatologist? He/she could give you some options. Also, I know there are some spas that offer specific treatments for back acne and scarring. Not sure how effective they are but that’s anohter option!

Post # 15
1031 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I was also going to suggest a lace bolero! But also your guests won’t be focusing on your back, so do what you feel comfortable for you not for them.

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