(Closed) stretch marks on arms urgh :(

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i have a couple of them and i am wearing a cardigan / bolero with my dress, but honestly, there are soo many dresses with sleeves or even half or 3/4 sleeves which are lovely!


good luck 🙂

Post # 5
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t go out in strapless dresses because of the stretch marks and flab under my arms. I went with a ball gown with lace sleeves. I didn’t want to go with a strapless dress and feel uncomforatble all day. Good luck finding what works for you.

Post # 6
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have stretch marks on my legs and I hate them. I’ve been recently using black soap to clear up my acne but my friend who recommended using it says her sister used it to clear up her stretch marks from her pregnancy. So I used it on my stretch marks and it has significantly faded them. I mean, they are still there, but I don’t notice them as much anymore. Rub some cocoa butter on them too and hopefully that will help! I just started doing this about two, almost three weeks ago and use it every morning and night. A lady told me to keep massaging in the cocoa butter and rubbing it in a circular direction, that could also help with the discoloration (if you have any).

Try this before giving up on your dream, strapless dress!

I use Shea Moisture black soap and Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (I’m starting to use raw Shea Butter as well). 

Post # 7
3914 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My best friend had the same issues….but wanted to wear strapless wedding dress….she went with a mantilla styled veil…with heavy lace around the front of it. the veil covered enough of her arms…so that she felt comfortable…..she also made sure she spray tanned leading up to her wedding…….that covered lots of the stretch marks….for the stretch marks she found harder to cover she applied fake tan with a cotton bud directly on the faded lines that you get with the stretch marks.

hope this helps you….but don’t be nervous about wedding dress shopping…you will find a dress that makes you look and feel beautiful!!!!


Post # 8
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have the same issue and since losing some weight it almost looks like cottage cheese on the back of my arms. I hate it. Don’t give up your dream for a strapless look just yet or if you see a strapless talk to the seamstress about making a little sleeve. I had a friend who didn’t have these issues just didn’t want her bare arms showing and had sleeves made for her dress. Looked beautiful and you would have never known. The dress I went with is the Disney Belle dress and it has a little shrug attached, my seamstress told me if it doesn’t cover as much as I’d like she’d make a sleeve. Don’t be afraid to try on the strapless. Good luck! Post pic! 🙂

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