(Closed) Tan Lines

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t worry about this, but only because I don’t tan. At all. Ever. Haha, I freckle, though!

Sorry I don’t have any advice, its just never applied to me!

Post # 4
2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

If you find that you do have tan lines, a few sessions in a bed should even that all out. I only suggest this because clearly you DO plan on being in the sun and tanning, and therefore probably aren’t categorically opposed to fake-baking for cancer reasons. That’s what I would do.

Post # 5
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have nothing to add here because I had to have a dress that covered me up for religoius issues, but this reminds of that SYTTD where the girl came in asking the consultant for a dress that would match or hide her spray tan if any of it leaked.

Post # 6
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No advice, just wanted to say that this is one of my worries too!  I have terrible tan lines in the pics I have in the sample dress.  And I do want to get some sun before the wedding, because my dress is blush pink and I need contrast between my skin and the dress.

Post # 7
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I always cover up my tan lines with a subtle self-tanner like jergens. Try not to worry too much – your makeup artist can cover tan lines with a bronzer the day of and you’ll be fine!

Post # 8
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Best advice is like someone mentiones before. Go to a tanning salon, after about 5 sessions you should be evenly tanned. Just don’t go everyday and don’t over do it.


It might be a little better and faster than being in the sun. 

Post # 9
221 posts
Helper bee

I’ve actually been hitting the tanning bed… It’s terrible, I know. My dress has a key-hole back that comes down fairly low, so a good portion of my back will be showing. I figure, even when I’m out this summer, I’ll be as careful as I can about not developing the lines on my back in the first place… And maybe even the month or so prior, just not laying outside at all and going to the tannin bad to help even things out… I know you don’t want a spray tan, but If worse comes to worse, they may be able to fix any lines that you may have…

Oh, and be careful when going to the tanning bed if you already have tan lines!! Tan very slowly to even it out… If I go and try to tan too much at once when I have lines, the parts where I was whitest (my boobs and butt!!) actually end up darker in the long run…

Post # 10
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m totally against tanning beds, so I just went out and got a few strapless shirts and whatnot. But I didn’t make an effort to get extra tan for the wedding, as I have fair skin. I just wanted to avoid lines!

Post # 11
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Spray tans aren’t messy and are awesome!  I thought they might be a pain, too.  But, go to the Mystic ones.  It soaks in and you look awesome (after you shower the next day)!!

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