(Closed) Tattoos, dresses, and frustration

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sorry you are frustrated.  I have seen a few that have backs, but the back is usually sheer/lace and you can see all of the skin anyway. 

Have you considered wearing a bolero?  I also saw an episode of My Fair Wedding where they airbrushed the bride’s tattoos… I have no idea how much that costs though…

Post # 4
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

do you need a solid back, or would something like an illusion back work?  that’s what my dress has.  It’s Mon Cheri Amelia.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Check out jcrew.com. They have a couple of wedding dresses that have full-back coverage, such as the cecelia, cotton cady, and the silk gala (with the black sash). I think you can find a dress like you described, your just going to have to search a little harder. Good Luck!

Post # 6
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ill try and upload a few pics, I hope it works!:

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@eholland: here’s the back of it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

At some point, I think Mrs. Avocado posted a link to a shop selling wedding dresses that meet her modesty standards which included covered shoulders. MAybe try searching LDS compliant dressed? you could also ask a bridal shop about adding a back panel to a dress you like or attaching a bolero so it becomes part of the dress.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

David’s Bridal also has two dresses right now with covered backs.  One has lace (with satin) and the other is a very simple satin A-line.  Both are inexpensive enough you could do some tailoring to make them a bit more your style if they’re too conservative/modest as is.

http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=3001516&currentIdx=41&subCategory=-49999486%257c3001447%257c3001516&catentryId=6169934&sort=
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http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=3001516&currentIdx=40&subCategory=-49999486%257c3001447%257c3001516&catentryId=6169935&sort
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Post # 13
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Busy bee

I was having this issue as well when I was trying to find a dress that didnt leave my tattooed back exposed. I suggest finding a dress that may be of benefit to you, or meet with a desgined or seamstress. Here’s a dress I was leaning toward having made.

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Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I also have back tattoos and I was told not to worry about it when choosing dresses because the bridal salon seamstress would be able to add fabric or lace to most dresses. I ended up picking a Justin Alexander dress with an open back (I think it is called keyhole back) and the “keyhole” will be filled in with lace. My tattoos will still be visible through lace but not as prominent.

So maybe try additional bridal shops to see if their seamstress can work with you?

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m guessing you are going to have to have sleeves. I really don’t know if they make sleeveless dresses with full backs?

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