Warm weather provides many opportunities for fun in the sun, often times leaving us with tan lines which can make wearing some clothes (dresses, in particular) a bit tricky. I have faced this challenge during many summertime days before, and would like to share some insight on how I was able to have my fun in the sun and still manage to cover up those tan lines with the pretty, fashionable dresses of the season.
Before picking out a dress, make a note of where your tan lines lay. Do they follow the lines of a tank top, or are they more the shape of a halter top? How thick are your tan lines? Are there several different lines, or just one? After you assess your unique Summertime tan lines, you will be able to determine what style dress will cover them up. Perhaps the easiest style dress to wear which covers most tan lines is a simple short-sleeved or long-sleeved dress. These dresses are easy to find, and you can feel confident that your tan lines are covered in them.
You will find that picking out a sleeveless dress can be a bit trickier when trying to cover up those tan lines. A halter-style dress will cover halter-style lines, just as a tank top-style dress will cover tank top-style lines. Be careful, too, to remember the thickness of your tan lines, since this will determine the thickness of the straps you should look for on your dress. Some collared, sleeveless dresses are easier to pull off, since the sleeves will end at your shoulders, but will cover the tan lines on your back and chest.
The popular, new convertible-style dresses on the market now enable you change your silhouette from halter, to sleeveless, to tube-top. This can prove helpful as there may be times when your tan lines may change depending on what you wear under the sun, and you could adapt the dress accordingly. And don't forget, if you are in need of a quick-fix cover up, a light sweater or other button up top would look beautiful when layered over a dress, and would easily cover up any tan lines.Don't let tan lines discourage you from wearing the fun, flirty dresses of Summer. All it takes is a little tan line assessment, and then you will be able to determine the best dress for you to cover them up while still looking fashionable. Don't worry about those tan lines any longer because, after all, most of us have them, and they are a testament to your love of the outdoors. Now what are you waiting for? Hurry up and go pick out the newest addition to your Summertime wardrobe! Melissa Busse