When my wife or daughter decides to sunbathe at the lake, having tan lines is a necessity of life. Luckily both of the women in my life have dresses for summer occasions that hide their tan lines very well. Here are some great dresses to wear for summer outfits that still look classy without having any messy tans to worry about when you avoid the tanning booth.
Some general tips will be to wear swimsuits that mimic what dresses you like to wear as well so the lines of the dress match the lines of the swimsuit above the bust. Whether you have a halter swimsuit or spaghetti straps, try to match the lines of the suit with that of your favorite dress you want this summer.
For those popular a-neck halter swimsuits, there are many dresses that mimic lines of swimsuits that tie or hang right behind the neck. There are many dresses that follow the same pattern of strap lines or even cover them.
Calvin Klein’s affordable dresses fit the bill perfectly. This cotton halter dress sells at Dillard’s for $79 with a v-neck to cover the a-looking tan line. If you like frills and some lace, Hot Topic has a lovely black dress that is form fitting with a zipper in back. This number sells for $68.
If you like ruffles, this black dress from Nordstrom is also a great pick from Adrianna Papell. This dress is worth every penny of the $198 price tag. For those on a budget, JC Penney also sells a beautiful black halter dress for $60 on sale.
Dresses still look great even if you have conservative strap lines with thick over the shoulder straps. If your swimsuit involves spaghetti straps then thicker or wider straps are the way to go over your shoulders.
Nieman Marcus sells this beautiful sheath dress from Michael Kors with a sweetheart neckline and straight lines down to your knees. It costs $1,595 but for a Michael Kors dress it is absolutely fantastic for getting your tan lines in line.
Marc by Marc Jacobs is also high end fashion that has great lines for covering up any tan faux pas. Neiman Marcus again comes through with this gorgeous red dress for $198 with frills and wide straps with complete coverage in the back.
Whatever you decide you can still find fantastic dresses that go well with tan lines if you hate going to tanning beds. Remember that too much tanning may be harmful to your skin so go easy when you find that perfect shade of skin that fits your lifestyle and tastes.