How To Avoid Body Lotion Transferring Onto Your Wedding Dress

How To Avoid Body Lotion Transferring Onto Your Wedding Dress

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Sep 27, 2023

Are you worried about body lotion and cream, or oils rubbing off onto your wedding dress and ruining the fabric of your bridal gown on wedding day? If you're wondering what to do about body lotion and cream transferring onto your wedding dress, you're not alone and you're in the right spot, as we're sharing our best expert bridal stying tips for how to care for your wedding dress and your skin leading up to and on your wedding day.


We are taking a step back from discussing wedding dresses and bridal fashion specifically and are touching on a topic that we are often asked about at Lovella Bridal. As a bride on wedding day, you are going to be the center attention and so you want to be looking and feeling your best. One of the important tips we like to pass along to our brides for wedding day preparations is taking care of their skin. You likely already have a skin care routine in place, and perhaps you plan on investing in some additional self care leading up to wedding day such as getting a facial. But don’t forget about the rest of your body!


We have all the tips and tricks you need to ensure your skin is properly moisturized and looking it’s best for wedding day. We will also share tips to make sure you don’t transfer any lotion or body oils onto your wedding dress so the fabric will be looking it’s best too. And the best part- these tips can apply to anything you wear, including formal evening gowns and bridesmaids dresses so be sure to pass these tips along to your bridal party.


VIDEO: How to Avoid Body Oil & Lotion Transferring onto Your Wedding Dress, Evening Gown & Clothing


If you are a bride planning your wedding and wondering how to prepare your skin to look it's best on your big day, don't miss our video all about skin care prep and how to avoid body oil and lotion transferring onto your wedding dress.



Skin Care


At Lovella, in addition to giving our expert bridal fashion advice, we are often asked by our brides what else they should do leading up to wedding day to look and feel their best. They want to be sure their skin is glowing on wedding day and even beyond that for their honeymoon. Brides often wonder if they should use a body lotion or a body oil to help hydrate their skin leading up to wedding day.


Many brides get a spray tan before wedding day and want to ensure their tan looks it’s best on wedding day and lasts a long time so they are honeymoon-ready. It can be a big concern on wedding day to keep your dress fabric in tip top shape so we often hear from brides who worry about their spray tan and body lotion ruining the fabric of their wedding dress.




The first step in preparing your skin to be hydrated and moisturized is to exfoliate your skin. This is easiest done in the shower and there are many great body scrubs available that can help you achieve this step. A salt or sugar scrub is a great place to start that will help you exfoliate all the dead skin cells and dry skin off your body but still be gentle on the skin.


In order for your skin to absorb and moisturizing lotion or oils, you need to remove the dry skin that will prevent your skin from becoming hydrated. You won’t want to exfoliate everyday, and keep in mind if your skin tends to be more sensitive or dry. You know your skin best. And be sure to exfoliate every part of your body so you can have soft, hydrated skin all over.




After exfoliating your skin, the next step is to lock in the moisture. You’ll want to choose a hydrating lotion and apply all over, particularly after you shower and exfoliate. If you are worried about getting lotion all over your clothes, a good tip is to apply your lotion in the evening before bed so it has time to soak into your skin.


Spray Tans


The secret to getting your spray tan to last longer is all in the preparation. You want to have smooth, hydrated skin in order for the spray tan to apply to your skin correctly and look even and natural. If you are properly exfoliated and moisturized, the spray tan is going to adhere to your skin better.


Continuing to moisturize after your spray tan will help lock in the color and allow your tan to last longer. This is especially true of the areas like your wrists and ankles that typically tend to show cracking in the tan first because of the fine lines. The same skin care tips can help your natural tan last longer too.


Wedding Day Skin


When it comes to moisturizing on wedding day, we actually recommend doing this step in your skin care routine the night before or very early on wedding morning. Applying your body lotion or oils the night before will give them time to soak into your skin. You definitely don’t want to be applying lotion right before you put your wedding dress on because you don’t want any transfer onto the fabric.


We have also found that some body lotions and oils can actually cause you to sweat more. If they don’t fully absorb into your skin, they can kind of sit on top and cause you to sweat more and this will lead to the lotion or stains transferring over to your wedding dress fabric.


More Helpful Wedding Preparation Advice


We hope you have found this advice helpful when it comes to preparing your skin to look it's best on wedding day. For even more helpful advice when it comes to shopping for your dream wedding dress and preparing for wedding day, be sure to check out our past posts:



About Lovella


If you're shopping for your perfect wedding dress, come visit us at Lovella Bridal in Glendale, CA. We carry wedding dresses in all sizes and styles, including plus-size bridal gowns and a full selection of veils and accessories. Lovella Bridal is the premier, luxury bridal wedding dress shopping boutique located in Los Angeles, California. Lovella features couture, feminine, modern and chic bridal gowns in all sizes from the best wedding dress designers. Schedule an appointment to find the wedding dress of your dreams at Lovella Bridal. We can't wait to help you!



About Wedding Fashion Expert


Our wedding dress shopping tips and advice are from Nayri, Lovella's own, in-house wedding fashion expert. Nayri is truly the expert when it comes to bridal fashion and wedding style. As the Wedding Fashion Expert, Nayri is the top bridal fashion stylist and the best-selling author of the book "I'm Getting Married And I Have Nothing To Wear," the ultimate guide to helping brides find their wedding day style and their perfect wedding dress. You can subscribe to her YouTube channel or listen to her podcast for more helpful and practical advice on wedding dress shopping.