tomorrow sounds good
post #101 of 195
4/5/10 at 9:05am
Yay! Hairy mamas I've been looking around for this thread for advice and finally found you. Here goes:
Personally, I haven't shaved (esp. legs) for over 10 years. I've gotten over the 'do people notice' for the most part, and do go out in shorts/skirts. I am very pale, and my leg hair is fine but dark.
My sil is getting married in 2 months, and I'm a bridesmaid. Dresses (or outfit for me, since I'm nursing) are black and short-skirted. I really don't want to shave and regret it, and I'm feeling really self-concious about being in photos with my hairy legs and also being around a bunch of the others there (her and her df's friends) who are generally younger, more vain, and judgmental. I feel like my intuition about their judgement over stuff like this is confirmed after hearing about the bachelor party dh went to. I dunno that I really want her IL's (mainly siblings - his folks are pretty cool) going on about her 'gross, hairy-legged sil' for the rest of their lives.
In general, too, I feel like I'm back in highschool (when i actually did keep up on shaving so as to not stick out). Gah! Dh is less-than-helpful and just says 'do whatever you want, you're just a hippy *shrug* who cares'.
I don't really want to shave - the itchiness and redness sucks (and probably would look really bad). We have sandals and I think some kind of stocking would look weird (or not? might sorta cover it enough?). I don't know how practical bleaching would be (peroxide sounds interesting. . .). I've actually though about trying out waxing - but I would really miss my nice soft hair, and I don't know if sil getting married is worth losing it (already kinda resent the you have to buy this, and this, and wear this makeup stuff that's going around already ).
Has anyone dealt with a relatively formal occasion like this (where you didn't have the option of wearing pants or a long skirt?)
For fun at the reception I was planning on pulling on fishnets and ballet slippers, but I don't think it'll fly at the ceremony .