Comment on Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”) by Janine @ Alternative Housewife.
In all fairness, pale does = sickly. Not always, but when my husband or I look pale it is because we are ill. I look a greenish color if I don’t get sun for awhile. Obviously some people are naturally more pale and that is much better than a glaring, orangey fake tan. Being a bit darker also makes you look slimmer and creates a shadow effect though, hence why lightly tanned legs typically look better than more pale limbs. Everyone cannot pull off pale. I cannot rock my natural (non-tanned) skin tone because there are so many imperfections that become more obvious. But if you can rock it, flaunt it!