Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis. This is often from the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, or hormone replacement therapy. There is no evidence that creams used during pregnancy prevent stretch marks. Once they have formed there is no clearly useful treatment though various methods have been tried.

The places where the stretch marks are prominent affects the women's mode of dressing. The women can't wear some clothes such as off shoulder blouses and gowns, crop tops, tube gowns or tops, tan tops, short dresses, bum shorts, low waist trousers and the likes. It is advisable for them to wear Lacey clothes cause they do not show too much skin, long and fitted trousers, high waist skirts and trousers, long sleeve shirts to cover the marks. You can still slay without wearing clothes that would expose the marks.