I sit on the fence. Pale or tanned; it's femininity that really counts!
The first one is taking pale a bit too far! Real tans are no good for you obviously but fake tan generally looks...well fake! Pale and intresting wins it! x
I sit on the same fence as Cro - beauty can be for a huge variety of reasons - tanned white women can be amazing, pale ones too. Most naturally dark-skinned people usually have a head start though, in my opinion.
I tend to agree that it depends on the person whether pale or tan suits. Though living in Australia it never ceases to amaze me how popular a tan still is..
p.s. Isn't a tan associated with health, and health with fecundity?From a male viewpoint, therefore, a tanned woman could be seen as more capable of producing good healthy children, than a pale one!
I know a dermatologist who is the whitest woman I have ever seen...as it should be I guess. Every time I see her though, my gut reaction tells me she just doesn't look well!