As the weather hot’s up and summer approaches, the anxiety levels are starting to rise. Wobbly arms are on the top of a lot of women’s list of what they hate about themselves. I can assure you from experience, that you are most probably the only one that cares about your arms.
Case in point: I have a friend who routinely obsesses about her arms, however, I never notice an issue with her arms until she points them out. She is such a beautiful, amazing and gorgeous girl; I advise her to focus on all the good stuff, like her amazing skin, her amazing smile, her amazing waist.
Life is too short to spend time being anxious about our less than perfect parts; so lets blend in the bad bits and highlight the good bits.
Here are some ways to blend in your arms so they are not a focus point.
- Wear a sleeve. Obvious right. The type of sleeve is important though. Never have a sleeve ending at the heaviest part of your arm. Short horizontal sleeves are usually not flattering for large upper arms. 3/4 length sleeves tend to be the best option as most women rarely have a problem with their lower arms or wrists. This length sleeve also exposes a little skin and slims our upper body. For longer sleeves, just pull them up to 3/4 length.
- Try a split or keyhole sleeve. Try different styles that expose different sections of the arms. These can look quite sexy and gorgeous and are clever at hiding the wobbly underarm bits.
- Primark and Marks and Spencers do clever little lace arm covers that are ideal to wear under a sleeveless dress or top.
- Don’t forget that you can also take steps to improve the appearance of you arms; a tan will improve the appearance and make them appear slimmer. A good quality fake tan or a real tan will work equally well.
- Finally, toning your arms will also improve how you feel about them. There are numerous online challenges and ways to get your arms back in shape. I am in favour of simple 1lb dumb bells which are stored near the TV. 5 minutes of bicep curls and other simple arm exercises most days will make all the difference.
Do bear in mind though that arm issues can be hereditary or due to body shape so be kind to yourself. As I said at the start of the article, blend your arms in as best you can, then get on with looking your best and really enjoying your life. Think of all the people who don’t have any arms to worry about if all else fails!