If you’re like many women out there, showing your upper arms may not be something you’re comfortable with. That’s perfectly OK! We’ve got some great ways to cover your arms and still show your youthful, vibrant self.
Have you ever worn sheer or lace sleeves? Give them a go for the perfect balance between a full sleeve and a bare arm. Tops with three-quarter-length sleeves can be worn in any season and are flattering because they hide and slim your upper arms. The perfect length should end just below your elbow, bringing attention to your slim lower arms and drawing it away from your upper arm. You can make any long-sleeved shirt into one with a three-quarter-length sleeve by cuffing or rolling the sleeves up to just below the elbow.
You can also look for flutter sleeves, also known as kimono sleeves, that end just below your elbow or right above the wrist. These flowing sleeves can be found on dresses and tops and really help to hide your problem areas. Another go-to tip is to wear sleeves that are dark colored. Darker hues are naturally slimming. Try a shirt that has darker sleeves than the rest of the shirt. This will help to slim your arms even more.
You may think there’s no way to wear a sleeveless top if you want to hide your arms. You’re right, but there are ways to make your arms appear slimmer even when you’re not hiding behind sleeves. For example, try a cutaway neckline. Necklines that are deeper bring more attention to your shoulders and make your arms appear longer and slimmer. Halter tops (we don’t means crop tops that tie around the neck) can also be a great choice.
Look for a dress or top that is with cap sleeves with details along the neckline. The cut should be straight from your torso to your neck, lengthening the appearance of your arms and drawing attention to your shoulders and face. Believe it or not, you can also try a one-shouldered shirt or dress. This flattering cut will also bring attention to your face and shoulders and away from your arms.
You can always add a cute jacket or scarf to any outfit if you are concerned about covering your arms. Just be sure to take the temperature under consideration when choosing these helpful options – you don’t want to overheat!