Post # 1
I am begining to shop for my wedding dress and I am so nervous!! I am super self-concious about my flabby arms and I want to choose a gown that hides them (or atleast doesn’t highlight them) as much as possible! However, I am in love with the look of a strapless. I am working on toning them since I have 8 months ahead of me, but I just want to know I’ll feel confident on my wedding day.
Tips? Ideas? Thank you! xoxo
Post # 3
@Justabridetobe: I was self consious about my arms too. I kept thinking I’d end up wearing a shrug or a boloero. Do you have something like that you can bring with you incase you start feeling self consious? Maybe you can ask to try a few on if they have any in stock. Also, if it helps to know this, I had about the same ammount of time as you & I did end up toning up & getting to a place where I felt good about my arms. I wish you lots of luck & enjoyment on your journey!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Congratulations on starting your dress hunt!
First off, pick something that you are comfortable in. I have a tendency to hide my arms in a sweater/shrug because I can get quite self-conscious about bad camera angles when I’m sleeveless.
Also, I wouldn’t put too much pressure on getting toned just for a dress. It’s not worth it. Get toned because you want to feel stronger.
If you love strapless dresses, you could always consider adding a matching bolero. 🙂 A lot of 1950s dresses (or around that era) are strapless. Brides would typically wear a bolero.
An example of a dress that gets pinned on Pinterest a lot:
Post # 5
@Justabridetobe: Hi! and Welcome to the Hive!
If you like the look of a strapless dress, you can always either buy one that comes with a sheer bridal jacket or order one after you choose your dress.
Post # 6
Hi @Justabridetobe: … I get the self consciousness about arms… I was pretty sure you might be in my age group (over 50) and suffering from “Bat Wings” like so many of my age group do as we lose muscle definition
So I checked your WBee Profile…
Oh my girl, you are just a “wee baby” in this fight against flabby arms at 20-something
Trust me what you feel is not a great feature about you truly looks fine…
Altho as you say nothing a bit of toning won’t make look even better… for that I strongly suggest either working out at the Gym with a Pull-down Machine… either that or dumb-bells and your arms (and shoulders) will look amazing in no time (also good for any dreaded back fat)
I did this myself, and I am as I say over 50, and it really made my “baby bat wings” disappear… so if it can work on “this old broad” it can most certainly work for you
Then you can wear whatever dress your heart desires without any worry.
TIP – for more In you should check out my older post on this topic for another Bee (Reply # 11) that can be found here = http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/ideas-on-losing-the-back-fat#axzz2lpB3afzy
Hope this helps,