(Closed) 2nd Fitting – Everything Went Great But…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@FutureMrsLadolcetta: I’m sure your arms are fine! We are all our own worst critics. 

But if you think you’ll be so self-conscious about your arms that you won’t be able to enjoy your wedding, I would look into some coverage options. A bolero, a shrug, maybe your seamstress can add detachable sleeves? 

If you’re determined to not have sleeves though, you’ve still got 3 weeks to tone up! I like to take hand weights and lift them over my head like a roof, it’s great for toning up and works very quickly. Just look online for some ideas for excercise.

Having a light tan can also help visually toning up your arms. Have you considered a light spray tan?

Don’t worry, you’ll be a beautiful bride!  

Post # 5
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@FutureMrsLadolcetta:  Just about any style of bolero would work with your dress! But I get needing to stay cool. How about a thin chiffon shawl that you just lightly drape over your arms? I don’t think those things keep one warm. I wore one to an event once and was freezing the whole evening (I had a strapless dress). 

I suck at describing excercises but I’ll try. My absolute favourite is lifting my arms straight into the air above my head while holding hand-held weights, then bending the elbows to lower the weights behind my back – you should be able to scratch the back of your neck with the weights. Repeat 15 times, give yourself a 30-second break and repeat the series 10 times. 

I hope my description is any good!  

Post # 6
61 posts
Worker bee

Push-ups will help as well. You can youtube arm work outs and there should be tons of videos for you to check out too. good luck!

Post # 7
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have exercised with light weights for years, but nothing has toned my arms the way pushups have.  I started doing them everyday and a few weeks later my arms were TONED. At first I could only do like 7 of them, but you have to start somewhere. I did the program on http://www.onehundredpushups.com – which conditions you to be able to do more and more each day. I highly recommend it.

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