Post # 1
I absolutely hate my upper arms. They are completely flabby (flap in the wind style) and have stretch marks.
I am having an outdoor August wedding. What type of dress would you recommend? I think it would be too hot for a bolero. I want a dress that makes me feel sexy and so many of the sleeved dresses just don’t do it for me. Anyone else have that problem?
Show me your dresses!
Post # 3
What about off-the-shoulder sleeves attached to a strapless?
Post # 4
I like blu77’s idea- also, have you thought about getting some 5-10 pound weights to use around the house and tone your arms up a little? That in addition to going for walks should make a considerable difference in how you feel about your arms! Mine get flabby when i take time off from the gym so I feel your pain on that one!
Post # 5
Oh my God same trouble I bought a staples dress and I am paying someone to sew on selves It is so worth the money
Post # 6
UGHHH i totally hate my arms! its the worst part of my body. When I went dress shopping I was literally panicking because of my flabby arms and stretch marks. I ended up buying a Maggie Sottero (bernadette) and hope to lose 25-30 lbs by September when it comes in.
Post # 7
what about a bolero like this?
Post # 9
@tammys1977: I had sleeves added to my strapless, but it still might be hot depending on the material you choose.
Post # 10
I’m having the same dilemma!! When dress shopping I was so focused on the dress that I really didn’t pay much attention. Then one day while shopping alone the consultant left the room and I lifted my arms and about died. GROSS!!
I personally am not a fan of boleros however I do like the one in the pic posted above. I may have to look into something like that. I don’t mind the look of the off the shoulder sleeves but isn’t it hard to move in those and does it hide much?
If all else fails, I can only pray nobody else is as horrified by the site as I am.
Post # 11
@CruiseWedding2010: Oooh I posted before your pics showed up. I LIKE this look!! Is it hard to get something that matches your dress and in the right color? I’ve already ordered my dress so not sure how that works.
Post # 12
I hate my arms really really bad but I look terrible in dresses with sleeves for some reason…
Post # 13
@vicozzie: You really can’t lift up you arms really high if you get the full beaded ones like I did (wasn’t a big deal since I didn’t plan on fist pumping!!). I ordered the material straight from my dress designer “Casablanca” and the place where I was getting the alterations done added the sleeves for me. I used to weigh over 300 lbs and have loose skin on my arms, I couldn’t dream of being self conscious on my day, so I had to get the sleeves added!!
Post # 14
We have the same problem! I loathe my upper arms, and I hate that 99% of the dresses out there right now are sleeveless. That drives me crazy. I am still looking for my dress. IF I can’t find one with sleeves, I may buy a sleeveless and have some cape sleeves sewn on.
Post # 15
I have gone the opposite direction as at my age, the arms are here to stay. I started wearing sleeveless shirts/dresses to just get used to them. Instead of hiding I am embracing.
I also have collected lots of photos that minimize the look of ham hocks. There are ways to photograph so they arent so obvisou.
Post # 16
I loved this dress when I tried it on, but it really didn’t suit my wedding-I’m going strapless so I’m just hitting the gym with upper body workouts to fix the paranoia about flabby arms xD