(Closed) Anyone else HATE their arms as much as me!? Which dress did you get?

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What about off-the-shoulder sleeves attached to a strapless?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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

 

Wink

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

what about a bolero like this?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@elliestan: Beautiful!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@tammys1977: I had sleeves added to my strapless, but it still might be hot depending on the material you choose.

Before

After

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hate my arms really really bad but I look terrible in dresses with sleeves for some reason…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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.

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