Post # 1
So…I hate my arms, but everyone who has seen my dress has told me not to get a bolero. Even if I got a bolero, I love the off the shoulder ones that button in back, but they are all so decorative that it wouldn’t mesh with my bodice. So I’m turning to you bees for ideas.
Post # 3
@LTD418: If I were you,
1. I’d choose cap sleeves rather than a bolero.
2. A sash will be also a good way to bring the focus into waist, instead of arms.
3. I’d do kick backs. It tones arms very well.
And one thing that I can say becase I’m not you – though I know it’s hard to see in other’s view as you already hate something… Your arms are fine. Just don’t tell people that you hate your arms. If you stay quiet, no one will look at your arms. They will focus on your face the dress.
Post # 4
@Mee: I’ve been doing pushups and tricep dips. I didn’t want to do cap sleeves just because it wouldn’t cover the part that I hate (upper arms). It’s one of those things where you are your own worst critic. My brother and his wife, and all my girl cousins tell me that I just need to suck it up cause it looks better without any sleeves, and my arms look fine.
I’ll start believing it one day.
Post # 5
@LTD418: I think you look great in your dress as you are. The detail is beautiful. If you do want a bolero I thnk a lace one would really compliment the detail on your dress.
Post # 6
Instead of a bolero, what about a shawl? I think that would look much prettier!
I hear you on the arms (though yours are fine!). I’m having sleeves on my dress because I’m self-conscious about mine.
Post # 7
Most of the time, boleros just make people look heavier because they put so much emphasis on the upper part of the body, although the off-the-shoulder (technically this is a jacket) ones are a lot better. If you really want to cover your arms, have sleeves made in the same lace as the trim on your dress. Or sheer mesh using the lace as appliques. Honestly, I think it is just fine as it is. If you still feel self-conscious, I did 30-day shred with some strict calorie counting–using my own body weight as resistance did great things for my arms:)