(Closed) What is a girl to do with big arms?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 4
23 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

the dress is stunning on you, i think you picked a wonderful dress and it totally compliments your shape. gorjus gorjus gorjus. Now about your arms, honestly i think have nothing to worry about but i love the picture where you have your veil on, it gently flows down over your sholders and cuts over your arms so it makes them appear smaller in the pitures hun.  I definatley wouldnt wear anything like a jacket or veil (i dont intend to hurt people that do choose to wear them) I just think that a wedding dress shouldnt be covered by a jacket but thats my humble opinion.  You look wonderful in this dress, and the veil i think tops it off completely!!

Post # 5
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think the dress looks great on you!! As a size 26 woman, I know EXACTLY what you’re going through, hun! I have the same exact problem with my upper arms and it’s always been a challenge when picking out any type of shirt with sleeves. And believe me, it’s NO FUN!! I would DEFINITELY recommend lifting weights EVERY DAY until your wedding, you should def see an improvement…look online or ask a trainer at the gym to show you certain weight exercises specifically designed to work the upper arms and they should be able to show you what’s going to have the best effect on you…I don’t think you should change your dress if it’s a matter of you not liking your arms because you look BEAUTIFUL! It makes your waist look small and elongates your body, which I think is great ๐Ÿ™‚ If you still aren’t happy with your upper arms…perhaps attaching a shawl of some sort might be another solution?

Good luck and I’m sure you’ll look GORGEOUS on your wedding day! ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 6
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I call them my batwings.

I asked my bariatric doctor for an excercise that would help me lose them once I lost the weight from my surgery. His suggestion was to do pilates and another exercise.

This is the exercise and it’s really easy: You face a wall, but stand about a foot or two away from it. Put your hands on the wall and lean into them and hold it for about 20 seconds. Do about 5 reps at each interval and you can just do them when you feel like it. I’ve even done them in the bathroom at work.

Post # 7
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

First and foremost, always embrace what makes you, you! And trust me, as much as you think they are looking at your “flaws” (what are body flaws, anyway) they will be looking to see a beautiful bride walking down the aisle:)

If you really want to, you can tone your arms for a bit more definition. Push ups, planks and a little shadow boxing in the mirror will help. You may never get Mrs. Obama’s arms but you’ll feel and look stronger. Ain’t nothing wrong with that, right? ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 8
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

First off, let me say, I empathize completely!  I’ve lost and gained weight a number of times and my arms are the same way.

You’ve got several options and I think it’s important to choose the one that works best for you.  There’s no right or wrong choice, just the one that works for you.

You can accept your arms as is.  It’s a beautiful dress!

You’ve got enough time that you could try some toning exercises if you wished.

You could find a cute bolero jacket that would coordinate with your dress.

Whatever you choose, it’s a gorgeous dress and you look lovely in it Smile 

Post # 9
1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You lookstunning in that dress. I promise you that your arms were not the first thing I noticed. I just noticed how gorgeous you looked. I know that isn’t what you asked, but I just thought I would let you know.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 10
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel the same way about my arms. I wore a bolero and I “hid’ it. I just bought mine at David’s.

Post # 11
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Your dress looks great on you. I dont like my arms either, If you just add some straps its helps, or get one of those half jackets, ask to try some on with your dress.

Post # 13
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This dress fits your shape beautifully, I once said to my best friend YEARS ago, I HATE my arms, she replied “Youve got arms….who cares” I’m still not sure what she meant by that, but as a big girl myself, I’ve realized to be proud of emphasizing what I’ve got on my side and try to blur in my mind things I don’t love….that dress looks great on you, and your arms don’t look bad at all!!!

Post # 16
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@deandrea.love:  Thank you!  I am sure you will look beautiful on your day! You have plenty of time to figure things out ๐Ÿ™‚

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