Post # 1
I have a huge problem with my arms my lower body is a size 14-16, and I’m
comfortable with that, but my dilemma is my arms. They are huge, while the lower
portion of my arm doesn’t match the top because its very slender. Can anyone help
me with ideas. I have just recently started working out but i need tips on loosing my
arms. What do you all think? Here is a picture
Post # 3
Here is more pictures, I am really changing my mind about the dress.
Post # 4
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
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 🙂 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! 🙂
Post # 6
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
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? 🙂
Post # 8
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
Post # 9
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. 🙂
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
Thank you everyone for the wonderful compliments, and it really made me feel alot better about myself and the dress. I am definitly going to utilize some of the ideas.
Post # 13
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 # 14
@MUAbride2be: Thank you, I can’t say I know what that means either but i get what was implied.
Post # 15
@StormyRose: You look very nice and what a beautiful smile
Post # 16
@deandrea.love: Thank you! I am sure you will look beautiful on your day! You have plenty of time to figure things out 🙂