Flabby arms are the bane of most women’s existence in our 50’s. All of a sudden those lovely short sleeve tops and dresses just don’t look as good as they used to.
Not long after I turned 50 I discovered, quite by surprise, that I too had flabby arms. When did that happen? Perhaps I was in denial, but it wasn’t until I saw photos of myself from a special occasion where I proudly wore a beautiful midnight blue cap-sleeve designer dress that I found for a steal at Nordstrom (it was a Tadashi Shogi) that I came to this realization, though. I was so excited to wear that dress. In the store mirror and in the full-length mirror at home, I felt great in it! I loved the cute cap sleeve and thought that it was very flattering. I was horrified when the pictures came back though when I realized how unflattering those cap sleeves were on my now flabby arms. What a rude awakening, at least to me! Others said I was being way too hard on myself and maybe I was, but I was so surprised by the what I saw. From that point on, figuring out how to hide my upper arms was my number one priority.
Recently, as I was searching for other options for hiding flabby arms and I was delighted to find some great tips from Style Expert Deborah Boland from Fabulous After 40. (more…)