Do you think your upper arms are too big? We show you five simple styling tricks with which you can conceal your problem area.
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Play Around Your Upper Arms
A stylish way to hide the upper arms are tops and dresses with flounced or lace sleeves that reach the elbow. The delicate fabric caresses the problem area, and the tops are wonderfully airy and light.
A real styling miracle for thick upper arms: off-shoulder tops and dresses with ruffles. Here the fabric falls optimally over the problem area and makes it disappear.
Neckholder tops are not a good choice. The cut makes the upper body and arms look wider.
Pay Attention To The Sleeve Length
The length of the sleeves decides whether a top flatters or shows off. When trying on the dresses and tops, ensure the fabric ends below the thickest part of your arms. This makes the upper arms look slimmer.
You should avoid shirts whose sleeves end at the widest point of your upper arms. Because this cut only emphasises the problem area.
Fit Is Critical
Sad but true: Nothing is more unflattering than clothing that is too tight. When trying tops and dresses, you should always ensure that the fabric on the arms is not closed.
The hairier the fabric falls on the upper arms, the slimmer they look. Kaftans made from a flowing fabric are flattering and unbearably comfortable. The wide field mouse sleeves hide the problem area well and are very popular this year.
Distracts With Colours And Patterns
If you want to wear a solid colour dress or top, dark colours, predominantly black, are best for camouflaging the upper arms. But patterns are also great for distracting from the problem area.
Eye-catching prints on the upper body draw attention away from the problem area of the upper arms toward the decollete. Dresses and tops with vertical stripes also make the arms look longer and slimmer.
Put Your Assets In The Limelight
A problem area is no reason to forgo a great outfit – on the contrary. Fashion professionals know: When it comes to styling, it is essential to emphasise your assets. In this way, the minor “blemishes” are concealed alone.
Stand in front of the mirror and ask yourself: what do I like most about my body? Which game am I proud of? For example, if you have long legs, emphasise them with tight-fitting, crisp jeans and high heels. Or are you proud of your cleavage? Then show it off with a sparkling statement necklace and a V-neck blouse.
A real styling miracle for thick upper arms: off-shoulder tops and dresses with ruffles. Here the fabric falls optimally over the problem area and makes it disappear. Dresses and tops with vertical stripes also cause the arms to look longer and slimmer.
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