5-7-20 Q: Should I Cover Up My Wobbly Upper Arms?

May 7, 2020, 8:23 am by MSP

 

Q: Cover up my arms in hot weather...Yes or No?

 
Dear Leslie,


On most days unless it's extremely hot outside, I prefer to cover my wobbly upper arms. I really do feel more comfortable when my upper arms are covered rather than exposed. I live in the south so most days are pretty warm but I try to keep them covered.


Can you recommend a cute style of top that I won't overheat in and one that still allows my upper arms to be covered? I'm a body type C in case that helps. I have learned so much from your program and really love getting it every Thursday. 

Thanks! Fondly, Maureen

 
MSP HERE: Dear Maureen,
 
Thanks for your style question. I feel any woman that wants to go sleeveless should. There is no reason to feel we must have 'perfect' arms (most of us don't). But I also understand if you aren't comfortable, well then you aren't comfortable--end of story.
 
If you choose to cover your arms, there are lots of cute and trendy tops to choose from that will keep you cool. 

 

Use these 4 tips to help you find the best sleeve/top styles:

 
1. Avoid styles that are too constrictive
 
2. Avoid sleeves that stop at your wide part of your upper arm (like a cap or short sleeves)
 
3. Look for tops that stop around or close to the lower-bicep to elbow area (most flattering sleeve length)
 
4. If upper arms are heavy, yet you want to go sleeveless, look for tanks with wide straps (avoid spaghetti straps)
 

FYI: This season you will find some really great options...I'm all about NOT overheating!

 

 

Talbots Flutter Sleeve Top

 

Love, Leslie aka MissusSmartyPants