A lot of women don’t feel comfortable unless they cover up their arms. The arms are one of the first things to go once you hit midlife. You wake up one day, look in the mirror and are stunned to see that your once shapely upper arms have suddenly turned to flab and are hanging down like big hunks of jello.
How did this happen and what the heck can you do about it?
If you’re smart, you’ll do what the stars do.
I remember reading a long time ago that once Sophia started aging she made a point of covering up her arms in some interesting ways.
Throughout the years she has always looked fabulous because she knows how to shine the spotlight on what she’s still got. She uses clothes to accentuate her best features (her still wonderful bust and waist), and play down other parts of her body that aren’t what they used to be, such as her aging arms. It’s a simple Hollywood trick and it works beautifully.
She’s often worn a clever sleeve that covers the top part of her arm but leaves the rest open. She is also a big fan of sheer material covering her arms.
Raquel Welch always looks great and she does the same thing. She is often photographed in tops and dresses with 3/4 length sleeves.
This is a very flattering sleeve length for women 40+ because the tops of your arms, where it is usually a bit jiggly, are covered but you are still exposing some forearm which makes you look youthful, sporty and a little sexy.
The other thing you can do, of course, for “old woman arms” is to exercise. You’d be surprised how much you can tone up your biceps and triceps if you are loyal to a simple fitness plan. It really does help. Look at Michelle Obama!