Style and color are essential when choosing the right Mother of the Bride dress. Finding a skirt covering the arms is also at the top of many women’s wish lists. If you are someone who prefers to camouflage the jiggly bits on your upper arms, no worries. There are lots of options out there. Let’s take a look.
1. Long Sleeves
For some women, nothing short of a full sleeve will do. Plus size mother of the bride dresses with sleeves are particularly popular for women who carry extra weight in their arms. The only drawback is that long sleeves can be hot. Plus, they don’t look as delicate as you may like for an affair as romantic and sentimental as a wedding.
If you know that you want arm coverage, there are more subtle ways to achieve that. Usually, only the upper part of the arm women fret about, so here’s how to cover that.
2. Sheer Sleeves
This is an excellent trick many celebrities use. Instead of long, opaque sleeves, they wear evening gowns and cocktail dresses with sheer sleeves. A gown with see-through sleeves gives the illusion of coverage but looks light and airy. It’s the perfect Mother of the Bride or Mother of the groom dress with sleeves.
3. Lace Sleeves
Lace sleeves are another great solution. A lace sleeve like this will contain the jiggle but make your dress look romantic and feminine.
4. Elbow or 3/4 Length Sleeves
A 3/4 length sleeve dress is a favorite with the Mother of the Bride. You still show some skin but in all the right places.
5. Full Sleeves
If your arms are complete, a regular width lace sleeve or a sheer sleeve may be too tight, so a great option is a dress with mid-length full sleeves.
6. A Jacket
Here’s a great way to cover up and looks stylish. Many sleeveless dresses come with a matching jacket to cover the arms. Take a look at these two dresses. Whether you like your arms covered at all times or you want to cover up for the church, these evening sheath dresses with lace jackets are an attractive option.
7. A Caped Dress
These dresses are new and exciting. Dramatic types love them. The unique chiffon overlay creates floaty, full sleeves to camouflage wide arms and gives you a very ethereal look. This style will be a good option if you want semi-arm coverage or if you like the fashion-forward feel of a charming cape.
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