How To Camouflage Full Upper Arms
Full upper arms can create style challenges at any age. Whether it's age or genetics, you may work yourself silly in the gym, but no amount of exercise will burn off the stubborn bingo wings.
What's a girl to do? We have two options: Cover or camouflage.
* The obvious... sleeves. 3/4 sleeves are the most flattering (they hide the back of the elbows too!). Roll a full sleeve for the same effect.
* Sheer or lace sleeves. (Check out Sleevies.)
* Open sleeves (as long as they aren't TOO open and fully expose the arms).
* Cardigans and jackets.
* Dolman style or any sleeves that angle. A straight horizontal line across your arm will make it look wider.
* Narrower sleeves can work if they end at the narrowest part of your arm, i.e. the elbow. A horizontal line across the bicep will make your arms look bigger.
Camouflage: Visually extend the shoulder at least as far out as, or further than the widest part of the upper arm.
* Off the shoulder tops.
* Loose, billowy, and lightweight fabrics (my off the shoulder works on this count as well!).
* Smaller prints in darker colors. Darker colors recede as do smaller prints. No horizontal prints.
* Add a scarf tied off the side of your shoulder. A great camouflage, and super stylish as well!
Do you have any secrets for camouflaging upper arms?
-J Kelley, Style & Beauty Blogger
Kelley Johnson, AICI CIC
Association of Image Consultants International Certified Image Consultant
Style and Beauty Blogger