As we get older, our upper arms can become a somewhat touchy subject. They sure don’t look the same as they did in our 40’s, as sometimes they lose much of their tone. Even if we exercise regularly, the shape and form of once-younger looking skin can make the best of us self-conscious.
However, should we be forced to keep our arms hidden away because that’s what society dictates? Or should we find clever ways to make ourselves feel positive, using ideas which correspond with our shape?
Here at Style at 60, we think you should go your own way! Cover them up if it makes you feel more comfortable by all means, but you should also feel free to wear sleeveless styles if you want to! Who cares what other people think? If you are comfortable in your own skin – that is all that matters.
A number of readers have asked how to show their arms without displaying “too much”. So Style at 60 took a look at how Hollywood’s leading ladies are doing it. Here are the best style tips we found, to inspire you:
SHEER SLEEVES A SURE WINNER
Yet again, Helen Mirren manages to look stunning on the Red Carpet in this lacy red gown. Notice her sheer 3/4 sleeves? If you are not quite comfortable to totally bare your upper arms a sheer sleeve is always an option.
Anthea Crawford saffire and lace taffeta dress
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Glamour queen, Joan Collins doesn’t mind a sheer sleeve either.
STRUCTURE STRUCTURE STRUCTURE
The glamour of a structured sleeve on a mature arm can’t be underestimated. Judi Dench shows us below how a heavy woven jacket can have a slimming effect when covering the arms.
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SHOW SOME SHOULDER
Jane Fonda shows us that even with slim arms, hiding the upper arm can be beneficial for style. The tops of the shoulders have shape, form and much less sag than the underarms when on show.
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GET CREATIVE WITH SINGLE COLOURS
Our conclusion, a block colour, a below-the-elbow sleeve and or a dark cover on the arm is a definite style winner, even in Hollywood.
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TRY 3/4 LENGTH
A sleeve doesnt have to be long to do its job. In fact, we love this 3/4 sleeved dress for almost any time of year.
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