Larger upper arms, sagging skin, and loose underarm skin is a fact of life for many women after 50. So since summer upon us, let’s look at a few ways to help them look their best.
How to help the skin look better
- Moisturizer – dry skin looks crepey so keeping your arms moisturized goes a long way towards a smooth appearance
- Self-tanner – together with moisturizer, a light application of self-tanner improves the look of upper arms
- Excercise- duh, we all knew this one but even if you’re a gym fanatic you may have excess skin as a result of weight loss or gain during your lifetime and the skin on your arms could be saggy.
6 smart ways to cover your upper arms
- Sheer fabrics are our friends. Look for tops made from sheer linen, organza, cotton or silk. These fabrics breathe as well as camouflage so we can feel covered but comfortable in warm weather.
- Scarves and wraps are obvious choices to cover your arms with sleeveless tops and dresses. I demonstrated how I tie a large scarf to cover my upper arms here.
- Tops with wide or drapey sleeves are a great way to camouflage your arms. A tight upper sleeve accentuates the size of the upper arm, so if yours are large, this is not your most flattering look.
- Wear a lightweight cardigan or jacket. This is obvious too, but in the warm weather look for elbow length options and sheer fabrics.
- Wear darker colored tops. Light colors advance and make things look larger so a darker top helps your arms look smaller.
- Change the focus. Try cold-shoulder or off shoulder tops that hide cover your arms while exposing your shoulders.
How to control upper arm jiggle
Another option is arm shapewear. They’re exactly what they sound like. Sleeves you wear under your garments to control any jiggle or wobble. They can be as simple as the ones shown above or fuller coverage that fit over your torso and shoulders.
Do you have any additional tips to share?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.