Tuesday, May 8, 2012

what not to wear

No one will ever come to my blog for fashion tips, and I won't post pictures of what I am wearing.

But today I send out a plea to fashion designers, to please start making clothes for women who don't wish to bear their upper arms.

I love seeing a woman with toned arms in a sleeveless dress or shirt.  Mrs. Obama-you can rock a dress with no sleeves!  But not every woman wants to share her upper arms with the world.

As I browse the spring and summer offerings, the majority of shirts, tops, and dresses are sleeveless, or if they do have sleeves they are a token piece of fabric that barely skims the shoulder.  Come on!

I learned a long time ago that I should wear what I am comfortable in, not necessarily the hottest fashion trend. That is why I don't own a single pair of leggings, and I won't be purchasing a maxi dress this season.  And I won't wear a dress or shirt that doesn't have sleeves, unless the tank top is layered with a sweater.  My upper arms will remain winter white.

The warm summer months will find me in t-shirts and skirts-my seasonal uniform.  I don't wear shorts, and I ditched all of my capris a couple of summers ago.  So I began a quest to find a t-shirt that fit my ample bosom, covered my upper arms, was long enough to cover my midriff, and didn't look like a maternity top.

I finally found it, and I bought it in seven colors.  The sleeves cover my upper arms, it is long enough in the torso, it is cut for a woman's body, and the v neck keeps me cool.  There, done.  (sorry, I couldn't get a picture to post)


Of course, I bought it when it was on sale, and I had a coupon....

Do you have fashion issues?  Are there things you have just quit wearing as your body changes (or settles) through the years?


  1. People really need to put 'ample bosom' in a sentence more often. Oddly enough - I have never said those two words.


  2. Lol, my coworker/friend is the same way. She will never show her arms!

    I understand the need for a top that doesn't look maternity, but isn't tight around my waistline and contains the ample bosom. It is a TOUGH thing.


  3. Oh, I cannot show my arms. However, I don't plan on sharing my cup size!

  4. I have the same arm issues as you and am totally going to check out this shirt. It looks cute!

  5. I was going to say something nice and applicable but Tracy's comment tickled my funny-bone and I can't think straight! You two are funny!

  6. I am not a fan of sleeveless shirts either. I'll wear them around the house, but that's it.

    My daughter called my flapping upper arms, my "wings." I told her, "Just you wait!"

    P.S. It was awesome meeting you in person yesterday! Let's have coffee soon.


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