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?