Shop your shape: 3 of the best tops to disguise flabby arms
Sometimes I feel like Michelle Obama is giving me unrealistic expectations about the state of my arms. I know she probably works out like a maniac to keep them looking so toned and terrific (and I'm still on a mission to be able to do two full chin ups so we wouldn't be in the same fitness category at all), but I still hope every morning that I'm going to wake up and magically have slim, toned arms. If you suffer from the dreaded bingo wings like I do, then you'll know the pain of trying to find the perfect photo position between the hand on hip awkward lean and having your arm fat so flat against your body you wonder how you're able to lift your arms with all that extra weight. Aside from cringing when my arm gets a side on snap in a photo, my preoccupation with my flabby arms has inspired me to search out the best three tops to help you disguise flabby arms while still giving you a form-fitted shape or flashing a bit of skin.
3/4 length sleeves
Whether you buy a top that finishes just below your elbow or you have full length sleeves that you've rolled up, these longer sleeves are super flattering if you're worried about how your upper arms look, and because they finish at the smallest part of your arm, they have a slimming effect overall. I love the effect of scrunching up longer sleeves to achieve this look because it helps to distract away from your actual arms if they're all you can think about.
Shoulder cut-out details
While the popularity of these styles of shirts have waned slightly this year I'm sure they'll once again be making a huge comeback for Spring and Summer. The circular cut-outs at the shoulder give you a restricted flash of skin which has a slimming effect by showing you a sexy little window of skin while keeping the bulk of your arm covered up. The looser styles can also help to disguise the overall shape of your arm but still keeps your look fresh and flirty.
Off the shoulder styles
In terms of what is going to be big this Summer, you can't go past off the shoulder tops and dresses. You can keep the gap of the shoulders small, subtle and demure like the lady pictured above or expose your whole shoulders in straight-line styles that sit just above your bust; either style will be flattering with your arms. Generally even the smaller sleeves (that are only about 3 inches long) will sit right on the biggest part of your arm and effectively cover it up, but if you're really worried about it then get a style that goes down to just above your elbow.