How To Hide Arm Flab & Tone Up for a Sleeveless Spring
Apr 26, 2011 - by Amanda Gabriele
If the idea of your arms in summer tank tops makes you cringe with fear, it might be time to think about ways of concealing extra flab. Even better, why not work on toning them up so you don't need to worry about hiding anything? Here are some great tips on hiding arm flab and working it out so your spring is slender and carefree.
Shape, compress and smooth. Thinner fabric means you can't hide not-so-tight arms as well as you can under chunky knits and jackets. A little light shapewear can make a world of a difference under lightweight clothing by compressing the upper arms for a firmer appearance. Above: Sassybax Armed & Dangerous $68, sassybax.com
Go three-quarters of the way. If it's too hot for a full sleeve, a three-quarter sleeve is a good option to take you from office air conditioning to the chilly evening breeze. Plus, when the sleeve hits at or right below the elbow, it gives the illusion of a thinner upper arm. Above: Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Three-Quarter Sleeve Printed Dress $580, bloomingdales.com
Shrug it off. Have a formal occasion but can't bear the thought of naked arms in a cocktail dress? Not to fear, shrugs are here. A simple and luxurious sweater will make you both fashionable and less self-conscious. Above: Lanvin Corsage Cotton-Blend Shrug $1,490, net-a-porter.com
Tone, tighten and take off weight. Why hide your arms when you can easily make them look fabulous? Do it in style with weight training on a set of colorful dumbbells. Daily repetitions of your favorite arm exercises, working from the lightest weight to the heaviest, will get you looking toned by the start of summer. Above: Tone Fitness 20lb Hourglass Shaped Dumbbell Set with Rack $49.99, sportsauthority.com