Okay, I definitely still hate my arms but ever since I wrote about it last week, your comments have been sooo helpful!
hi, first time reading your blog, but I had to comment. YES… I totally struggle with my arms! But honestly, when you see other people out walking around do you find yourself being really critical or their arm fat? … in most cases, no. you never really notice and even if you do notice, you forget about it in the ext few seconds and move on. So, with that in mind… go wear your cute dresses and be happy!
Jessica Downey said…
My friend at work and I were just talking about this today! I have such a hard time exposing my arms as well. But you know what I realized? Sometimes when I wear a jacket or sweater or some other cover up in the summer it makes me wonder if I look just as bad as I (think I) look with my bare arms exposed. And sometimes I wonder if I draw more attention to myself because I am the girl in the cute dress wearing a sweater in 90 degree heat. I love your attitude and I say rock it!
There were so many more encouraging comments that I’ve been pushing myself to the limit when it comes to arm exposure. I wore a racer back dress to the opening night of Full Figured Fashion Week and a Strapless dress to the finale! I didn’t even pack a shrug “just in case” like a usually do.
On the weekends I’ve been rocking jeans and tank tops and I even wore a spaghetti strap top when I was out at a bar last weekend. I’ve even been going to work with bare arms and throwing a cardigan on when I get to the office because 1.) its freezing in my office and 2.) I don’t think bare arms in the office are appropriate, (even if you’ve got guns like Michelle Obama!).
I also noticed something; a lot of my tops that do have sleeves still show 95% of my arms! Somehow I convince myself that because they technically have sleeves they offer more coverage. Not True!
This summer is going to be so much cooler….
Has anyone else been exposing your arms more?