Things to hide saggy upper arms
on 2/5/10 2:02 pm - Woodbridge, VA
Months ago, I remember seeing a post where someone included a video (or link to a video) of a commercial/infomercial for a product to hide flabby upper arms. They were like these clear sticky patches you could use to sort of "tape" your upper arms in place. I've actually seen the commercial on tv within the past few months as well.
Now, the video was posted here to laugh at, make fun of, etc. But now I'm interested in finding out more.
I am looking for something that might help me to make my upper arms somewhat less offensive in short sleeves. I am not interested in the upper arm girdle-ish shaper garments, and plastic surgery is not in the foreseeable future (Especially since I'm not at goal yet).
Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? What they're called so I can Google them?
How about prom-style, where you pull everything up with duct or surgical tape, then strap it across your back to hold it up and taut. The only problem is people will wonder why you're wearing shoulder pads.
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on 2/5/10 2:14 pm - Woodbridge, VA
I have nothing against sleeves, but here's the deal: I've got a wedding this year, and, quite frankly, long-sleeved wedding dresses are just not my style! Even short-sleeved will be tough to find without looking weird, but I'm not sure I can pull off sleeveless or strapless without slapping people in the face with my arm flaps when I go to hug them or something!
on 3/31/11 5:01 am - Woodbridge, VA
This is the gown I bought:
I am by no means endorsing it but the product you are mentioning is "instant arm lift".
I don't usually like other peoples pain, but I never really liked Kathy Lee.
To be fair, I think it could have been removed more gently.
Edited to add CONGRATULATIONS!
on 2/5/10 2:36 pm - Woodbridge, VA
For 10 bucks, I will definitely try it. Can't hurt any more than the ridulous wired and suffocating undergarments I wore under my Maid of Honor dress in my sister's wedding!
I will continue to wear longer sleeves and when wearing no sleeves I wear one of those type tops that look like fish net, to cover the arms. I also buy shrugs (?) little tops for over the little black dress.
on 2/5/10 6:31 pm - Woodbridge, VA
I Googled and found MANY people say that Kathy Lee was an idiot for ripping them off; everyone says if you take them off slowly (like the INSTRUCTIONS say to), then they are pain free. Band Aid rules do not apply to everything :P
Sorry, I didn't understand YOU were wearing the wedding gown. I thought YOU were just dressing up for a wedding.LOL
Colorful duct tape?
At that time I was a size 18/20. the sleeves are just enough to hide what i thought was the most offensive part of my arm. I got it at the Macy's Bridal in Tyson's Mall. I still have the dress, and since I had the pleasure to met you at the MADS, I would seriously consider letting you borrow it for your wedding. You can even alter the size, since I believe you're smaller than I was then. I have been happily married, so the dress has good vibes, babeeeee!
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on 2/6/10 4:15 am - Woodbridge, VA
They actually also make the same dress with short sleeves, but then the back and the neckline are so different that I don't like it as much. Bah. Guess I won't know until I try some different styles on to see how they look. Which, of course, I don't want to do right now in the hopes that I can lose some more weight in the time between now and my wedding (wedding is in October)!
on 2/6/10 4:16 am - Woodbridge, VA