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Things to hide saggy upper arms

(deactivated member)
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?

Valerie G.
on 2/5/10 2:09 pm - Northwest Mountains, GA
Awww, cmon silly jilly -- embrace the sleeve!
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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(deactivated member)
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 2/6/10 10:57 am, edited 2/6/10 11:06 am - Dayton, OH
DS on 10/09/07 with
Get a spaghetti strap dress with a cover... like the knit ones with holes.. Takes care of it.... :) 

ETA: I TOTALLY skipped it was your wedding dress.... my bad.

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Angela N.
on 3/30/11 5:47 pm - Charleston, WV
Oh man....I know I am extremely late this party, but I'm so interested to know if you tried these and did they work??? I am getting married in the beach in Dec and anything but strapless (or darn near it) is gonna look silly. But my arms!!! AAGGH!! They are scary!!!!  If I must, I'm resorting to the lacy cover up thing, I guess
(deactivated member)
on 3/31/11 5:01 am - Woodbridge, VA
I ended up going with one that had an off-the-shoulder collar type deal, which didn't completely cover my arms, but it kept me from putting my arms up enough so the flaps wouldn't show as much! Everyone there knew me at 300+ pounds, so I didn't sweat it too too much  :)

This is the gown I bought: =MarilynRoyale
Karen M.
on 2/5/10 3:41 pm - Mississauga, Canada
Haaa!  Ok, that made me laugh right out loud.



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on 2/5/10 2:26 pm, edited 2/5/10 2:34 pm - Wyoming County, NY

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. -today-video/

To be fair, I think it could have been removed more gently.


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(deactivated member)
on 2/5/10 2:36 pm - Woodbridge, VA
That's it!

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!
(deactivated member)
on 2/5/10 4:59 pm


Let me know how these work.  My grandson actually said. "Holy Bat Flaps, Gramma!"  LOL

Really, I would love to be able to wear sleeveless or halter tops but I don't want to take off flying if there is a wind.


M ..
on 2/6/10 8:48 am
Jilly-Jill, let me know how it works!!!  I got arm flab like nobodies business!!

 Lilypie - (bM9u)


on 2/5/10 3:47 pm - Lawrenceville, GA

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JudiJudi T
on 2/5/10 4:00 pm
 ah heck - if you're gonna wear tape on your arms - get some coordinating duct tape and make an accessory out of it 
on 2/5/10 5:38 pm - Fargo, ND
WIll skip that step!! OUCH.
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.
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(deactivated member)
on 2/5/10 6:31 pm - Woodbridge, VA
I reeeeally don't want to wear a shrug over my wedding gown. Or a fish net top.

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
on 2/5/10 6:34 pm - Fargo, ND
LOL band aid rules.

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?

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on 2/5/10 7:14 pm, edited 2/5/10 7:37 pm - MD
Jill, congratulations on your upcoming wedding, baby.  I got married 5 years ago,  when the wedding fashion industry decided that every bride had awesome arms and had to wear a strapless dress.  It was hard to find a design that would appeal to my taste and hide my arm flaws, of course, when I finally found it, it was not a bargain at all. 

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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(deactivated member)
on 2/6/10 4:15 am - Woodbridge, VA
That is SO sweet of you to offer! But I've found the one I want and have my heart set on. Of course, it' guessed it...strapless! That fad has not changed at all! (It is, however, listed at only $399, which I don't think is bad a all.)

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 2/5/10 7:31 pm - Montréal, Canada
Be proud of yor deflated / baggy arms... it beats inflated / fat arms!

Congrats on your wedding. 

I also got married 10 months post surgery with something like 150-160 lbs less in a sleeveless dress.  Baggy arms and all!

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(deactivated member)
on 2/6/10 4:16 am - Woodbridge, VA
Well, they're still a bit inflated, too, since I'm still 60 pounds from goal. Time to start a bridal upper body workout regimen!