We’re here to give to put our fashion knowledge to good use and to give you an understanding of how to choose the right clothing for you. Siobhan wanted to know the right clothing to flatter her fuller arms. Here’s what we had to say…
What shape of top should I wear to make my fat arms look slimmer or smaller? Even when I lost weight my arms are very broad; it runs in the family.
Look for shirts or blouses with a slight fullness in the sleeve but avoiding anything too puffy. A top will bell sleeves (that has fullness at the sleeve hem) such as this one from Boohoo will make your arms look more streamlined. The pussybow tie will also draw focus inwards away from your arms.
A batwing top such as this one from ISME will deftly cover your arms while the fuller sleeve will make the part of your arms on show appear slimmer. The detailing at the neck will also draw focus. A trapeze style top will also serve to slim arms by adding width at your torso. This waterfall kimono style jacket from ISME will also create that effect.
Tops that have features at the centre top (such as a bejewelled bib, tie detailing etc) will focus attention from your arms and shoulder. These Kimono tops from Fifty Plus are chic summer staples and the beautiful detailing will add a stylish touch as well as drawing focus. The long narrow sleeve will also streamline.
A top with vertical streamlining features that creates the illusion of a line running down your torso or draws focus downwards will also work well for you. Examples would be a top with a block colour line running down the middle of the top or a top with a long tie detail or scarf. Block colour strategically placed can be a great illusionist.
Hope that helps.