I have chubby arms, true. Do I love them? Well, I don’t hate them, they just are. I can’t really change them so I just accept them and work with them.
Sure it makes shopping and getting dressed a little challenging and I can’t just purchase any outfit that takes my fancy, because chubby arms don’t fit into narrow sleeves.
When I buy clothes the sleeves always need to be taken into consideration, I tend to wear my tops oversized and fabric choice matters. I’m also wary of embellishment, embroidery and lace work on the upper arms of a sleeve because these will always make a sleeve tighter.
I can’t afford to have tight and restrictive sleeves because I have no lymph nodes and am prone to lymphoedema (swelling) of the arm, some days my left arm can be up to eight centimetres larger than my right arm! I know right, crazy!
Do I let my chubby arms stop me from wearing sleeveless dresses and tops? NO FREAKIN WAY!
I am proud of me, of this body and all it actually CAN do so I am not about to heap shame onto my OWN body. Nuh uh! Because, ‘my body feels what my brain thinks‘ so why would I do that to me?
So, I get my arms out and you know what…the world doesn’t stop. No one stops and points. There is no head turning for a second look at my chubby arms. Because they are just arms and NOBODY CARES.
Too often I hear from women who hate their arms…like actually ‘hate’. They are ashamed of their own body and will often sweat through a hot, uncomfortable summer in long sleeves rather than releasing their arms to a sleeveless top. Sounds crazy huh because we all know ‘what other people think of me is none of my business‘…right?
I bet a few of you reading cover up too, am I right?
Get your arms Summer ready.
Summer is approaching, it’s gonna get hot. Please don’t swelter through an uncomfortable summer, get your arms out girlfriend. Show your arms some love, get out the body scrub, add some fake tan and slap on moisturiser to give those arms a whole new lease of life. I find a little tan on my chubby arms just makes me feel better but if you aren’t into tan that’s ok, just exfoliate and moisturise, your body will love that kind of self love.
This dress makes me happy
Over the weekend I wore a new purchase and yes, it showed my arms…and some of my back. I have been watching Little Party Dress online for a while and love what they do. Their products are budget friendly and cheerful but I wasn’t sure they would fit a curvier gal like me, so in the interest of research I purchased a frock to try.
Well, when this frock arrived it was love at first try, even though my arms and scars on my back were exposed. I chose to wear this little number without a bra (because I can and I give no fucks about what others think), but you can totally wear it with a strapless bra.
When I wore this dress I just felt happy, it was like I was wearing sunshine and summer 🙂 In fact I loved it so much I ordered another one in the same style but different print. The back of the skirt is elastic and the bodice has a cute tie which is adjustable, I can even adjust how much cleavage I do or don’t want on display because it has adjustable straps and it’s under seventy dollars! Oh, and it has pockets! Hold me.
I am wearing Louie Sunflower print dress in size 18. Bag from Country Road. Earrings from SEED.
Will you get you arms out this summer? Geez I hope so.
Til next time,