Given the recent record-breaking temperatures and yesterday’s post about the need to be okay taking off your blazer or sweater, I felt it was important to make the following Plus-Size Public Service Announcement:
YOU CAN GO SLEEVELESS!
I don’t care what your mama, daddy, cousin, friend, foe or any fashion magazine told you. In the United States you have the RIGHT to bare arms! (Get it? Huh? Get it? [/nerd])
I know this is hard to believe, but no one thinks you have skinny arms up underneath those jackets, sweaters, long sleeved shirts, etc. (I know. It shocked me to realize this, too.) Furthermore, by covering up your arms, you may actually make yourself look even bigger. (On how many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss have we seen this be the case?) Shoot, you may be drawing even more attention to the areas you’re trying to hide by virtue of the fact that you’re covered in fabric from head to toe despite the extreme temperatures.
So, why torture yourself in the heat by refusing to show your arms? I know that it can take a while to get used to the idea . . . so you may want to ease into it . . . maybe start with short sleeves . . . then work your way up to a cap sleeves. Before you know it, you’ll be flaunting those beautiful arms with the best of them!
My only caveat to exercising this right is to be mindful of your environment. While sleeveless is okay for business casual, it’s generally not okay for executive or business formal settings.
So, how ’bout it ladies? Are ready to show your bare arms? Do you already do so? Let’s discuss!
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