Every Friday I will be posting a blog on busting all those Style Myths out there!
This one is for the ladies, about that negative comment I hear ALL the time on how they CAN'T wear sleeveless tops or dresses because of their 'CHICKEN WINGS' or 'BINGO ARMS'........
Now to BUST that stereotype for good ladies! Firstly, you DO NOT walk around moving your arms like you are doing PEC DEC exercises!!! When you walk, you have your arms down by your side and the inside area of your arm (the so called 'chicken wings') is exactly that, on the inside of your body and is not seen on the outside!
The next comment I get from my clients, is "But you can see them when I wave!" I'm sorry, but If you are that paranoid about having less than perfectly taught skin moving on your inner arms, while waving an affectionate goodbye to your nearest and dearest, then may I suggest your priorities are somewhat askew? I am certain that the last thing anyone will be noticing while saying goodbye to you is the skin on your arms! They will most certainly be looking at your facial experessions ;)
If you are self conscious about the outside of your arms (where your arms are thicker), then the best solution is to lead someone's eye to the most flattering part of your arms or shoulders. (This is what I visually assess in a one on one Style Session).
If you are like me and are wider across your biceps (I don't see this as a negative by the way, but as in having strong muscles ;) then make sure where the bottom of your sleeve ends, is either above (here I go busting that old style myth again - which is sleeveless on the edge of your shoulder) or below it, where ever your arm is narrower (this might be at a long tee shirt length or 1/2 or 3/4 sleeve length). The focus will be drawn to where ever you place the horizontal line on your arm at the bottom of the hem line.
And please DO NOT think that by wearing those see through mesh sleeves that you are covering up your arms - in actual fact they add weight as visually your arm can look like a sausage stuffed into a stocking, unless you have extremely thin arms!
Unfortunately due to misguided comments, creating only a negative perspective about our body image from past generations, has left thousands of woman with this same negative view of certain parts of their body as the above. I ask you to step back and take a kind look at your body and focus on ALL the things you LOVE about your body. YES the POSITIVE things x
DO NOT BUY INTO these past NEGATIVE comments about our bodies. Women in particular tend to hon in and focus on the bits they don't like, instead of seeing their body as a whole. Some of my clients have the most amazing shaped legs, others have gorgeous large eyes and infectious smiles, glossy thick lustrous hair, while some have beautiful feminine curves or strong athletic bodies, strong square shoulders or elegant long necks. We are ALL unique, not one of us is the same, in physical appearance or personality, so why do we compare ourselves to others? What are you comparing yourself to? YOU are YOU.
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