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I'm 50. My shoulders look ok, my upper arms seem average, bit of a bingo wing, definitely not toned and muscular. I keep reading that people want to cover their arms and I'm concerned that I've had them uncovered but shouldn't. What's the deciding factors?
I did it when my arms started looking shit, probably mid-late 50s. I've always covered them in hot weather anyway as I burn easily and hate the feel of cooking flesh. But no rules, my ex boss - well into her 60s - looked great in a sleeveless shift,as does Brigitte Trogneux at 64. If you've not noticed anything, why bother?
Agree that shrugs and little cover ups just draw the eye even more.
I'm also 50 and often wear sleeveless tops and dresses. I would say my arms are OK, slim and fairly toned.
TBH I never really notice peoples arms. I would say there are other parts of people I'm more likely to notice in a "that should be covered" type of way eg. people with their arses hanging out of the top of trousers (builders bum style) or out the bottom of hot pants in totally inappropriate places.
I've been over thinking this too much. I've never been a vest wearer, unless for sports, but I was thinking more about evening dresses. Strapless are out due to my none existent chest. I was wondering about sleeveless boat neck or cap sleeves. It seems that if I don't care no one else will, unless there is a stone throwing or snow risk.
Don't see why you should. My mum doesn't- she's pushing 60 and definitely not toned.
I cover my upper arms for work, but that's because I had the stupid idea of getting a rather opinionated tattoo while young and unaware that I was about to embark on a corporate career. Everyone else at the office goes shoulder free and we're quite conservative in our work look.