Welcome to a fun collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be, and hope to encourage you right here each week.  We want to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence

Last week, Jennifer and I began a series for Hit Your Style
Sweet Spot where we focus on how to camouflage the “annoying” areas so many
woman over 50 tend to give the power to zap our confidence. We started HERE with the mid-section and today move on to our arms.

  I received such kind
emails this week from a couple of ladies encouraging me to go sleeveless…”Your
arms look great.”  They do look better
than they did before-weight-training, but I am still not confident enough with
them to go sleeveless outside of the house. 
I will keep working, but until then I have learned some important
lessons about sleeves.
 There are so many
designs and sleeve lengths for women and that makes shopping garments which are
not sleeveless more fun.  I encourage you
to try on many different styles and lengths to see what works best for
you.  That’ right…not all sleeves favor
all body types.  I have chosen not wear
the on-trend bell sleeves, because I do not need the added volume right at my
Around 30 years ago, a stylist showed me how a mid-length
sleeve did double duty for a woman with curves. 
Long sleeves are too heavy and can add the impression of weight, though
I do wear them in the fall and winter weather.   But a sleeve which goes just below the elbow
not only flatters the arm, it also draws the eye to our waist…typically the
smallest part of us.  Showing some lower
arm is also more flattering to an overall style.  So 
I often roll up or scrunch up sleeves…fortunately,
it looks good when I do.

The majority of garments in my closet have sleeves which
stop just under the elbow.   My second
favorite sleeve is the flowy sleeve. Finally, a sheer sleeve or sheer
topper is a great way to camouflage the arm.  Just remember it is all about the eye…where do
you want to draw the eye with your outfit. 
A flattering sleeve can help us be more confident and improve our body
Now, come back on Wednesday and I will tell you about these cool, metallic sandals.  And the top will be on Instagram! 
Until then, let’s go see what JENNIFER OF A WELL STYLED LIFE has to teach us about arms, and I selected some fun garments below with sleeves in mind!
Have a great week!

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