Wearing Sleeveless Tops with My New Arms
Quote of the day: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw
I thought this quote was so interesting because I think of myself as a reasonable person. Yet, maybe that’s not a good thing? And I thought it was apropos to introduce something new.
I had a reader reach out to me introducing her company called My New Arms. This is not a sponsored post besides the fact that Margo generously sent these pairs of My New Arms for my mom and Nancy to showcase for you. Why am I not wearing them? Right now I don’t avoid wearing sleeveless items due to my arms. But both my mom and Nancy have expressed this concern before, so I figured there might be other women out there that feel the same way.
Personally I want us to love our bodies even though they are changing. The spidery veins, the crepey skin, the “age” spots are all things that I’ve started to notice too. And I wish upon wish that we could embrace these changes instead of trying to cover them up. Yet, it’s hard because we are blasted with information that getting old is bad and the changes should be prevented at all costs.
So while I keep hoping that one day we won’t need a product like My New Arms, at least now there is something out there if you have ever complained that you don’t like your arms. Funny story? We just stopped into a local boutique in Littleton, where the owner said she’s working on a book called “I Hate My Arms” because it’s one of the things that so many women have said to her about their bodies.
Nancy’s (70+) Outfit
What Nancy Liked About the My New Arms
Nancy liked the feeling of this item. Especially if you’re not used to being without something covering your arms. It looks like Nancy is wearing a sleeveless top, yet she felt like she had a shirt on. And she did in a way. Just like hosiery covers our legs.
What Nancy Didn’t Like About the My New Arms
We had a harder time matching Nancy’s coloring to the samples. Since Nancy is outside more and tans easily, her coloring would be different in the summer vs the winter. You can see from the back view, that her neck is darker than her back, so the arms are matching her tan neck. Yet that is real life too. Many women get tan lines in different places.
Because Nancy’s bracelet and watch aren’t super tight, they tended to move below the elastic hem on her wrist. In fact, the one bracelet did get caught in the sheer fabric, but it didn’t run. She just had to snip it to get it off.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit
What Charlotte Liked About the My New Arms
I should tell you that my mom actually had purchased something like this in the past. The set that she previously bought was a black pair and a white pair to wear under things. They were made to look more like part of the garment instead of like your arms.
Personally I was worried that there wouldn’t be a great match for my mom’s complexion. Yet we were quite impressed that the lightest color was such a good match. Of course, you notice the elastic on the wrist when the watch or bracelet moves.
What Charlotte Didn’t Like About the My New Arms
The bra portion of this garment is really like a sports bra. Therefore it can be a struggle to get it off if you have some flexibility issues. When we were talking about this in the car, my mom remembers a time when she had such a hard time getting off a sports bra over 30 years ago because it was so tight and it was a hot day. The My New Arms is not that tight, but it can be harder than taking off your bra with a clasp.
Tips & Tricks
Basically these are hosiery for your arms. If you are someone who always wears hose for your legs with dresses and skirts, then you get it. Margo has a really nice video on the home page of her My New Arms website that explains this garment and even shows you how to put it on.
I do think it’s nice that this product creates sun protection by wearing this, so if you have to cover up anyways, maybe this would be an option? These aren’t inexpensive, but considering that you can wear them over and over, it’s not much different than some of our cover up pieces.
The other advantage is those dress up occasions. I always laugh that the men always put on many layers of a shirt and jacket, where as the women dress in slinky, sleeveless dresses. And then we freeze. So this could be a great addition so you don’t have to cover up your dress with a cardigan or jacket?
If you are interested in this product, and you have questions, I’ll answer any that I can. Margo may have many of these questions answered on her FAQ page. I am not receiving any commission or any advantage for this post. I just wanted to share something that many of you might appreciate.
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