There is no better way to embrace warm weather than wearing a sleeveless top, dress or a cute bathing suit. The following fashion picks will be all the incentive you need to tone and bare your beautiful arms this season!
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Bold and bright
If you are looking for the definitive statement piece for your wardrobe, this Diane von Furstenberg Bastiaan top might be just the thing. This vibrant silk jersey nature print can be dressed up or down depending on where you’re going. The Bastiaan top is $145 at dvf.com.
The long story
All of the tops from Shade Clothing are super soft and extra long, making them perfect for women with long torsos or those of us who aren’t fond of the idea of baring a little belly. Originally created to be fashionable yet modest, Shade offers great tanks, cap sleeves, baby doll shirts, maternity shirts and more in a multitide of solid hues. Get yours at shadeclothing.com.
Clean and simple
Nobody does the simple white tank better than Jockey. Their Comfies Cotton Tank Top is a cotton/nylon blend with no side seams for a comfortable fit, plus thicker straps provide better coverage. Best of all, it’s so affordable you’ll want to scoop up all six colors. The Comfies Cotton Tank Top is $18 at jockey.com.
With lush fringe embellishments, this swimsuit is so sweet and pretty, you’ll exude a quiet confidence without even trying.Try this Betsey Johnson swimsuit in red or blue.
Sweet & romantic
This lovely dress offers an embroidered netting overlay is fairytale pretty. Vintage inspired styling is simple yet elegant.
Just looking at it, can’t you just see yourself sipping iced tea on the porch? Get the summer dress for $98 at aprilcornell.com.
Style tips for sleeveless fashions
Cute, cool and colorful comfort awaits you this season. Whether you choose a tank or a cami, halter or dress, you have more ways than ever to fashionably exercise your right to bare arms! After you choose the stylish summer top you desire, there are just a few more things you’ll want to do to look spectacular.
Shave your underarms each day if you’re going bare. The warm water of the shower and a little shaving gel make your razor’s job quick and easy.
Use a clear/no-stain deodorant that won’t show, mar your clothes or flake.
Make sure your neck, shoulders and back are protected with a slathering of sunscreen.
Make sure your bra fits well and that the straps are taut (but not tight) so they don’t slip off your shoulders and expose themselves.
More summer fashion advice:
- How to survive swimsuit shopping
- Summer’s best fashion buys for moms
- 5 Summer work wear styles that won’t make you sweat
Get your arms looking extra fabulous by toning them with daily workouts. By incorporating an arm workout to your weekly routine you can really give your arms the extra appeal they need for warm-weather fashion. Also, aim to use them more than usual in daily activities (picking up a big bag of dog food, carrying your nephew).