How to Fashionably Hide Specific Body Parts (Upper Body) Part 1

Like many sayings from fashion experts, every woman always has something about her body she would like to hide. Whether you are top-heavy or bottom-heavy, even if you have a proportioned hourglass shape, there are always some parts of your body that you would wish to hide, to cover, or at least to camouflage by drawing the attention away from that area. Learn how you can compensate for areas that make you feel less confident by accentuating the features you are happy with.

Continuing the article “How to Choose Clothes and Fashionably Hide Specific Body Parts” we’ve known that generally female figure is defined into two types of body shapes; top-heavy and bottom-heavy. This includes those with hourglass, straight, or round shape but tend to have wider area on the upper or lower body part.

However, when you have problems only with specific part of your body, you might want to focus only on that area without worrying too much to your overall shape. Whether you are top-heavy, bottom-heavy, pear, apple, hourglass, straight, or round shape, there are still number of ways to draw attention away from specific parts you don’t like and conceal or enhance parts you like to achieve the best possible look. Here is the handy ‘how to’ guide:


Turkey Neck Fashion TipsHow to Dress the Turkey Neck
Commonly referred to as double chin, the gobbler, or the wattle, turkey neck is a condition in which you appear to have a second chin above your neck and below your jawline. Usually in your forties, the horizontal wrinkles around your neck are the first wrinkles that begin to appear. And by the time you hit your sixties, many women will have extra skin under their chin, giving them a double chin. If turkey neck really annoys you fashionably, what you need to do is to camouflage turkey neck by drawing attention down and away from the area. Here are some tips:Short Turkey Neck Fashion Tips

  • If you have a short neck, a thick neck, and/or a double chin, look for the right necklines. Tops with V-neck, cowl neck and scoop neck, or button-down shirts with the collar popped are your best choices
  • Scarves in soft colors also help to drag the attention away from the neck, especially if you tie them vertically which is good to create longer silhouette visually
  • Opt for jewelries – necklaces and earrings – that create long vertical line, such as a pendant or long necklaces, or earrings with medium to long vertical dangles. Choose one of the jewelries – just the necklace or just earrings. Avoid choker as it can exacerbate the problem.Long Turkey Neck Fashion Tips
  • If your neck is thin and long, you have more freedom to choose different varieties of necklines. Opt for turtlenecks and mock necks as it’s great alone or as a layer.
  • Or you can opt for necklines that show your neck, in fact, covering up so much could actually create more mature look, while a little bit of skin is more youthful.
  • Varieties of jewelry are also best fitted to this long, thin neck. Try chunky jewelries including a choker if you want to. As well for scarves, you can also opt for a short stiff scarf or scarves closely tied around your neck.

How to Hide Armpit FatHow to Dress the Armpit Fat
Sometimes, strapless dresses can be unflattering especially when there’s bunching and bulging excess flesh around the underarms, causing even the most beautiful women to feel self-conscious. Learn a handful of tricks to make arms look lean and lovely in these garments.

  • Be mindful that bulge is a symptom of a bra that doesn’t fit, so always choose the most comfortable and fit underwear. Try bras that go down at least one band size and up one cup size than your usual measurements to help keeping things in place, while bras with side slimmers can also help to keep wandering flesh at bay.
  • Opt for comfortable and fit cup that doesn’t make your boobs spreading out horizontally which make your breasts separate too far apart, leaving a huge gap in the front – push-in push-up bra with underwire can be your choice.
  • With the breasts push towards to your arms, you will have problem of arms hitting breasts and sometimes make bulges appear under the arm. Basically, far-apart boobs create a wider frame than our body frames really are, so opt for the right cup to make your breasts appear nicely and in placedLongline Bra for Armpit Fat Problem
  • If you have trouble with strapless bras ‘sliding down’ under the weight of your bust or need to find well-fit bra to give support for your special dress, try a strapless longline push-up bra to get enough support. The extended structure of these bras helps to absorb some of the weight of the bust and provide support without slipping down under the weight of the breasts.
  • When shopping for a bra, ask for advice from staffers or experts who know what pieces are available and have seen them on a variety of bodies. Watch video below for a few tips on bra shopping

Strapless Dress by Modcloth

    • Find the right cut of your necklines. Go for sweetheart necklines and tanks with thick straps. Especially for sweetheart necklines, these are preferable to bodices that cut squarely across the upper torso.
    • When you invest in a strapless gown or cocktail dress, make sure that your dress is tight enough to keep it up and covering that underarm area (but not too tight that it cuts into your skin).Plus Size Strapless Dress for Armpit Problem
    • If you have large bust, better to avoid strapless dresses that cut straight across the chest, tube tops, or too-tight tanks. But, of course, it depends on person and the cut itself
    • Plus Size Off Shoulder DressOr you could opt for dress with similar necklines as strapless but have the ability to hide your under arm such as off shoulder, wide V-neck, bateau neck or boat necklines

Fashion Tips To Hide Flabby ArmsHow to Dress the Flabby Arms
It’s usually called the Batwings and refers to underarm fat, flabby parts of the upper arm which afflict ladies of a certain age. However, flabby arms are not necessarily a feature of older women, but a lot of mothers have them as well as regular to plus size women. The good news is that there are easy techniques to keep you looking great and feeling more confident about this problem..

  • One easy and effective fix is obviously by wearing sleeves tops – that go all the way to the elbow.Women Tops with Elbow Length Sleeves
  • Especially for blouses, tops, knitwear, shirts, or tees with three-quarter-length sleeves, these sleeves will flatter your figure more than short or long ones. They have the effect of making the body and the arm look longer and slimmer.
  • Better to avoid cap and puff sleeves that only make your arms look bigger. You may think bulky cap sleeves provide some coverage, but they actually make the upper arms look just that
  • Basically, try to give up those sleeves that end right at the widest part of your upper arms, no matter how beautiful the design you will only end up with upper arms that end up looking more massive than they really are.Women Tops with Dolman Sleeves
  • Tops or dresses with long, billowy sleeves that won’t hug your arms such as wide, angel and dolman sleeves are very flattering to give you the illusion of slimmer arms, or make it harder for people to guess their state.Tops To Hide Flabby Arms
  • Finding the best sleeved tops for your flabby arms doesn’t mean you need to choose thick sleeves to hide your arms completely, the ones with sheer-through fabric are also your best choice only to little bit hide your arms. Even you can pick off-shoulder necklines that has long sleeves to cover your underarm  Scarves To Hide Flabby Arms
  • If you want to opt for sleeveless tops or dresses but also wish to hide your underarm fat, pick accessories such as scarves, wraps, or shrugs to hide a bit of your arms just to draw the attention away from that section.
  • Lightweight cardigans or boleros are also good to give relaxed style with sleeveless tops, while still provide great coverage to your figure.

Continue the article to “How to Fashionably Hide Specific Body Parts (Upper Body) Part 2” for other tips and ideas on how to dress for your specific body parts.


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11 comments on «How to Fashionably Hide Specific Body Parts (Upper Body) Part 1»

  1. Susan says:

    I Have another great fashion Fix-it solution for flabby arms. Try Sleeves 2 Go, they are pretty detachable sleeves that snap on to your bra strap, offering stylish coverage of the upper arm area when wearing a sleeveless garment. The flutter sleeve design is perfect for any age or size woman. They are light weight, super flattering & one size fits all. Check out

    1. dee-nee says:

      Thank you so much Susan,

      It’s indeed one great solution for flabby arms, and the looks are super flattering 🙂

      Thanks for sharing the site 🙂

    2. Amy says:

      Thank you so much Susan! I’m excited to share and use this site. Thank you!!!

  2. Larissa says:

    Fantastic article with lots of helpful information for many women.

    1. dee-nee says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Larissa
      It really makes my day 🙂

      Have a beautiful day for you 🙂

  3. MindIfIDo says:

    I am extremely “underarm shy”, but it’s impossible to find cute summer dresses with longer short sleeves anymore (more than a cap sleeve, but not necessarily a half- or elbow-sleeve). Of course, layering a lightweight or mesh cardigan or some other top layer would work, but not when it’s 100 degrees outside. Do I just need to get over it, or are there any other solutions out there? Does anybody make summer dresses with “normal” short sleeves?

    1. dee-nee says:

      Actually, you could play up types of the sleeve or neckline to camouflage your underarms, you could try off-shoulder or bardot neckline, cold or cutout shoulder, or you could go for dresses with lace, chiffon, or mesh sleeves for a more lightweight look.
      There are some cute summer dresses with sleeves I found – obviously it depends on your personal styles whether you are going to like them or not – because I don’t know your age, body type, and style. You can always send another comment and give more specific description about your body type and personal style. Hopefully I can look other dresses more suitable

      Here are dresses with chic sleeves and neckline :
      ASOS Bardot Skater Dress
      ASOS Gypsy Off Shoulder Dress
      ASOS Cold Shoulder Swing Dress
      ASOS Textured Shift Dress
      Forever21 Mixed Print Cutout-Shoulder Dress

      As for this dress (ASOS Warehouse Chiffon Cape Dress), I like this type of sleeves because it’s actually sleeveless but the cape layer can also camouflage your underarm

      Here are dresses with sleeves made of chiffon, lace, or mesh
      Forever21 Ornate Lace Shift Dress
      Forever21 Ornate Crochet Maxi Dress
      Miss Guided 2 Piece Mesh Swing Dress Pink Gingham
      Miss Guided Alease Floral Skater Dress

      And here are summer dresses with sleeves that cute enough with interesting print, colors and styles
      Forever21 Rose Print Crepe Dress
      Forever21 Tribal Print Babydoll Dress
      Miss Guided Oversized V Neck Shift Dress Multi Floral

      You could browse through the stores for other dresses. Or find more suggestions at other online stores, I’m sure there are plenty ideas of short sleeved summer dresses for you.
      If you still can’t find anything interesting, and prefer more of a sleeveless dress, getting over you underarm shy and be confident with your look is even much much better 🙂

      I hope it helps MindIfIDo
      Wish you a wonderful day 🙂

  4. Allison says:

    Thanks for a great article and example photos – it is always better to see examples as well as instructions. My arms seem to be out of proportion due to weight training and I am very self conscious about them. Loved the article! X

    1. dee-nee says:

      Thank you so much Allison
      Great to know you like the article 🙂

      Have a wonderful day 🙂

  5. Laura says:

    You should use models who have the problem you are discussing.
    Putting a skinny woman, in a transparent blouse, on an article of how to cover flabby arms, neutralizes any credibility the article has.
    On a personal note, as a woman with flabby arms, it is offensives to see this type of situation, and quite honestly pisses me off. The clothes she wears will not look like that on me. If I were to purchase that blouse, I would only end up returning it. Just for this reason, I have stopped purchasing clothes at department stores. I’ve stopped even trying them on because in the end it just ends up hurting my feelings and I go home with terms in my eyes.
    Keep in mind that that is my personal opinion and I do not speak for all flabby arm women. However, I would imagine I am not the only one who feels this way.

    1. Regina Burkett says:

      No, Laura, you arent. I am 55, have the double chin. I absolutely hate shopping for clothes online because all of the models are skinny, need to eat a cheeseburger, 20-somethings.

      But this article, and going thru all the articles has been helpful. I like an open, scoop neckline. I think I look best in it. Keep your chin up, young lady and find what you are comfortable in.

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