Shopping: Sleeves & Shrugs
Nora Ephron bemoaned the neck thing and to that we’d add the “arm” thing. Even the most toned tomatoes can still be uncomfortable wearing sleeveless clothes. But what to do when you’ve found that perfect dress that happens to be sleeveless? Well you can actually “add” sleeves, and you can also wear a shrug or bolero that won’t make you look like someone’s grandma, even if you are. Helen Mirren is a great example of beauty, style and almost always covered upper arms.
Check out these stylish cover-ups.
Just Add sleeves.
We just recently found out about these products that can give you “sleeves” for any sleeveless outfit. Brilliant!
This sheer sleeve top is a sexy addition to sleeveless styles, slip this comfortable, sheer “undershirt” under dresses, tanks and shirts for a chic look. Available only in black. $39.99 to $44.99 from Midnight Velvet.
“Sleevey Wonders Basic is a 3/4 length sleeve with four-way stretch mesh that gently hugs your arms, making them appear more toned. The no shoulder seam construction gives the illusion of being part of your top or dress, and has the option of being worn with the low-cut side in front, or reversed with the higher side in front. Also available in lace mesh too. Available from Amazon, $44.95.
Fashion Forms Lace Sleecrets add sleeves too. Wear under your sleeveless dress for instant sleeves, balancing comfort with beauty. Also available in plain mess. Amazon, $20.
These are not your grandmother’s shrugs.
The Bolero Shrug. At just $14 from Amazon you will want one in every color – and it does come in just about every color.