Flabby Arms Be Gone! 3 Flattering Short Sleeve Styles

You may not be Bruce Wayne, but you’ve got a serious case of bat wings. Don’t worry, fashion can help.

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    The days of sleeveless weather are finally here. But for those unsure about their right to bare arms (har har), we’ve rounded up three short sleeve looks that conceal a multitude of winter sins—from overdoing it on the cronuts to letting your gym membership gather dust. Read on after the jump! 

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    PHOTO: Candice Lake

    Fluttery and Bell-Shaped

    Lost in a wave of billowy fabric, your arms will seem slender by comparison. Choose a lightweight material, like chiffon or silk, lest you appear too top heavy.

     

    Image via Candice Lake 

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    Band of Outsiders

    Flower Field Top ($325)

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    Tibi

    Cape Back Top ($275)

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    Kenzo

    Palm Print Sweatshirt ($320)

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    PHOTO: Camille Over The Rainbow

    Three-Quarter Length

    Considered to be the most universally flattering sleeve silhouette, this conceals problem areas (i.e. above the elbow) while still showing skin (i.e. below the elbow).

     

    Image via Camille Over The Rainbow 

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    3.1 Phillip Lim

    Embellished Blouse ($678)

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    Mango

    Blouson in Strawberry ($40)

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    Rag & Bone

    Floyd Shirt ($350)

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    PHOTO: Always Judging

    Wide and Boxy

    Much like a bell-shaped sleeve, this is all about proportions, engulfing the arm to make it seem small by comparison.

     

    Image via Always Judging 

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    ASOS

    Boxy Shirt ($41)

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    Topshop

    Spot Print Shirt ($70)

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    Suno

    Simply Boxy Top ($425)

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Zara Abstract Print Blouse

Zara Abstract Print Blouse

Zara, $50
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Band of Outsiders Flower Field Top ($325)

Band of Outsiders Flower Field Top ($325)

Band of Outsiders, $325
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Carven Embroidered Cutout Cotton-Blend Sweatshirt

Carven Embroidered Cutout Cotton-Blend Sweatshirt

Carven, $270
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ASOS Boxy Shirt

ASOS Boxy Shirt

ASOS, $41
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Mango Blouson in Strawberry

Mango Blouson in Strawberry

Mango, $40
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Rag & Bone Floyd Shirt

Rag & Bone Floyd Shirt

Rag & Bone, $350
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Topshop Spot Print Shirt

Topshop Spot Print Shirt

Topshop, $70
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Tibi Cape Back Top

Tibi Cape Back Top

Tibi, $275
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3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished Blouse

3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished Blouse

3.1 Phillip, $678
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Suno Simply Boxy Top

Suno Simply Boxy Top

Suno, $425
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Kenzo Palm Print Sweatshirt

Kenzo Palm Print Sweatshirt

Kenzo, $320
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MSGM Contrast Sleeve Lace Top

MSGM Contrast Sleeve Lace Top

MSGM, $490
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