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    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
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    do you wear sleeveless? I can't stand having my floppy arms flying in the breeze looks like I am a pelican about to take off and I can't stand seeing it on other women terrible I know. Why don't they make shirts with longer sleeves than those little quarter length things. Oh well when those terrible storms blew winds 60 mph I thought they were going to catch me and fly me away

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    ROFL. I don't wear sleeveless because I don't like sticking to myself in the heat.

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    ROFL. I don't wear sleeveless because I don't like sticking to myself in the heat.

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    Better to have floppy arms than no arms - - -

    But mine are more flappy than floppy - -

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    They do make shirts with longer sleeves, they are called 3/4 sleeves.

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    I have my Grandmother's arms... I don't look good, but I have come to the conclusion that most of the others don't either.
    I will only wear shorts at home...but, I will wear a decent tank top....I'm not going to suffer in the heat because someone doesn't want to look at my wiggly arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    do you wear sleeveless? I can't stand having my floppy arms flying in the breeze looks like I am a pelican about to take off and I can't stand seeing it on other women terrible I know. Why don't they make shirts with longer sleeves than those little quarter length things. Oh well when those terrible storms blew winds 60 mph I thought they were going to catch me and fly me away
    ROFL :lol: Pelican!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Well said! I feel the same way!

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    for years i kept my ggd.from age 1 thru 5.every day she came and set on my lap and massaged my flappy armes.she'd say grandma i want arms just like yours.love that girl!!!!

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    They do make 3/4 sleeves, but very, very few. I will not go sleeveless in public. Shorts only at home alone. I also wish they would make more shirts with sleeves. I have those horrible walmart pictures on my mind.

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    Neve could understand why women, as much lifting , pushing and pulling and wiping we have had to do for years, don't have tight arms instead of flab! I hate to be sleeveless, even around home!

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    I agree !!! I don't want 3/4 sleeves in the summer !!! Just a longer, short sleeve!!

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    I don't wear sleeveless anything any more. I have "bat wings".

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    Well, the Lord blessed me with skinny arms and legs, but the belly and love handle area are a whole different story, they are floppy and flappy lol

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    when you wave goodbye, your arms keep on waving...

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    Add a couple inches of pretty fabric trim to your sleeves. I live in t shirts so it is not a problem for me.

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    I have some "sheer" floral print blouse's that I wear over tanks just to hide the "swing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    when you wave goodbye, your arms keep on waving...
    I was going to say the same thing...when I wave Hello or Goodbye to people, I figure it makes them feel special cuz my arms wave so exhuberantly!
    :)

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    I have wondered for years why t-shirts do not have longer sleeves unless you by men's shirts...I too have the floppy arm thingie...lol...but the rest of me is more than chubby enough to make me well-grounded in a wind storm...lol :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Naomi

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    I've given up sleeveless tops, they make me feel self conscious. (yes, floppy arm thingy)

    Plus to add insult to injury, I got a bad spider bite this past winter which has left a disgusting looking scar plus dent in one arm.

    (Oh, vanity, thy name is woman :mrgreen: )

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    I agree 100% it is almost impossible to find one with longer sleeves. The fashion industry always buy for the slender young women cause they know that they will buy the most clothing.

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    Yup--me, too. :thumbdown: I inherited the floppy-arm genes from my mother's side of the family--who also had "bosoms" that looked to be stuffed with the entire contents of a feather bed. As a child, I'd just look at them and wonder when do they get those. Actually, I entertain my gk's with rides-hanging off om floppy arms--"Hang on now, kids, we'll do a loop-de-loop!"
    When shopping for tops, I'm always searching for the longer filmy butterfly-type sleeves--not the easiest things to find but well worth the search!

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    I have floppy arms and cottage cheese thighs, but I wear shorts and tank tops in the summer. I have reached the age that I don't care what people think about me. I feel comfortable, so people will have to be careful to not get hit by my floppy arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    when you wave goodbye, your arms keep on waving...
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    i've got a top on now that isn't flattering to my arms. sort of cap sleeves. not my normal style i can tell you.

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    my arms are not that floppy, but i still don't go sleeveless in public. like others here, i wish there were more longer sleeves. in fact, i have psoriasis that is not completely helped medically, so i prefer 3/4 length to cover the elbows. i have been known to knit my own cotton sweaters to achieve that.

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