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Do Our Upper Arms Need the Spanx Treatment?

NextTribe hotflash finds upper arm fitness

Most of us midlife women are a little sensitive about our upper arms. Too many years of hearing unfunny jokes about “cafeteria ladies” and “bingo wings.” Please!

We are not into arm-shaming at all, and whether your arms are Olympian-toned or not so buff, we think you’ll like this new product from Spanx, the people who brought you the famous shapewear that erases an untold number of donuts from your midsection.

Called Arm Tights, this is a lightweight layer of their super-comfy knit material that provides coverage and toning. They are basically a stretchy crop-top with sleeves, to slip on under your favorite shirts or tees for a hip layered look. Spanx says it took five years and hundreds of prototypes to get the perfect fit. Priced at $30 to $34, they’re offered in neutrals as well as day-glo hues. We’re partial to the cobalt blue and hot pink.

What do you think?

–Janet Siroto

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