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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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Stop. Just stop.


Arm shapers? Isn’t that a gym? ️‍♂️

oh for god sakes be who you are!

They would look pretty damn weird under a tank top!


I don’t use Spanx anything. I’m exercising and getting strong.

Yeah for you. Good to hear.

That’s my plan.

I do not like Spanx or anything similar.

Midlife??? Throw in a hot flash with the spanx under a T-shirt and you got a sweaty hot mess with no place for the heat to go.

damn good point

My thoughts exactly.

Hell No!!

It is absurd for everyone and sexist to boot. Is anyone even asking whether men should wear “arm shapers?”

Dick Shapers?

I’m 55, have given birth to 6 kids, I’m in darn good shape and while I wish I had the firm taut skin of my 20s is never consider wearing spans, anywhere, I hate to even put on a bra lol

I’m not worried if you don’t like my arms. They do everything I need them to do.

I need lots of improvements in my looks at this age lol


They look hot, as in sweaty.

No, I do not need to be uncomfortable

Are you serious? I over heat with Spanx and honestly I’m not a contortionist!

Stop it. Don’t even. NOT KIDDING.

Deliver me.

Why aren’t they advertised toward men? Why only to women? This is bullshit patriarchy practice. Fight!

Uh no.

Hell to the No. If people don’t like my arms they can kiss my a$$.

Need? No “we” don’t need arm shapers. I can’t even imagine the shape shifting required to squeeze into these. Embrace aging! So many people never get a chance at it.

WTF!? NO!!!



Are you mental?! Yes, let’s take yet another perfectly normal body part, make women feel ashamed of it, and push them to spend money on an uncomfortable product to cover it up. Way to stand up for women, you morons.

These women are young… please stop age shaming

I could sure use it. I lost about 75 lbs about 10 years ago but I could fly with the wings I have on my upper arms.

I shall wave my flags proudly! At least until I’ve saved up for CoolSculpting.

Yes I need them for my bathing suits.


I’m sure they are uncomfortable

i think….fuck off.


What we need is reasonably priced tailoring! Living wages for seamsters, and fine looking clothes for us!

I use arm shapers…they’re called curls, tricep kickbacks, planks, pushups, etc….

No, just no. Defeats the purpose of staying cool in the warm weather.

Very subtle fat-shaming,there. Try “Do mid-life women ‘want’ Spanx…because who are you,to decide what we need?

I think this is just one more way that people try to make women feel they’re not *good enough* and to profit from that. Since you ask.

Plus they look dumb.

The irony is… that I stopped paying attention to what Madison Avenue says I should look like… after I hit mid life, lmao.

I know I do! Great idea!

FFS no. Stop trying to make women more insecure than they already are.

As if any of the women in the picture are “midlife”!

I haven’t tried them and my arms are pretty thin, but I think they look great under a sleeveless top and would make a good layering piece

Just if midlife men need them also

That was my thought exactly!!

Only if your cold!

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