Ladies bare arms are not only a show of comfort but also a symbol of self assurance and personal esteem. But these qualities – to reaffirm their presence – must also respond to those attributes that codify the entire length of the arm and important features like its shape, form and consistency and its connection to the shoulders, where the careful care of elbows and the cheerful presence of the wrists with hands and fingers that must also be considered.

Research shows that the most attractive bare arms can be found in the female sex as it reaches its early teens. From the chubby, rounded bare arms of pre-teenage girls to the smooth muscular shapes of girls as they enter maturity, bare arms provide the ideal complement to the other appealing parts of the female topography.

Fashion, of course, follows the development of ladies bare arms from childhood to older years. Fashion also dictates in no uncertain manner, the proper enhancement of bare arms in terms of that important area where shoulders meet the arms. Even Adam, it was rumored, admired Eve’s arms even if it is suspected that he was easily distracted by other features of Eve’s dominating presence.

A dress with a sloppy shoulder connection can easily ruin the effect of a pair of arms that display beauty and charm. The dress – at that point – must be designed to permit free movement of the upper arms and coordinate its own motions with the upper thorax and it own enchantments. It is clear that the dress design must allow for a wide connection where other objectives besides comfort, have to be considered; for instance - and depending on the overall physical structure of the wearer – a connection deliberately large might allow for glimpses of the area that connects breasts with the shoulder-arm extension. This connection could also be reasonably smug if the upper thorax can exhibit the proper protuberances. No doubt that the erotic values of these arrangements can be quickly noticed. Here again, fashion rules: depending on the shape, form and volume of the items in the ‘connector’, the opening must be discreet and at the same time adventurous enough to give a fleeting impression of tempting flirtation.

But, like most gifts of nature, display of bare arms must adhere to severe restrictions. A rough estimate and survey shows that ladies bare arms must not be adopted beyond their mid forties. The ageing factor enters the equation and the healthy, well rounded arms begin to lose their muscle tone in favor of unwanted fat and what is worse, wrinkles, skin spots and other signs of caducity. The result transforms that beautiful instrument that is the female arm into an appendage that does just that: it appends extra fat and wrinkles !

When that happens, do like cousin Virgil does: start admiring the bare arms of young construction workers, marine sergeants and athletes whose weight do not exceed 180 pounds!

Please do not ask. Cousin Virgil is happy the way it is!

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