FLABuLESS – tights for your arms. No, really…

Arm_hoiseryWe realise that, at first glance, the garment above probably looks just like a shrug to you, but think again, folks, because this is no mere “shrug” – no, this is what its makers describe as “arm hosiery”. Or, “tights for your arms” in other words.

Why would you need tights for your arms, we hear you ask? Well, according to the press release that accompanied these images, it’s mostly so that you can hide and tone your flabby underarm area if you have one – the “tights” will not only hold you in, they also claim to improve the appearance of the skin and “minimize fine lines”.

We’re slightly confused by this because as far as we can tell, if you wear this you’re probably still going to have to hide your arms under long sleeves and avoid the tank tops, because if you don’t, your bingo wings may not be on show, but your arm tights will be. But if you think this is a great idea and you can’t wait to get hold of one, look no further than the FLABuLESS website.

9 Comments

  • September 23, 2008

    Am

    bizarre.

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  • September 23, 2008

    Steph

    How very peculiar.

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  • September 23, 2008

    Kate

    Here’s how I would use these: As an under-shirt for a layered look with 3/4 sleeve sweaters, etc. I quite like the layered look, and added warmth.
    That said, it’s still bizarre.

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  • September 23, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    If they were sold just as a thing for covering your arms, they’d be a great summer undergarment for people like me who have eczema and face the problem of staying cool while not showing our sores. Only snag is, they claim special bingo-wing reducing powers and so are way over-priced.

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  • September 24, 2008

    Alex F

    mmmk. You can make these yourself, it’s called cutting a hole in the crotch and chopping the feet off the tights. The end.

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  • September 24, 2008

    Celeste

    I used to do this myself, no need for fancy expensive bingo wings. Anyway, it’s a nice layer of warmth, and good for layering. Though my diy version is a little grungy now that I’m supposed to be dressing like an adult.

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  • September 25, 2008

    newq8bride

    i am so in love with them u know why ? cuz i am muslem woman and i live in kuwait which is a hot country and in kuwait we love to wear designers dresses and for girls who wear Hijab (head scarv ) we can not show our hands so wearing the short sleev dress over hand tight is very comfortable and u can`t feel hot as if u r wearing a shirt to cover your arm

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  • September 25, 2008

    newq8bride

    plz can u send me the website on my e-mail april_q8@hotmail.com cuz it`s not opening

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  • September 29, 2008

    Katrina

    Dancers have been wearing tights as arm-warmers for forever. Like someone else mentioned, just cut out the crotch.
    If that wierds you out too much, you can buy a dance shrug made with tights material for $9 here.
    http://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_L104.html?pid=4775&Shop=Style&TopCat=WU&cat=SHRUG&SID=73060095

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