May 01, 2022

Want to know what’s made us mad this month? The sheer amount of ‘Get beach body ready’ rubbish which has already started to appear everywhere we turn. 

As you almost certainly know if you are a regular Apples & Pears Clothing follower, we wholeheartedly believe everybody is summer ready just as they are without the need for weight loss programmes, exercise regimes or hair removal strategies. 

This seasonal propaganda is so destructive and it really gets us cross. When it comes to arm shaming, it doesn’t seem to matter what season we are in – there is a regular onslaught of pressure to hide your arms away unless they conform to a skewed idea of ‘perfection’. 

Take a look at #LoveYourArms on Insta and instead of an array of people showing off their arms in all of their glorious shapes and sizes, what do you find? Apart from the odd one or two BOPO images it’s just post after post after annoying post sharing slimming or exercise tips to banish your ‘bingo wings’. 

Whether you are thinking of dressing for warmer weather, picking an outfit for an evening out or planning for a big occasion such as a wedding, the last thing you should be worrying about are your arms. But so many of us do.  

At Apples & Pears we are determined not to bow down to this nonsense and we will be proudly baring our arms whenever and wherever we choose – and we are here to encourage you to do the same! 

We have a whole host of outfits that are so beautiful they are sure to tempt you out of those long-sleeved tops and dresses and show off your lovely arms. So, take the plunge this summer and dare to bare. 

Check out some of our favourite sleeveless outfits in stock at the moment at Apples & Pears Clothing. 

Floral Swing Dress

In a fit and flare style this dress has an unusual cut-out neckline – a detail which really adds to the overall look. The beautiful floral print is offset to a tee by the turquoise background and an invisible side zip gives a wonderful fit. Perfect with pumps for a picnic in the park or pick out the contrasting colour in the print and team it with orange heels for a bold evening outfit. Available in sizes 20 to 26. 

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Pink Crinkle Maxi Dress

Pink maxi dress

We love a maxi dress at Apples & Pears and this design in particular as it offers a little more coverage up top while still allowing us to have our arms on show. The crinkle fabric creates a delicious swish and is just perfect for holidays and lazy summer days. Available both in fuchsia, shown here, and also in coral. 

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Red Maxi Dress 

red maxi dress

This salsa-hot red maxi dress is such a showstopper. Detachable straps give you the option to wear it your way, while the gorgeous tiers offer added detail. Slip this dress on and you will be soon be swishing your skirt and kicking up your heels! It’s versatile too - wear with gladiator sandals for a casual day time outing or dress it up with gold strappy heels and big hoop earrings for an evening out. 

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Pink Dipped Hem Dress

dipped hem dress

When (or should we say if...) the weather warms up this pretty pink dress is a great option both for the office or more casual occasions. The dip hem, cinched waist and mottled pink fabric make for a pretty perfect dress. Available in sizes 14 to 24-26. 

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