Far left: One solution for heavy arms: keeping them completely under wraps in a long-sleeved, silk-taffeta coat with a shawl collar. A bustier gown is worn underneath. Coat, about $425; dress, about $325, Donna Ricco Collection.
Near left: A high-necked lace top with long sleeves creates the illusion of taut arms; it buttons onto a strapless silk-organza gown featuring a pleated Empire bust, a gathered waist, and a ruffled floor-length skirt; about $4,650, Manuel Mota Pronovias.
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