Do you start bringing out your tank tops at the first sign of summer? Or do you hold out and wear shirts with sleeves even in the scorching sun?

Summer can be tough for women who are self-conscious about big arms -- you want to stay cool and look season appropriate, but you don't want to bring attention to your least favorite body part. Don't worry -- we're here to help you find clothes you love that also flatter your figure! Check out the gallery for some basic rules for ladies with larger arms.

Flatter Your Figure: Big Arms

Learn to love 1/2 to 3/4 length flute sleeveAvoid strapless and spaghetti strapsLook for light and airy short sleevesNo elasticized puff sleevesBe careful with the flutter sleeve