I'm with you! I saw a book a year or so back with fashion advice for women over 40, and it had the NERVE to say that no woman over 40 should ever appear in public with bare arms! And not just bare -- even short sleeves were a no-no.
Huh????? Yeah, like I lift weights so that I can wear long sleeves every day. Like I'm going to wear long sleeves when it's 90 degrees out.
Threw that book aside in haste!