Would you wear stockings on your arms?
Billion-dollar shapewear brand Spanx, which counts stars such as Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow as acolytes, is banking on it with a new product to help women combat batwings: Arm Tights.
More of a long-sleeved crop top than a body stocking, the tights run from $30 to $34 and are designed to be worn under sleeveless frocks and tanks. But unlike Spanx’s popular waist-whittling undies, Arm Tights are meant to be shown — they come in 11 colors, including a neon yellow and Barbie pink.
Spanx founder Sara Blakely insists that the invention wasn’t born out of a desire to slenderize arms but to squeeze more looks out of warm-weather clothing as temps drop.
“My favorite things to invent are the ones women didn’t realize they needed and can’t live without,” Blakely — clad in glittery-gold Arm Tights — tells The Post. “Tights have been around for our legs for so many years, I was thinking, ‘Why aren’t there tights for our arms?’”
Still, at a recent launch event downtown at Marie Claire’s the Next Big Thing concept shop, it was apparent that women who had tried the new product were more taken with what it did to tighten their triceps than the ways in which it could diversify their wardrobes.
“I don’t have to work out anymore — nothing moves,” one fan exclaimed.
Shopper Wendy Lewis ran out to buy a pair as soon as they debuted last week.
“I never show my upper arms — I have spent a small fortune on shrugs from silk to cashmere,” says the “50-ish” Upper East Side-based president of an eponymous marketing and communications agency.
A fan of Michael Kors and Valentino knits, Lewis says Arm Tights are perfect under thin sweaters and blouses.
“I like the idea of wearing them under a sleeveless dress or top — it just has to be the right cut,” she says.
But while the concept of Arm…