cap sleeve


Definition of cap sleeve 

: a very short sleeve (as on a dress) that hangs over the edge of the shoulder without extending along the underside of the arm

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The gown featured cap sleeves with sparkling beaded detail, and Meghan styled it with a satin Givenchy clutch, her go-to Aquazzura heels, and dazzling Birks earrings. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Re-Wore Her Wedding Day Tribute to Princess Diana for a State Dinner in Tonga," 25 Oct. 2018 During a special dinner with the king and queen of Tonga, Meghan Markle stepped out with Prince Harry in a stunning white Theia gown featuring cap sleeves and beading details. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Meghan Markle’s Tonga Dress Designer Figured Out She Was Pregnant," 25 Oct. 2018 Middleton wore a simple yellow dress by Dolce & Gabbana, which was cinched at the waist and featured a purple bow and slightly ruffled cap sleeves. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kate Middleton Chooses Summery Dolce & Gabbana For Day Two of Wimbledon," 15 July 2018 The cap sleeves were an elegant alternative to going sleeveless for summer, and balanced the above-the-knee length. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Allez les Bleus! Brigitte Macron Twins with the Winning World Cup French Soccer Team in Louis Vuitton," 16 July 2018 The flowers were mimicked in the cap sleeves, as well as on her white shoes and white fascinator. Dave Quinn,, "Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead, 11, Beams at the Kentucky Derby," 5 May 2018 Both frocks featured cap sleeves, button details, and flawless tailoring that highlighted each woman's best assets. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "Meghan's Best Friend Jessica Mulroney is the Pippa Middleton of the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 Amal sported a stunning goldenrod yellow Stella McCartney midi dress with a fitted waist, cap sleeves, and a bold train. Cady Lang, Time, "Amal Clooney Wears a Regal Yellow Dress to Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 The higher neckline and cap sleeve make this a great work to weekend piece. NBC News, "Work looks for millennial women this spring," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cap sleeve

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cap sleeve was in 1885

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