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

Examples of cap sleeve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made with attention to detail, this dress features a stylish design with a V-neckline and ruffled cap sleeves, adding a touch of femininity and sophistication. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 Vanessa Bryant Cheers on USC Football with Daughter Natalia During Family Weekend As for Natalia, the model has been busy getting her career rolling after making her runway debut during the Versace Spring/Summer 2024 show, wearing a black cap sleeve midi dress with metallic shoes. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 Hannigan wore a slim-fitting Badgley Mischka satin gown made of Chantilly lace with delicate cap sleeves and left her hair long and loose under her veil. Kara Nesvig, Peoplemag, 2 Oct. 2023 Trust us, this cap sleeve style from Uncinba can work for you year-round. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 8 Sep. 2023 This stylish suit features a square neckline and wide straps that can be worn over the shoulders or as cap sleeves. Maya Polton Updated, Parents, 10 Aug. 2023 The short cap sleeves are playful while the back hey-hole is a cute detail. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2023 Adding to the complimentary silhouette in Amazon Essentials' take are cap sleeves and a slinky, medium weight polyester fabric that drapes nicely on the body. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 The unique scoop neck shows off some of the chest but keeps it all modest with cap sleeves and a sporty criss-cross back. Maya Polton Updated, Parents, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cap sleeve was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Cap sleeve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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