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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For last night's event, her dress was altered to include cap sleeves. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wore Her Gucci Blouse Backwards and We Almost Missed It," 13 Mar. 2019 The stunning floor-length dress has a plunging neckline, cap sleeves, and a beaded belt. Rose Minutaglio, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Channels Princess Diana In a Lace, Button-Up Gown," 9 Nov. 2018 Albeit, this version has cap sleeves and her McQueen dress from two years ago was strapless. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Used This Hack on Her Alexander McQueen Dress," 12 Mar. 2019 Underneath her grey winter coat by Soia and Kyo, the dress also featured sweet ruched capped sleeves, and a square neckline—something a little different to Meghan’s favorite boatline cut. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Floral Brock Collection Dress is Such a Different Look for the Duchess," 18 Dec. 2018 Where Markle’s version, done in denim, featured cap sleeves and a midi length, Queen Letitia’s took cues from traditional shirting with double patch pockets, full sleeves, and a button placket down the front. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia of Spain Wraps Up in the Silhouette of the Summer," 26 July 2018 Kate Middleton has stepped out for the Tusk Conservation Awards in London, wearing a teal gown by Jenny Packham, featuring lace cap sleeves, a plunging neckline, and an embellished belt at the waist. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears a Teal Jenny Packham Gown to the Tusk Conservation Awards in London," 8 Nov. 2018 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

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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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