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

Examples of cap sleeve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Duchess of Sussex stepped out in a lovely cerulean shade dress with cap sleeves. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wore a Bold Cerulean Dress at the Endeavour Fund Awards," 5 Mar. 2020 The actress Lupita Nyong’o wore a knitted red and black midi-dress with a high neck and cap sleeves. Jessica Testa, New York Times, "A Brand That Keeps Trying for Cool," 19 Feb. 2020 Her most recent pick was a tweed midi dress with an off-shoulder fit (how very Meghan Markle of her) and cap sleeves. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Queen Letizia's Timeless Tweed Zara Dress Is On Sale for $30," 16 July 2019 There were doll-like puffed cap sleeves on Dakota Fanning’s Dior Haute Couture gown, and billowing bishop sleeves on Zoey Deutch’s golden Fendi dress. Jenna Igneri,, "Statement Shoulders & Sleeves Ruled The Golden Globes Red Carpet," 6 Jan. 2020 The cap sleeves puff up for a very Disney princess-like feel, while the neckline shows off my collar bones. Adrienne Faurote, Marie Claire, "The Item I Wear to Death: My LoveShackFancy Dress," 7 Aug. 2019 The Duchess wore a light blue fit-and-flare dress from Emilia Wickstead featuring a square neckline and cap sleeves. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Tennis date! Prince William, Duchess Kate step out for Wimbledon men's final match," 14 July 2019 Wincher fashioned a sophisticated French twist to go with shimmering silver stones over nude nylon with cap sleeves and a crew collar. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood contestant shines at Miss Texas pageant," 6 Sep. 2019 Sophie's gown is white and traditional, with a full skirt and capped sleeves. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner's White Wedding Gown Is Absolutely Gorgeous," 30 June 2019

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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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1 Jun 2020

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“Cap sleeve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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