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 team pulled the fabric from one of Monique Lhuillier’s designs and applied it to a silhouette that was already in her collection and added the cap sleeve jacket. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2022 Lace detailing on the shoulders gives the classic tank silhouette a delicate flare while creating a faux cap sleeve moment. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 30 Mar. 2022 Serratos, in a festive red cap sleeve cocktail dress, was taking a practical approach to her Christmas list this year. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2021 Unlike most of us, who hop on to a video call in a days-old pullover (guilty), Kate got dressed up in a blue floral cap sleeve dress from Marks and Spencer and had her hair cascading down in soft waves. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, 17 June 2020 The Duchess of Sussex stepped out in a lovely cerulean shade dress with cap sleeves. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, 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, 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, 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,, 6 Jan. 2020 See More

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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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“Cap sleeve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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