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 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 For example, a $59 wrap top with straps can either be tied at the front, tied over the shoulder to create a cap sleeve, tied in the back to look off-the-shoulder or even tucked in to transform into a tube top. Rachel Strugatz | Wwd,, "Chriselle Lim, J.O.A. team up on ready-to-wear collection," 9 Mar. 2018 With floral appliques, a cap sleeve and drop waist, the gown is absolutely stunning with a subtle bohemian vibe. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "See Poppy Delevingne's Haute Couture Chanel Bridal Gown," 16 May 2014 Carolina Herrera’s brash, graphic black-and-white striped crisscross jersey knit maxi dress in a flattering curve has cap sleeves, an off-shoulder design and a trumpet flared skirt. Janet Kinosian,, "What's black and white and stylish all over? These items that will add pop to your wardrobe," 7 Mar. 2018 For this year’s awards ceremony, Middleton, who is currently expecting the couple’s third child, wore a deep green gown by Jenny Packham, which featured cap sleeves and a belted silhouette that accentuated her baby bump. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kate Middleton’s Elevated Maternity Style Is in Full Force at the BAFTAs," 18 Feb. 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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