flutter sleeve


: a loose-fitting tapered sleeve falling in folds over the upper arm

Examples of flutter sleeve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Standout details include flutter sleeves, buttons down the front, and an A-line silhouette. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 4 June 2024 These one-and-done styles include fun details like cutouts, flutter sleeves, smocking, and pockets. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 The dress is also outfitted with playful touches like flutter sleeves and shirred waist. Amanda Oliver, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 It’s got Swiss dots, a V-neck, and flutter sleeves. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 17 Apr. 2024 Made of polyester and elastane, the maxi features feminine details like a swiss dot pattern, a tiered ruffled skirt, and flutter sleeves. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 6 Apr. 2024 Puffed flutter sleeves, a flattering elastic waist, and a hem complete with ruffles? Anna Vognsen, Glamour, 8 Mar. 2024 Don’t worry, though: Classics like floral prints, slip dresses, and flutter sleeves are still very much in the mix. Jake Smith, Glamour, 16 Feb. 2024 The v-neck and flutter sleeves are elegant and timeless, and this dress pairs perfectly with sparkly statement earrings. Elle Murphy, Rolling Stone, 26 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flutter sleeve was in 1973

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“Flutter sleeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flutter%20sleeve. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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