flutter sleeve

noun

Definition of 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 Amour Vert’s jumpsuit is 100 percent silk and comes with short flutter sleeves, wide legs, and a removable skinny tie at the waist and a keyhole opening at the back. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Jumpsuits to Pack for Your Next Trip," 1 Nov. 2019 This cute, comfortable tee features a v-neck and a flutter sleeve that adds a feminine and fun twist, and elevates it from a basic t-shirt. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "26 amazing deals from Anthropologie's biggest sale of the year," 18 Oct. 2019 Fostel, a recent winner of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Independent Artist Award, wore a bright red dress with fluttering sleeves; Dorsey donned a suit and tie with a red pocket square. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey marries artist Erin Fostel in front yard ceremony, according to Twitter," 13 Oct. 2019 Kiernan Shipka The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star was definitely channeling her witchy character with this black maxi dress, complete with ruffled layers and fluttering sleeves. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Best Celebrity Looks From Coachella 2019 Weekend 1," 13 Apr. 2019 For the occasion, Rihanna wore a cobalt blue silk dress with flutter sleeves and makeup to match. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Rihanna, Relatable Bridesmaid, Dodged the Bouquet at Her Friend's Wedding This Weekend," 20 Aug. 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge paired her yellow flutter sleeve Dolce & Gabbana sheath dress with a pendant necklace and matching earrings by Asprey. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Steps Out at Wimbledon in a Dolce & Gabbana Dress," 15 July 2018 Between the flouncy bows and flutter sleeves, there was no shortage of romance in the mix, though Fanning managed to make pulling it off look like child’s play. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Dakota Fanning Makes the Babydoll Party Top Look All Grown-Up," 1 June 2018 Beckham’s fluttering sleeves, which created an elongating effect. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Reworks Her Royal Wedding Look for Everyday," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of flutter sleeve

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Flutter sleeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flutter%20sleeve. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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