flutter sleeve


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Keep scrolling to shop flutter sleeve dresses inspired by Kate Middleton for all your summer plans. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, 28 June 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 13 Apr. 2019 For the occasion, Rihanna wore a cobalt blue silk dress with flutter sleeves and makeup to match. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, 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, 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, 1 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 9 Jun. 2023.

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