flutter sleeve

noun

Definition of flutter sleeve 

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

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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 The flutter sleeves were a sweet foil to the allover studded embellishment, which glimmered in the sunlight. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Has the Perfect Spring-to-Summer Party Dress," 12 Apr. 2018

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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