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Cap Sleeve

Definition: Cap Sleeve

Cap Sleeve

n. A very short sleeve that hangs over the shoulder but does not extend beyond the armhole on the underside. Found on dresses, tops, sweaters, jackets and sometimes swimwear.

Look (and feel) elegant in this Carolina Herrera Bow Front Cocktail Dress with Cap Sleeves, $3,680.

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c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
cute! love the cap sleeve look!
avocado_seed avocado_seed 10 years
ahhhh! i love this dress! absolutely beautiful and so ladylike! i love the cap sleeves and the sheer back. yes.. very expensive, though..
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
This dress is fantastic. But yeah, can't afford. Also agree with SarahwithanH, that cap sleeves look best with thin or really toned arms.
mommie mommie 10 years
Beautiful dress, whopping price tag and yes, cap sleeves are for those with lovely arms.
calamityjen calamityjen 10 years
I love this!! Love it, love it, love it! I will now be on a quest for a dress like this that DOESN'T cost 6 months' rent...LOL
Mel475 Mel475 10 years
I ADORE this dress; however, the price tag is outrageous. I would love to find a less expensive version...
SarahwithanH SarahwithanH 10 years
Cap sleeves are really "hard" for most people. Unless you have super skinny arms they don't look good.
chellybean chellybean 10 years
I have a D cup, cap/flutter sleeves are my arch enemy.
vienvien vienvien 10 years
i always have loved cap sleeves but would never buy that expensive dress
shini shini 10 years
so feminine and sexy, that sleeve...kinda says 'cover me, but reveal some'...
kkay kkay 10 years
i...want...that dress. if only it wasnt $3,000
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