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    Half Sleeve

    September 9th, 2014

    A half sleeve is an elbow-long sleeve used mostly in womenswear but also in menswear on jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts and tops.
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    Kimono Sleeve

    September 9th, 2014

    A kimono sleeve is a boxy sleeve that is sewn in one piece with the bodice of the same piece of fabric. The kimono sleeve originated in the traditional Japanese dress – the kimono. The kimono sleeve reached its height in popularity during World War II when Asian fashion had become widespread in Europe. Today, kimono sleeves are not as common as they used to be but are still used in fashion.
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    Off-the-shoulder Sleeve

    Januar 13th, 2014

    An off-the-shoulder sleeve is a sleeve used in women’s wear that covers the upper and in some cases the forearm but not the shoulders. This kind of shoulder is especially used on blouses and dresses and is flattering to most body types.
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    Open Slash Sleeve

    Januar 13th, 2014

    An open slash sleeve is a sleeve that appears to have been ‘slashed’ from the shoulder to the wrist. Often the ‘slashed’ piece of fabric is gathered again at the cuff. This kind of sleeve is used in women’s fashion.
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    Cropped Sleeve

    Januar 13th, 2014

    A cropped sleeve is any kind of shorter sleeve, longer than a regular cap sleeve but shorter than a full-length sleeve that reaches the wrist. Popular examples are the half sleeve or the 3/4 length sleeve which are mostly used in women’s fashion.  The expression ‘cropped sleeve’ is used when the garment typically would feature a longer sleeve.
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    Bell-bottom Sleeve

    Januar 13th, 2014

    Bell-bottom sleeves or just bell sleeves are either long or short sleeves mostly used on women’s garments that are narrow around the upper arm but flare towards the wrist. This gives the sleeve a bell-like shape. If the sleeve is gathered at the wrist it is called a bishop sleeve.
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    Long Sleeve

    September 27th, 2013

    A garment that is long-sleeved has a sleeve that covers the whole arm, from the shoulder to the wrist. A long sleeve can also be the name for a t-shirt with sleeves that extend to the wrist.
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    Ruffle Sleeve

    Juni 8th, 2013

    A ruffle is a strip of fabric that is gathered on one edge to create a trimming. A ruffle sleeve is therefore a sleeve that consists of ruffles at the end of the sleeve.
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    3/4 Sleeve

    Januar 10th, 2011

    A 3/4 length sleeve is a cropped sleeve that ends between the elbow and the wrist.


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    1/4 Sleeve

    Januar 10th, 2011

    A 1/4 length sleeve is a sleeve that starts at the shoulder to ends between the biceps and triceps area.


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