The design and style of types of sleeves can greatly influence the overall look and feel of a garment.
Here are some commonly known types of sleeves:
Short sleeves are relatively short in length and they typically cover the upper arm but end above the elbow.
The cap sleeve is a very short sleeve style that covers only the top part of the shoulder. It resembles a small cap and provides minimal shoulder coverage.
The elbow-length sleeves extend to the elbow or just below it, providing partial arm coverage.
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This sleeve length is between the elbow and the wrist. It covers most of the lower arm, ending just above the wrist.
Also known as long sleeves, they extend to the wrists, covering the entire arm.
Bell sleeves are characterized by their flared shape, which starts from the shoulder and widens towards the wrist, resembling a bell.
Bishop sleeves are full-length sleeves that are gathered at the cuff and become voluminous, giving a graceful, draped appearance.
These sleeves are full and puffed from the shoulder to the wrist, where they taper to a fitted cuff, resembling a lantern shape.
Puff sleeves have volume and are gathered near the shoulder, creating a puffed appearance. They can be short or long in length.
This sleeve style is inspired by Renaissance fashion. It is tight-fitting from the shoulder to the elbow and then flares out dramatically, often ending in a ruffled or gathered cuff.
Raglan sleeves extend from the collar to the underarm in one continuous piece, diagonally connecting to the neckline. They are commonly found in sportswear and casual attire.
Kimono sleeves are wide and open, extending from the neckline to the lower hem of the garment, without a distinct armhole.
Cold shoulder sleeve:
In this style, the shoulder area is left open while the sleeve extends from the upper arm, creating a cutout or exposed shoulder effect.
This sleeve style is characterized by a neckline that rests below the shoulders, leaving them exposed. The sleeves typically fall off the shoulder.
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