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Sleeve Type

The terms included here relate to the documentation of sleeve types, with definitions, sources, and images.

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bishop sleeves
a long full sleeve usually gathered on a wristband and adapted from a bishop's robe

batwing sleeve
A long sleeve with a deep armhole, tapering towards the wrist. Also known as a "magyar" sleeve.

A long sleeve, fuller at the bottom than the top, and gathered into a cuff

camisole straps
Women's underbodices usually worn over corsets or brassieres, reaching to or just below the waist. Usually cut straight across the bustline, with straps structurally separate from the garment body. (AAT)