A cap sleeve is a sleeveless garment that extends from the neckline to elbow or mid-bicep. It can be made of any fabric, and it may also have slits at the side seams for movement. Cap sleeves are often used in tops, dresses, and blouses to add interest to an outfit while still staying covered up.
Most cap sleeve garments have a straight hemline. Some styles may be fitted and others loose, but they are never so tight that the sleeves bunch up on the arms. A long-sleeved garment with cap sleeves is usually called a blouse or shirtdress.
It’s hard to find women’s clothing without any form of arm coverage these days—it makes us feel exposed! But in many cases (especially when it comes to tops), we want some protection from the sun, too. Cap sleeves bring together two different needs: staying covered while maintaining an open feeling at our shoulders regardless of what might show underneath them…
A number of shirt styles for women are given this name, including T-shirts. Cap sleeve T-shirts in particular have become popular among young women and girls recently as the trend has been to cut them to fit around a woman’s waistline.
One of the best things about owning a cap sleeve blouse is that it can be worn with almost any outfit. To those who love wearing formal attire, you may pair your favorite dress or skirt and top combination with this versatile piece to complete each ensemble. For more casual wearings, like running errands around town on foot all day long in 90 degree weather, I find that they make for excellent tank tops when paired under my short-sleeve jacket!
The sleeves don’t bunch up near the armpit area which usually happens if I spend hours walking outdoors during warmer seasons – just one less thing to worry about as we head into Fall/Winter months where there’s always an increased chance of rain storms happening at least once every week (I’m looking at you, Northeast Region!).
A cap sleeve shirt is a top that can be made of any type of material, from cotton to rayon to stretch knit. There are many high-end designers and mass retail labels who use the descriptor for their assortment of women’s tops and dresses which are considered more feminine than standard T-shirts because they have sleeves with capped or no lower arm coverage at all. These shirts come in an array patterns and styles so there will always be one perfect fit just waiting for you!