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  • n. A protective sleeve worn over a normal one


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  • The tunics, square-necked, worn over white shirts with high collars, came to mid-thigh and were double-sleeved, the undersleeve, tight to the arm, of the same leaf-green as the hose, the oversleeve wide and trailing with dagged hems.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • I can see this in my closet made three ways - the first is the short sleeved verson made in a cotton print for a '40's seaside look, and the second made sleeveless with the pleated hem in a dark crepe back satin, reversing the satin for the shoulder treatment and the pleated hem for a '50's torch singer look, and the third made in a subtle menswear wool in the long sleeve-with-cap-oversleeve and lenghthened hem for a '30's Bette Davis look.

    Mouret, your way. - A Dress A Day

  • Since we left Lanx I’d often caught sight of Penna from the corner of my eye, and turned my head to find it was nothing, or rather something white—a shirt showing between the laces of an oversleeve, or a gull landing in a field.


  • "[T] oday what fascinates him is the flame-colored satin that is pulled through his slashed velvet oversleeve.

    The Seattle Times


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