Long, full sleeves the rule for 1922

Sleeves are going to great lengths these days — and Fullness, with a Capital F, is the thing. The fullness may be concentrated at the top with big armholes and narrow cuffs, or the reverse order may be substituted — small armholes and flaring cuffs.

There are a million ways you can vary these full sleeves to make your dress individual. The sleeve may be tight halfway down the ram, and then flare into a sweeping gracefullness, wide and airy.

Illustrated [below] is one such sleeve. The sleeve is tight to the elbow, then opens into a bell shape. It is of black baronette satin and flame crepe. Long, flaring pleated sleeves also have their vogue. A sleeve may start very narrow at the armhole, flare at the elbow, and then narrow again at the cuff, giving it the appearance of a large “sausage” balloon.

One unusual sleeve is illustrated, showing how the big sleeve has been brought back with the hoop skirt. This frock is of coral color faille, with blue ribbon motif in basket design. The basket and sleeves are futher decorated with matching ostrich and silver bows.

Keep your sleeves full — banish the old telltale narrow sleeves!


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Source publication: The Evening World (New York, N.Y.)

Source publication date: January 14, 1922

Filed under: 1920s, Beauty & fashion, For women

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