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Bishop Sleeve - A long sleeve that is wider at the bottom than the top and gathered into a cuff. It can be set-in or gathered at the top.
This 1830's printed gown has the bishop sleeve trend. Bishop's sleeves were compared to a "deflating balloon", because the volume in the sleeve had moved off the shoulder towards the forearm. The bishop sleeves are characteristically semi-fitted at the upper arm, billowed at the bottom, and cuffed at the wrist to emphasize.