Women's 3/4 Sleeve Tops and Blouses
Women's 3/4 length sleeve blouses give you many unique choices for your look. This length in between short sleeves and long sleeves, ending at or below the elbow, is available in a variety of styles, including tees, tunics, and cold shoulder tops. They are also available in several sizes.What are some types of 3/4 length sleeves found on ladies' shirts?
- Barrel: These 3/4 length sleeves are set in, and they have little fullness.
- Roll-up: These 3/4 length sleeves are designed to be folded up at their bottom to form a cuff.
- Bell or Crepe: These 3/4 length set-in sleeves are smooth at the armhole, and they flare out.
- Petal: These 3/4 length sleeves have an overlap near their bottom.
- Raglan: These 3/4 length sleeves extend across the shoulder to the neck and are often a different color or pattern from the rest of the top for a sporty look.
- Peasants: These shirts have gathered necklines, are often worn off the shoulders, and may have elastic or a drawstring at the neck, cuffs, or bottom.
- Wraps: The fabric crosses over in the front with these options.
- Tennis: These pull-on sweaters usually have a wide v neck.
- Tunic: These tops have long hem lines, adding contrast with shorter, mid-length sleeves.
- T-shirt: Usually made of cotton or a cotton blend, women's tees often have a ribbed crew neck.
There are many different necklines found on ladies' tops coupled with the distinctive look of 3/4 length sleeves. Some of these include:
- Jewel: These high, round necklines usually have minimal embellishment.
- V-neck and surplice: These necklines resemble the letter "V". Surplice has the V-shape in both the front and back.
- Scoop: These rounded necklines are slightly broader than the base of the neck.
- Square: These moderately low-cut necklines have three straight sides.
- U-shaped: These necklines have a u-shaped opening in the front and back.
- Boat: These wide, horizontal necklines are cut the same height in the front and the back.
3/4 length sleeves can also be incorporated into the design of collared shirts, sweaters, and blouses. Some of the collars you can find include:
- Band: Sometimes called stand-up collars, these are a narrow band with an opening in the front or back.
- Choker: these high-cut choices are sometimes called Victorian collars.
- Turtleneck: These collars are usually made of ribbing. You also often find mock-turtle styles.
- Cowl: These are wide, bias-cut draped collars that are often made of soft knit fabric.
- Cossack: Sometimes called Russian, these collars usually cross over and may be embroidered.