One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A leg-of-mutton sleeve.
- ‘The sleeves, which are very near approach to the old gigot sleeves, are drawn in at the elbow and wrist with bands of ribbons.’
- ‘Her gown is authentically styled, from the ribbed gigot sleeves and romantic ribbons to the ruffled bodice and underskirt, and soft pastel colors.’
- ‘By the 1830s dresses included printed cottons with high tucked waists and gigot sleeves.’
- ‘The small gigot sleeve is particularly attractive to create a broad shoulder line, which in turn gives the illusion of a small waist.’
- ‘Large gigot sleeves along with wider and shorter skirts began to emerge as the silhouette for the Romantic Period.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.