Entertainment Fashion & Style What's That Sleeve Called? Share PINTEREST Email Print Fashion & Style Tops & Sweaters Accessories Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Hair Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Cynthia Nellis Updated January 17, 2018 01 of 06 Lantern Sleeve Badgley Mischka Collection. Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images The newest sleeve to hit the runway in recent collections is the lantern sleeve. The lantern sleeve is a full, gathered sleeve attached to a drop-shouldered garment; it can be either a long or short sleeve look. It's seen on everything from jackets to dresses. Fit Tip: Great for camouflaging flabby upper arms. Best on narrow shoulders/slim upper body types (wide shoulders and full busts are just emphasized by this voluminous sleeve). 02 of 06 Kimono Sleeve Michael Kors collection. Mark Mainz/Getty Images Loose, wide sleeves hit anywhere from short to wrist length are called kimono sleeves. This voluminous look borrows its style from traditional Japanese wardrobe where the wearer's age and marital status was indicated through sleeve length (young unmarried women wore the longest sleeves). The best way to pull off this much volume is by wearing the top or dress belted, like this Michael Kors top. Fit Tip: The kimono sleeve adds loads of volume on top, so it's best for smaller busted women. Kimono sleeves, when worn with a belted top are great for adding balance to a bottom-heavy figure. 03 of 06 Flutter Sleeve Tina Kalivas Collection. Stefan Gosatti Add a touch of sweetness to a blouse with the addition of flutter sleeves. This sleeve detail is distinguished by a ruffled effect — either from sewing stiffer fabric into a ruffle or using a sheer, soft fabric that drapes into a fluid ruffle — at the shoulder, which adds both softness and romance. Fit Tip: A flutter sleeve can work for most body types, but may look too precious for very petite women who try to avoid an overly girly look. 04 of 06 Balloon Sleeve New Generation #1 Collection. Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images A very full sleeve — usually 3/4-length or longer — that has a banded bottom is called a balloon sleeve. Fit Tip: Balloon sleeves are a perfect way to add softness to a small upper body and draw the eye away from a thick waist or any lower body problem areas. 05 of 06 Bell Sleeve Fernanda Cafalt. Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images A full sleeve that is gathered at the shoulder and open at the cuff is called a bell sleeve. Fit Tip: One of the easiest of the dramatic sleeves to wear, the bell sleeve — especially if done in a soft, flowing fabric — adds controlled fullness that is flattering to most body types. 06 of 06 Batwing Sleeve Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/ WireImage/ Getty Images Also called a dolman sleeve. This style is cut very large at the armhole and extends to almost the waist, tapering at the wrist. It's usually not a "set-in" sleeve, but part of the garment. This sleeve is commonly seen in sweaters.