Style Glossary


Leg o' Mutton Sleeve

A Victorian sleeve style with incredible shape and volume near the shoulder of the sleeve and tapering from just below the elbow until the wrist. This style is also know as a gigot sleeve.

The leg o' mutton sleeve (also known as the gigot sleeve) acquired its name because of its unusual shape; incredibly voluminous at top and tapering just below the elbow, this facet of fashion resembled a lamb shank. First seen in 1824, this sleeve style grew in both popularity and size until 1833.