Definition of short waist in English:

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short waist


1A short upper body, with a high waist.
Example sentences
  • Instead of hunching - which only emphasizes your short waist and narrow shoulders - choose slim-heeled kicks which mirror your slim legs, dresses gathered to emphasize your waist, and boot-cut or flared pants which balance off your top half.
  • These also work very well for women with short waists.
  • The converse of this is a short waist - short torso - which means trouser waistbands always seem to end somewhere near your ribs.
2 archaic A woman’s dress with a high waist.
Example sentences
  • A short walking skirt, short waist, and low-heeled shoes make an excellent combination.
  • Large arm cut-outs and a short waist allow excellent freedom of movement.
  • Leg-of-mutton sleeves and short waists are dead.

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