Definition of handkerchief hem in English:

handkerchief hem

Line breaks: hand|ker¦chief hem

noun

A hemline on a skirt or dress formed by panels of fabric which fall in points resembling the corners of a handkerchief: a handkerchief hem pulls the focus away from the hips and thighs, elongating the bottom half of the body
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  • Long skirts with a handkerchief hem work well for tall, pear shaped women.
  • The brand once famous for its chenille ruffles and handkerchief hems has had a sharp new makeover.
  • Balancing out the structured pieces are airy dresses with handkerchief hems in solids or radical colored prints.

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