Definition of handkerchief hem in English:

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handkerchief hem


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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  • We'll see everything from cheeky handkerchief hems to classic A-line shapes, funky asymmetrical hemlines, sexy slit dresses, and even elegant ballerina skirts.
  • She wore a black dress with spaghetti straps and a handkerchief hem.
  • The brand once famous for its chenille ruffles and handkerchief hems has had a sharp new makeover.

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