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hemline Line breaks: hem|line
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛmlʌɪn/

Definition of hemline in English:


The level of the lower edge of a garment such as a skirt, dress, or coat: modest dress means that hemlines must be below the knee
More example sentences
  • Some designers showed fur as a trim - around the necklines or hemlines of dresses, or on the collars and cuffs of sweaters and jackets.
  • There were groups of Neanderthal-looking guys talking about football, and groups of girls wearing dresses with way high hemlines and way low necklines.
  • Some dresses feature freaky frilled hemlines, and striped suits were shown with dramatic hats that wouldn't have looked out of place at Ascot.

Words that rhyme with hemline

neckline • helpline

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