- the bottom edge of a coat, dress, skirt, etc.
- the level of this edge as expressed in inches from the floor: an 18-inch hemline.
Origin of hemline
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Examples from the Web for hemline
She was wearing an odd black dress, long-sleeved, high-necked, with a hemline that touched the floor.The Cartels Jungle
Irving E. Cox, Jr.
- the level to which the hem of a skirt or dress hangs; hemknee-length hemlines
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Word Origin and History for hemline
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