hemline

[ hem-lahyn ]
/ ˈhɛmˌlaɪn /

noun

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.

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Origin of hemline

First recorded in 1920–25; hem1 + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for hemline

hemline
/ (ˈhɛmˌlaɪn) /

noun

the level to which the hem of a skirt or dress hangs; hemknee-length hemlines
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