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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How to use hemline in a sentence
Flourishes of ruffles spread out from beneath the hemline, like a frilly skirt.
It's by no means the first of many similar hemline malfunctions the Duchess has endured.New Wardrobe Malfunction Today Suggests Kate REALLY Needs Hem Weights | Tom Sykes | June 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Where and when else can you get away with such bon mots as, "unmistakable style" or "enviable hemline"?
In order to avoid a snooze-fest, there has to be more drama than the raising or lowering of a 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.
British Dictionary definitions for hemline
the level to which the hem of a skirt or dress hangs; hem: knee-length hemlines
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