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hemline

[hem-lahyn] /ˈhɛmˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
the bottom edge of a coat, dress, skirt, etc.
2.
the level of this edge as expressed in inches from the floor:
an 18-inch hemline.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; hem1 + line1
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  • Crow rocked an asymmetrical neckline on her dress that featured a detailed print around the hemline.
  • However, dress shirts with a tailored, straight hemline may be worn outside the waistband.
  • The belted overcoat with its nipped-in waist and flared hemline is the coat to beat at the moment.
  • But the decisions will be their own, not imposed, since designers offer every possible hemline choice in their fall collections.
British Dictionary definitions for hemline

hemline

/ˈhɛmˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
the level to which the hem of a skirt or dress hangs; hem: knee-length hemlines
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Word Origin and History for hemline
n.

1899, from hem (n.) + line (n.).

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