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strapless

[strap-lis] /ˈstræp lɪs/
adjective
1.
without a strap or straps.
2.
designed and made without shoulder straps:
a strapless evening gown; a strapless bra.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; strap + -less
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Examples from the web for strapless
  • No bare midriffs or strapless tops, tube tops, body suits or swimsuits shall be allowed.
  • Tank tops, strapless tops and other clothing revealing excessive skin shall not be worn.
  • Underneath, she wears a dainty lingerie set made up of tap pants and a strapless chemise with garters and stockings.
  • strapless, tube and halter tops, take tops and strapless dresses.
  • Bare midriffs and strapless tops, tube tops, and swimsuits are prohibited.
  • Witnessed continued comments on clothing when someone is wearing inappropriate, low cut, strapless short clothing.
  • The apple red raffia embroidered strapless column gown was teamed with some magnificent gold jewels.
  • Some were strapless, some sparkled and one had a little bit of leopard print thrown in.
British Dictionary definitions for strapless

strapless

/ˈstræplɪs/
adjective
1.
(of a woman's formal dress, brassiere, etc) without straps over the shoulders
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Word Origin and History for strapless
adj.

1846 of trousers, 1935 of brassieres, from strap (n.) + -less.

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