Definition of hemline in English:



  • The level of the lower edge of a garment such as a skirt, dress, or coat.

    ‘modest dress means that hemlines must be below the knee’
    • ‘There were groups of Neanderthal-looking guys talking about football, and groups of girls wearing dresses with way high hemlines and way low necklines.’
    • ‘Turn the shirts inside out, and stitch the sleeves and bottom hemlines shut.’
    • ‘Women will be wearing sweaters, blousey linen and dresses with hemlines hovering below the knee.’
    • ‘More sedate but nonetheless oozing French bohemian cool are overcoats with ruched hemlines in soft corduroy by Lilith.’
    • ‘My eyes rested on a magnificent strapless light blue dress with sequins dotting the hemline.’
    • ‘Crafted from a blend of virgin wool, angora and polyamide, this classic pullover features a crew neckline and ribbed hemline.’
    • ‘Some dresses feature freaky frilled hemlines, and striped suits were shown with dramatic hats that wouldn't have looked out of place at Ascot.’
    • ‘On display were corsets in shimmering silks, empire line tops and dresses, cotton layer skirts with tattered hemlines.’
    • ‘With her high necklines and long hemlines, she wasn't getting anybody excited.’
    • ‘Emmeline waved to Marley and tugged the hemline of her suede skirt.’
    • ‘She put on a black strapless dress that showed just a hint of cleavage, clinging to her body before falling from her waist into a kerchief hemline.’
    • ‘Some designers showed fur as a trim - around the necklines or hemlines of dresses, or on the collars and cuffs of sweaters and jackets.’
    • ‘Callie chose an off-the-shoulder black top with a flowing, knee-length black and white floral-printed skirt with an ruffled hemline.’
    • ‘And then - to my complete horror - he placed his hand gently on my thigh, right below the hemline of my skirt.’
    • ‘Make long basting stitches to identify centerlines, pocket or tab placements, hemlines and topstitching guides.’
    • ‘Dragons on the neckline, at the wrists and at the hemline of the gown stare boldly outward.’
    • ‘For lightweight fabrics, such as microfibers, I also recommend fusing interfacing around the bottom hemline of the coat as well.’
    • ‘The silhouette is feminine with detailed embroidery and beading scattered along neck and hemlines.’
    • ‘Michelle, auditioning for a $200 role that involves cuddling in a singer's lap, is shown tugging her hemline lower down her thighs.’
    • ‘The drip-shape collar cut, exquisite embroidery in the hemline of the dress and the little ribbon in the coat express quality handicraft and pure chic.’