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Encyclopedia > Hemline

The hemline of a garment is its lower edge. Men and women wearing suits, an example of one of the many modern forms of clothing (from the 1937 Chicago Woolen Mills catalog) Clothing is defined, in its broadest sense, as coverings for the torso and limbs as well as coverings for the hands (gloves), feet (socks, shoes, sandals, boots...


The hemline is perhaps the most variable style line in fashion, changing shape and ranging in height from the hips to the floor within a few years. The term fashion applies to a prevailing mode of expression. ...


Types of hemlines

Similar to necklines and waistlines, hemlines can be group by their height and shape Waistline refers to: the waist on a human body — the narrow point of the abdomen between the ribcage and hips or the waistline on clothing — the line of demarcation between the upper and lower portions of a garment, which notionally corresponds to the natural waist but may vary with fashion...

  • floor-length hemlines
  • ankle hemlines
  • midcalf hemlines
  • below-knee hemlines
  • above-knee hemlines
  • mid-thigh hemlines
  • hip-high hemlines
  • handkerchief hemlines
  • diagonal hemlines
  • other hemlines

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Hemlines rising showed that people were loosening up and living high.
Sadly, hemlines' height doesn't say the same things that it used to, said Bollinger, and we have to find some other indicator to track mass psychology.
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Styles that glorified the young and lissome predominated this year, especially for spring and summer.
Designers raised hemlines, lowered necklines, and emphasized the contours of the body.
While the revealing clothes were welcomed by some of the under-30 age group, a great majority of women did...
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