bust·​line | \ ˈbəs(t)-ˌlīn How to pronounce bustline (audio) \

Definition of bustline

1 : an arbitrary line encircling the fullest part of the bust
2 : body circumference at the bust

Examples of bustline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the back of the dress unzipped, Reed lowered what should have been its bustline to the level of his waist. Piczo, The New Yorker, 20 Sep. 2021 This suit, which comes in three colors to flatter a variety of skin tones, features flattering lines, a soft cup bra insert for support, and a ruffled bustline that adds a flirty touch to a classic silhouette. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, 1 June 2020 To add size to your bustline without pinup cleavage, look for tops that have something extra going on. Glamour, 11 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of bustline

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bustline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bustline. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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