spaghetti strap


Definition of spaghetti strap

: a very slender fabric shoulder strap

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Overall, Ariel's dress was classic with spaghetti straps and a mid-length hemline, but on the back, the zipper was visible running all the way from her shoulder blades to the bottom of the dress. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Ariel Winter Wears a White Dress to the Girl Hero Awards in Los Angeles," 15 Oct. 2018 The dress featured a beautiful v-neck, with spaghetti straps. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Amandla Stenberg Wore a Black Gown to the London Premiere of "The Hate U Give"," 21 Oct. 2018 The style of the gown, which featured spaghetti straps, layered pieces of fabric, and a cut that hit high above her knees, put her unshaven legs and armpits on full display. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Lourdes Leon Showed Off Leg and Armpit Hair at the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Anniversary Event," 7 Nov. 2018 First lady Melania Trump's choice of gown for her crucial first state dinner — for France — was a glittering silver-and-black sheath with spaghetti straps, cutouts and sparkles everywhere from that most French of all fashion houses: Chanel. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "First lady Melania Trump goes full-on French in Chanel for first Trump state dinner for France," 24 Apr. 2018 The delicate spaghetti straps were a nice counterpoint to the grandeur of the dress, while oversize hoop earrings finished the look with throwback polish. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Lupita Nyong’o Has a Major Prada Princess Moment at the Cannes Film Festival," 11 May 2018 Clad in a black spaghetti strap top and a form-fitting pair of jeans, Jenner, who welcomed her first daughter Stormi on Feb. 1, showed off her fit figure. Maria Pasquini,, "Khloé Kardashian Bares Toned Tummy 6 Weeks After Giving Birth — and Kylie Jenner Follows Suit," 27 May 2018 The bodice featured a plunging neckline, delicate spaghetti straps, and glimmering intricate beadwork. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "SZA Wears Pink Versace Gown to the Met Gala 2018," 7 May 2018 Love was a droopy spaghetti strap, a low-slung pair of pants, or a beanie hat as floppy as that piece of lettuce Gyllenhaal once watched Dunst shovel into her mouth. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Celebrities Are Slipping Into Love Like a Pair of Slide Sandals," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of spaghetti strap

1972, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of spaghetti strap

: a very thin piece of material that is worn over the shoulder and that holds up a piece of clothing (such as a dress)

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