spaghetti strap


Definition of spaghetti strap 

: a very slender fabric shoulder strap

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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 Irma’s silhouettes are powerful, yet boast a cheeky ’80s flair: Underwear is pulled up high above the hip bones, while bras range from flexible-wired versions with spaghetti straps to a more full-coverage sporty bandeau style. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Russian Lingerie Label Is Creating Cozy, Comfortable, and Sexy Underwear for All," 12 July 2018 Kate Hudson rocked spaghetti straps often in the aughts, but the strappy baton is being handed off to a younger generation. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "The early '00s are back and you're going to want to stock up on tube tops and spaghetti straps," 1 May 2018 Lili hit the red carpet in a very Betty Cooper black ruffled tulle tea-length dress with spaghetti straps, and accessorized it with nude sandals and a pink satin bag. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes Match in Black Lace at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards," 17 June 2018 For her big prom night, Lola opted to wear a spaghetti strap lavender dress with a thigh-high split paired with strappy sandals and a white rose corsage. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Kelly Ripa Shares Rare Photo of Her Daughter Going to Prom on Instagram," 7 June 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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