strapless

adjective
strap·​less | \ ˈstrap-ləs How to pronounce strapless (audio) \

Definition of strapless

: having no strap specifically : made or worn without shoulder straps a strapless evening gown

Other Words from strapless

strapless noun

Examples of strapless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Kardashians star opted for a sleek, strapless black tea-length vintage Mugler dress paired with a slicked back hairstyle, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and strappy Aquazzura Perfect Kiss Sandals. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 27 Mar. 2022 After the ceremony, the supermodel shared a few photos of her red-carpet look: a stunning, strapless ivory gown by Saint Laurent, paired with several delicate gold and diamond necklaces. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Apr. 2022 His photographs of Diana often had an unstudied aspect that crystallized the princess’s informal personality, such as a snap of her taken in 1990 sitting on the floor in a strapless white gown and diamond tiara, hugging her knees. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2022 Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake chose the region’s five-star resort Borgo Egnazia for their wedding—where the bride memorably wore a pink strapless voluminous gown. Vogue, 1 Apr. 2022 The House of Gucci actress posed in strapless white column gown by Armani Privé. ELLE, 28 Feb. 2022 High-heeled shoes were squeezed into the scrim-like bodice of a tight dress the color of glue; another look began as a strapless little black dress and morphed at the hips into a car. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Mar. 2022 Zendaya wore a strapless blazer dress with pointed heels and sheer tights. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 19 Feb. 2022 For the big day, Chan wore a strapless white gown, custom-made by Nicole + Felicia. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of strapless

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strapless was in 1846

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Last Updated

19 Apr 2022

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“Strapless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strapless. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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