strap·​less ˈstrap-ləs How to pronounce strapless (audio)
: having no strap
specifically : made or worn without shoulder straps
a strapless evening gown
strapless noun

Examples of strapless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent testing, this strapless bra from Wacoal had even higher scores from testers than non-strapless styles. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 11 July 2022 Roseberry, artistic director of Schiaparelli since 2019, caused the most buzz with his creation: a life-size faux head of a lion, sewn into a strapless black dress and worn like a brooch. Dallas News, 23 Jan. 2023 Gabrielle Union also shined in Prada’s strapless tri-color gown; The green, pink, and black combo was as delicious looking as Neapolitan ice cream. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2023 For Antoine's fragrance party, Emily donned a strapless black tulle dress that's straight out of a classic '50s Hollywood movie. Staff Author, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2022 On hand to present, Lucy Liu looked lovely in a strapless floral gown. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 10 Jan. 2023 Her outfit was comprised of a strapless maxi-length gown made of gauzy sheer fabric, worn with matching black underwear, and strappy black stilletos. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Dec. 2022 The Fenty Beauty founder was wearing a sheer, strapless black maxi dress, offering a glimpse of her short black bodysuit underneath, which featured a ruched bodice. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 4 Dec. 2022 Standing onstage in a strapless cheetah-print dress and black gloves, Rowland revealed the winner of the award was singer-songwriter Brown. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 21 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strapless was in 1846

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“Strapless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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strap·​less ˈstrap-ləs How to pronounce strapless (audio)
: having no strap
especially : made or worn without shoulder straps
strapless evening gown

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