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

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strapless noun

Examples of strapless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After appearing on-screen in the sequin dress, the star posted an Instagram photo wearing her second look of the night: a strapless floral gown, by Oscar de la Renta. Hanna Flanagan,, "Kerry Washington Goes Glam in Two Different Dresses at the 2020 Emmy Awards," 21 Sep. 2020 Earlier this week, Roberts posed poolside and snapped a sunny picture of herself wearing a strapless one-piece bathing suit, with her growing bump on full display. Georgia Slater,, "Pregnant Emma Roberts Shows Off Her Growing Bump as She Says 'Baby Doll Dress Has New Meaning'," 12 Sep. 2020 There are also less common styles, like thigh, chin, or chest harnesses; suspender harnesses; or strapless strap-ons, which require no harnesses at all. Anna Borges, SELF, "14 Strap-Ons and Harnesses That Will Get the Job Done," 27 Aug. 2020 For a bride who never wanted a white, strapless gown, Hilarie Burton ended up being ecstatic wearing exactly that for her recent nuptials with Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Ashley Boucher,, "Hilarie Burton Shares How Her Carol Hannah Wedding Dress Was Made in Mesmerizing Fast Motion Video," 8 Oct. 2019 The beautiful bride's dress is a simple, strapless number with lace details. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "The 'Blue Bloods' Wedding Is Finally Here—But One Reagan Isn't Happy About It," 10 May 2019 Her first iconic look included delicate lace sleeves and a 9-foot train, so the Duchess of Cambridge slipped into a more subdued strapless outfit for the evening festivities at Buckingham Palace. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle Wore a Second Wedding Dress by Stella McCartney for the Royal Wedding Reception," 19 May 2018 Emma Roberts in a Tanya Taylor skirt and Houghton top with punchy heels and Ashley Madekwe in elegant, strapless Christian Dior. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Geek Chic," 31 July 2014 Louise Turpin wore a white, strapless wedding gown and her husband, a tuxedo. The Washington Post,, "Captive Turpin siblings often marched in circles in their house at night, former neighbor says," 25 Jan. 2018

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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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“Strapless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of strapless

: made or worn without straps over the shoulders

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