from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a high neckline: a high-necked sweater.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In dressmaking, cut so as to cover the shoulders and neck: said of a gown, etc.: opposed to low-necked.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a garment) having a high neckline
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Reuters Vera Wang and Peter Som pictured showed long dresses that were high-necked but slinky.
Later when Mavis is invited to a baby's naming ceremony, she takes on another guise: that of a sober career woman with her hair in a bun, wearing a high-necked dress and conservative spectator pumps.
She was pictured in a bathrobe, a business suit, and finally -- as the sexy chick -- in a high-necked evening gown that exposed nothing but her arms.
As he approached her, he could see she was wearing a high-necked blouse.
With the jacket, his customary gloves and high-necked shirt, he began to sweat.
The statue was dressed in a high-necked blue silk dress, and a wooden wand was clutched in her stone hand.
At the Louis Vuitton store on London's Bond Street, my favorite dress from Marc Jacobs's collection for the luxury-goods house — a tweed, sleeveless, high-necked, wide-skirted number, with denim-blue panelling and a black velvet belt — was being displayed in a vast Perspex case.
Choose their minimal dresses in wool, viscose and silk mixes — the sheaths and less complicated shapes work best; try their black tweedy, sleeveless sheath dress, flecked with platinum (£ 99), or their high-necked wool dress with short sleeves and satin front panelling (£ 79).
Her high-necked dresses looked like they could've come straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Fifty years ago we had Grace Kelly, resplendent and demure in her high-necked lace gown.
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