American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a distance between shoulders and waist that is longer than average.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a long waist, as a person or a ship. See waist.
- Long from the armpits to the waist or narrowest part, as a dress or coat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a long waist; long from the armpits to the bottom of the waist; -- said of persons.
- adj. Long from the part about the neck or shoulder, or from the armpits, to the bottom of the weist, or to the skirt; -- said of garments.
“However, in my experience, some women who are up to five foot six might need to shop in petites for pants if they are long-waisted or for tops if they are short-waisted.”
“Miriam Ingrid Bergen, a long-waisted seven-year-old with a delicate chin and a penchant for risk, takes Esther under her wing.”
“If you're long-waisted, tuck a slim black tee into these belted khaki pants ($90) for a flattering proportion.”
“A "proportioned" dress is one where they make allowances for short- and long-waisted people, and include three different bodice pieces to make fitting easier.”
“And I'm hoping maybe he'll choose some fit models that aren't so dern long-waisted ...”
“She was long-waisted and heavy in the hips but hid it well beneath tailored black slacks and a Burberry raincoat, open to show off the signature white, tan, and black tartan lining.”
“Even though I'm short waisted, I'll concede that she could be long-waisted.”
“The biggest problem with it is that it's meant to be a little cropped, and I'm long-waisted, which means that the end result was very cropped, in a 2002-midriff-baring sort of way.”
“They ride pleasantly low, but not "look at my undies!" low -- which is sometimes a problem for me (as you can see in this picture, I'm quite long-waisted).”
“Because she is so long-waisted, she sticks with shorter tops -- often ones cropped above the waist.”
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