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Definition of a basque waist

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Basque waist

Example of a basque waist on a dress, from Paula Hian.

Cynthia Nellis
Definition: The basque waist is a low U or V silhouette. Providing an illusion of length, the basque waist is an extremely flattering dress style and good on most body types.
Pronunciation: bask
Also Known As: Dropped V waist

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