What is a hemline in clothing? Hemline was a term used since the late 19th century for the line of a women's skirt or dress showing its length.
The hemline of a women's garment is a line formed by the lower edge of a skirt, a dress or coat with its length ranging in height from hip-high to floor-length. The hem is most often curved and requires additional material to allow for fullness for skirt or dress, gathering top or coat, or gathering and additional seams a pleated skirt.
This measurement does not include any slits that may have been added to the garment. Clothing hem means the length of the garment measured from the ground.