A wide deep collar, often of lace, that covers the shoulders of a dress.(noun)
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Use "bertha" in a sentence
"On the 'bertha' term: lacemakers refer to the deep flounce itself as a 'Bertha'."
"Evening dresses totally exposed a woman's shoulders in a style called the 'bertha'."
"He secretly visited Harper's fine store and brought home a lovely "bertha" for me made of three rows of point-lace."