Fashion
High-low dresses are a great item to have in your closet. In the front, the short hemline hits just at the knees--or in some cases it hits above the knee--but the back of the dress is an entirely different story. High-low dresses can swing low to the ankle in the back, or they can even come with a dramatic train that grazes the floor. Whether you’re looking for a casual day frock or something for the evening, high-low dresses are super easy to style. Here are some ideas.

Styling high-low dresses for daytime


Shop brands like BCBGeneration and Alice + Olivia for relaxed dresses with an asymmetrical hemline. Slip on strappy metallic sandals and cinch the waist with a thin woven belt and you’re ready to go.

Styling high-low dresses for the evening


Look for something with some drama. Brands like Haute Hippie and Laundry By Shelli Segal make high low dresses in delicate chiffons and soft silks. Slip on a pair of metallic high heels and a sparkling necklace for a cocktail party or night on the town.
  • Women's 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Trim High/Low Layered Dress
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    Women's 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Trim High/Low Layered Dress
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    A boxy high/low bodice joined by sleek leather strips down each side is layered over a longer, fluidly draped dress for a dimensional two-piece look. Brand: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM. Style Name: 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Trim High/Low Layered Dress. Style Number: 259969.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mesh-effect neoprene mini dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mesh-effect neoprene mini dress
    3.1 Phillip Lim peach, taupe and mint dress. Mesh-effect neoprene. Crepe bodice and trim, dipped back hem, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening along side. 67% polyamide, 33% polyester; trim1: 100% polyester; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean. Designer color: Mauve. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Slightly fitted at the bust and waist, loose at the hip. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric.
  • Pre-owned 3.1 Phillip Lim Dress
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    Pre-owned 3.1 Phillip Lim Dress
    Blue 3.1 Phillip Lim sleeveless dress with knot accent at waist featuring silk trim, push pin embellishments, high-low hem and invisible front button closures.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim 2-Piece Shirting Dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim 2-Piece Shirting Dress
    Sleeveless, striped 2-piece dress that can be worn separately; dress with curved hem, concealed button front, side seam pockets and bust darts; top in heavier denim fabric with concealed button front, shirt collar, faux chest pockets and hi-lo hem. Dress: Approx. 35" shoulder to hem. Top: Approx. 16.75" shoulder to hem (front) Dress Main: 70% Lyocell, 15% Cotton, 13% Silk, 2% Elastane; Dress Trim: 96% Cotton, 4% Polyurethane; Dry Clean. Top Main: 100% Cotton; Top Trim: 96% Cotton, 4% Polyurethane; Dry Clean. Imported, China.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mesh-effect neoprene mini dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mesh-effect neoprene mini dress
    3.1 Phillip Lim peach, white and pastel-yellow dress. Mesh-effect neoprene. Crepe bodice and trim, dipped back hem, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening along side. 67% polyamide, 33% polyester; trim1: 100% polyester; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean. Designer color: Pink. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Fitted at the bust and waist, loose at the hip. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Women's Silk Double-Layer Collar Dress - African Violet (10)
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Women's Silk Double-Layer Collar Dress - African Violet (10)
    3. 1 Phillip LimSilk Double-Layer Collar DressDetails3. 1 Phillip Lim double-layer charmeuse dress. Pointed spread collar; hidden button-down front. Long sleeves; button cuffs. Front chest pocket. Cropped illusion at waist. Side splits. High-low hem: curved front, straight back. Silk; silk/spandex trim. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'8. 5"/174cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23"/58cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Abstract-Stripe Sleeveless Shirtdress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Abstract-Stripe Sleeveless Shirtdress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim silk cady sleeveless shirtdress styled at front with bib and abstract stripes. Solid white cady at back . Band collar, pleat at back, high-low shirttail hem . 36.5" to 38.5" shoulder to hem, approximately . Concealed five-button placket . Available in White/Black . Silk . Dry clean . Imported .
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Black Sleeveless Lace Peplum Silk Dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Black Sleeveless Lace Peplum Silk Dress
    Dark florals collide with fluid fabrication in this elegant Phillip Lim dress. Delicately veiling a plunging back, the mesh and lace overlay kicks out into a dramatic peplum for an eye-catching silhouette; just add a pair of pumps for standout evening glamour. FEATURES: Silk midi dress; sleeveless; cutaway shoulders; round neckline. Mesh and hand-embroidered guipure lace overlay; contrast lace peplum. Flared skirt; knee length; dipped hem; concealed side zip fastening. Dry clean only; do not wash, bleach, tumble dry or iron. COMPOSITION: & FIT Main body: 100% Silk. Trim: 96% Silk, 4% Elastane. Size 8 measures 106cm from shoulder to hem.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mesh-effect neoprene mini dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mesh-effect neoprene mini dress
    3.1 Phillip Lim sky-blue and white dress. Mesh-effect neoprene. Crepe bodice and trim, dipped back hem, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening at back. 67% polyamide, 33% polyester; trim1: 100% polyester; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean. Designer color: Aqua. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Fitted at the bust and waist, loose at the hip. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished cloqué dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished cloqué dress
    3.1 Phillip Lim mint and white dress. Cloqué Clear and white crystal-embellished collar, beige embroidered organza panels, pleated, dipped back hem, partially lined. Concealed hook and zip fastenings at back. 100% silk; lining: 90% polyester, 10% nylon. Dry clean. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Cut for a loose fit. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric. Those with a petite frame may wish to take the next size down.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Women's Embroidered Lace Sweatshirt - Oatmeal (X-SMALL)
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Women's Embroidered Lace Sweatshirt - Oatmeal (X-SMALL)
    3. 1 Phillip LimEmbroidered Lace SweatshirtDetails3. 1 Phillip Lim embroidered lace-design knit sweatshirt. Tulle insets/cutouts. Elasticized waistDropped shoulders; long sleeves; zip cuffs. Pullover style. High-low him cropped at waist. Cotton/polyester; polyester embroidery. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'8. 5"/174cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23"/58cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2.
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