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.
  • Helmut Lang Women's Drape Dress - Soft White
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    Helmut Lang Women's Drape Dress - Soft White
    Crafted from a lightweight crinkled-gauze fabric, the Helmut Lang Women's Drape Dress in soft white boasts a loose fitting, sleeveless design. With a fit true to size, the dress boasts a partially lined dipped back hem for a flattering look. K.D. Outer: 63% Triacetate, 37% Polyester. Lining: 94% Polyester, 6% Spandex. Small Measures: 83" Length, 84" Bust, 86" Waist, 90" Hip.
  • Helmut Lang Mason Magna Dress
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    Helmut Lang Mason Magna Dress
    A painterly graphic defines this hi-lo shift with dropped shoulders . Round neckline. Drop-shoulder seams Side seam pockets. Hi-lo hem Centerback seam. Slip-on style. Partially lined. About 33" from shoulder to hem. Body: Cotton. Contrast 1: Polyester. Contrast 2: Viscose/spandex. Dry clean. Imported. - Color: Black - Sizes: P,M,L,S
  • Pre-owned Helmut Lang Dress
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    Pre-owned Helmut Lang Dress
    Dark denim Helmut Lang sleeveless dress with black contrast throughout, pleated detail at front, cutout at center back, high-low hem and concealed zip closure at back.
  • Helmut Lang Swift Draped-Back Dress
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    Helmut Lang Swift Draped-Back Dress
    Swift Draped-Back Dress A stunning draped back adds intrigue to this gorgeous, lightweight woven style with side slits and hi-lo hem. Scoopneck. Cap sleeves. Side slits. Hi-lo hem. Draped back. Pullover style. About 26" from natural waist. Triacetate/polyester. Dry clean. Made in USA of imported fabric. - Colors: Optic White,Black - Sizes: Medium,Small,Large,Pet
  • Helmut Lang Indigo Blazer Layered Georgette Dress
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    Helmut Lang Indigo Blazer Layered Georgette Dress
    Helmut Lang Indigo Blazer dress in georgette. Round neckline. Sleeveless; full shoulder coverage. Layered top falls over waist. Relaxed skirt. High-low hem. Back zip. Viscose. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 34"/86cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2.
  • Helmut Lang Women's Indigo Blazer Layered Georgette Dress - Black (0)
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    Helmut Lang Women's Indigo Blazer Layered Georgette Dress - Black (0)
    Helmut LangIndigo Blazer Layered Georgette DressDetailsHelmut Lang Indigo Blazer dress in georgette. Round neckline. Sleeveless; full shoulder coverage. Layered top falls over waist. Relaxed skirt. High-low hem. Back zip. Viscose. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 34"/86cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2.
  • HELMUT LANG Swift Dress
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    HELMUT LANG Swift Dress
    Be fun, fresh, and flirty in the HELMUT LANG™ Swift Dress. Scoop neck shift dress. Drop shoulder sleeve with draped, hi-lo hem. Slip on construction. Side splits for added flair. Draped back. Shell: 64% triacetate, 36% polyester. Lining: 100% viscose. Dry clean only. Made in the U.S.A. Length: 38 in.
  • Helmut Lang Drape-Back Dress
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    Helmut Lang Drape-Back Dress
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    Crafted of plisse chiffon and lightweight jersey, Helmut Lang's dress is styled with a dramatic draped back. Relaxed fit, banded scoop neckline, side-seam slits, high-low hem . 37" to 44" length from shoulder to hem, approximately . Slips on . Lined . Available in Mauve . Triacetate/polyester . Dry clean . Made in U.S. .
  • Pre-owned Helmut Lang Dress
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    Pre-owned Helmut Lang Dress
    Dark teal Helmut Lang sleeveless textured dress with V-neck and high-low hem.
  • Helmut Lang Silk-Chiffon Paneled Jersey Shift Dress
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    Helmut Lang Silk-Chiffon Paneled Jersey Shift Dress
    Jersey-knit shift, enriched with asymmetrical silk-chiffon insets. Round neckline. Cap sleeves. Subtle side slits. Hi-lo hem. Slip-on style. Lined. About 41" from shoulder to hem. Body: Viscose/cotton. Contrast: Silk. Dry clean. Made in USA of imported fabric. - Color: Light Grey - Sizes: P,M,L,S
  • HELMUT LANG Swift Dress
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    HELMUT LANG Swift Dress
    Be fun, fresh, and flirty in the HELMUT LANG™ Swift Dress. Scoop neck shift dress. Drop shoulder sleeve with draped, hi-lo hem. Slip on construction. Side splits for added flair. Draped back. Shell: 64% triacetate, 36% polyester. Lining: 100% viscose. Dry clean only. Made in the U.S.A. Length: 38 in.
  • Helmut Lang Drape-Back Dress
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    Helmut Lang Drape-Back Dress
    Free shipping and free returns—every day.
    Crafted of plisse chiffon and lightweight jersey, Helmut Lang's dress is styled with a dramatic draped back. Relaxed fit, banded scoop neckline, side-seam slits, high-low hem . 38" to 41.5" length from shoulder to hem, approximately . Slips on . Lined . Available in Mauve . Triacetate/polyester . Dry clean . Made in U.S. .
  • Helmut Lang Contrast Paneled Dropped Shoulder Shift Dress
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    Helmut Lang Contrast Paneled Dropped Shoulder Shift Dress
    Dropped shoulder shift silhouette with an abstract sheer-paneled front. Round neckline. Drop-shoulder seams. Subtle hi-lo hem. Solid back with seam. Slip-on style. Lined. About 36" from shoulder to hem. Body: Cotton. Contrast: Viscose/silk. Dry clean. Imported. - Color: Optic White - Sizes: P,M,S,L
  • Helmut Lang Ruched Slinky Knit Dress
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    Helmut Lang Ruched Slinky Knit Dress
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    Helmut Lang black stretch microfiber slinky knit sleeveless dress styled with a draped neckline and side ruching. Draped scoopneck, ruching at sides, slight racerback, reverse high-low hemline . 39" to 42" length from shoulder to hem, approximately . Slips on . Lined . Available in Black . Viscose/elastane . Dry clean . Made in U.S. .
  • Helmut Lang Cocoon Dress
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    Helmut Lang Cocoon Dress
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    Helmut Lang heather grey wool jersey cocoon dress. V-neck, tapered seaming, slight high-low circle hem . 37" to 39" length from shoulder to hem, approximately . Slips on . Fully lined . Available in Heather Grey . Wool . Dry clean . Made in U.S. .
  • Women's Helmut Lang Long Sleeve Slack Jersey Dress
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    Women's Helmut Lang Long Sleeve Slack Jersey Dress
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    Featherweight jersey is cut to hug every curve in this modern little black dress finished with an artfully contoured high/low hem. Brand: Helmut Lang. Style Name: Helmut Lang Long Sleeve Slack Jersey Dress. Style Number: 888103.
  • Women's Helmut Lang 'Blaze' Sleeveless Popover Dress
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    Women's Helmut Lang 'Blaze' Sleeveless Popover Dress
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    A popover bodice and intriguing high/low hem modernize this LBD from Helmut Lang.Pre-order this style from the Spring 2015 collection! Limited quantities. Ships as soon as available. You'll be charged only when your item ships. Brand: Helmut Lang. Style Name: Helmut Lang 'Blaze' Sleeveless Popover Dress. Style Number: 1040729.
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