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.
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    Karen Kane Women's Dip Dye Hi-Lo Hem Dress
    Sleeveless dress with sheer patterned hi-lo overlay
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    Karen Kane High Low Maxi Dress
    Karen Kane puts a playful spin on the must-have maxi dress in this effortless style, flaunting a high-low hemline for moves-with-you style. Rayon/spandex. Machine wash. Made in USA. Scoop neck, sleeveless, high/low round hem, pullover style.
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    Karen Kane Dip Dye Hi-Low Dress
    Dip-dyed and hi-low, Karen Kane's sheath dress features a pretty print and sheer overlay for whimsical flair. 100% Polyester. Dry clean. Made in USA. Crew neckline. Invisible back zipper. Sleeveless. Sheath silhouette. Allover print with dip-dye detail at yoke and hem. Sheer overlay; hi-low hem. Lined. Longest point hits at calf.
  • Karen Kane Pueblo Print High Low Dress
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    Karen Kane Pueblo Print High Low Dress
    Karen Kane gives country-classic patchwork tribal edge in this mixed-print midi dress, flaunting a breezy sheer body with a high-low hemline. Polyester; lining: rayon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. Round neck, sleeveless, sheer printed overlay. Concealed back zip closure, round high/low hem, partially lined.
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    Karen Kane Sheer Overlay Hi-Low Sheath Dress
    This alluring dress from Karen Kane features a flowing, sheer overlay for ultra-chic appeal. Polyester; lining: rayon/spandex. Machine wash. Made in USA. Crew neckline. Back zipper closure. Sleeveless. Sheath silhouette. Sheer overlay; hi-low hem. Lined. Hits at knee.
  • Karen Kane Women's Pueblo Print Hi-Low Hem Dress
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    Karen Kane Women's Pueblo Print Hi-Low Hem Dress
    Sleeveless high-low hem dress
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    Karen Kane High Low Overlay Dress
    Slip into Karen Kane's sultry take on the classic LBD, flaunting a sheer overlay punctuated by a dramatic high-low hemline. Polyester; lining: rayon/spandex. Dry clean or machine wash. Made in USA. Round neck, sleeveless, sheer overlay with high/low round hem. Concealed back zip closure, solid tank lining.
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    Karen Kane Women's Indigo Contrast Hi Lo Dress
    Pattern dress with ruffle hi-lo hem
  • Karen Kane Women's Hi-Lo Ruffle Hem Dress
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    Karen Kane Women's Hi-Lo Ruffle Hem Dress
    Sleeveless dress with hi-lo hem and contrast printed panels
  • Karen Kane Cowl-Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress
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    Karen Kane Cowl-Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress
    This cowl-neck maxi from Karen Kane is simplistic fashion at its best! Rayon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. Cowl neckline. Pull-on style; no closures. Sleeveless. Sheath silhouette. Asymmetrical hi-low hem. Unlined. Hits at knee.
  • Karen Kane Women's Hi Lo Hem Dress
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    Karen Kane Women's Hi Lo Hem Dress
    Sleeveless tank dress with hi lo hem
  • Karen Kane Plus Pueblo Print High Low Dress
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    Karen Kane Plus Pueblo Print High Low Dress
    Karen Kane Plus gives country-classic patchwork some tribal edge in this mixed-print midi dress, flaunting a breezy sheer body with a high-low hemline. Polyester; lining: rayon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. Round neck, sleeveless, sheer printed overlay. Concealed back zip closure, round high/low hem, partially lined. Please note that this dress will be delivered with a black b-tag attached. Instructions for removal will be attached to the tag. If tag is removed, the dress cannot be returned.
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    Karen Kane Plus High Low Sheer Overlay Dress
    Slip into Karen Kane Plus's sultry take on the classic LBD, flaunting a sheer overlay punctuated by a dramatic high-low hemline. Polyester; lining: rayon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. Round neck, sleeveless, sheer overlay with high/low round hem. Concealed back zip closure, solid partial lining.
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    Karen Kane Women's Plus-Size Katie Cowl Neck Maxi Dress
    Pull on jersey knit dress with hi-lo hem
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    Karen Kane Hi Lo Sleevless Dress Women's Dress
    This Karen Kane dress boasts effortless style in a stunning silhouette. Stretch jersey dress features a beautiful color block design. V-neckline. Sleeveless construction. High-low hemline. 92% rayon, 8% spandex. Machine wash cold, hang dry. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 52 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Keep your clothing clean, in place, and in style with these products! Hollywood's best-kept Fashion Secrets:
  • Women's Karen Kane High/Low Sleeveless Maxi Dress
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    An effortless jersey maxi in a simple tank style shows off a bit of leg with a gracefully cut high/low hem. Brand: Karen Kane. Style Name: Karen Kane High/Low Sleeveless Maxi Dress. Style Number: 1038916.
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    Ready to catch balmy breezes with its fluttery high/low hem, a sleeveless maxi dress in an A-line cut of sheer chiffon flaunts an elegant feather print in inky-blue tones. Brand: Karen Kane. Style Name: Karen Kane 'Blue Feather' High/Low Maxi Dress. Style Number: 1045866.
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    Karen Kane High-Low Ruffle Hem Dress Women's Dress
    Encapsulate the carefree boho trend in the beautifully crafted Karen Kane High-Low Ruffle Hem Dress. A beautiful dress fabricated from a lightweight viscose knit in a breezy silhouette. V-neckline. Ruffled high-low hem. Slip-on design. 100% viscose; Contrast: 100% viscose. Dry clean only. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 42 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Keep your clothing clean, in place, and in style with these products! Hollywood's best-kept Fashion Secrets:
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    A sleeveless maxi dress flutters gracefully with every step in an A-line cut of sheer chiffon finished with a high/low hem. Brand: Karen Kane. Style Name: Karen Kane Sheer High/Low Maxi Dress. Style Number: 1039182.
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    A breezy A-line tank dress cut from sheer chiffon flaunts a black-and-white ikat print with a soft tinge of teal washed over the neckline and high/low hem. Brand: Karen Kane. Style Name: Karen Kane Dip Dye High/Low Sleeveless Dress. Style Number: 1039123.
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    Besides its cool comfort and figure-forgiving fit, you'll love this jersey-knit dress for the swingy movement of its high/low A-line cut. Brand: Karen Kane. Style Name: Karen Kane 'Maggie' High/Low Trapeze Dress. Style Number: 1039192.
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    Set sail to exceptional spring style in this Karen Kane dress! ; A summer-ready dress fabricated from a soft and stretchy knit in a draped silhouette. Flaunts a tribal-inspired stripe print. Scoop neckline. High-low hem. Slip-on design. Lined. 100% nylon; Lining: 100% nylon. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 42 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Keep your clothing clean, in place, and in style with these products! Hollywood's best-kept Fashion Secrets:
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    A richly draped cowl neckline flatters atop an easy-fitting jersey dress in a sleeveless silhouette that falls to a flowy high/low hem. Brand: Karen Kane. Style Name: Karen Kane 'Katie' Cowl Neck High/Low Midi Dress (Plus Size). Style Number: 1091698.
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    Karen Kane Printed Dip Dye Dress
    Polyester; lining: rayon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. Round neck, sleeveless, ombré printed overlay. Concealed back zip closure, high/low hem, lined.
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