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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  • Lela Rose Sleeveless Floral-Print High-Low Dress
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    Lela Rose Sleeveless Floral-Print High-Low Dress
    Lela Rose. Sleeveless Floral-Print High-Low Dress, Red Multi. Lela Rose floral-print silk dress. Cowl neckline. Thin shoulder straps; crisscross back. Fitted bodice; pleated skirt. High-low hem. Hidden back zip. Slight train. Side seam pockets. Silk self and lining. Dry clean. Made in USA of Italian materials.
  • Lela Rose Halter Feather-Print High-Low Gown
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    Lela Rose Halter Feather-Print High-Low Gown
    Lela Rose. Halter Feather-Print High-Low Gown. Lela Rose feather print charmeuse gown with solid contrast. Approx. measurements: 17"L back shoulder to waist, 47"L waist to hem. Necklace-style halter neckline with crossover pleat detail. Open back. Seam nips in natural waist. Top-pleated full skirt with seam pockets. High-low hem falls to floor in back. Fit and full silhouette. Hidden side zip. Silk; self lining; dry clean. Made in USA.

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