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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.
  • Oscar de la Renta Sleeveless Bead-Embellished Shift Dress
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    Oscar de la Renta. Sleeveless Bead-Embellished Shift Dress, Black. Oscar de la Renta fil coupe shift dress with pearly embellishments. Bateau neckline. Sleeveless. Shift silhouette. Rounded high-low hem. Cotton/nylon. Made in Italy.
  • Oscar de la Renta Strapless Scalloped Floral Embroidered Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Strapless Scalloped Floral Embroidered Gown
    Oscar de la Renta. Strapless Scalloped Floral Embroidered Gown. Oscar de la Renta floral-embroidered tulle gown. Scalloped neckline and hem. Strapless sweetheart neckline. Drop-waist curved seam;. Ruffled skirt with high-low hem. Short back train. Hidden back zip. Fit and full silhouette. Nylon; lined. Made in Italy.
  • Oscar de la Renta Strapless Floral-Embroidered High-Low Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Strapless Floral-Embroidered High-Low Gown
    Oscar de la Renta. Strapless Floral-Embroidered High-Low Gown. Oscar de la Renta floral embroidered faille dress. Strapless neckline. Seam nips in natural waist. Top-pleated full skirt. Seam pockets. High-low hem with contrast reverse. Fit and flare silhouette. Hidden back zip. Silk self and lining. Made in USA of Italian materials.
  • Oscar de la Renta Green Cut-Out Strapless Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Green Cut-Out Strapless Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta ’s larger-than-life legacy shines on through the classic, ladylike shapes and ultra-feminine flourishes of his SS15 collection. A vision in lime green silk, this high-low gown impresses with an embroidered, scalloped hemline, embellished with white sequins, and a masterfully crafted, corseted bodice. Please note: Item is returnable
  • Oscar de la Renta Abstract Floral-Print High-Low Flounce Hem Dress
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    Oscar de la Renta Abstract Floral-Print High-Low Flounce Hem Dress
    Oscar de la Renta. Abstract Floral-Print High-Low Flounce Hem Dress. Oscar de la Renta abstract floral-print mikado dress. Round neckline. Sleeveless; moderate shoulder coverage. Seam nips in natural waist. Paneled straight skirt. High-low flounce hem with contrast reverse. Fitted silhouette. Hidden back zip. Silk/cotton. Made in Italy.
  • Oscar de la Renta Off-the-shoulder printed cotton and silk-blend dress
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    Oscar de la Renta Off-the-shoulder printed cotton and silk-blend dress
    Oscar de la Renta's enchanting off-the-shoulder dress has been crafted in the USA from cotton and silk-blend. This floral-print style is designed with a voluminous dipped back hem and a supportive internal boned bustier. Wear it to your next formal event. Midnight-blue and ivory cotton and silk-blend. Concealed hook and zip fastening at back. 81% cotton, 19% silk; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean.
  • Oscar de la Renta Strapless Filigree-Embroidered High-Low Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Strapless Filigree-Embroidered High-Low Gown
    Oscar de la Renta. Strapless Filigree-Embroidered High-Low Gown, Wedgewood. Oscar de la Renta contrast filigree-embroidered duchesse satin gown. Approx. measurements: 52.5"L from shoulder to hem, 52"L from center back to hem. Strapless neckline. Nips in at natural waist; fitted through hips. Pleated full skirt flares from hips, 13"L slit. High-low embroidered hem. Hidden back zip. Silk. Spot clean. Made in USA of Italian material.
  • Pre-owned OSCAR DE LA RENTA Royal Blue Silk Two Tier High-Low Peplum Gown sz 0
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    Pre-owned OSCAR DE LA RENTA Royal Blue Silk Two Tier High-Low Peplum Gown sz 0
    Evening Dresses. From our unique collection of Evening Dresses, this piece is offered for sale online by A Second Chance Couture. Global shipping is available. Features built in corset -Color: Cobalt blue -Composition: No composition break down- believed to be raw silk -Tags: Oscar de la Renta -Lining: 100% silk -Closure/opening: Two back zippers- one at corset -Exterior Pockets: None -Interior Pockets: None -Overall Condition: Excellent with the exception of a small tear to fabric at base of zipper. Marked size: no marked size-believed to fit a 0 Bust: 30" Waist: 25" Total length: 42.5"/ 67" high low
  • Oscar de la Renta Lace & Faille High-Low Dress
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    Oscar de la Renta Lace & Faille High-Low Dress
    Oscar de la Renta. Lace & Faille High-Low Dress, Ivory/Black. Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress. Scalloped eyelash guipure lace bodice and contrast faille skirt. High round necklace; cap sleeves. Formfitting bodice with drop-waist illusion. Full A-line skirt. Subtle high-low hem. Hidden back zip. Silk; polyester lining. Made in USA.
  • Oscar de la Renta Bead Embellished High-Low Gown and Bolero
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    Oscar de la Renta Bead Embellished High-Low Gown and Bolero
    Woven tulle gown * Sequin and bead embellishment throughout * Optional beaded bolero * Pleated body * High-low hem * Tonal topstitching and panel seaming * Hidden back zipper closure * Fully lined Measurements: * 36" in circumference at bust; 76" from shoulder to hem; taken from a size 14 * Model's height is 5 feet 9 inches.
  • Oscar de la Renta Silk Eyelet Hi-Lo Dress
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    Oscar de la Renta Silk Eyelet Hi-Lo Dress
    Silk Eyelet Hi-Lo Dress A fit-and-flare silhouette crafted in luxurious Italian silk with an eyelet hi-lo hem and finished with an open back design and bow detail for cocktail-ready elegance. Roundnecklin. Sleeveless. Princess seams. Flared skirt. Scalloped, lasercut hi-lo hem. Bow detail at open back. Concealed back zip closure. Silk lining. About 46" from natural waist. Silk. Dry clean. Made in Italy. - Color: Black White - Size: 6
  • Oscar de la Renta Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Crinkle Chiffon Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Crinkle Chiffon Gown
    Make a dramatic entrance at your next gala in this striking jade gown crafted from luxurious silk crinkle chiffon. This off-the-shoulder silhouette is finished with a high-low hem of cascading ruffles that mimic the waves of the sea. Add a statement earring for a hint of sparkle and a tonal pump to finish the look. 100% silk. Dry clean only. Made in USA
  • Oscar de la Renta High-Low Dress with Laser-Cut Hem
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    Oscar de la Renta High-Low Dress with Laser-Cut Hem
    Silk faille dress by Oscar de la Renta features black bodice, white skirt. Open back with bow detail; jewel neckline; sleeveless. Slim bodice with natural waist. Full A-line skirt with laser-cut eyelet detailed high-low hem. Knee and tea length. Hidden back zip. Made in Italy.
  • Oscar de la Renta Colorblock Beaded-Eyelet High-Low Trumpet Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Colorblock Beaded-Eyelet High-Low Trumpet Gown
    Oscar de la Renta. Colorblock Beaded-Eyelet High-Low Trumpet Gown, Black/Ivory. Oscar de la Renta floral lace and satin gown. Approx. measurements: 36"L from shoulder to hem, 64"L from center back to hem. Scalloped deep V neckline. Sleeveless; moderate shoulder coverage. Racerback. Inverted Basque waist. Trumpet skirt with beaded eyelet border. Scalloped high-low hem, 21"L slit. Fitted silhouette. Hidden back zip. Silk. Dry clean. Made in USA of Italian materials.
  • Oscar de la Renta High-Low Dress with Laser-Cut Hem
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    Oscar de la Renta High-Low Dress with Laser-Cut Hem
    Oscar de la Renta. High-Low Dress with Laser-Cut Hem, Black/White. Silk faille dress by Oscar de la Renta features black bodice, white skirt. Approx. measurements: 36"L center back to hem, 35"L center front to hem. Open back with bow detail; jewel neckline; sleeveless. Slim bodice with natural waist. Full A-line skirt with laser-cut eyelet detailed high-low hem. Knee and tea length. Hidden back zip. Dry clean. Made in Italy.
  • Oscar de la Renta Bow-Back Pocketed Wool Shift Dress
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    Oscar de la Renta Bow-Back Pocketed Wool Shift Dress
    Oscar de la Renta dress in wool with satin bows on back shoulder straps. Approx. length: 34"L from shoulder to hem, 29"L down center back. Bateau neckline; ruched, dipped back. Side-entry pockets. Shift silhouette. Side zip. Wool; dry clean. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9.5"/176cm, bust 31.5"/80cm, waist 23"/58cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2.
  • Oscar de la Renta Embroidered Silk Faille High-Low Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Embroidered Silk Faille High-Low Gown
    Oscar de la Renta’s love for vivid colors is beautifully illustrated in this embroidered clover silk faille gown with high-low hemline. Designed and artfully crafted in New York using hand-folded lamé mousseline, metallic beads and resin stones. Pair with metallic sandals for added drama. 100% silk. Dry clean only. Made in USA
  • Oscar de la Renta Beaded Faille High-Low Ballgown
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    Oscar de la Renta Beaded Faille High-Low Ballgown
    Oscar de la Renta. Beaded Faille High-Low Ballgown, Clover Green. Ballgown by Oscar de la Renta. Approx. measurements: 39"L from shoulder to hem, 67"L from center back to hem. Bright green faille is embellished with silvery and turquoise beading. Jewel neckline; sleeveless cut-in shoulders. Fitted bodice with natural waist. Full A-line skirt with high-low hem. Hidden back zip. Silk. Dry clean. Made in the USA of Italian materials.
  • Oscar de la Renta Laser- Cut Silk Faille High-Low Cocktail Dress
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    Oscar de la Renta Laser- Cut Silk Faille High-Low Cocktail Dress
    Oscar de la Renta’s love for sharp contrast is beautifully illustrated in this color-blocked cocktail dress with laser-cut broderie anglaise detailing, a key theme from the Spring 2015 runway. The lace-like technique gives lightness to the silhouette for a look that is modern yet feminine. Belt sold separately. 100% silk. Dry clean only. Made in Italy
  • Pre-owned 1990's Oscar De La Renta Black Ruffle Dress
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    Pre-owned 1990's Oscar De La Renta Black Ruffle Dress
    Oscar de la Renta Evening Dresses. From our unique collection of Evening Dresses, this piece is offered for sale online by Mr. Couture. Global shipping is available. Breathtaking 1990's Oscar de la Renta Dress is meticulously constructed of Black Silk Faille. Ruffles and rosettes create wonderful texture and interest on the high low skirt accented by ruffles on the three quarter length sleeves. The cinched bodice and pleated V-neck exude vintage glamour and festivity. The bodice is lined with organza. The skirt is fully lined. Waist 27" Bust 36" Length 35” Sleeve 16"
  • Oscar de la Renta Bow-Back Pocketed Wool Shift Dress
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    Oscar de la Renta Bow-Back Pocketed Wool Shift Dress
    Oscar de la Renta. Bow-Back Pocketed Wool Shift Dress. Oscar de la Renta dress in wool with satin bows on back shoulder straps. Approx. length: 34"L from shoulder to hem, 29"L down center back. Bateau neckline; ruched, dipped back. Side-entry pockets. Shift silhouette. Side zip. Wool; dry clean. Made in Italy.
  • Pre-owned Oscar de la Renta Black Beaded Sequin and Chiffon Dress 10-12
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    Pre-owned Oscar de la Renta Black Beaded Sequin and Chiffon Dress 10-12
    Oscar de la Renta Evening Dresses. From our unique collection of Evening Dresses, this piece is offered for sale online by The Paper Bag Princess. Global shipping is available. This is a glamorous yet simple style cocktail dress from Oscar de la Renta. It is made of a ruched and ruffled chiffon that is draped across the bodice. The hemline has a high-low cut. The sleeves and neck are covered by a black mesh with black beading and sequin floral print. Zips up the back. High neckline with keyhole back. No size tag but the dress is comparable to a current US size 10-12 Measurements: Length(front): 33.5" Length (back): 52" Bust: 39" Waist: 32" Hip: 40-42" This Oscar de la Rental cocktail dress is available to be viewed privately in our Beverly Hills boutique couture salon during business hours. Please telephone us with any questions or if you wish to set up a private appointment to view it personally. We accept all major credit cards or Paypal. You may also call the boutique directly to purchase over the phone. We offer layaway options for your convenience. Our Beverly Hills Boutique is open Monday thru Friday (11am-7pm) and Saturday (11am-6pm) PST. Only serious inquiries please. Please feel free to contact us anytime should you be looking for a special vintage designer piece and we will be delighted to review our current inventory for you and should we not have it then we will be delighted to place your name on a wish list for the future. Elizabeth Mason The Paper Bag Princess, Inc. Please note: All sales are final, so please be sure to ask all the necessary questions prior to your purchase.
  • Oscar de la Renta Lace & Silk Dress
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    Oscar de la Renta Lace & Silk Dress
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    From its mock-neck bodice abloom in creamy, intricate lace to a full silk skirt finished with a high/low hem, this meticulously crafted cocktail dress exudes timeless sophistication with an of-the-moment twist. Brand: Oscar de la Renta. Style Name: Oscar de la Renta Lace & Silk Dress. Style Number: 810484. 40" front length; 44" back length (size 10); Hidden back-zip closure; Lined; 100% silk; Dry clean
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