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.
  • Jason Wu Women's Long-Sleeve Drape-Front Cardi Jacket - Black (X-SMALL)
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    Jason Wu Women's Long-Sleeve Drape-Front Cardi Jacket - Black (X-SMALL)
    Jason WuLong-Sleeve Drape-Front Cardi JacketDetailsCardi jacket by Jason Wu. Crepe with ribbed knit and satin trim. Open shawl front. Sharp shoulders. Long sleeves. High-low hem. Acetate/wool/viscose/polyamide; wool combo; acetate/viscose combo. Polyester/bemberg lining. Made in the USA of Italian materials. Model's measurements: Height 5'11"/180cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 25"/64cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2/4.
  • Lafayette 148 New York Women's Charis Front-Zip Topper Jacket - Rainforest (X-LARGE)
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    Lafayette 148 New York Women's Charis Front-Zip Topper Jacket - Rainforest (X-LARGE)
    Lafayette 148 New YorkCharis Front-Zip Topper JacketDetailsLafayette 148 New York Charis crepe topper. Approx. length from shoulder to hem, 23"L front; 25"L back (size M measured). Bateau neckline; two-way front zip. Short drop sleeves, 8"L. Boxy silhouette. High-low hem hits at top of hip; vented sides. Cotton/polyamide/spandex; dry clean. Made in Italy of imported material. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2/4.
  • Mantu Women's Zip-Front Flounce-Back Long Coat - Gray Camel (38/2)
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    Mantu Women's Zip-Front Flounce-Back Long Coat - Gray Camel (38/2)
    MantuZip-Front Flounce-Back Long CoatDetailsMantu long heathered coat. Stand collar; two-way zip front. Long sleeves. Vertical pockets. Flounce back. High-low hem. Virgin wool/angora. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9. 8"/177cm, bust 32. 75"/83cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2.
  • Alberto Makali Women's Metallic Half-Sleeve Jacket - (SMALL/2-4)
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    Alberto Makali Women's Metallic Half-Sleeve Jacket - (SMALL/2-4)
    Alberto MakaliMetallic Half-Sleeve Jacket DetailsAll Summer long, rock this jacket by Alberto Makali, providing the luxe look in a cool fabric. Alberto Makali lightweight metallic jacket. Shawl collar; open front. Half sleeves with cuff. Tuxedo style. High-low hem. Linen/viscose. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10. 3"/178cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 34"/87cm, dress size US 2/4.
  • Mara Hoffman Printed Knit Fringe-Edge Poncho
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    Mara Hoffman Printed Knit Fringe-Edge Poncho
    Mara HoffmanPrinted Knit Fringe-Edge PonchoDetailsMara Hoffman printed knit poncho. Turtleneck. Short, wide elbow-sleeves. Long fringe-edges. High-low hem falls to calf. Viscose/polyester/nylon/wool. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B. Shown styled with Loeffler Randall Ella ankle bootie in grey
  • Johnny Was Collection Women's Morra Printed Velvet Jacket - Multi (X-SMALL (4))
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    Johnny Was Collection Women's Morra Printed Velvet Jacket - Multi (X-SMALL (4))
    Johnny Was CollectionMorra Printed Velvet JacketDetailsJohnny Was Collection patterned velvet jacket. Shawl collar; open, cascading front. Long sleeves. High-low hem. Cocoon fit. Rayon/silk. Dry clean. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'11"/180cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 25"/64cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2/4.
  • Magaschoni Cashmere Elbow-Sleeve Colorblock Poncho
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    Magaschoni Cashmere Elbow-Sleeve Colorblock Poncho
    MagaschoniCashmere Elbow-Sleeve Colorblock PonchoDetailsOurs exclusively. Cashmere poncho with a colorblock hem in your choice of colors. Round neckline. Elbow, cape-style sleeves. Boxy silhouette; high-low hem. Pullover style. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2/4.
  • Vince Women's Asymmetric Shearling Vest - Off White/Olive (PETITE)
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    Vince Women's Asymmetric Shearling Vest - Off White/Olive (PETITE)
    VinceAsymmetric Shearling VestDetailsVince asymmetric shearling vest is practical and sporty. Wear it to the next outdoor sporting event, and let them cheer you for your fashion-forward look. Vince asymmetric suede and dyed merino lamb shearling (Spain) vest. Notched collar; wide lapels; zip front. Sleeveless; full shoulder coverage. High-low hem hits at mid-seat. Lambskin. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2/4.
  • Eileen Fisher Fisher Project Notch-Collar Tweed Jacket
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    Eileen Fisher Fisher Project Notch-Collar Tweed Jacket
    Eileen FisherFisher Project Notch-Collar Tweed JacketDetailsEileen Fisher tweed jacket from the Fisher Project. Notched collar; one-button front. Long sleeves; vented cuffs. Back center vent. High-low hem. Baby alpaca. Dry clean. Made in Peru. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 25. 5"/65cm, hips 33. 5"/83cm, dress size US 2/4. Designer Please note: Apparel may be available in more sizes: Shop Eileen Fisher Petite Shop Eileen Fisher Women'sAbout Eileen Fisher: Former interior and graphic designer Eileen Fisher launched her self-named collection in 1984. The acclaimed designer made her mark with clean lines, simple shapes, and a timeless, functional style.
  • Sofia Cashmere Cashmere Fox-Fur-Trim Cape - Black
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    Sofia Cashmere Cashmere Fox-Fur-Trim Cape - Black
    Sofia CashmereCashmere Fox-Fur-Trim CapeDetailsSofia Cashmere cashmere cape with dyed Blue Fox fur trim (Finland). Approx. length 32"L. Stand collar; hidden closure, Front angled welt pockets. High-low hem falls to knee. Made in the USA. Model's measurements: Height 5'11"/180cm, bust 34"/86cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2.
  • Lafayette 148 New York Charis Front-Zip Topper Jacket
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    Lafayette 148 New York Charis Front-Zip Topper Jacket
    Charis Front-Zip Topper Jacket, Rainforest Details Lafayette 148 New York crepe topper. Bateau neckline; two-way front zip. Short drop sleeves. Front welt pockets. Boxy silhouette. High-low hem hits at top of hip; vented sides. Cotton/polyamide/spandex; dry clean. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25. 6"/65. 2cm, hips 35. 8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
  • Lafayette 148 New York Women's Snap-Front Knit Vest W/ Side Zipper - Earl Grey Mutli (X-LARGE)
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    Lafayette 148 New York Women's Snap-Front Knit Vest W/ Side Zipper - Earl Grey Mutli (X-LARGE)
    Lafayette 148 New YorkSnap-Front Knit Vest W/ Side ZipperDetailsLafayette 148 New York knit vest with contrast side stripe. V neckline; snap front. Sleeveless. Relaxed fit. High-low hem; side zipper. Cotton; hand wash. Imported of Italian material. Model's measurements: Height 5'11"/180cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 25"/64cm, hips 35"/89cm, dress size US 2/4.
  • Eileen Fisher Women's Fisher Project Terry Half-Sleeve Cape
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    Eileen Fisher Women's Fisher Project Terry Half-Sleeve Cape
    Eileen FisherFisher Project Terry Half-Sleeve Cape, Pewter DetailsEileen Fisher cape in cozy melange terry with raw edges. Shawl collar may be styled as a stand collar; open front. Half cape sleeves. Loose, drapey silhouette. High-low hem with side slits. Cotton/wool/nylon. Dry clean. Imported of Italian material. Model's measurements: Height 5'11"/180cm, bust 34"/86cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2. Shown styled with Vince ADDIE peep toe open bootie in blackDesigner Please note: Apparel may be available in more sizes: Shop Eileen Fisher Petite Shop Eileen Fisher Women'sAbout Eileen Fisher: Former interior and graphic designer Eileen Fisher launched her self-named collection in 1984. The acclaimed designer made her mark with clean lines, simple shapes, and a timeless, functional style.
  • Andrew Marc Women's Jade Utility Jacket W/ Fur Trim - Black (SMALL)
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    Andrew Marc Women's Jade Utility Jacket W/ Fur Trim - Black (SMALL)
    Andrew MarcJade Utility Jacket w/ Fur TrimDetailsAndrew Marc utility jacket with removable dyed coyote (Canada) fur warmer. Style removable fur vest over jacket or underneath for extra warmth. Hooded; snap/zip front with placket front. Long sleeves with snap tabs. Drawstring waist. Angled front pockets. High-low hem hits above the knee; vented snap back. Cotton/nylon; polyester lining. Jacket is machine washable when fur removed. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'11"/180cm, bust 34"/86cm, waist 24"/61cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2. Shown styled with MICHAEL Michael Kors REGINA flat suede boot in blackCare Note: Remove fur vest and hood trim before cleaning.
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    ATM Quilted Cropped Jacket
    Quilted Cropped Jacket, Metal Details ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo quilted cotton-blend jacket. Crew neckline; zip front. Long sleeves. Front welt pockets. Fitted silhouette. High-low hem. Cotton/polyester. Dry clean. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25. 6"/65. 2cm, hips 35. 8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
  • Raison D'etre Zip-Back Trenchcoat
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    Raison D'etre Zip-Back Trenchcoat
    Raison D'etre Zip-Back Trenchcoat, Sandy Details Raison D'etre stretch cotton trenchcoat with back zip detail. Drawstring funnel collar; snap front. Long sleeves; notched cuffs. Side zip pockets with snap button detail. High-low hem. Relaxed fit. Cotton/spandex; polyester lining. Machine wash. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25. 6"/65. 2cm, hips 35. 8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
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    Raison D'etre Zip-Back Trenchcoat
    Raison D'etre Zip-Back Trenchcoat, Ink Navy Details Raison D'etre stretch cotton trenchcoat with back zip detail. Drawstring funnel collar; snap front. Long sleeves; notched cuffs. Side zip pockets with snap button detail. High-low hem. Relaxed fit. Cotton/spandex; polyester lining. Machine wash. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25. 6"/65. 2cm, hips 35. 8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
  • Lafayette 148 New York Contrast High-Low Topper Jacket
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    Lafayette 148 New York Contrast High-Low Topper Jacket
    Contrast High-Low Topper Jacket, Oyster/Papyrus Details Lafayette 148 New York topper jacket with contrast lapel and inner cuffs. Spread collar; open front. Long sleeves. Side slip pockets. Boxy silhouette. High-low hem. Viscose/cotton/nylon. Dry clean. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25. 6"/65. 2cm, hips 35. 8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
  • Lafayette 148 New York Open-Front High-Low Topper Jacket
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    Lafayette 148 New York Open-Front High-Low Topper Jacket
    Open-Front High-Low Topper Jacket, Geranium Details Lafayette 148 New York cotton-blend topper jacket. Spread collar; open front. Bracelet sleeves. Side slip pockets. Boxy silhouette. High-low hem. Cotton/nylon/spandex. Dry clean. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25. 6"/65. 2cm, hips 35. 8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
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    Milly Cape Zipper Coat
    Cape Zipper Coat, Black Details Milly honeycomb striped mesh coat with caped back. Crew neck; two-way zip front. Bracelet sleeves. Yoked invert-pleat back. Slight high-low hem. Relaxed silhouette. Polyester; dry clean. Made in USA of imported material. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25. 6"/65. 2cm, hips 35. 8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
  • Lafayette 148 New York Contrast-Collar Open-Front Topper Jacket
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    Lafayette 148 New York Contrast-Collar Open-Front Topper Jacket
    Contrast-Collar Open-Front Topper Jacket, Raffia Details Lafayette 148 New York stretch-twill topper jacket. Contrast spread collar; open front. Bracelet sleeves. Side slip pockets. Boxy silhouette. High-low hem. Cotton/spandex. Machine wash. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 33"/84cm, waist 25. 6"/65. 2cm, hips 35. 8"/91cm, dress size US 2-4/FR 34-36.
  • Veronica Beard Tails Satin-Trim Tuxedo Jacket
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    Veronica Beard Tails Satin-Trim Tuxedo Jacket
    Veronica BeardTails Satin-Trim Tuxedo JacketDetailsVeronica Beard Tails jacket in crepe with satin trim. Open front. Long sleeves. Front slip pockets. Relaxed fit. High-low hem. Viscose/spandex. Made in USA. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
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