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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.
  • Parker Kansas Dress - Amazonia
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    Parker Kansas Dress - Amazonia
    A modern botanical print details this shoulder baring Parker maxi dress. Thin straps tie behind the neck. Cutout detailing at neckline. Layered ruffles at the high low hem. Unlined. Fabric: Crepe. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 57.5in / 146cm, from center back Measurements from size S. Available sizes: L,M,S,XS
  • Chase 7 Lace Dipped Hem Dress
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    Chase 7 Lace Dipped Hem Dress
    Designed and made in London, England. Start spring with this lovely Closet Blu leaf print style. Designed with a cross over detail, a self tie back and a tulip skirt. This dress if perfect for everyday wear. This style has proven to be a best seller for all body shapes. High-Low Dresses. Rounded collar. Sleeveless. 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane. Hand wash only.
  • Purple V Neck Sleeveless High Low Dress
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    Purple V Neck Sleeveless High Low Dress
    "This fashion casual dress features v neckline, sleeveless styling, high low hem design, stretchy high waist. Please purchase according to the following size data."
  • 80s Holiday Party Dress Dark Green Velvet Dress High Low Taffeta Mermaid Dress Velvet Maxi Dress,
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    80s Holiday Party Dress Dark Green Velvet Dress High Low Taffeta Mermaid Dress Velvet Maxi Dress,
    1980's dark forest green ball gown! Beautiful taffeta and velvet high low mermaid dress with front and back bows. Zips up the back. Fully lined. Condition: in great vintage condition. Light average wear, no issues to note. Measurements: seems to best fit a size small medium (the velvet body has some stretch to it) bust: 35' waist: 30' hips: 36' overall length: 55.5' for reference, model is 5'9' 32/27/37 all measurements are taken flat and then doubled when appropriate. Please let us know if you have any questions about sizing or fit. Please check out the shop policies and feel free to contact us with any questions. We are so happy you found surf & the city! Be sure to check back often as new stuff is added weekly. Please add the shop to your favorites to see new items in your feed! Xx surf & the city continue shopping at surf and the city: you can view more of our vintage dresses here: keep in touch! Instagram surfandthecity or http: instagram.com/surfandthecity
  • Rotita High Low Hem Round Neck Tank Dress
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    Rotita High Low Hem Round Neck Tank Dress
    Style:Modern. Pattern Type:Patchwork. Neckline:Round neck. Sleeve Style:Tank. Sleeve's Length:Sleeveless. Silhouette:High Low. Material:Chiffon. Dress Length:Knee Length.
  • Silence + Noise Lover Ribbed High/Low Dress
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    Silence + Noise Lover Ribbed High/Low Dress
    Made to be lived in ribbed dress from fashion-forward brand Silence + Noise. Super breezy silhouette cut with a high/low hem and finished with a banded scoop-neck, cut-in deep armholes and a racerback.
  • Neiman Marcus High-Low Plaid Stretch-Knit Dress
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    Neiman Marcus High-Low Plaid Stretch-Knit Dress
    High-Low Plaid Stretch-Knit Dress, Evergreen Details Neiman Marcus plaid stretch-knit dress. Approx. measurements: 39"L front; 47"L back. Round neckline. Short sleeves. Fitted bodice. Regular waist. Flowy, high-low hem. Viscose/spandex; hand wash. Imported.
  • Handmade Batik Mixed Media Hi Low Maxi Dress
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    Handmade Batik Mixed Media Hi Low Maxi Dress
    This dress was cut using several types of cotton batik fabrics. One size fits most. The hem spans 120 inches around. Full and breezy. The front is 36 inches long from the top of the shoulder to the hemline and the back is 56 inches long. The hip line spans 80 inches around. Adjustable shoulder straps. Find more handmade clothing & accessories at: find unique items for the home at:
  • TOPSHOP Hybrid Jersey Shirt Dress
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    TOPSHOP Hybrid Jersey Shirt Dress
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    Jersey hybrid shirt dress with contrast front panel. Cut with a dipped hem and button placket. Length - 90cm. 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane. Machine washable.
  • Women's Dex High Low Dress Acid Lime X-Small
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    Women's Dex High Low Dress Acid Lime X-Small
    You'll love this high-low dress from Dex. Features a sleeveless silhouette, a drawstring at the waist and a multi-colored print.
  • Pretty High Low Hem Round Neck Sleeveless Dress
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    Pretty High Low Hem Round Neck Sleeveless Dress
    Style:Modern Pattern Type:Patchwork Neckline:Round neck Sleeve Style:Tank Sleeve's Length:Sleeveless Silhouette:High Low Material:Chiffon Dress Length:Knee Length
  • Black Deep V Neck Long Sleeve High Low Dress
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    Black Deep V Neck Long Sleeve High Low Dress
    "This flattering dress is what you need to get noticed at your next party! All eyes will on you as soon as you step out the door! It features deep v neck, long sleeve styling, high low design, and stretch fabric makes you feel very comfy."
  • Tie Dye Dress High Low Dress Shades of Gray With Black Crochet Lace Back S M L
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    Tie Dye Dress High Low Dress Shades of Gray With Black Crochet Lace Back S M L
    This dress comes in s m l comes in shades of gray tie dye with black over dye & a black crochet back, high low bottom (about 6' lower in the back). It's made in a a line cut so it's nice a fit. Made of 95 rayon 5 spandex. Pre-shrunk. S bust 34' waist 34' hips 42' m bust 36' waist 36' hips 44' l bust 38' waist 38' hips 46'
  • Rental Monique Lhuillier Mona Dress
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    Rental Monique Lhuillier Mona Dress
    Coral & Purple Floral Printed Silk Taffeta (68% Polyester, 32% Silk). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt with high-low hemline and side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.
  • Pink Ice Midnight Embroidery Dress
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    Pink Ice Midnight Embroidery Dress
    Elegant high low dress with a lace embroidered midsection. Adjustable straps and zipper closure at the back. Lining underneath. Hand Wash Cold 100% Rayon 35" Front 50" Back (Top to Bottom) Made in USA
  • RUE STIIC Striped Tee Dress
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    RUE STIIC Striped Tee Dress
    Tee dress with dip hem. Stripe is rayon lyrca.
  • Ella Moss Bella Wrap Dress
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    Ella Moss Bella Wrap Dress
    Simple, refined elegance. Effortless high low dress with tulip hem. Side tie detail on wearer's left shoulder. Round neckline. Luxurious fabric lends to magnificent drapes. Midi length hem. Hem hangs longer at back. FABRIC: 94% Modal, 6% Spandex. Made in the USA.
  • Black Halo Sleeveless Floral Ball Gown
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    Black Halo Sleeveless Floral Ball Gown
    Black Halo. Sleeveless Floral Ball Gown. Black Halo floral jacquard ball gown. Approx. length: 44.5"L down center front, 52"L back. Square neckline. Spaghetti straps. Fitted bodice. Pleated skirt. Back zip. High-low hem. Nylon; self lining. Dry clean. Made in USA of imported material.
  • Sheer Mustard Yellow High-Low Halter Dress With Suede Strap and Low Back Made to Order
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    Sheer Mustard Yellow High-Low Halter Dress With Suede Strap and Low Back Made to Order
    This luxurious dress is made up of two layers of sheer mustard yellow fabric. It is pleated at the back for a fuller skirt and has a loose hanging neckline. The halter straps are made of soft, dark brown suede and are layered to hang at different lengths. The back dips to the waist. This revealing dress is super comfortable and covers up in all the right spots. One size fits most, please send measurements so i can ensure a perfect fit. Halterneck strap (dress edge to edge): 17in, 43cm length: 28in, 71cm i can do this dress in different colors and prints, just ask! Made by hand in new orleans with recycled or new materials. Dry clean only. If you'd like to see this dress in maroon, check here: and in ivory: don't see what you are looking for i have many other dresses available: to see my other items, please click here: thanks for looking!
  • Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Aporia Dress Women's Dress, Gray
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    Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Aporia Dress Women's Dress, Gray
    Escape the norm with this mystifying Vivienne Westwood Gold Label dress. Slip-on design. Cutout at the chest. Short sleeves. Side hand pockets. Back zip closure. High-low hem. 100% viscose. Dry clean only. Made in Italy. Measurements: ; Length: 50 in ; Product measurements were taken using size UK 12 (US 8). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Pre-owned Gianni Versace Bustier Dress W Asymmetric Hem
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    Pre-owned Gianni Versace Bustier Dress W Asymmetric Hem
    Gianni Versace Day Dresses. From our unique collection of Day Dresses, this piece is offered for sale online by Vintage Schieck. Global shipping is available. A dramatic vintage couture silk bustier color block dress in black and green with a high low asymmetrical hemline from Gianni Versace. A bit of an architectural feat with rows of seaming down the right side front and left side back into a pleated hem. There is a separate inner boned zippered satin corset for support. The dress is fitted through the hips then falls in varying lengths of pleating released at different levels. The longest is the inset green portion in the back which comes to a point. It is self lined and has a side invisible black zipper. New with tags, unworn condition. Bust 34" Waist 30" Hips 38" Length from top of Bustier Front 29" Back to hem point 50" Fits size Small, Medium.
  • Lisa Perry Le Cristal de Luxe Gown
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    Lisa Perry Le Cristal de Luxe Gown
    From the Lisa Perry x Schumacher capsule collection. Crafted from the 125-year old interior design brand's Le Cristal de Luxe decor satin, Perry's signature A-line gown is embellished with Schumacher's beaded linen trim. Straight topline, wide straps, side-seam pockets, high-low hemline . 55.5" to 62" from shoulder to hem, approximately . Invisible zip closure at back . Neon yellow satin-bound seams at interior . Available in Neon Yellow . Polyester/silk; combo: linen . Dry clean . Made in U.S. . Our model is 5'10"/178cm and is wearing a size 2.
  • Vintage 1970s 70s Hilo Hattie's Blue Pink Red Yellow Green Floral Hawaiian Dress Maxi Cocktail Party
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    Vintage 1970s 70s Hilo Hattie's Blue Pink Red Yellow Green Floral Hawaiian Dress Maxi Cocktail Party
    Beautiful vintage 70's hilo hattie's blue, pink, red, yellow, and green floral long maxi hawaiian dress. Zipper up back. Fabric is polyester. Excellent pre-owned vintage condition. Measurements are taken across item laying flat unstretched bust, waist, and hips are then doubled. Size: 8 bust: about 36' waist: about 38' hips: about 50' length top to bottom: about 56 1/2' note to buyers: please examine the images carefully. While selling any pre-owned item there is always a possibility of flaws. In order to counteract this, we take detailed pictures of every item we sell. We also try to point out any imperfections. However, we understand that it is possible to miss some minor flaws. We do the best to show accurate color although color may be slightly different from our computer to yours.
  • Mori Girl Dress Upcycled Woodland Fairytlale Romantic Nature
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    Mori Girl Dress Upcycled Woodland Fairytlale Romantic Nature
    This is a darling woodland nature dress!!! She is made from a pretty latte, soft milk chocolate dress !!!she has a high low hem, ruffled hemline and is lined inside!!! Adjustable shoulder straps that criss cross in the back!!back zip! Her neckline is darling made from a light white gauze !!there is a beautiful vintage crochet front piece and an adorable vintage handmade doily pocket!! She has a cute handmade ribbon at her empire waistline that also can be tied in the back!!!the ribbon is cotton in pale pink with a darling bird motif hand stamped in brown!!!she loves to be outdoors and looks for pretty rocks to put in her pocket!!!she has shabby raw edges for cute fairytale charm!!! Size small bust 34' under bust elastic 30-32' waist 50' free hip 60' free length shoulder to short hem 45' shoulder to back hem 53'
  • Antonio Berardi Petrol Green Iridescent Brocade Strapless Dress
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    Antonio Berardi Petrol Green Iridescent Brocade Strapless Dress
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    This strapless Antonio Berardi cocktail dress comes in an iridescent brocade fabric features a banded neckline and a dramatic high-low skirt with on-seam side pockets. Side zip 56% polyamide, 29% polyester, 15% silk. Fully lined. Made in Italy. Please note: Item is returnable
  • 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
  • Cross Halter Backless Sexy Dress
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    Cross Halter Backless Sexy Dress
    Black Plain Sleeveless Short Party Polyester Halter High Low Hollow Dresses, S, M, L, XL Plain Black Style: Party Polyester Decoration: Hollow Bust(cm): S:81cm, M:85cm, L:89cm, XL:93cm Length(cm): S:79cm, M:80cm, L:81cm, XL:82cm Sleeve Length: Sleeveless Size Available: S,M,L,XL.
  • Eileen Fisher Silk Shirt Dress - Bloomingdale's Exclusive
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    Eileen Fisher Silk Shirt Dress - Bloomingdale's Exclusive
    Rendered in a rich olive hue that's anything but drab, Eileen Fisher's lustrous silk shirt dress was designed exclusively for Bloomingdale's in a military state of mind. Flaunting a streamlined silhouette, this salute-worthy shirt dress ranks high on spring's must-have trend list, updated with cropped sleeves and a waist-defining string belt for a utilitarian-chic look that commands attention. Silk. Machine wash. Imported. Point collar, three-quarter sleeves with button cuffs, front button placket. Detachable fabric tie string belt, belt loops, high/low round back hem, side slits. 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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