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.
  • Calvin Klein Colorblock High-Low Maxi Dress
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    Calvin Klein Colorblock High-Low Maxi Dress
    Make your warm-weather escape memorable in Calvin Klein's easy maxi dress, complete with chic colorblocking and a high-low hem that moves with you! Rayon/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. V-neckline; V-back. Pullover style. Sleeveless; adjustable spaghetti straps. Colorblocking throughout. Maxi silhouette. Unlined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits at calf at front.
  • maxandcleo Women's Hi Low Hem Colorblock Dress
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    maxandcleo Women's Hi Low Hem Colorblock Dress
    Tricia two tone high low dress
  • Lilly Pulitzer Women's Caldwell Dress
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    Lilly Pulitzer Women's Caldwell Dress
    25-inch strapless, color blocked dress with elastic waist and hi-lo hemline
  • Calvin Klein High-Low Maxi CD4N1317 Women's Dress
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    Calvin Klein High-Low Maxi CD4N1317 Women's Dress
    Stylish high-low dress with thin adjustable straps. Symmetrical color blocking lends a modern edge. V-shaped neckline. Slip-on style, no closure. 91% rayon, 9% spandex. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 52 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 2. 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:
  • Stella & Jamie Milana High-Low Dress
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    Stella & Jamie Milana High-Low Dress
    Knit high-low dress * Gathering at crewneck * Open back * Blouson bodice * Elasticized waist * Contrast chiffon panel at hem * Tonal topstitching and panel seaming Measurements: * 28" in circumference at bust; 61" from shoulder to hem; taken from a size S * Model's height is 5 feet 9 inches.
  • Charlotte Russe Color Block High-Low Skater Dress
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    Charlotte Russe Color Block High-Low Skater Dress
    Online only! This scuba knit skater dress is flirty and fine, with a sleeveless silhouette and cupped V-neck bodice that flares into a full skirt. A thick band of color blocked cuteness meets a few inches above the high-low hemline for a cool contrast!   Made in USA. Mint. Charlotte Russe.
  • Neiman Marcus Scoop-Neck Linen Tank Dress
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    Neiman Marcus Scoop-Neck Linen Tank Dress
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    Scoop-Neck Linen Tank Dress, Scuba Blue Details Neiman Marcus lightweight linen dress. Approx. measurements from shoulder to hem: 37"L front; 42"L back. Scoop neckline. Sleeveless. Princess seams. A-line silhouette. High-low hem. Hidden side zip. 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.
  • Simply Be Strapless Knot Front High Low Hem Dress
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    Simply Be Strapless Knot Front High Low Hem Dress
    This strapless dress is perfect for accessorizing. In a stretch jersey fabric featuring a knot-front detail and elasticized upper bodice for support. The flattering material drapes delicately towards the high-low hem. 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex. Length at longest point 48in/122cm. Machine washable. Imported.
  • Halston Heritage Women's Keyhole Halter Jersey Dress
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    Halston Heritage Women's Keyhole Halter Jersey Dress
    Halston HeritageKeyhole Halter Jersey Dress, Tropical BlueDetailsHalston Heritage jersey dress. Halter U neckline; button back. Sleeveless; cut-in shoulders. Asymmetric seam at waist. Slinky fit. High-low shirttail hem. Rayon. Imported.
  • Stanzino Women's High-low Sleeveless Dress
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    Stanzino Women's High-low Sleeveless Dress
    Slip into this charming high-low dress from Stanzino and you're ready to go. Day or night,this sleeveless dress can be dressed up with pumps or worn casually with your favorite flats.
  • Trouve Colorblock High/Low Shift Dress
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    Trouve Colorblock High/Low Shift Dress
    Contemporary color blocking modernizes an eye-catching shift dress topped with slits in the tank-style straps and finished with a rounded high/low hem. 34 1/2" front length; 39 1/2" back length (size Medium). Slips on over head. 100% polyester. Machine wash cold, line dry.
  • Emilio Pucci Jersey Low-Back Gown
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    Emilio Pucci Jersey Low-Back Gown
    A deeply dipped back and Grecian draped details lend a dramatic, eye-catching look. Bateauneck. Dipped back design. Draped waist detail with broach accent. Top back button with keyhole accent. Split front vent. Concealed side zipper. Silk-blend lining. About 63" from shoulder to hem. Rayon. Dry clean. Made in Italy. - Color: Aqua - Sizes: 42 (8),40 (6),38 (4)
  • Max and Cleo Tricia Two-Tone High-Low Dress Women's Dress
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    Max and Cleo Tricia Two-Tone High-Low Dress Women's Dress
    Enthrall in this sophisticated dress from Max and Cleo. Sleek chiffon dress drapes over the contours of the body for a relaxed silhouette. Elegant thin straps tie at nape and are reinforced at the shoulders. Contrast colorblock panels provide visual appeal. Scoop neckline. Dramatic high-low hem ruffles softly around the legs. Body Contrast: 100% polyester. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 46 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 2XS. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Rotita Off The Shoulder Round Neck Dress
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    Rotita Off The Shoulder Round Neck Dress
    Dresses Style:Classic. Pattern Type:Solid. Neckline:Round neck. Sleeve Style:Off The Shoulder. Sleeve Length:Sleeveless. Dresses Silhouette:High Low. Material:Chiffon. Dresses Length:Maxi.
  • La Femme Chantal Dress
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    La Femme Chantal Dress
    High low hem. Iridescent stone accents. Pleated bodice. Lightly padded cups. Hidden side zipper with hook and eye closure. Make La Femme Fashion your first and last stop when searching for that perfect designer dress for your next big event! Women's size 10 in teal.
  • Karen Millen Indigo mark making print shirt dress
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    Karen Millen Indigo mark making print shirt dress
    Graphic printed crepe shirt dress with contrast black bib and dipped hem Shirt Dress. Polyester 100% Dry clean only.
  • Aidan Mattox Tie-Dye Silk Chiffon Halter Gown
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    Aidan Mattox Tie-Dye Silk Chiffon Halter Gown
    Fluttering silk chiffon gown printed with a tie-dye pattern and tailored in a hi-lo silhouette. Halter straps tie at neck Sleeveless. Ruched bust and waist. Concealed back zip closure. Hi-lo hem. Fully lined. About 46" from natural waist. Silk. Dry clean. Imported. Please note: Patterns may vary. - Color: Bright Aqua - Sizes: 6,12,16,8,10,0,14,2,4
  • Karen Millen Print crepe shirt dress
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    Karen Millen Print crepe shirt dress
    Graphic printed crepe shirt dress with contrast black bib and dipped hem. Fabric: Polyester 100% Washcare: Dryclean.
  • Viola Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
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    Viola Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
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    Viola turquoise and brown tie-dye sheer chiffon maxi dress. V-neck with double halter ties, drawstring empire waist, high-low asymmetric hem . 40" to 54" from shoulder to hem, approximately  . Ties at neck and back . Available in Turquoise/Brown . Viscose . Dry clean . Imported . Our model is 5’10”/178cm and is wearing a size Small.
  • Yumi Kim Sasha Silk Maxi Dress
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    Yumi Kim Sasha Silk Maxi Dress
    Lightweight, sleeveless silk maxi dress featuring a vibrant floral print, self-tie halter neck, braided self tie belt, and slight high low hem. Unlined. Slips on over head. By Yumi Kim.
  • Lazy Daisy Alicia Dress
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    Lazy Daisy Alicia Dress
    Tie dye high-low dress. Low back with horizontal strap across. Adjustable spaghetti straps.Be bright be colorful be you in this unique piece by Lazy Daisy! Women's size S in FUCHSIA.
  • Women's Hailey Logan Multi Sequin HiLo Hemline Gown Jade Multi 3
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    Women's Hailey Logan Multi Sequin HiLo Hemline Gown Jade Multi 3
    Arrive in stand out style with this multi-sequin gown by Hailey Logan. Designed with a sweetheart neckline and a dramatic hi-lo hemline, this strapless gown pairs perfectly with bright pumps and simple chandelier earrings for a stunning formal occasion look.
  • Roxy On The Radar Dress Women's Dress
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    Roxy On The Radar Dress Women's Dress
    This Roxy dress will keep you on the fashion trend radar. Regular fit has a modern cut that hugs the body while still leaving room for movement. Lightweight dobby fabric offers a feminine drape. Dip-dyed coloring. Scoop neckline. Racerback styling with button-loop and wrap detail. Chic waistline features a gathered detail. Logo hit at left side seam. High-low hemline. 100% viscose. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 35 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 3-5). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Aryn K Drop Waist Pleated Tank Dress Women's Dress
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    Aryn K Drop Waist Pleated Tank Dress Women's Dress
    Drapey A-line tank dress features tiers of silk pleats throughout. Detachable camisole lining has adjustable straps. Scoop neckline trimmed in silk. Racerback design with keyhole cutout. Concealed back zip closure. High-low, pleated hemline. Self and lining: 100% polyester; Contrast: 100% silk. Dry clean only. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 38 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Single, Sizes 14-24 High-Low Silk Maxi Dress
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    Single, Sizes 14-24 High-Low Silk Maxi Dress
    Dreamy crepe de chine, dramatically styled with sweeping hi-lo hem. Camisole neckline. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Loose ruffled bodice. Elasticized drawstring waist. Pullover styling. About 18" from natural waist in front. Silk Dry clean Made in USA. - Color: Aqua - Sizes: 2X (18-20),3X (22-24),1X (14-16)
  • Trixxi Strapless Belted Lace High-Low Dress - Plus
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    Trixxi Strapless Belted Lace High-Low Dress - Plus
    You'll love the way you look in our sweet lace dress featuring an on-trend, flirty high-low hem. 40" lengthpolyesterhand wash, dry flatimported. Women's. Size: 1x. Color: Berry. Brand: Trixxi. Manufacturer Part #: 22110210224.
  • HALSTON HERITAGE Dress - Belted Split Back Silk Shirt
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    HALSTON HERITAGE Dress - Belted Split Back Silk Shirt
    Marked by a clean silhouette and understated details, this fluid silk shirtdress from HALSTON HERITAGE ensures an effortless-chic look. Belt. Dry clean. Imported. Spread collar, long sleeves, two-button cuffs, button-and-loop front closure. Detachable faux leather belt, side slits, rounded high/low hem, back vent, lined. Please note that this dress will be delivered with a black b-tag attached, with instructions for removal included. If the b-tag is removed, the dress cannot be returned.
  • Junior Women's Speechless Sequin Illusion Party Dress
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    Junior Women's Speechless Sequin Illusion Party Dress
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    A fresh take on the high/low trend, this strapless, sequined dress gives way to a fluttery, illusion overlay saturated in rich, ombre hues. A softly ruched satin band at the Empire waist helps to accentuate your shape. Brand: Speechless. Style Name: Speechless Sequin Illusion Party Dress (Juniors). Style Number: 1037019.
  • Women's Lafayette 148 New York 'Agner - Enclave Cloth' Shirtdress
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    Women's Lafayette 148 New York 'Agner - Enclave Cloth' Shirtdress
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    A soft woven shirtdress in fresh sea-inspired shade is refined with a satin-backed placket and sash. Three-quarter sleeves and a high/low shirttail hem give it a more relaxed attitude. Brand: LAFAYETTE 148 NEW YORK. Style Name: Lafayette 148 New York 'Agner - Enclave Cloth' Shirtdress. Style Number: 887757.
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