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.
  • Monsoon Annalise Dress
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    Monsoon Annalise Dress
    Free worldwide delivery on £75+. Free UK returns.
    A beautifully hand-embellished neckline and waist, a cut-out back and a hi-low hemline lend plenty of glamour to this occasion dress, while gently-ruched details provide a softer feel. Features a back zip fastening. Dimension: dry clean. Composition: 100% Polyester. Care: 100% Polyester.
  • Ali Ro Sequined Dipped-Back Dress
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    Ali Ro Sequined Dipped-Back Dress
    Sequined Dipped-Back Dress, Purple Haze Details Sequined stretch knit with frayed tonal chiffon trim. High scoop neckline; dipped back. Cap sleeves. Formfitting silhouette. Pleated faux-wrap front. Pullover style. 34"L front and back. Nylon/silk; polyester/spandex lining; dry clean. Imported.
  • LOVE Moschino WVB83 00 T7521 4264 Women's Dress
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    LOVE Moschino WVB83 00 T7521 4264 Women's Dress
    Simplify your feminine style with this precious dress. Slip-on design. Sleeveless. Pleated front. Adjustable waist ties. Ruffled high-low hem. Shell: 100% polyester. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean only. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 36 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 38 (US 2). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • The North Face Lisa Dress
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    The North Face Lisa Dress
    You're stoked for your Roman holiday but the weather forecast is calling for conditions that would justify being naked. Since you can't explore Italy in your birthday suit, The North Face Women's Lisa Dress is a stylishly cool option that won't get you arrested or cause you to wilt under oppressive heat. The soft and stretchy fabric features VaporWick technology to manage your moisture while letting fresh air swirl around your skin. A high-low hem gives your knees an unobstructed view of the road ahead. The waist drawcord defines your profile, and UPF 30 throws in a bit of skin-saving savvy. When you're exploring during the dog days of summer, let Lisa keep you cool yet chic as you make your way through the city.
  • Splendid Blue Ridge Stripe Dress
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    Splendid Blue Ridge Stripe Dress
    Stunning, maxi dress covered in signature stripes. Updated silhouette highlighted by high low hem. Gauzy fabric drapes effortlessly. Scoop neckline. Sleeveless. High low hem. Lined. Model Measurements: 5'9", 34-23-34, size XS. 70% Rayon. 18% Linen. 12% Poly. Irresistibly soft hand. Natural drape. Rich in color. Made in the USA.
  • Diane von Furstenberg Floral-Print Silk Dress
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    Diane von Furstenberg Floral-Print Silk Dress
    Floral-Print Silk Dress, Purple Details Diane von Furstenberg silk dress in floral print. Approx. 36. 5"L from shoulder to hem. V neckline. Three-quarter dolman sleeves with button cuffs. Ruched center. High-low hem. Lining: polyester/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.
  • The North Face Lisa Dress Women's Dress
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    The North Face Lisa Dress Women's Dress
    Step outside in style, with this lightweight, heathered dress. Specially designed with a casual blouson top and a relaxed drawstring waist. Soft knit fabric with unique prints. High-low hem offers extra coverage in the back and exposes the knees for a flattering fit. VaporWick® moisture-management keeps you cool and dry. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 30. 95% polyester, 5% elastane. Machine wash cold, hang to dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 39 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Emilio Pucci Women's Tie-Dye Chiffon High-Low Halter Gown - Purple/Red Tie Dy (38/4)
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    Emilio Pucci Women's Tie-Dye Chiffon High-Low Halter Gown - Purple/Red Tie Dy (38/4)
    Emilio PucciTie-Dye Chiffon High-Low Halter GownDetailsEmilio Pucci tie-dye silk gown. Beaded halter neckline and shoulder straps. Gathered bust; Empire waist. A-line skirt with high-low hem. Hits at knee, falls to floor. Made in Italy.
  • Eileen Fisher V-Neck Merino Wool Shirttail Dress
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    Eileen Fisher V-Neck Merino Wool Shirttail Dress
    Eileen FisherV-Neck Merino Wool Shirttail Dress, Women'sDetailsEileen Fisher knit dress, available in your choice of color. V neckline. Long sleeves. Loose, long fit balances well over formfitting pants. High-low shirttail hem hits thigh. Merino wool; hand wash. Imported of Italian material. Necklace not included. 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.
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