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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.
  • Damsel in a dress Odell Silk Dress, Green
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    Damsel in a dress Odell Silk Dress, Green
    Add a touch of decadence to your office wardrobe with this Odell Silk Dress from Damsel in a dress. Crafted in a flattering, feminine cut, the dress is structured from 100% silk French crepe and is cut into elegant panelling, featuring a high-low hem for a distinct look. Team with heels for a luxurious smart look. Brand : Damsel in a dress. Dress Shape : Tailored. Length Information: Mini - A mini style falls mid-thigh to above the knee, Midi - A midi length is knee- to calf-length, Maxi - A maxi length is ankle- to floor-length : Midi. Material : 100% Silk. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Long Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
  • Monsoon Remy Tunic Dress
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    Monsoon Remy Tunic Dress
    Free worldwide delivery on £75+. Free UK returns.
    Simple, striking and elegant, our tunic dress features pearl bead and sequin embellishment at the collar, all the way round to the v-shaped dipped back. Pleat detail at the neckline helps to give it structure. Dimension: 64.5cm. Composition: 100% viscose. Care: HW.
  • Calvin Klein Women's High/Low Dress
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    Calvin Klein Women's High/Low Dress
    High/low tank dress
  • Poetry Crinkled Linen Dress , Lagoon
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    Poetry Crinkled Linen Dress , Lagoon
    Update your off-duty wardrobe to include this incredibly feminine shift dress from Poetry. Crafted from a lightweight crinkle linen that has a soft, laundered appearance, this flattering fit dress falls to a demure knee-length and boasts a scooped neckline, short sleeves and a dipped hem. Team yours with sandals for an instant ensemble ideal for a day at the beach. Length: 100cm. Brand : Poetry. Dress Shape : Shift. Length Information: Mini - A mini style falls mid-thigh to above the knee, Midi - A midi length is knee- to calf-length, Maxi - A maxi length is ankle- to floor-length : Knee Length. Material : 100% Linen. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine Washable.
  • Free People Drippy Jersey Dress
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    Free People Drippy Jersey Dress
    Marled jersey knit oversized high-low tee. Button detailing at front of neckline. Rounded neckline. This dress is a comfy and casual essential that can be dressed up or down in a cinch. 50% Polyester. 38% Cotton. 12% Rayon. Machine Wash Cold. Import.
  • Hailey by Adrianna Papell Women's Strapless Hi-Low Soutache Dress
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    Hailey by Adrianna Papell Women's Strapless Hi-Low Soutache Dress
    Soutache hi low with chiffon overlay
  • Free People Limited Edition Gianna's Valentine Dress
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    Free People Limited Edition Gianna's Valentine Dress
    Super luxe tie-dyed high low dress featuring a plunging V-neck and low open back. Dripping in metal chain accents this dress is feminine with an edge. Hidden side zip. Lined. FP Limited Edition. A prized piece of our heritage, each romantic and ethereal Limited Edition dress was dreamed up and created exclusively by a Free People designer. 100% Rayon. Dry Clean. Import.
  • Free People Drippy Jersey Dress
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    Free People Drippy Jersey Dress
    Marled jersey knit oversized high-low tee. Button detailing at front of neckline. Rounded neckline. This dress is a comfy and casual essential that can be dressed up or down in a cinch. 50% Polyester. 38% Cotton. 12% Rayon. Machine Wash Cold. Import.
  • maurices Belted Lace Top High-Low Dress
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    maurices Belted Lace Top High-Low Dress
    Maurices Belted Lace Top High-Low Dress - Green. Cute lace detail top. Removable braided belt. Elastic waist under belt. Chiffon skirt with lining. Flowy high-Low style. Sweetheart neckline in lace. Fit and sizing. Measures 39 inches from shoulder to front hem. Measures 53 inches from shoulder to back hem. Measured from a size medium. Fabric and care. Style number: 32084. Imported. Skirt and lining 100% polyester; lace 90% nylon 10% spandex. Machine wash.
  • Chicwish Flowing Mint Dip Dyed Hi-lo Dress
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    Chicwish Flowing Mint Dip Dyed Hi-lo Dress
    Put on this flowing piece for a relaxing holiday on the beach to get away from the winter cold and daily triffles. The super soft;touch chiffon fabric strokes your leg and arms when a breeze passes by, creating a fantasy of paradise with the dip dyed hemline, perfectly shows off your feminity. ; Cami straps ; Cutout shoulder, flare sleeves ; V;shape cutout with self;tie strings in front ; Full lined ; 100% Polyester ; Machine washable, do not bleach.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Kailene High-Low Dress
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Kailene High-Low Dress
    This reinvented high-low dress features a cascade-front placket for added drama. V-neckline with self-tie straps. Long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. Cascade-front placket. Shift silhouette. High-low hemline. Slightly sheer construction. Center front button-up closure. Self: Polyester georgette. Machine Wash. Imported. Measures approximately 36.5” from shoulder to hem. Shift silhouette. Fits true to size.
  • Boohoo Amanda Sleeveless Dip Back Swing Dress
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    Boohoo Amanda Sleeveless Dip Back Swing Dress
    95% Viscose, 5% Elastane. Flat Measurement of the Garment Not Worn: Centre Back to Hem 98cm/38.5", Bust 41cm/16", Armhole 19cm/7.5". Machine Washable. Measured on UK Size 10.
  • BCBGeneration Open Back High Low Dress
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    BCBGeneration Open Back High Low Dress
    Self: 100% rayon. Combo: 65% cotton 35% nylon. Lining: 100% poly. Hand wash cold. Shoulder seam to hem measures approx 32" in length. Lace fabric panel accent. Back cut-out. Hidden center back zipper closure.
  • ModCloth Long Sleeveless High-Low Hem Type Bay Personality Dress
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    ModCloth Long Sleeveless High-Low Hem Type Bay Personality Dress
    Shore-ganize your vacay schedule by planning for plenty of chic relaxation in this colorblocked maxi dress. In soothing hues of sky-blue, white, and black, this jersey-knit frock boasts a crisscrossing back and a wrap-style skirt - for style thats just your type! Long Sleeveless High-Low Hem, Maxi Type Bay Personality Dress in Blue for Casual occasions.
  • T-Bags Los Angeles Venezia Print High-Low Maxi Dress
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    T-Bags Los Angeles Venezia Print High-Low Maxi Dress
    Knit jersey maxi dress * Graphic print throughout * Scoopneck * Contrast trim at hem * Extended back hem * Tonal topstitching and panel seaming Measurements: * 38" in circumference at bust; 60" from shoulder to hem; taken from a size S * Model's height is 5 feet 9 inches.
  • Ariella Silver ivy strapless metallic chiffon dress
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    Ariella Silver ivy strapless metallic chiffon dress
    This silvery taupe strapless metallic chiffon gown is detailed with fine pleating crossing over the bodice and a double layered floaty skirt with a graded high low hem. Detachable straps included. Gowns. 100% Polyester. Dry clean only.
  • Angie Sequin Hi-Lo Hem Dress Women's Dress
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    Angie Sequin Hi-Lo Hem Dress Women's Dress
    Move to the music and dance the night away in this chic Angie dress! ; Contemporary versatility allows you to sport this as a tunic top with skinny leggings or as a dress to show off those gorgeous legs. Semi-sheer top features a scintillating sequin design at the front with a solid lining underneath. Scoop neckline. Racerback with overlapping panels that create a daring open back design. Curved high-low hemline. 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, line dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 35 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • M lange Dip Back Sweater Dress
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    M lange Dip Back Sweater Dress
    Brand from China: Tang House. Color: Green, Materials: Acrylic Blend, Size: One Size: Bust: 110cm, Waist: 100cm, Hips: 108cm, Cuff: 22cm, Sleeve Length: 70cm, Total Length: 89cm, Care: Hand Wash
  • Loose Strap Design Green Chiffon High Low Dress
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    Loose Strap Design Green Chiffon High Low Dress
    Dresses Style:Classic Pattern Type:Solid Neckline:Straps Sleeve Style:Spaghetti Strap Sleeve Length:Sleeveless Dresses Silhouette:High Low Material:Chiffon Dresses Length:Knee Length
  • Woodleigh Amaya High-Low Dress
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    Woodleigh Amaya High-Low Dress
    Lined. Woodleigh combines special features and details to create beautiful pieces for the woman who seeks authenticity and individuality in the everyday. Their playful and simplistic designs are meant to be classic staples for your wardrobe. Women's size S in JADE.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Mesh-effect neoprene mini dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Mesh-effect neoprene mini dress
    3.1 Phillip Lim sky-blue and white dress. Mesh-effect neoprene. Crepe bodice and trim, dipped back hem, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening at back. 67% polyamide, 33% polyester; trim1: 100% polyester; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean. Designer color: Aqua. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Fitted at the bust and waist, loose at the hip. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric.
  • Swell Guru Flannel Dress
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    Swell Guru Flannel Dress
    Oversized flannel dress.Functional front button placket.Roll up long sleeves.Hidden hand pockets at side seam.High low hemlineAllover plaid print.Length from shoulder to hem: 31 inches.Sleeve length: 26 inches.100% Polyester.Hand wash.Imported. Model's height: 5'9" Model's chest: 34 inches. Model's waist: 23 inches. Model's hips: 34 inches. Model is wearing size S.
  • Charlotte Russe Mesh Trim Deep V Bodycon Dress
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    Charlotte Russe Mesh Trim Deep V Bodycon Dress
    Online only! From top to bottom, this bodycon dress has got you covered with sexy accents. The plunging deep V neck shows off your cleavage, while the high-low hemline is trimmed with sheer mesh material.   Made in USA. Emerald. Charlotte Russe.
  • Otte New York Solid Jackie Dress
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    Otte New York Solid Jackie Dress
    3/4 sleeve silk dress with front button placket, banded collar, and rounded hi-low hem. Approx. 34.5" shoulder to hem (front) 100% Silk; Dry Clean. Made in USA.
  • See U Soon Jacquard Shift Dress
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    See U Soon Jacquard Shift Dress
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    Dress by See U Soon Jacquard fabric wth full lining Round neckline Side seam pockets Zip fastening to the reverse Curved hemline with a dipped back Regular fit. true to size Machine wach 75% Cotton, 25% Polyester Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 176cm/5'9. 5"" tallABOUT ME Shell: 75% Cotton, 25% Polyester, Lining: 100% Polyester..
  • Wyatt Green and blue printed hi-low dress
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    Wyatt Green and blue printed hi-low dress
    Like a goddess stepping through the forest in a billowy gown, so will you walk the summertime streets, dropping jaws in this lightweight printed dress. Wyatt has certainly given you one way to make your mark. Lightweight printed woven. V slits at front and back. Ring halter neckline. Grosgrain waist. Hi-low hemline. Tie at back neck. Concealed side zip. Size S measures approximately 39'' long from natural waist; May vary by size. Self: 100% Polyester; Lining: 100% Polyester; Contrast: 100% Polyester; Dry Clean; Imported;
  • Simply Be Lovedrobe GB Tunic Dress
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    Simply Be Lovedrobe GB Tunic Dress
    Shift dress with dipped hem from Lovedrobe GB. Featuring a floral printed front and an exposed back-zip fastening. 96% Polyester, 4% Spandex. Machine washable. Length from 36in/92cm. Imported.
  • Cap-Sleeve Embellished Dip Back Dress
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    Cap-Sleeve Embellished Dip Back Dress
    Brand from China: Elegant Queen. Color: Ice Green, Materials: Chiffon, Size: S: Bust: 86cm, Shoulder Width: 35cm, Waist: 72cm, Total Length: Front: 74cm, Back: 92cm M: Bust: 90cm, Shoulder Width: 36cm, Waist: 76cm, Total Length: Front: 76cm, Back: 94cm L: Bust: 94cm, Shoulder Width: 37cm, Waist: 80cm, Total Length: Front: 78cm, Back: 96cm, Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • Lovers + Friends Snake-Print Knot-Back Dress
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    Lovers + Friends Snake-Print Knot-Back Dress
    Extra 25% Off on Women's Apparel, Handbags and All Men's
    Lovers + Friends Snake-Print Knot-Back Dress, Green/Multi Details Lovers + Friends snake-print georgette dress. Approx. 33 1/2"L down front; 39 1/2"L down back; 16 1/2" across chest. Scoop neckline; open back with knot detail. Gathered, elasticized waist. Flowy slight A-line skirt. High-low hem. Slips on easily over head. Polyester; self lining. Hand wash. Imported.
  • Haute Hippie Leather Inset Silk Chiffon Dress
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    Haute Hippie Leather Inset Silk Chiffon Dress
    V-neck Sleeveless. Side zip closure. Gathered bodice detail. Elasticized waistband. Solid silk construction. Contrast textured leather panels. Hi-lo hem. Approx. 37" shortest length, 44" longest length. Imported. Fiber Content: Self: 100% silk Combo: 100% lambskin leather Lining: 100% polyester. Care: Dry clean.
  • Black Halo Women's Sleeveless Floral Ball Gown - Print (0)
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    Black Halo Women's Sleeveless Floral Ball Gown - Print (0)
    Black HaloSleeveless Floral Ball Gown DetailsBlack 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. 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.
  • O'neill Laura Slub Dress
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    O'neill Laura Slub Dress
    Relaxed, slub dress. Three quarter sleeves. V neck with wood button placket. High low hemline. Length from shoulder to hem: 32 inches. 100% Rayon slub jersey. Imported. Vendor style #: 34416024. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Carmen Marc Valvo Silk Floral Cocktail Dress
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    Carmen Marc Valvo Silk Floral Cocktail Dress
    Silk Floral Cocktail Dress A painterly floral print adds vibrant color to this charming fit-and-flare style in silk organza, cinched at the waist with a charming self-tie belt. Allover print. Round neckline. Sleeveless. Princess seaming. Self-tie belt. Flared hi-lo skirt. Concealed back zipper. Lined. About 42" from shoulder to hem. Silk. Dry clean. Imported of Italian fabric. - Color: Ocean - Sizes: 12,6,16,10,8,14,2,4
  • Y.A.S Sleeveless Dress with Plaited Straps
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    Y.A.S Sleeveless Dress with Plaited Straps
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    Evening dress by Y. A. S. Lightweight, silky feel woven fabric V-neckline Silver-tone exposed zip detail to front Racerback design with plaited straps Draping detail to reverse Dip hem Relaxed fit Machine wash 100% Polyester Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 173 cm/5'8” tall.
  • Carmen Marc Valvo Sleeveless Floral Printed Cocktail Dress
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    Carmen Marc Valvo Sleeveless Floral Printed Cocktail Dress
    Carmen Marc Valvo floral-print cocktail dress in beautifully draping georgette. Jewel neckline; hidden back zip. Sleeveless. Fitted with princess seaming to waist; self tie. Full skirt with ruffled front and high-low hem. Silk; polyester/spandex lining. 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.
  • Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Faith Dress
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    Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Faith Dress
    When nothing but the best in high fashion and style will do, Vivienne Westwood® Anglomania has you covered. Spread collar with front button placket. Long sleeves with button cuffs. Front tie belt at waistline. High-low hemline. 100% viscose. Professional dry clean only. Made in Italy. Length: 45 in.
  • Gabriella Rocha Jenn Dress Women's Dress
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    Gabriella Rocha Jenn Dress Women's Dress
    You're fresh and foxy for any occasion in the Jenn dress. Strapless, high-low dress in a summery pastel palette. Sequined bodice features sequined chevron pattern and subtle sweetheart style. Fitted waist. Solid-color miniskirt with full-length, tulip-style chiffon overlay at sides and back. Zipper closure at back. Bodice: 95% polyester, 5% spandex; Skirt: 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and imported. Measurements: ; Length: 49 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 5/6. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Crissie Cascade-Front Dress
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Crissie Cascade-Front Dress
    Instantly fall in love with the elegant movement and comfortable shift silhouette of this must-have dress. V-neckline. Long sleeves. Cascading draped-front overlay. Shift dress silhouette. High-low hemline. Self: Lyocell, Spandex jersey. Machine Wash. Imported. Measures approximately 26.5” from shoulder to hem. Fitted sleeves. Shift dress silhouette. Slight stretch. Fits true to size.
  • Sleeveless Dip-Back Floral Dress
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    Sleeveless Dip-Back Floral Dress
    Brand from China: 9mg. Color: Green, Pink, Materials: Polyester, Size: S: Shoulder Width: 42cm / 16.5", Bust: 82cm / 32.3", Waist: 67cm / 26.4", Total Length: 100cm / 39.4", Hips: 98cm / 38.6", M: Shoulder Width: 43cm / 16.9", Bust: 86cm / 33.9", Waist: 71cm / 28", Total Length: 102cm / 40.2", Hips: 102cm / 40.2", L: Shoulder Width: 44cm / 17.3", Bust: 90cm / 35.4", Waist: 75cm / 29.5", Total Length: 104cm / 40.9", Hips: 106cm / 41.7", XL: Shoulder Width: 45cm / 17.7", Bust: 94cm / 37", Waist: 79cm / 31.1", Total Length: 106cm / 41.7", Hips: 110cm / 43.3", Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • Sandra Weil Ankka Asymmetric Silk Halter Dress
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    Sandra Weil Ankka Asymmetric Silk Halter Dress
    Dramatic halter style dress with highlow hem in brilliant green and muted beige silk silk. Features a velvet collar and can be worn cinched at the waist with your favorite belt. Pair with statement booties or strappy heels, and a clutch.
  • Elizabeth and James Amari georgette dress
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    Elizabeth and James Amari georgette dress
    Elizabeth and James sky-blue Amari dress. Georgette. Dipped back hem, partially lined. Snap fastening at open back. 100% polyester; lining: 100% polyester. Hand wash. Designer color: Ocean. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Fitted at the waist with a loosely cut top. Lightweight non-stretchy fabric.
  • Mary Katrantzou Mixed-Print Silk Shift Dress
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    Mary Katrantzou Mixed-Print Silk Shift Dress
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    Mary Katrantzou semi-sheer silk crepe de Chine shift dress styled with a mixed floral-print and alpha-print. Point collar, darting at bust, high-low shirttail hem . 34" to 37" shoulder to hem, approximately . Back button and split keyhole . Available in Purple/Green/Multi . Silk . Dry clean . Imported .
  • Pied a Terre Jaquard Dress
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    Pied a Terre Jaquard Dress
    This jaquard dress is beautifully designed and perfect for many occasions. It features a dipped hem with side split detailing and a sophisticated crew neckline. Pair with metallic heels and a statement necklace to make a fashion statement Shift Dress. Jacquard. Above the knee. Crew-neck. Sleeveless. Zip fastening. Loose fitting waist. 100% POLYESTER. Machine Wash 30°C.
  • Gabriella Rocha Estella Floral Maxi Kimono Women's Dress
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    Gabriella Rocha Estella Floral Maxi Kimono Women's Dress
    Overhaul your ensemble with this stylish kimono. Flaunts a floral pattern all over for a flirty appeal. Open-front design. Flowy three-quarter sleeves. High-low hemline. 100% polyester. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 38 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Women's Kenneth Cole New York Gracey Printed Sleeveless Dress Purple X-Small
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    Women's Kenneth Cole New York Gracey Printed Sleeveless Dress Purple X-Small
    A colorful geometric print lends a dynamic look to this chiffon dress from Kenneth Cole New York. Layering at the bodice and skirt add to the flowy silhouette of the dress, finished with a trend-right hi-lo hem.Sleeveless.V-neckline.Elastic waist.Hi-lo hem.
  • DKNYC Plus Size Sleeveless Knotted Asymmetric Dress Women's Dress
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    DKNYC Plus Size Sleeveless Knotted Asymmetric Dress Women's Dress
    A stunning look that takes you from day to drinks! ; Chiffon wrap dress. Front drapes into a simple knot for a stunning effect. Round neckline. Elastic waist. Keyhole button closure at back neck. Asymmetrical high-low hem. 100% polyester; Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean only. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 49 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 14W. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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