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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.
  • Bb Dakota Madden Dress - Beet Red
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    Bb Dakota Madden Dress - Beet Red
    Crossover panels form a triangle back keyhole on this boxy BB Dakota dress. Rounded high low hem. 3/4 sleeves. Unlined. Fabric: Crepe. 100% polyester. Hand wash or dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 31.75in / 80.5cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S. Available sizes: M,XS
  • Aidan by Aidan Mattox Women's Strapless High/Low Maxi Dress
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    Aidan by Aidan Mattox Women's Strapless High/Low Maxi Dress
    Strapless hi low maxi dress
  • maxandcleo Women's Hi Low Dress
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    maxandcleo Women's Hi Low Dress
    Macramé high-low dress
  • Rachel Pally Women's Natasha Dress
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    Rachel Pally Women's Natasha Dress
    Romantic hi-low maxi dress.
  • Neiman Marcus Jacquard High-Low Hem Dress
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    Neiman Marcus Jacquard High-Low Hem Dress
    Jacquard High-Low Hem Dress, Ox Blood Details Neiman Marcus printed jacquard jersey dress. Approx. length of dress from shoulder to hem: 33"L front, 38"L back (size s). Boat neckline. Short sleeves. Flared skirt. High-low hem. Polyester/spandex; hand wash Imported.
  • Jessica Howard Sleeveless Shirred Halter Neck Ruched Waist Dress w/ Hi-Low Skirt Rhinestone Buckle Women's Dress
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    Jessica Howard Sleeveless Shirred Halter Neck Ruched Waist Dress w/ Hi-Low Skirt Rhinestone Buckle Women's Dress
    Enchant the masses in this beauteous piece. Halter neckline with sleeveless cut. Soft, padded cups for added support. Ruched waist adorned with rhinestone-encrusted circular buckle. Pleated detail at the neckline and waist. Dramatic high-low hem is perfect for dancing. Concealed zipper with hook closure at back. Fully lined. 100% polyester. Lining: 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 59 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 6. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • AX Paris Curve Dip hem tunic dress
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    AX Paris Curve Dip hem tunic dress
    Make a statement this season and stand out in our gorgeous floral smock style dress. Bold, quirky, fun and sassy, this cute little number will definitely get those heads turning. Tunic Dress. Print. Above the knee. Scoop neck collar. Short-sleeved. 100% Polyester. Machine Wash 30°C. Dress Length 99 cm.
  • Line & Dot Pleated Maxi Dress
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    Line & Dot Pleated Maxi Dress
    Accordion pleated maxi dress featuring a self tie neck with gold colored beads at ends, two in-seam hip pockets, slight high low hem, and partial lining from top to thigh. By Line & Dot.
  • Camilla Women's V-Neck Racerback Maxi Dress - Color Weaving (1)
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    Camilla Women's V-Neck Racerback Maxi Dress - Color Weaving (1)
    CamillaV-Neck Racerback Maxi DressDetailsCamilla maxi dress in mixed-print chiffon. Border-print V neckline; racerback. Flowing, bias-draped silhouette. A-line sweep. Convertible high-low hem. Pullover style. Silk; self lining. 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.
  • Diane von Furstenberg Fleurette Silk Chiffon Dress
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    Diane von Furstenberg Fleurette Silk Chiffon Dress
    Fleurette Silk Chiffon Dress, Dotted Snake Pink Details Diane von Furstenberg snake print chiffon dress with tonal underlay. Approx. 36. 5"L from shoulder to hem. Deep V neckline. Three-quarter batwing sleeves. Softly pleated front and back. Billowy silhouette. Pullover style. High-low hem. Silk; polyester/spandex lining. 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.
  • ASOS The T-Shirt Dress with Short Sleeve
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    ASOS The T-Shirt Dress with Short Sleeve
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    Dress by ASOS Collection Lightweight jersey fabric Crew neckline Dipped hem Relaxed fit Machine wash 95% Viscose, 5% Elastane Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 174 cm/5'8. 5"" tall.
  • Camilla V-Neck Racerback Maxi Dress
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    Camilla V-Neck Racerback Maxi Dress
    Color: Color weaving. Camilla V-Neck Racerback Maxi Dress Details: Camilla maxi dress in mixed-print chiffon. Border-print V neckline; racerback. Flowing, bias-draped silhouette. A-line sweep. Convertible high-low hem. Pullover style. Silk; self lining. 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.
  • Camilla V-Neck Racerback Maxi Dress
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    Camilla V-Neck Racerback Maxi Dress
    Camilla maxi dress in mixed-print chiffon. Border-print V neckline; racerback. Flowing, bias-draped silhouette. A-line sweep. Convertible high-low hem. Pullover style. Silk; self lining. 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.
  • Diane von Furstenberg Fleurette Snake-Print Silk Dress
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    Diane von Furstenberg Fleurette Snake-Print Silk Dress
    An exotic snakeskin print lends graphic pop to this airy silk design. V-neck Bracelet length dolman sleeves with button cuffs. Elasticized insert under bust. Pullover style. Hi-lo hem Lined About 38" from shoulder to hem. Silk Dry clean. Imported. Please note: Patterns may vary. - Color: Red - Sizes: 12,6,10,8,0,14,4,2
  • Pre-owned Elizabeth and James Dress
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    Pre-owned Elizabeth and James Dress
    Hot pink and navy Elizabeth and James long sleeve dress with striped pattern throughout, bateau neckline and high-low hem.
  • Gabriella Rocha Bailey Slip Dress Women's Dress
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    Gabriella Rocha Bailey Slip Dress Women's Dress
    Be sweet and flirty in this tank dress by Gabriella Rocha. Relaxed fit with shirred panels creates a playful feminine silhouette. Scoop neckline. Narrow shoulder straps. Hemline features a flow ruffle trim. Slight high-low hemline. 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, line dry. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 31 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Badgley Mischka Silk Embellished Cap-Sleeve Gown
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    Badgley Mischka Silk Embellished Cap-Sleeve Gown
    Silk Embellished Cap-Sleeve Gown, Berry Details Badgley Mischka pleated chiffon gown with embroidered lace and embellished, beaded waist. Approx. length of dress from shoulder to hem, 61"L front, 67"L back (size ). V neckline and back. Cap sleeves. Pleated skirt. High-low hem. Back zip. Silk; combo, nylon; polyester lining; spot 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.
  • Jessica Simpson Colorblock Dress with Crisscross Back Women's Dress
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    Jessica Simpson Colorblock Dress with Crisscross Back Women's Dress
    Soak up the sun in style with this effortlessly chic Jessica Simpson sleeveless dress. Contrast trim at high-low hem creates a contemporary colorblock effect. Contrast shoulder straps crisscross at open back. Scoop neckline. Stretch waist provides shape and proportion. Slip-on design. Fully lined. 100% polyester. Dry clean only. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 42 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 2. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Donna Mizani Silk Racer Front High Low Maxi Dress
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    Donna Mizani Silk Racer Front High Low Maxi Dress
    The Donna Mizani Silk Racer Front Maxi Dress in black eggplant features sleeveless construction, scoop neck, cutout back, and high low eggplant silk skirt. Made in the USA. Measures approximately 32" from shoulder to front hem, 54" from shoulder to back hem. Fabrication: 93% rayon, 7% spandex; 100% silk. Care Instructions: Dry clean only.
  • Jarlo Jill Swing Dress
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    Jarlo Jill Swing Dress
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    Casual dress by Jarlo Lightweight, semi-sheer, woven fabric Round neckline Spotted mesh yoke panel Loose, swing shape Pleated skirt Dipped back hem Regular fit. true to size Hand wash 60% Polyester, 40% Tencel Lyocell Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 180cm/5'11"" tall.
  • kensie Drippy Stripes Dress Mb KS4K7058 Women's Dress
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    kensie Drippy Stripes Dress Mb KS4K7058 Women's Dress
    Comfort, style, and relaxation in one dress! ; Relaxed silhouette dress features contrast trim and wavy stripes allover. Scoop neckline. Sleeveless construction. Pull-over style. Fully lined. High-low maxi length hemline. 100% viscose; Lining: 100% viscose. Hand wash cold, flat dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 51 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Max and Cleo Alyssa Woven Cocktail Women's Dress
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    Max and Cleo Alyssa Woven Cocktail Women's Dress
    Beach weddings, cocktail parties and stunning sunsets await you in this charming Max and Cleo dress. Brightly colored cocktail dress offers a lovely drape. Graceful V-neckline and surplice bodice. Sleeveless design. Racerback cut for a unique look. Tie at waist. Flowing, pleated skirt. High-low hemline. Hidden back zipper closure. Fully lined. 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, line dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 59 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 0. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • 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.
  • Beauty No. 2 Open Back Long Sleeve Dress
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    Beauty No. 2 Open Back Long Sleeve Dress
    Beauty No. 2 is a great new line inspired by the 1965 cult classic movie Beauty No. 2 by Andy Warhol. The movie theme is all about being sexy, flirtatious and being true to yourself and your mood, improvising and adlibbing and that has been translated into the design of this line. Grace is always looking for the next hot designer in the market and she found Beauty No. 2. The look is classic with an edge, sexy and urban. Enjoy shopping the selection . The Beauty No. 2 Open Back Long Sleeve Dress in magenta features a curved high low hemline, scoop neck, and drape open back detail. Made in the USA. Measures approximately 34" from shoulder to front hem, 38" from shoulder to back hem. Fabrication: 100% rayon. Care Instructions: Dry clean only.
  • ExOfficio Pav Dress Women's Dress
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    ExOfficio Pav Dress Women's Dress
    Create the perfect look in this ExOfficio Pavé Dress. Natural fit is relaxed, but not sloppy, and perfect for everyday activities. Quick drying materials provide odor resistance and moisture wicking qualities to keep you fresh and comfortable. V-neckline features a double layer shelf bra. Bra-friendly straps with feminine ruched accents. Hidden security zip pocket at side. Faux draped front hemline with slightly ruched waist. Logo hit at nape. High-low hemline. Top: 62% polyester, 33% cotton, 5% spandex; Skirt: 86% polyester, 14% spandex. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 42 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Roxy Sailin On Dress Women's Dress
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    Roxy Sailin On Dress Women's Dress
    You'll love the cool styling of this see-worthy Roxy dress. Regular fit has a modern cut that hugs the body while still leaving room for movement. Blended knit fabric in a cute allover stripe. Strapless sweetheart neckline. Contrast zipper at smocked back. Metal logo hit at left side. High-low hemline. 49% polyester, 25% rayon, 26% linen. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 27 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 3-5). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Max and Cleo Eliana Woven Cocktail Women's Dress
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    Max and Cleo Eliana Woven Cocktail Women's Dress
    Show off sun-kissed shoulders in a flowy, colorful halter dress. Sweetheart cut with woven bib and halter neckline. Elasticized waist for a flattering fit. Knee-grazing high-low hem. Keyhole at back with hook-and-eye closure. Pull-on wear. 100% polyester. Lining: 100% polyester. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 44 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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