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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.
  • Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dress - Tie Die High Low
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    Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dress - Tie Die High Low
    Whether you're heading to a music festival or Sunday brunch at the beach, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's tie die dress covers all the bases, thanks to a high/low hem and pretty lace insets that add a delicate contrast to a statement-making print. Cotton. Machine wash. Imported. V neck, sleeveless, adjustable spaghetti straps, crochet lace insets, high/low hem. 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.
  • Mikoh Biarritz Cover Up Dress - Whitewater Fiji
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    Mikoh Biarritz Cover Up Dress - Whitewater Fiji
    An oversized MIKOH cover up dress in a cloud inspired print. Pleating at the deep, rounded neckline. High low hem. Sleeveless. Semi sheer. Fabric: Crepe. 100% rayon. Wash cold. Imported, Indonesia. Measurements Length: 55in / 140cm, from front shoulder Measurements from size 2. Available sizes: 1,2,3
  • Neon Rose Women's Zig Zag Panel Dress
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    Neon Rose Women's Zig Zag Panel Dress
    Neon Rose present the women's Zig Zag Panel Dress. Lightweight and airy, the short sleeved tunic dress with dipped hem features a contrasting sheer insert set above a bold, geometric, zig zag print. K.N. Neon Rose women's Zig Zag Panel Dress. Material: 100% Polyester. Trim: 66% Cotton, 34% Polyester. Tunic style. Short sleeves. Sheer insert. Geometric, zig zag print. Dipped hem. UK Size 8 neck to hem measures: 35" Brand: Neon Rose. Colour: Blue. Material: 100% Polyester. Trim: 66% Cotton, 34% Polyester. Clothing Style: Sun Dresses. Size / Fit: UK Size 8 neck to hem measures: 35"
  • Carven Women's Knitted Oxford Dress - Dark Navy
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    Carven Women's Knitted Oxford Dress - Dark Navy
    Women's knitted 'Oxford' dress from Carven with dual layer construction. Crafted from pure cotton, the design perfectly captures preppy style, layering a pale blue Oxford-style shirt beneath a contrast cotton jumper. A high buttoned collar peeks from under a ribbed crew neck, whilst the shirt's dipped hem hangs loose beneath. Complete with long sleeves, vented side hems and ribbed trims. K.N. 100% Cotton.
  • COVET Belted Hi-Low Hem Dress
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    COVET Belted Hi-Low Hem Dress
    COVET True to size Scoop neck with cutout strap detail, sleeveless, front button placket, elasticized waist Horizontal back yoke, hi-low hem, stretch fit, 32" length, taken using size small 80% Cotton 20% Linen Machine wash, line dry Imported Comes in: Raspberry, Denim Blue Model shown is 5'9" and wears a US size 2 2034-1290 Ladies
  • Simply Be Lovedrobe Maxi High Low Hem Dress
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    Simply Be Lovedrobe Maxi High Low Hem Dress
    Add some girly glamor to your wardrobe with this cornelli-trim maxi dress. The flattering empire line is perfect for cinching in your waist and the high-low hem shows a flash of those killer legs. Wear this with a sparkly clutch bag to complement the cornelli detailing and you'll be hot to trot! Bodice: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex. Skirt and Lining: Polyester. Front length 37in/94cm. Back length 56in/142cm. Machine washable. Imported.
  • ModCloth Long Sleeveless High-Low Hem, Bodycon I'm on Your Side Dress
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    ModCloth Long Sleeveless High-Low Hem, Bodycon I'm on Your Side Dress
    Sacrificing cuteness for comfiness? Not with this jersey-knit tank dress! Enhanced by a ruched side accent and an asymmetrical hem, this dusty-blue frock is one you can always rely on to look and feel completely lovely. Long Sleeveless High-Low Hem, Bodycon , Bandage I'm on Your Side Dress in Blue embellished with Ruching for Casual, Girls Night Out occasions.
  • Culture Phit Jemma High-Low Dress Women's Dress
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    Culture Phit Jemma High-Low Dress Women's Dress
    Make a sweet statement with this darling dress! ; Scoop neck. Tank-top style. Tie-dye print. High-low hem. 94% rayon, 6% spandex. Hand wash cold and line dry. Made in the U.S.A. Measurements: ; Length: 48 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Gray Deep V Neck Long Sleeve High Low Dress
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    Gray Deep V Neck Long Sleeve High Low Dress
    Grey Going Out Polyester V neck Long Sleeve Asymmetrical Maxi Plain Dresses, Sleeve Length: Long Sleeve Style: Going Out Shoulder(cm): S:37cm M:38cm L:39cm XL:40cm Bust(cm): S:90cm M:94cm L:98cm XL:102cm Length(cm): S:118cm M:119cm L:120cm XL:121cm Sleeve Length(cm): S:58cm M:59cm L:60cm XL:61cm Size Available: S,M,L,XL.
  • Elegant Round Neck Sleeveless High Low Dress
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    Elegant Round Neck Sleeveless High Low Dress
    Dresses Style:Elegant Pattern Type:Solid Neckline:Round neck Sleeve Style:Tank Sleeve Length:Sleeveless Dresses Silhouette:High Low Material:Not Specified Dresses Length:Mini
  • Loveappella Long Sleeve Hi-Lo Wrap Dress
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    Loveappella Long Sleeve Hi-Lo Wrap Dress
    Surplice neck Long sleeves. Elasticized waist. Hi-lo hem. Allover pleats. Approx. 39" shortest length, 55" longest length. Made in USA. Fiber Content: 95% rayon, 5% spandex. Care: Machine wash.
  • Saint Grace Jo Hi-Low Dress
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    Saint Grace Jo Hi-Low Dress
    62% poly 32% rayon 6% lycra. Shoulder seam to shortest hem measures approx 32" and to longest hem approx 40" in length. Unlined. Ombre detail. Asymmetric hem.
  • Women's Hard Tail Tie Dye High/Low Racerback Tank Dress
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    Women's Hard Tail Tie Dye High/Low Racerback Tank Dress
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    An effortless tank dress gets into the swing of summer with a breezy high/low cut and richly colored tie-dye palette. Brand: HARD TAIL. Style Name: Hard Tail Tie Dye High/Low Racerback Tank Dress. Style Number: 1048276.
  • CALYPSO St. Barth Hangra Linen Jersey Tank Dress
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    CALYPSO St. Barth Hangra Linen Jersey Tank Dress
    Harmonize your warm weather dressing with an easy tank dress. Stretch linen jersey offers a soft but textural ease to a casually elegant lifestyle. Wide, bra hiding straps and raw edge high low hemline lend simplistic, resort ready style.
  • Pre-owned Yves Saint Laurent High Low Ruffle Dress
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    Pre-owned Yves Saint Laurent High Low Ruffle Dress
    Yves Saint Laurent High Low Ruffle Dress
  • Choies Gray Warp High Low Long Sleeves Bodycon Dress
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    Choies Gray Warp High Low Long Sleeves Bodycon Dress
    Choies Gray Warp High Low Long Sleeves Bodycon Dress
  • Rotita Pretty Round Neck White Dress
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    Rotita Pretty Round Neck White Dress
    Dresses Style:Modern. Pattern Type:Solid. Neckline:Round neck. Sleeve Length:Sleeveless. Dresses Silhouette:High Low. Material:Not Specified. Dresses Length:Mini.
  • Diane Von Furstenberg 'Prita' denim print silk chiffon dress
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    Diane Von Furstenberg 'Prita' denim print silk chiffon dress
    Printed to visually resemble authentic denim, this Diane von Furstenberg dress is crafted from silk chiffon for a display of lightweight quality versus a classic jean identity. This style comes with a tonal sash belt for cinching options, perfect for contouring the figure and accentuating the high-low hem.
  • Cutout Short-Sleeve Dip-Back Dress
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    Cutout Short-Sleeve Dip-Back Dress
    Brand from China: Dabuwawa. Color: Light Blue, White, Materials: Shell: 91.4%Polyester, 8.6%Spandex, Polyester: 100%Polyester, Size: S: Length: 142cm, Bust: 87-93cm, Waist: 61cm, Shoulder Width: 36cm, M: Length: 143cm, Bust: 91-97cm, Waist: 65cm, Shoulder Width: 37cm, L: Length: 143cm, Bust: 95-101cm, Waist: 69cm, Shoulder Width: 38cm, Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • Chelsea & Theodore Chambray Shirt Dress
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    Chelsea & Theodore Chambray Shirt Dress
    Stylish and versatile,this chambray shirt dress offers casual style and comfort. With a shirt collar,roll tab short sleeves,and high-low shirt tail hem,this shirt is perfect for everyday wear.
  • DAILYLOOK Zippered Woven Shift Dress
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    DAILYLOOK Zippered Woven Shift Dress
    Simple and chic defines our DAILYLOOK Zippered Shift Dress. This sexy mini features short sleeves, side zipper closure, and a high low hem. Stylist Tip: Add a sleeveless blazer and caged heel for a night out with the girls.
  • Cynthia Steffe Women's Sydney Long Sleeveless Printed High-Low Dress - Crystal Blue (X-SMALL)
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    Cynthia Steffe Women's Sydney Long Sleeveless Printed High-Low Dress - Crystal Blue (X-SMALL)
    Cynthia SteffeSydney Long Sleeveless Printed High-Low DressDetailsPrinted "Sydney" dress by Cynthia Steffe with banded waist. Jewel neckline. Sleeveless with cut-in shoulders. A-line silhouette; high-low hem. Hidden back zip; cutout back with box clasp closure. Polyester. Imported. Fit note: Model is 5'10"/177cm and wears size US 4.
  • Saint Grace Jo Hi-Low Dress
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    Saint Grace Jo Hi-Low Dress
    62% poly 32% rayon 6% lycra. Shoulder seam to hem measures approx 35" in length. Unlined. Ombre detail. Asymmetric hem.
  • Rails Lexi Denim Sleeveless Dress
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    Rails Lexi Denim Sleeveless Dress
    An always-chic sleeveless shift crafted in silky soft Tencel denim. Point collar. Button front. Chest patch pocket. Removable belt Slight hi-lo hem. About 40" from shoulder to hem. Tencel. Machine wash. Imported. - Color: Blue - Sizes: Medium,Small,Large,X Small
  • Chambray Shirtdress
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    Chambray Shirtdress
    Day dress perfection. Fabulously chic chambray shirtdress featuring pleated button-flap patch pockets, a sleek back yoke and a shaped hi-lo hem. Roll sleeves convert to long button-cuff style. Detachable goldtone chain belt. Bust darts. Front button closures.
  • Rotita Sweet Round Neck Sleeveless A Line Dress
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    Rotita Sweet Round Neck Sleeveless A Line Dress
    Dresses Style:Elegant. Pattern Type:Solid. Neckline:Round neck. Sleeve Style:Tank. Sleeve Length:Sleeveless. Dresses Silhouette:High Low. Material:Not Specified. Dresses Length:Mini.
  • Style London Three Color Shirt Dress
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    Style London Three Color Shirt Dress
    Free worldwide shipping
    Casual dress by Style London Semi sheer woven fabric Point collar Button placket through front Curved, dipped hem Regular fit. true to size Machine wash 100% Polyester Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 169cm/5'6. 5” tallABOUT ME Shell: 100% Polyester..
  • Parker Tobias Printed Halter Dress
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    Parker Tobias Printed Halter Dress
    There is something special about Parker dresses, the details and designs make these minis, maxis, high low dresses stand out. The silhouettes are amazing from fit & flare, shift, cut out to body conscious add in gorgeous prints and color and you have a Parker Dress that you will feel amazing in walking out the door. Parker Tobias Printed Halter Dress is a body skimming silhouette in a gorgeous kaleidoscopic print in a stretch fabric with panels separated by black trim creating a unique eye-catching dress. The halter neckline, cut in back with a hidden back zipper. The dress is unlined. The dress measures about 33 1/2 inches from shoulder seam to hem. Measured from size small. Fabrication: Polyester/Elastane. Dry clean.
  • Simply Be Bird Printed Doll Dress
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    Simply Be Bird Printed Doll Dress
    A little birdy told us that our feathered friends are set to be big news this season and there's no better way to embrace the trend than with this fabulous bird-print fit and flare dress. In an array of gorgeous rich tones, this dipped hem dress can be relied on day and night. Wear with strappy sandals for shopping trips or dress up with wedges and accessories for fun summer nights. Rayon. Length at front 36in/91cm. Length at back 39in/99cm Machine washable. Imported.
  • Jill Stuart Asymmetrical Silk Chiffon Dress
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    Jill Stuart Asymmetrical Silk Chiffon Dress
    V-neck Side zip closure. Asymmetrical draped chiffon across shoulder and bodice. Fully lined. Hi-lo hem. Approx. 46" shortest length, 52" longest length. Imported. Fiber Content: 100% silk. Care: Dry clean.
  • Solid White Round Neck Sleeveless Dress
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    Solid White Round Neck Sleeveless Dress
    Dresses Style:Modern Pattern Type:Solid Neckline:Round neck Sleeve Length:Sleeveless Dresses Silhouette:High Low Material:Not Specified Dresses Length:Mini
  • Michael Stars Vintage Chambray Racerback Dress Women's Dress
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    Michael Stars Vintage Chambray Racerback Dress Women's Dress
    You rock this fashion flashback like no other! ; This soft chambray dress flaunts a relaxed fit for a figure-flattering wear. Scoop neckline. Sporty racerback highlights a sleeveless design. Slash hand pockets at side. Easy, slip-on silhouette. Trendy high-low hemline. 100% lyocell. Contrast: 100% cotton. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 38 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS (US 0-2). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Darell Print Shift Dress
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Darell Print Shift Dress
    A stunning abstract-print shift with chest pockets and hi-lo hem. Round neckline with ties. Button-tab cuffs. Chest patch pockets. Hi-lo hem. Slip-on style. About 40" from shoulder to hem. Polyester Dry clean. Imported. Please note: Patterns may vary. - Color: Blue Multi - Sizes: Xx Small,X Small,M,S,L
  • Artisan de Luxe Pascal Dress
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    Artisan de Luxe Pascal Dress
    Oversized chambray shirt dress featuring a color block design, sheer floral patchwork detail on shoulders and back yoke, button-up front, single front pocket on chest, 3/4 length sleeves with multi button cuffs and a high low hemline. By Artisan de Luxe.
  • Aryn K Tie Dye Maxi Women's Dress
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    Aryn K Tie Dye Maxi Women's Dress
    Beachy chic! ; Stretch-knit maxi dress boasts a tie-dye stripe pattern. Sleeveless design has a scoop neckline. Open back detail. Crocheted detail accents the waistline. High-low handkerchief hem. Unlined. 55% viscose, 45% spandex. Hand wash cold, line dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 51 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Oscar de la Renta Women's Strapless Filigree-Embroidered High-Low Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Women's Strapless Filigree-Embroidered High-Low Gown
    Oscar de la RentaStrapless Filigree-Embroidered High-Low Gown, WedgewoodDetailsOscar de la Renta contrast filigree-embroidered duchesse satin gown. Strapless neckline. Nips in at natural waist; fitted through hips. Pleated full skirt flares from hips. High-low embroidered hem. Hidden back zip. Silk. Made in USA of Italian material.
  • Kenneth Cole New York 'Geraldine' Dress
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    Kenneth Cole New York 'Geraldine' Dress
    Crisp pleats frame a V-neckline that releases soft dimension to the bodice of a sleeveless dress gently bloused with an elastic waist before falling into a flattering faux-wrap skirt. A rippling high/low hem enhances the graceful appeal. Regular: 41" front length; 50" back length (size 8). Slips on over head. Lined. 100% polyester. Machine wash cold, dry flat.
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