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.
  • Choies Beige Dip Hem Dress with Layered Sleeve
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    Choies Beige Dip Hem Dress with Layered Sleeve
    Choies Beige Dip Hem Dress with Layered Sleeve
  • Thep. Ponte Skater Dress
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    Thep. Ponte Skater Dress
    The perfect skater style dress in a sunny hue perfect for work and transitioning to night. Features a high crew neckline, slightly capped sleeves and a fit and flare silhoutte with slight highlow hem to flatter any figure. Side pockets; zipper closure at back and contrasting leather details at shoulders finish the look. Pair with ankle boots and a cross body bag. Care: Dryclean
  • Camilla Mustard Crepe Shift Dress
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    Camilla Mustard Crepe Shift Dress
    Mustard Crepe Drop Hem Shift Dress A soft crepe dress featuring 3/4 sleeves and a dipped hem, perfect to throw on with a pair of boots to dress up or down. Step up your fashion game for a stylish AW. 99cm/39" (Based on a sample size 8). Model wears UK size 8 and her height is 5'7". 98% Polyester 2% Elastane.
  • Alice + Olivia Bredes color-block stretch-crepe dress
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    Alice + Olivia Bredes color-block stretch-crepe dress
    Alice + Olivia black and ecru Bredes dress. Stretch-crepe. Adjustable spaghetti straps, dipped back hem, fully lined. Hook and zip fastening at back. 93% silk, 7% spandex; combo: 78% acetate; 22% polyester; lining: 97% polyester, 3% spandex. Dry clean. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Those with a curvy figure may wish to take the next size up. Cut for a slim fit. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric with slightly stretchy bodice.
  • Velzera Marla Chiffon Dress
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    Velzera Marla Chiffon Dress
    Features elasticized waist. Hi-lo hem. Fully lined. Located in the heart of Los Angeles' fashion district Velzera helps you bring in the new season with these trendy yet affordable dresses. Women's size L in orange.
  • Rotita Sunflower Print Batwing Sleeve Asymmetric Chiffon Dress
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    Rotita Sunflower Print Batwing Sleeve Asymmetric Chiffon Dress
    Dresses Style:Fashion. Pattern Type:Print. Neckline:Round neck. Sleeve Style:Butterfly Sleeve. Sleeve Length:Short Sleeve. Dresses Silhouette:High Low. Material:Chiffon. Dresses Length:Mini.
  • O'Neill Rebecca Dress
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    O'Neill Rebecca Dress
    Graced with an inset crochet yoke, raw edge details, and a snazzy high-low hem, the O'Neill Women's Rebecca Dress drapes you in easy-breezy style for summery occasions. This textured crinkle dress features lightweight cotton lining for enhanced comfort during warm conditions, as well as a fitted elastic waist for a secure, stay-put fit.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished cloqué dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished cloqué dress
    3.1 Phillip Lim mint and white dress. Cloqué Clear and white crystal-embellished collar, beige embroidered organza panels, pleated, dipped back hem, partially lined. Concealed hook and zip fastenings at back. 100% silk; lining: 90% polyester, 10% nylon. Dry clean. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Cut for a loose fit. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric. Those with a petite frame may wish to take the next size down.
  • Junior Women's RVCA 'Sucker Punch' Swing Dress
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    Junior Women's RVCA 'Sucker Punch' Swing Dress
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    Take the fit of your favorite muscle tank (hello, dropped armholes), extend the high/low hem and there you have it: a swirling heathered swing dress, our top pick for California dreamin'. Brand: RVCA. Style Name: RVCA 'Sucker Punch' Swing Dress. Style Number: 1019000.
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