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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.
  • Monsoon Natalie Prom Dress
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    Monsoon Natalie Prom Dress
    Free worldwide delivery on £75+. Free UK returns.
    Feel like a fairytale princess in our magnificent Natalia dress, bedecked with a heavily-embellished bodice leading down to a softly-gathered, layered tulle skirt with a high-low hem. The sweetheart neckline and moulded bust cups create a flattering, feminine silhouette, further accentuated by the empire waist. Features a zip fastening down the back. Dimension: 132cm CB Length. Lining: 100% Polyester. Composition: Base: 100% Polyester Trim: 100% Polyester Inner: 100% Polyester. Care: Dry Clean.
  • 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.
  • Paisie Two Tone Long Sleeve Dress, Cream
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    Paisie Two Tone Long Sleeve Dress, Cream
    A fashion staple for your spring/summer wardrobe, this two tone dress from Paisie. Designed with long sleeves, this lightweight dress features dip hem design, rounded corners and splits on both sides and fully lined. Style with glossy courts for a complete look. Brand : Paisie. Dress Shape : Tunic & Smock. 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% Polyester. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Long Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine Washable.
  • Monsoon Elsie Dress
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    Monsoon Elsie Dress
    Free worldwide delivery on £75+. Free UK returns.
    Lavish sequin embellishments give this bandeau dress plenty of shimmer, while the mesh overlay keeps it subtle and understated. The sweetheart neckline with softly-moulded bust cups provide a flattering, feminine look, while the beautifully-gathered, dip-hem skirt with satin trims provide a contemporary twist. The matching satin ribbon ties under the bust for a cinched-in effect. Features detachable and adjustable shoulder straps, plus a side zip fastening. Lining: 100% Polyester Lining100% Polyester. Composition: Outer: 100 polyester Middle: 100% nylon excluding trim.
  • Flying Tomato Pieced Tube Top Dress
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    Flying Tomato Pieced Tube Top Dress
    Empire waist high low hem lined chiffon dress.
  • City Triangles Strapless High-Low Long Mermaid Dress
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    City Triangles Strapless High-Low Long Mermaid Dress
    Prepare to own the spotlight in our figure-framing mermaid dress with a jeweled empire waist and scalloped shirring. sweetheart necklinebuilt-in brahigh-low hem62" lengthpolyesterlinedspot clean onlyimportedRETURNS: This dress must be returned in its original condition with the green return tag in place.. Women's. Size: 15. Color: Lemon Drop. Brand: City Triangle. Manufacturer Part #: 22102640091.
  • Choies Black Strapless Sequins High-low Dress
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    Choies Black Strapless Sequins High-low Dress
    Choies Black Strapless Sequins High-low Dress
  • Simply Be Lovedrobe Dip Hem Shirt Dress
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    Simply Be Lovedrobe Dip Hem Shirt Dress
    Stylish yet comfortable, this box pleat dress with dipped hemline will leave you looking and feeling fabulous. Polyester. Length at fron from: 39in/99cm. Length at back from: 41in/104cm Machine washable. Imported.
  • Amelia Kelly Petite High-Low Dress
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    Amelia Kelly Petite High-Low Dress
    Hidden zip closure at side. Tie detail at back. Lined. Women's size 4 in PRINT.
  • Simply Be High Low Hem Dress with Lace Trim
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    Simply Be High Low Hem Dress with Lace Trim
    High-low hem lace-trim dress. Delicate lace trim to shoulders and back yoke and elasticized waist for a flattering shape. A stylish evening dress. Polyester. Lining and trim: Polyamide. Front length 39in/99cm. Sits at knee. Back length 50in/127cm. Sits above ankle. Machine washable. Imported.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Alicia Silk Charmeuse Sash Gown
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Alicia Silk Charmeuse Sash Gown
    A charming wedding essential, this sashed bridesmaid dress is a captivating look in any light. Sweetheart neck. Strapless. Allover stripe chiffon. Charmeuse sash at waist, ties at back. High-low hem, longer length at back. Concealed center back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Satin: 100% Silk. Charmeuse: 100% Silk. Crepe de Chine: Polyester. Dry Clean. Imported. Measures approximately 53" from neck to hem. Long-length. Classic fit.
  • 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
  • Elbow-Sleeve Dip-Back Floral Dress
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    Elbow-Sleeve Dip-Back Floral Dress
    Brand from China: 9mg. Color: Coral, Materials: Polyester, Size: S: Shoulder Width: 32cm / 12.6", Bust: 86cm / 33.9", Waist: 68cm / 26.8", Sleeve Length: 30cm / 11.8", Total Length: 106cm / 41.7", Hips: 94cm / 37", M: Shoulder Width: 33cm / 13", Bust: 90cm / 35.4", Waist: 72cm / 28.3", Sleeve Length: 31cm / 12.2", Total Length: 108cm / 42.5", Hips: 98cm / 38.6", L: Shoulder Width: 34cm / 13.4", Bust: 94cm / 37", Waist: 76cm / 29.9", Sleeve Length: 32cm / 12.6", Total Length: 110cm / 43.3", Hips: 102cm / 40.2", XL: Shoulder Width: 35cm / 13.8", Bust: 98cm / 38.6", Waist: 80cm / 31.5", Sleeve Length: 33cm / 13", Total Length: 112cm / 44.1", Hips: 106cm / 41.7", Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • My Michelle Strapless Beaded High-Low Dress
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    My Michelle Strapless Beaded High-Low Dress
    Bold beading and a hip, high-low hem add modern glamour to our strapless dress and move you flawlessly around the dance floor. approx. 33" - 45" lengthlinedpolyesterhand wash, dry flatimportedRETURNS: This dress must be returned in its original condition with the green return tag in place. Women's. Size: 9. Color: Nelm Neon. Brand: My Michelle. Manufacturer Part #: 22106370067.
  • Free People Slip Parisian Women's Dress
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    Free People Slip Parisian Women's Dress
    Lightweight and breezy slip dress features sheer lace insets for a feminine flair. Scoop neck and sleeveless construction. Deep scoop back. Pull-on design flaunts a relaxed silhouette. Ruffled high-low hem. 100% rayon. Hand wash cold, line dry. Imported. Slip lining not included. Measurements: ; Length: 40 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS (Women's 0-2). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • J. Mendel Mousseline Strapless Gown
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    J. Mendel Mousseline Strapless Gown
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    Mousseline Strapless Gown, Light Citron Details Mousseline gown. Strapless sweetheart neckline; ruched bodice. High waist with sequined band. Pleated skirt with high-low hem. Back zip. Front, approx. 57"L; back, 64"L. Silk; dry clean. Made in USA.
  • Eleven Paris Printed Happiness Dress
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    Eleven Paris Printed Happiness Dress
    Free worldwide shipping
    Dress by Eleven Paris Loop back sweat fabric Crew neckline Text chest print Striped cropped cuffs Curved, dipped hem Relaxed fit Machine wash 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 168 cm/5'6” tall.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Tie Waist Dress
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Tie Waist Dress
    Short sleeve styling. Split-neckline. Tie waist with self belt. Hi-low hemline. Allover floral and stripe print. Imported.
  • Camilla Khaki Crepe Shift Dress
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    Camilla Khaki Crepe Shift Dress
    Khaki 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.
  • My Michelle Strapless Sequin Open-Back High-Low Dress
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    My Michelle Strapless Sequin Open-Back High-Low Dress
    Shimmer at dinner in silver-tone sequins and an alluring open-back with two distinct layers of sheer jersey knit one mini, one high-low. side zipback cutout33" front and 60" back lengthpolyesterhand wash, dry flat or line dryimported. Women's. Size: 9. Color: Nelm Neon. Brand: My Michelle. Manufacturer Part #: 22106030067.
  • Comme Des Garçons Vintage Sheer Paneled Dress
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    Comme Des Garçons Vintage Sheer Paneled Dress
    Beige sheer paneled dress from Comme Des Garçons Vintage featuring geometric neckline, shoulder straps, a curved high low hem, a rear zip fastening and a double elasticated back seam. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections.
  • 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.
  • Lilly Pulitzer Caldwell Strapless Silk Dress Women's Dress
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    Lilly Pulitzer Caldwell Strapless Silk Dress Women's Dress
    Strapless dress in silk habotai. Multicolored dip-dye design. Flouncy ruffle trims the top. Elasticized waist. Ruffled high-low hem. Pull-on design. Lined. 100% silk; Lining: 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 45 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Keep your clothing clean, in place, and in style with these products! Hollywood's best-kept Fashion Secrets:
  • Aidan Mattox Women's Chiffon-Skirt Sequined High-Low Cocktail Dress - Chartrse (0)
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    Aidan Mattox Women's Chiffon-Skirt Sequined High-Low Cocktail Dress - Chartrse (0)
    Aidan MattoxChiffon-Skirt Sequined High-Low Cocktail DressDetailsAidan Mattox sequin cocktail dress with chiffon overlay. Approx. measurements: 28"L down center front, 50"L down center back. Strapless neckline; contoured bodice. Banded waist; ruffled chiffon overlay with high-low hem. Pencil skirt. Back zip. Polyester; polyester/spandex lining. Spot clean with cold water/mild soap. Imported.
  • LOVE REIGNS As U Wish Strapless Belted High-Low Dress
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    LOVE REIGNS As U Wish Strapless Belted High-Low Dress
    Our high-low dress features a ruffled layer at the neckline and a super-cute belt for the perfect day-to-day look. approx. 31 - 32 " length from shoulderpolyesterwashableimported . Women's. Size: Medium. Color: Purple. Brand: LOVE REIGNS. Manufacturer Part #: 22110730075.
  • Gabriella Rocha Lucy Floral Print Kimono Women's Dress
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    Gabriella Rocha Lucy Floral Print Kimono Women's Dress
    Enjoy the summer breeze in this flowy Gabriella Rocha Lucy Floral Print Kimono. Kimono boasts a vintage-inspired look on a relaxed silhouette. Open-front design. Billowing long sleeves with fringe trim detail at cuffs. High-low hemline. 100% polyester. Machine wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 36 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Victoria, Victoria Beckham Faille shift dress
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    Victoria, Victoria Beckham Faille shift dress
    Gray and pale-yellow faille. Front zip-fastening pockets, slightly dipped back hem, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening along back. 56% polyester, 44% cotton; lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Cut for a slightly loose fit.
  • Heart N Soul Heart & Soul Strapless High-Low Dress
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    Heart N Soul Heart & Soul Strapless High-Low Dress
    Whether you re making a striking entrance or smooth-flowing exit, you ll adore the movement of our high-low dress. elastic waistpolyesterwashableimported . Women's. Size: Medium. Color: Red. Brand: Heart N Soul. Manufacturer Part #: 22183600075.
  • J. Mendel Women's Mousseline Strapless Gown
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    J. Mendel Women's Mousseline Strapless Gown
    J. MendelMousseline Strapless Gown, Light CitronDetailsMousseline gown. Strapless sweetheart neckline; ruched bodice. High waist with sequined band. Pleated skirt with high-low hem. Back zip. Front, approx. 57"L; back, 64"L. Silk; dry clean. Made in USA.
  • Young, Fabulous & Broke Candice Open Knit Sweater
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    Young, Fabulous & Broke Candice Open Knit Sweater
    Young, Fabulous & Broke Candice Open Knit Sweater is a great new arrival from YFB. Here is a bit of info about the designer. Young Fabulous & Broke is the quintessential LA brand, designed by Fashion Industry icon Heidi Cornell to suit any wardrobe and to fit any occasion - which is why Megan Fox, Sienna Miller, Blake Lively, Lindsay Lohan and Sophia Bush use YFB pieces as their 'go to' clothing whether they are working, playing, shopping or even hiding. YFB is inspired by young Hollywood and the collections reflects their taste with flowy feminine dresses, sexy bohemian skirts, cozy sweat pants and flirty tops made from sumptuous, form-enhancing fabrics such as silk jersey, soft cotton and fine cashmere. The collections are luxuriously comfortable with details that thrive on subtle sexuality and simple, understated elegance. Young, Fabulous & Broke Candice Open Knit Sweater features long sleeves, wide neckline, curved high low hemline, relaxed fit body and a gauzy, lightweight fabrication. Fabrication: 49% polyester, 50% rayon, 1% spandex. Care instructions: Hand wash.
  • Brigitte Bailey Flower Print Chiffon Top Women's Sleeveless
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    Brigitte Bailey Flower Print Chiffon Top Women's Sleeveless
    Dress up gloomy days with a sunny smile and the fabulous Flower Print Chiffon Top. Semi-sheer chiffon features a feminine floral print. Deep V-neckline. Slit sleeves. High-low hemline. Camisole not included. 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 29 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Feel The Piece Sloan Linen Tank Top
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    Feel The Piece Sloan Linen Tank Top
    Feel The Piece Sloan Linen Tank Top is a new arrival from this designer that is comfortable, casual and chic. We love Feel The Piece tops and here is a bit of info on the designer. At Ambience we believe Feel The Piece tops and dresses are wardrobe essentials. Once you try these tops and/or on you will be a convert! The fabric, flow and feel are amazing. They are key element to a comfortable, casual, and sexy wardrobe. Remember you can change up the look for most of the scoop neck tops and dresses by pushing it off of one shoulder, layer over a tank and be creative these tops work with your look .. The Feel The Piece Sloan Linen Tank Top in sage features scoop neck and back, and a relaxed fit body with a curved high low hemline. This top is amazing on. We added a white tank to show that this is great for layering. Fabrication: 85% rayon, 15% linen. Care instructions: Machine wash cold. Made with love in Los Angeles California.
  • Design 26 Betty Top
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    Design 26 Betty Top
    Supple knit fabric with sheer effect. High-low cut. Fun funky fresh and comfy Bacci has the right top or dress for any occasion this spring- whether it be classy or casual. Women's size S in Lemon.
  • Donna Karan Women's Embellished Double-Layer Tank Top - Parchment (2)
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    Donna Karan Women's Embellished Double-Layer Tank Top - Parchment (2)
    Donna KaranEmbellished Double-Layer Tank TopDetailsDonna Karan embellished, double-layer tank. Scoop neckline; racerback. Sleeveless; cut-in shoulders. Pullover style. Frilly high-low hem hits at hip. Silk. Made in USA of imported materials. Model's measurements: Height 5'10. 5"/179cm, bust 32"/82cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34. 5"/88cm, dress size US 2.
  • J. Mendel Women's Crepe Floor Length Skirt
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    J. Mendel Women's Crepe Floor Length Skirt
    J. MendelCrepe Floor Length Skirt, Soleil DetailsJ. Mendel crepe skirt. Natural rise. A-line silhouette. Zip/hook-and-eye closure. High-low hem; fishtail back. Silk. Made in USA. 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.
  • Queen of Thrones Adult Costume
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    Queen of Thrones Adult Costume
    It's time to get your medieval on! Nothing's hotter than Game of Thrones right now, and nothing's hotter than you in this opulently ornate Queen of Thrones Ornate Costume. They'll be ready to crown you as queen the second you saunter into the room in this stunner guaranteed to put those plain old sexy secretary and naughty narwhal costumes to shame. And not one of them will be able to hold a candle to you. Part sexy, part sophisticated and all sensational, this costume will bring peasants and royals alike to their knees. Flirty enough for a fun night of role playing, and yet classy enough to wear to a costume ball or Renaissance Fair, this costume is the ultimate in timeless glam. Bedecked with a constellation of sparkling sequins, the purple velvet gown was designed to hug your curves in all the right places. And while the back of the dress is demure, the front is anything but thanks to a risque high-low hem. A matching headpiece and veil in complementary purple and gold tops the look in serious style. Includes: Dress, Headpiece/Veil. Does not include jewelry or shoes. As seen on the TBS show, King of the Nerds!
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