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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.
  • Jessica Howard Women's High-Low Keyhole Dress
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    Jessica Howard Women's High-Low Keyhole Dress
    1 piece shirred keyhole neckline dress
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Gown - Kail One Shoulder Draped High/Low Hem
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Gown - Kail One Shoulder Draped High/Low Hem
    BCBGMAXAZRIA tweaks preppy pink into something alluring with a draped one-shoulder silhouette that reveals a little leg. Self: polyester; contrast: polyester; lining: polyester. Hand wash. Imported. Asymmetric neckline, one shoulder, concealed adjustable shoulder strap. Sleeveless, draped bodice, concealed side zip with hook-and-eye closure. Pleated wrap skirt, cutaway high/low hem, lined. 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.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Lienna Double Layer Hi-Lo Tank Dress
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Lienna Double Layer Hi-Lo Tank Dress
    An elegant, double-layered dress that gives you a look of unmatched glamour on unforgettable evenings out.
  • maxandcleo Women's Hi Low Dress
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    maxandcleo Women's Hi Low Dress
    Macramé high-low dress
  • 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
  • Bee Darlin Spaghetti Strap Jeweled-Waist High-Low Dress
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    Bee Darlin Spaghetti Strap Jeweled-Waist High-Low Dress
    You'll light up the dance floor in our spaghetti strap dress featuring a shimmery jeweled waist and flowing, asymmetrical high-low hem. 35" lengthpolyesterpolyester lining and trimhand wash, line dryimportedRETURNS: This dress must be returned in its original condition with the green return tag in place. Women's. Size: 7. Color: Fuch/sil. Brand: BEE SMART. Manufacturer Part #: 22106640059.
  • 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.
  • Eight Sixty Crescent Scoop Hi-Lo Dress
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    Eight Sixty Crescent Scoop Hi-Lo Dress
    Shirred scoop neck Crescent metal accent. Sleeveless. Elasticized back. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Hi-lo hem. Approx. 43.5" shortest length, 55" longest length. Made in USA. Fiber Content: Shell: 100% polyester Lining: 95% rayon, 5% spandex. Care: Hand wash.
  • Women's FELICITY & COCO High/Low Hem Jersey Tank Dress
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    Women's FELICITY & COCO High/Low Hem Jersey Tank Dress
    Free shipping & free returns
    A comfortable elasticized waistband and on-trend high/low hemline define the casual-chic silhouette of a soft jersey tank dress. Brand: Felicity and Coco. Style Name: FELICITY & COCO High/Low Hem Jersey Tank Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive). Style Number: 532839.
  • Charlotte Russe Cut-Out Asymmetrical Dress
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    Charlotte Russe Cut-Out Asymmetrical Dress
    Online only! This micro-knit dress has got it goin' on, with a twisted high-low hemline bringing the asymmetrical charm below, and dropped shoulders on top for a sexy peekaboo! Cropped lining creates a built-in layered look that's muscle tee-approved.   Scoop neckline Made in USA. Neon Pink. Charlotte Russe.
  • 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.
  • Givenchy Boxy Crepe Dress
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    Givenchy Boxy Crepe Dress
    Pink silk boxy crepe dress from Givenchy featuring a round neck, short wide sleeves, a loose fit, a back button fastening and a high low hem.
  • One-Shoulder High-Low Dress
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    One-Shoulder High-Low Dress
    Dance the night away in dreamy, ladylike style with the flowing, high-low hem and flirty floral detail of our one-shoulder dress. 49" length from shoulderlinedpolyesterdry clean onlyimported RETURNS: This dress must be returned in its original condition with the green return tag in place. Women's. Size: 12. Color: Watermelon. Brand: Dj Jaz. Manufacturer Part #: 22966080067.
  • American Twist Lydia Dress
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    American Twist Lydia Dress
    Soft and stretchy fabric. Classic scoop neck. High-low hem. Comfortable and casual you'll love wearing this fun dress any day of the week. Women's size S in Color Stripe.
  • Pre-owned Sherri Hill Hot Pink Dress
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    Pre-owned Sherri Hill Hot Pink Dress
    Sherri Hill Hot Pink Dress at Tradesy .High Low
  • Element Louise Maxi Dress
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    Element Louise Maxi Dress
    The Element Women's Louise Maxi Dress has a soft, lightweight rayon fabric to give you the breezy feel you want from a summer dress, with a maxi-length high-low hem and a gorgeous floral print for an elegant look.
  • Jarlo Jill Swing Dress
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    Jarlo Jill Swing Dress
    Free worldwide shipping
    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.
  • 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.
  • Pre-owned Paula Varsalona Rasberry Dress
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    Pre-owned Paula Varsalona Rasberry Dress
    Paula Varsalona Rasberry Dress at Tradesy .High Low
  • ASOS PETITE Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress
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    ASOS PETITE Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress
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    Dress by ASOS PETITE 100% Polyester Lightweight layered semi-sheer chiffon Deep V-neckline Frill sleeves V-back Curved, dipped hem Regular fit. true to size Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 Machine wash.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ASOS Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress
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    ASOS Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress
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    Maxi dress by ASOS Collection Made from a lightly textured, woven fabric V-shaped neckline Open back Concealed zip fastening to reverse Ruffled sleeves Double layered skirt Dipped hem Body skimming fit.
  • Smartwool Strip Maybell Dress Smu Women's Dress
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    Smartwool Strip Maybell Dress Smu Women's Dress
    An effortlessly stylish SmartWool dress is perfect for any occasion. Semi-form fit is anatomically-styled and body conforming but not body-hugging. Lightweight wool dress contains the perfect amount of stretch for added comfort and ease of movement. Stylish allover striped pattern. V-neckline. Cap sleeves. Removable tie at waist. Metal logo hit at left side seam. High-low hemline. 100% merino wool. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 42 in ; Product measurements were taken using size MD. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • City Triangles One-Shoulder Jeweled High-Low Hem Dress - Plus
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    City Triangles One-Shoulder Jeweled High-Low Hem Dress - Plus
    Chunky jewels add bling to the front of our high-low hem dress, while mesh brings flirty fun to the back ensuring your entrance and exit will be unforgettable. built-in bra41 " center front length54 " center back lengthsolid matte sheer fabricpolyesterlinedspot clean onlyimportedRETURNS: This dress must be returned in its original condition with the green return tag in place.. Women's. Size: 18. Color: Red. Brand: City Triangle. Manufacturer Part #: 22120440299.
  • My Michelle Strapless High-Low V-Bodice Dress - Plus
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    My Michelle Strapless High-Low V-Bodice Dress - Plus
    Dazzle your date with our strapless, high-low scarf-hem party dress, whose sweetheart neckline features flashy, floral patterned, opaque sequin discs. 40" center front length48" center back lengthback zipbodice: laceskirt: sheer matte jerseypolyesterhand wash, line dry or dry flatimportedRETURNS: This dress must be returned in its original condition with the green return tag in place. Women's. Size: 24. Color: Newa Neon. Brand: My Michelle. Manufacturer Part #: 22120330125.
  • Silence + Noise Flowy Shirt-Tail Midi Dress
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    Silence + Noise Flowy Shirt-Tail Midi Dress
    Keep it flowing in this midi dress from fashion-forward brand Silence + Noise. Long + drapey lightweight construction trimmed with high side slits at the ruffled high/low curved hem. Complete with a drawstring tie at the waist, a banded v-neck and v-back and thin adjustable straps.
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