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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • City Triangles Sleeveless Cage-Back High-Low Dress
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    City Triangles Sleeveless Cage-Back High-Low Dress
    Lattice details and a high-low cut team with a fantastically chic print for a spot-on look that you ll love to pair with wedges or sandals. polyesterhand wash, line dryimported . Women's. Size: Small. Color: Brown. Brand: City Triangle. Manufacturer Part #: 22187700059.
  • 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.
  • Raoul Electra leather-paneled crepe and tweed shift dress
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    Raoul Electra leather-paneled crepe and tweed shift dress
    Raoul silver, beige and ivory Electra shift dress. Crepe, tweed. Leather yoke, dipped back hem, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening at back. Fabric1: 100% polyester; fabric2: 79% polyester, 17% rayon, 4% spandex; fabric3: 49% cotton, 34% polyester, 17% viscose; lining1: 100% acetate; lining2: 97% polyester, 3% spandex. Specialist clean. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Boxy fit, cut to be worn loose. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric with leather panel.
  • Madison Dress By Dear Creatures
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    Madison Dress By Dear Creatures
    Perfected with a subtle high-low hem, this charming dress features a fuzzy knit bodice with a colorblock design in hues of cream and mustard and a silky navy skirt with a classic white polka dot print. Complete with pleats at the skirt for a swingy silhouette, this darling dress can be accessorized with flats and a structured satchel for a brunch date. Elastic waistband. Unlined, opaque. By Dear Creatures. Self: 100% Acrylic Contrast: 100% Polyester Imported 28" bust (plenty of stretch) 40.5" length from top of shoulder (front), 45" (back) All measurements taken from a size small
  • Jolie Moi Retro pattern printed tea dress
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    Jolie Moi Retro pattern printed tea dress
    This vintage inspired 1940s pattern print tea dress exclusively from Jolie Moi features V-neck front and exposed zip back closure, flattering full skirt with dipped hem detailing, Length 98cm A line Dresses. Outer: 100% Polyester. Lining: 100% Polyester. Machine Wash 30°C.
  • Pre-owned Jean Paul Gaultier Halter Dress
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    Pre-owned Jean Paul Gaultier Halter Dress
    Yellow, pink and multicolor Jean Paul Gaultier floral print halter dress with ruching at cinched waist, high low hem and tie closure at neck.
  • Michael Kors Women's Long-Sleeve Knit & Taffeta Peplum Gown - Black (0)
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    Michael Kors Women's Long-Sleeve Knit & Taffeta Peplum Gown - Black (0)
    Michael KorsLong-Sleeve Knit Taffeta Peplum Gown DetailsMichael Kors combo gown features crepe mini dress and contrast taffeta overlay. Crew neckline. Long sleeves. Contrast high-low peplum. Back zip. Wool/elastic; silk peplum. Made in Italy.
  • LOVE Moschino WVB83 00 T7521 4264 Women's Dress
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    LOVE Moschino WVB83 00 T7521 4264 Women's Dress
    Simplify your feminine style with this precious dress. Slip-on design. Sleeveless. Pleated front. Adjustable waist ties. Ruffled high-low hem. Shell: 100% polyester. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean only. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 36 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 38 (US 2). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Oscar de la Renta Embellished Tulle High-Low Gown
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    Oscar de la Renta Embellished Tulle High-Low Gown
    Woven gown * Bead and sequin embellishment throughout * Bandeau neckline * High-low hem * Tonal topstitching and panel seaming * Hidden back zipper closure * Fully lined Measurements: * 30" in circumference at bust; 42" from shoulder to hem; taken from a size 6 * Model's height is 5 feet 9 inches.
  • Women's Topshop Color Block Tunic Dress
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    Women's Topshop Color Block Tunic Dress
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    Vivid color-blocking gives bold energy to a short-sleeve tunic dress woven from lightweight natural fibers. A vented high/low hemline completes the vintage look. Brand: TOPSHOP. Style Name: Topshop Color Block Tunic Dress. Style Number: 1057503.
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