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.
  • Cynthia Vincent Shibori High-Low Petite Dress
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    Cynthia Vincent Shibori High-Low Petite Dress
    Since the launch of her first collection over 20 years ago, Los Angeles-based designer Cynthia Vincent has been earning critical praise, industry awards and loyal fans. For good reason: she's keenly attuned to what women want to wear, exactly when they want to wear it. By Cynthia Vincent. Petite exclusive. Cotton. Easy swing silhouette. Adjustable straps. High-low hem. Pullover styling. Dry clean. Imported. Front falls 37.5" from shoulder. Back falls 45.5" from shoulder.
  • Paper Crown + Rifle Paper Co. Draped Bouquet Dress
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    Paper Crown + Rifle Paper Co. Draped Bouquet Dress
    Anna Bond and husband, Nathan, of Rifle Paper Co. have been wooing the world with their quirky stationary and sweet greeting cards since 2009. It only makes sense that the duo's first foray into the world of apparel is in collaboration with Paper Crown, the femme fashion line by Lauren Conrad. This recently launched collection pairs Rifle Paper Co.'s signature flora with Paper Crown's modern, elegant aesthetic - truly a match made in heaven. Polyester; polyester-spandex lining. Ruched bodice and gathered skirt. Adjustable sash. Set-in waist. High-low hem. Back zip. Dry clean. USA.
  • Maeve Desert Star Maxi Dress
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    Maeve Desert Star Maxi Dress
    Rayon-spandex knit; rayon-spandex knit lining. Surplice bodice. Ruched waistband. High-low hem. Pullover styling. Machine wash. Imported.
  • Maeve Desert Star Maxi Dress
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    Maeve Desert Star Maxi Dress
    Rayon-spandex knit; rayon-spandex knit lining. Surplice bodice. Ruched waistband. High-low hem. Pullover styling. Machine wash. Imported.
  • Maeve Desert Star Maxi Dress
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    Maeve Desert Star Maxi Dress
    Rayon-spandex knit; rayon-spandex knit lining. Surplice bodice. Ruched waistband. High-low hem. Pullover styling. Machine wash. Imported.
  • Noni Maxi Dress
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    Noni Maxi Dress
    By Suboo. Rayon. High-low hem. Racer back. Pullover styling. Hand wash. Imported.
  • The Odells Deiva Midi Dress
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    The Odells Deiva Midi Dress
    By The Odells. Knit cotton bodice with woven rayon skirt. Slim maxi silhouette. Hi-lo hem. Pullover styling. Hand wash. USA.
  • Fleur Wood Onyx Maxi Dress
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    Fleur Wood Onyx Maxi Dress
    After taking a sabbatical from the fashion industry in her early 20s to work on cultural preservation projects in the Indian Himalayas, designer and author Fleur Wood returned to her native Australia and started importing textiles from India to create her namesake line. A decade-and-a-half later, her delicate, bohemian pieces are still inspired by her signature worldly aesthetic. By Fleur Wood. Silky polyester. Ruffled hi-lo hem. Pullover styling. Hand wash. Imported.
  • Plenty by Tracy Reese Scooped Surplice Midi Dress
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    Plenty by Tracy Reese Scooped Surplice Midi Dress
    From Plenty by Tracy Reese. Cotton, rayon, spandex knit; nylon, spandex lining. High-low hemline with faux wrap skirt. Pullover styling. Hand wash. Imported.
  • Allison Collection Gouache Roses Midi Dress
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    Allison Collection Gouache Roses Midi Dress
    By Allison Collection. Polyester; polyester lining High-low hem. Tie front Button back. Dry clean Imported
  • Sam & Lavi Chambray Midi Dress
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    Sam & Lavi Chambray Midi Dress
    By Sam & Lavi. Pullover styling TENCEL chambray. High-low hem Pullover styling. Hand wash USA
  • Whit Two Matilda Petite Dress
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    Whit Two Matilda Petite Dress
    Petite herself, Whitney Pozgay, the designer behind WHIT Two, understands the challenges of dressing a smaller frame, nailing the delicate balance between proportion of silhouette and scale of print. By Whit Two. Petite exclusive Polyester crepe; polyester lining. Slim maxi silhouette High-low hem. Pullover styling Dry clean. Imported
  • Maeve Aiden Maxi Dress
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    Maeve Aiden Maxi Dress
    By Maeve. Rayon, nylon, spandex bodice; silk skirt High-low hemline. Side zip Hand wash. Imported
  • Sam & Lavi Chambray Midi Dress
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    Sam & Lavi Chambray Midi Dress
    By Sam & Lavi. Pullover styling TENCEL chambray. High-low hem Pullover styling. Hand wash USA
  • Ali Ro Modernity Swing Dress
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    Ali Ro Modernity Swing Dress
    By Ali Ro. Polyester High-low hem. Back zip Dry clean. Imported
  • Gypsy05 Waved Silk Dress
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    Gypsy05 Waved Silk Dress
    "Good planets are hard to find" is the motto of eco-conscious label Gypsy 05. Inspired by nature and the wanderlust it sparks, each collection incorporates organic fabrics, low-impact dyes and water-based printing. By Gypsy05. Silk. Racerback styling. High-low hem. Button front. Dry clean. Imported. Front falls 44" from shoulder. Back falls 52" from shoulder. Model is 5'9"
  • Pankaj & Nidhi Acanthus Dress
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    Pankaj & Nidhi Acanthus Dress
    Married colleagues Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja have been designing together since 2006. Patchwork quilts and crewelwork rugs inspired these particular pieces, each a kaleidoscopic vision of embroidery, topstitch and knitting. This statement piece is no exception - its lush embroidery and of-the-moment cut lend to its modern-classic appeal. By Pankaj & Nidhi. Embroidered nylon mesh; polyester lining Set-in waist. Dramatic high-low hemline Zip front. Dry clean Imported
  • Isabella Sinclair Speckled Tier Shirtdress
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    Isabella Sinclair Speckled Tier Shirtdress
    By Isabella Sinclair. Cotton Set-in waist. Tiered high-low hem Removable lace belt. Dart detail Roll-tab sleeves. Front pocket Button front. Machine Wash Imported
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