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.
The essential sweater-weather silhouette gets a posh new look at the hands of luxury lifestyle label, Magaschoni. Crafted from sumptuous cashmere, this wear-anywhere style features a flattering high/low hem and a body-skimming fit.
Eileen Fisher gives the classic Lbd an on-trend twist with luxurious velvet and an edgy high/low hem. Team this relaxed-fit style with opaque tights and ankle boots for day, switching to bare legs and sultry cage heels after dark.
Karen Kane's gallery-worthy day dress impresses with an abstract floral print, artfully rendered on a figure-gracing column finished with a high/low hem--the perfect showcase for spring's trendiest sandals.
Play with proportions in this breezy jersey dress from Three Dots. Its cropped overlay creates the effect of a layered top and skirt, while its high/low hem ends the casual, urban-cool look on a dramatic note.
Eileen Fisher Plus gives the classic Lbd an on-trend twist with luxurious velvet and an edgy high/low hem. Team this relaxed-fit style with opaque tights and ankle boots for day, switching to bare legs and sultry cage heels after dark.
Grabbing the spotlight this summer has never been more than a breeze. Halston Heritage promises triple takes with a billowing, layered high/low dress that's cinched at the waist with a skinny faux leather belt.
Wade into summer steeped in the season's top trends with Kut from the Kloth's goddess-worthy dress, a day-to-night stunner awash with a dreamy watercolor print and finished with a romantic, high/low tulip hem.