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.
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  • CALYPSO St. Barth Sudari Metallic Jacquard Maxi
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    CALYPSO St. Barth Sudari Metallic Jacquard Maxi
    Portray sheer bliss in this extravagant metallic jacquard dress. Voluminous sweep is defined by a two layer flounce high low hemline. Ethereal white is enlivened with allover metallic dots and a stripe metallic jacquard at sweep. Contoured neckline features hidden button closure leading to a cinchable tassel trim drawstring at waist. Kimono inspired three quarter sleeves mirror sweep hem jacquard. Romantically sheer outer construction is grounded with a separate spaghetti strap slip for coverage.
  • GO SILK Go Easy High Low Hem Silk Tee
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    GO SILK Go Easy High Low Hem Silk Tee
    Dress up the most casual short with a lavish silk tee. Hearty silk is accented with panels of semi-sheer chiffon silk at sleeve, sides and upper back. Center front panel features snap closure. Cap sleeves and high low hemline lend a figure flattering fit, reminiscent of the casual tee shirt but upgraded with sophisticated silk.
  • CALYPSO St. Barth Ori High Low Hem Linen Tee
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    CALYPSO St. Barth Ori High Low Hem Linen Tee
    Achieve casual elegance with this mixed media high low hem tee. Structural traits like yoke seams on front & back shoulders and center seaming create a figure flattering silhouette. Side seams are shifted to the front so that low back panel is visible from the front. Front bodice is cut in open-weave dress shirt linen while sleeves and back bodice are a softer linen jersey. Semi-sheer weightless feel makes this the perfect warm weather pullover.

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