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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.
  • Whistles Kely Dipped Hem Dress, Navy
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    Whistles Kely Dipped Hem Dress, Navy
    Opt for feminine sophistication with the Kely dress from Whistles. Cut to an ultra-flattering fit with a nipped in waist to create a sleek silhouette, this dress sits at a demure knee-length and boasts a rounded neckline, short sleeves and a striking dipped hem front panel. Versatile and easy to style, team yours with heels and a leather bag for an effortless desk to dinner ensemble. Brand : Whistles. Dress Shape : Flared. 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 : Knee Length. Material : 100% Polyester. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Dry Clean.
  • Warehouse Clean T-Shirt Dress, Grey
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    Warehouse Clean T-Shirt Dress, Grey
    Channel modern luxe with this Clean T-Shirt Dress from Warehouse. A t-shirt dress crafted with an easy-to-wear fit, featuring a dip hem, short sleeves and a round neckline. Team with opaque tights and ankle boots for a chic look. Brand : Warehouse. Dress Shape : Shift. 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 : Mini. Material : Main: 94% Polyester, 6% Elastane. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine washable.
  • Warehouse Clean Marl T-Shirt Dress, Khaki
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    Warehouse Clean Marl T-Shirt Dress, Khaki
    Update your off-duty wardrobe for the new season with this T-Shirt Dress from Warehouse. Crafted from a luxe lightweight jersey fabric, this slightly sheer design features short sleeves and a round neckline. A dipped hem and relaxed fit make this easy-to-wear style ideal for the weekend, team with ankle boots for an edgy urban feel. Length of dress from shoulder seam to hem 87cm approx. Height of model shown: 5ft 11 inches/180cm. Model wears: UK size 10. Brand : Warehouse. Dress Shape : Straight. 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 : 94% Polyester, 4% Elastane. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine washable.
  • Marella Musette Floral A-Line Dress, Pearl Grey
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    Marella Musette Floral A-Line Dress, Pearl Grey
    Update your occasion dresses with this gorgeous floral printed Musette Floral A-Line Dress from Weekend by MaxMara. With an all over floral print, this chic dress has been cut to an a-line shape with a slightly dipped back hemline. Style with a pair of peep toe heels and a statement necklace for a ready-to-wear outfit. Brand : Marella. Dress Shape : Flared. 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 : Mini. Material : 100% Cotton. Neckline : Boat Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
  • Poetry Crinkled Linen Dress , Lagoon
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    Poetry Crinkled Linen Dress , Lagoon
    Update your off-duty wardrobe to include this incredibly feminine shift dress from Poetry. Crafted from a lightweight crinkle linen that has a soft, laundered appearance, this flattering fit dress falls to a demure knee-length and boasts a scooped neckline, short sleeves and a dipped hem. Team yours with sandals for an instant ensemble ideal for a day at the beach. Length: 100cm. Brand : Poetry. Dress Shape : Shift. 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 : Knee Length. Material : 100% Linen. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine Washable.
  • White Stuff Nicole Dress, Oyster Blue
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    White Stuff Nicole Dress, Oyster Blue
    Designed with a slightly slashed neckline, this T-shirt dress from White Stuff is crafted from a soft terry fabric with subtle stripes in contrast thread. Knee Length and loose in fit, the dress is finished with a dipped hem at the reverse to flatter. Size 12 high shoulder neck point to hem approx 90cm Brand : White Stuff. Dress Shape : Flared. 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 : Knee Length. Material : 100% Cotton. Neckline : Boat Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine Washable.
  • Mint Velvet Jolie Print Dress, Multi
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    Mint Velvet Jolie Print Dress, Multi
    Add a pretty feminine design to your dress collection with this piece from Mint Velvet. This cocoon shaped shirt dress flows elegantly to a midi length with a dipped back hemline. Featuring a soft hydrangea print and subtle pleat detailing down the centre front. Team with white sandals for a perfect new-season look. Brand : Mint Velvet. Dress Shape : Shirt. 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 : Collar. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Dry clean.
  • Coast Jolana Dress, Black
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    Coast Jolana Dress, Black
    Give your after-dark wardrobe a glamorous refresh with the Jolana Dress from Coast. Crafted in a super-soft material, this dress features a gathered waist which cinches you in and creates a beautiful hourglass shape. The stretch in the fabric makes for comfortable wearing while the high-low effect of the skirt adds a contemporary twist. Dress this style up with high heels and a clutch for an evening-ready ensemble. Brand : Coast. Dress Shape : Shift. 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 : Mini. Material : 71% Triacetate, 29% Polyester. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Long Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Dry clean.
  • Poetry Crinkled Linen Dress , Dusty Blue
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    Poetry Crinkled Linen Dress , Dusty Blue
    Update your off-duty wardrobe to include this incredibly feminine shift dress from Poetry. Crafted from a lightweight crinkle linen that has a soft, laundered appearance, this flattering fit dress falls to a demure knee-length and boasts a scooped neckline, short sleeves and a dipped hem. Team yours with sandals for an instant ensemble ideal for a day at the beach. Length: 100cm. Brand : Poetry. Dress Shape : Shift. 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 : Knee Length. Material : 100% Linen. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine Washable.
  • Poetry Crinkled Linen Dress , Cobalt
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    Poetry Crinkled Linen Dress , Cobalt
    Update your off-duty wardrobe to include this incredibly feminine shift dress from Poetry. Crafted from a lightweight crinkle linen that has a soft, laundered appearance, this flattering fit dress falls to a demure knee-length and boasts a scooped neckline, short sleeves and a dipped hem. Team yours with sandals for an instant ensemble ideal for a day at the beach. Length: 100cm. Brand : Poetry. Dress Shape : Shift. 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 : Knee Length. Material : 100% Linen. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine Washable.
  • Phase Eight Collection 8 Avalia Lace Dress, Black/Pink
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    Phase Eight Collection 8 Avalia Lace Dress, Black/Pink
    Lend your evening an instant formal update with the Phase Eight Collection 8 Avalia Lace Dress. Exquisitely fashioned in a luxe blend for optimal comfort this elegant, sweeping eveningwear design features a flared skirt and a high-low hem for optimal appeal. Features a v-neckline and sheer details at the shoulders for effortless elegance. Model Wears Size 10 /Height: 178cm. Dress Style Cocktail Dress. Neckline V-neck. Sleeve Sleeveless. Length 130cm shoulder neck point to hem. Brand : Phase Eight Collection 8. Dress Shape : Flared. 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 : Maxi. Material : 100% Nylon.Lining: 100% Polyester, 100% Acetate. Neckline : V-Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Dry clean.
  • Damsel in a dress Odell Silk Dress, Green
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    Damsel in a dress Odell Silk Dress, Green
    Add a touch of decadence to your office wardrobe with this Odell Silk Dress from Damsel in a dress. Crafted in a flattering, feminine cut, the dress is structured from 100% silk French crepe and is cut into elegant panelling, featuring a high-low hem for a distinct look. Team with heels for a luxurious smart look. Brand : Damsel in a dress. Dress Shape : Tailored. 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% Silk. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Long Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
  • Mint Velvet Drew Cocoon Shirt Dress, Multi
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    Mint Velvet Drew Cocoon Shirt Dress, Multi
    Opt for relaxed glamour in this shirt dress from Mint Velvet. Designed with a cocooned style dipped back hem, this dress features an ombre watercolour printed style and comes with a jersey slip underneath. Wear with boots and a large shopper bag for a chic off-duty look. Brand : Mint Velvet. Dress Shape : Shirt. 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 : Collar. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Dry clean.
  • Adrianna Papell Strapless Taffeta Ball Gown, Coral
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    Adrianna Papell Strapless Taffeta Ball Gown, Coral
    Turn heads at your next evening event with this striking ball gown from Adrianna Papell. Crafted from a luxurious taffeta fabric, this contemporary take on a classic design boasts a sleeveless shape with removeable straps, a pretty sweetheart neckline and a hi-lo hemline. Part-lined with a lightly padded bust, it features a boned bodice for a form-flattering fit. Ruching detail through the front, tiered detail and removeable sash for a dramatic finish. Add heels and a statement necklace for a timelessly elegant occasion look. Model wears UK size 8, height 5'8 / 173cm. Dress length for size 12: 162cm. Dress length measured from: Top of the shoulder to hem. Brand : Adrianna Papell. Dress Shape : Draped. 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 : Maxi. Material : 100% Polyester. Neckline : Sweetheart. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Dry clean.
  • Closet V Back Shift Dress, Teal
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    Closet V Back Shift Dress, Teal
    Add a pop of colour to your office wardrobe with this V Back Shift Dress from Closet. A flattering shift dress crafted with a high-low hem, featuring short sleeves, a V back and an exposed zip on the reverse. Team with tights and boots for winter luxe. Brand : Closet. Dress Shape : Flared. 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 : Mini. Material : 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine washable.
  • Chesca Printed Linen Tunic, White/Pink
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    Chesca Printed Linen Tunic, White/Pink
    This Chesca Printed Linen Dress is a floral printed linen tunic dress that's very flattering with a patchwork print throughout and plain panels on the centre front and a high-low hem. Length 96cm from shoulder neck point to hem. Brand : Chesca. Dress by Occasion : Date Night. Dress Shape : Tunic & Smock. Length : Mini. Material : 100% Linen. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine Washable. Women's Specialist Fit : Plus Size.
  • Chesca Button Through Print Tunic Top, White/Aqua
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    Chesca Button Through Print Tunic Top, White/Aqua
    The Chesca Button Through Print Tunic is a floral printed tunic with a scoop neckline and short sleeves. With large patch pockets and a flattering high-low asymmetric hem for lots of new season appeal. Length 79cm from shoulder neck point to hem. Brand : Chesca. Dress by Occasion : Holiday. Dress Shape : Tunic & Smock. Length : Mini. Material : 100% Linen. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine washable. Women's Specialist Fit : Plus Size.
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