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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  • Adrianna Papell Strapless Floral Embroidery Taffeta Gown, Black/Ivory
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    Turn heads at your next occasion with this showstopping gown from Adrianna Papell. This strapless evening dress features an abstract lace bodice with delicate floral embroidery and a dramatic tiered taffeta skirt with a striking high-low hemline. Fully lined for comfort, an integral waist cinching sash and lightly boned bodice help to create a form-flattering silhouette. Team with heels and a box clutch for a sensational evening ensemble. Dress length for size 12: 171cm. Dress length measured from: Top of the shoulder to hem. Brand : Adrianna Papell. 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 : 85% Polyester, 15% Cotton. Model Details : 5ft 8 inches/173cm. Wears: UK size 8. Neckline : Bandeau. Sleeve : Strapless. Washing Instructions : Dry clean.
  • True Decadence Fringed Dip Hem Dress, Black
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    True Decadence Fringed Dip Hem Dress, Black
    Swish in style with this on-trend Fringed Dip Hem Dress from True Decadence. Fashioned in smooth crepe de chine, this dress is as wearable as it is stylish. The piece falls below the knee and features a scoop neck, subtle spaghetti straps and a frivolous fringe trim at the hem for an exotic style reference. Accessorise with heeled sandals and a clutch for a chic night-out silhouette. Length 118cm. Brand : True Decadence. 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 : Midi. Material : 100% Polyester. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
  • Adrianna Papell Open Lace Chiffon Dress, Dusk
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    Adrianna Papell Open Lace Chiffon Dress, Dusk
    Opt for the texture of lace at seasonal occasions with this contemporary take on the classic shift from Adrianna Papell. This sleeveless flared style is crafted from a lightweight chiffon fabric for a floaty finish, with a flattering bateau neckline and semi-detached heavy open lace bodice. Fully lined in a sheer fabric for comfort, the high-low-hemline lends a sophisticated finish. Team with heels and a clutch to complete your look. Dress length for size 12: 100cm. Dress length measured from: Top of the shoulder to hem. Brand : Adrianna Papell. 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 : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Dry clean.
  • Mint Velvet Willow Print Cocoon Dress, Multi
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    Mint Velvet Willow Print Cocoon Dress, Multi
    Falling below the knee, this double layer cocoon shirt dress from Mint Velvet is designed with a high low hem, classic collar and statement floral print to the bodice. Team with ballet flats for an effortless off duty appeal. Brand : Mint Velvet. 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 : Knee Length. Material : 100% Polyester. Neckline : Collar. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
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    Warehouse Sleeveless Shirt Dress, Bright Blue
    The Warehouse Sleeveless Shirt Dress features a clean on-duty silhouette ideal for your workwear collection. Featuring a flattering round neckline and a concealed placket, this directional dress shirt is beautifully finished with a high-low hem for effortless feminine appeal. Brand : Warehouse. 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 : Mini. Material : 100% Viscose. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Machine washable.
  • True Decadence Fringed Dipped Hem Dress, White
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    True Decadence Fringed Dipped Hem Dress, White
    Swing into style this season in this fringed dipped hem dress by True Decadence. This maxi dress style features fringing along the waistline and hemline, adjustable straps and a back zip fastening. Style with heels and a fringed handbag for a retro boho look this summer season. Brand : True Decadence. 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 : 100% Polyester. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
  • Mint Velvet Teagan Print Dress, Multi
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    Mint Velvet Teagan Print Dress, Multi
    Effortlessly chic, this pale grey and navy smudgy floral printed dress from Mint Velvet is cut to a relaxed fit, and detailed with a waist seam and a dipped hem. Team with a blazer or leather jacket for a perfect day to evening piece. The length from the side neck point to hem is 90cm/35.5in Brand : Mint Velvet. 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 : Knee Length. Material : 100% Polyester. Neckline : Boat Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. 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.
  • True Decadence Fringed Wrap Cami Dress, Cream
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    True Decadence Fringed Wrap Cami Dress, Cream
    Step out in style with this Fringed Wrap Cami Dress from True Decadence. This fringe wrap dress is crafted with spaghetti straps, featuring fringe detail on the hemline, a dip hem back and a zip fastening on the reverse. Style with oversized sunglasses and a large floppy hat for holiday chic. Length measures 100cm. Brand : True Decadence. 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 : Midi. Material : 100% Polyester. Neckline : V-Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
  • Karen Millen Art Print Silk Dress, Multi
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    Karen Millen Art Print Silk Dress, Multi
    This pure silk crafted t-shirt dress has been digitally printed with an abstract print inspired by organic spring colours and brush strokes. This style features a flattering dipped hem and contrast sheer silk georgette sleeves. Team yours with sandals for warm-weather weekend wear. Brand : Karen Millen. 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: 100% Silk. Contrast: 100% Polyester. Neckline : Boat Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Machine washable.
  • Coast Toola Dress, Almond
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    Coast Toola Dress, Almond
    Channel understated glamour with this Toola Dress from Coast. This feminine dress is crafted with a soft lined jersey bodice, featuring a slinky high low hem skirt, fluid pleats, a concealed zip fastening on the reverse and a round neckline. Team with heels for a special occasion. Measures 46 inches/116.5cm from centre back to hem. Model wears: UK size 10. Brand : Coast. 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 : Midi. Material : Main: 60% Viscose, 36% Nylon, 4% Elastane. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Dry clean.
  • Closet Cut Out Back Full Dress, Cerulean
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    Closet Cut Out Back Full Dress, Cerulean
    Opt for understated elegance with this Cut Out Back Full Dress from Closet. This elegant dress is crafted with a full high low skirt, featuring a cut out back with two button detail and a flared cut. Team with heels for a special occasion. 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 : Midi. Material : 63% Polyester, 32% Viscose, 5% Elastane. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Machine washable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fenn Wright Manson Print Linnea Silk Dress, Jazz Blue
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    Fenn Wright Manson Print Linnea Silk Dress, Jazz Blue
    Add a touch of luxury to your new season wardrobe with this Print Linnea Silk Dress from Fenn Wright Manson. This shirt dress is crafted from 100% pure silk, featuring a contemporary print, short sleeves, a covered button placket, piped detail cuffs, a curved high-low hem and a neat collar. Team with flats for off-duty chic. Brand : Fenn Wright Manson. 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 : Knee Length. Material : 100% Silk. Neckline : Collar. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mint Velvet Mira Print Maxi Shirt Dress, Black
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    Mint Velvet Mira Print Maxi Shirt Dress, Black
    Make a statement in this striking Mari maxi shirt dress from Mint Velvet. Featuring a black and ivory palm print and a black ombre dipped hem with pleated detailing at the front, that creates an appealing and flattering look. Team with a pair of black high sandals for a feminine chic look. Brand : Mint Velvet. 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 : Maxi. Material : 100% Polyester. Neckline : Collar. 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 : Trapeze. 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.
  • Mint Velvet Knit Top Dress , Black
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    Mint Velvet Knit Top Dress , Black
    Add a touch of boho to your autumnal wardrobe with this Knit Top Dress from Mint Velvet. A knitted top dress crafted with a subtly tapered waist, featuring a woven dipped hem skirt. Pair with bare legs, ankle boots and a leather jacket for a chic, urban edge. Model is 5'10 and wears a UK size 10. Length from side neck point to hem measures 98cm. Brand : Mint Velvet. 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 : Midi. Material : Main: 80% Viscose, 18% Nylon, 2% Elastane. Lining:100% Poleyster. Neckline : Boat Neck. Sleeve : ¾ Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
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