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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    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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    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.
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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.
  • 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.
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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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