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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.
  • Women's Marc New York Performance Striped Hi-Lo Maxi Dress Cherry Blossom X-Large
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    Women's Marc New York Performance Striped Hi-Lo Maxi Dress Cherry Blossom X-Large
    Cali-cool with colorful stripes and a sexy, form-skimming shape.
  • Women's Marc New York Performance Striped Hi-Lo Maxi Dress Light Grey Heather X-Large
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    Women's Marc New York Performance Striped Hi-Lo Maxi Dress Light Grey Heather X-Large
    Cali-cool with simple stripes and a sexy, form-skimming shape.
  • Women's Karen Kane Pueblo Print Hi-Lo Dress Black/Khaki Small
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    Women's Karen Kane Pueblo Print Hi-Lo Dress Black/Khaki Small
    Dynamic shapes bring eye-catching geometry to this dress, fashioned with an airy, chiffon fabrication for added comfort.
  • Women's Laundry By Shelli Segal Printed High-Low Dress Citrine Multi 0
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    Women's Laundry By Shelli Segal Printed High-Low Dress Citrine Multi 0
    Banded, printed panels create a rich concentration of contrasts atop this eye-catching high-low dress.
  • Women's Sol & Mer Hi Lo Cover Up Dress Black S/M
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    Women's Sol & Mer Hi Lo Cover Up Dress Black S/M
    A breezy hi-lo silhouette adds to the effortlessly chic allure of this sheer, beach-ready cover-up.
  • Women's Bcbgmaxazria Kailene Hi-Lo Dress Light Aqua Large
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    Women's Bcbgmaxazria Kailene Hi-Lo Dress Light Aqua Large
    A reinvented maxi with dramatic hi-lo hem and cascading front becomes a flowy favorite.
  • Women's Laundry By Shelli Segal Chiffon High-Low Necklace Dress Coral Rage 0
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    Women's Laundry By Shelli Segal Chiffon High-Low Necklace Dress Coral Rage 0
    A flowing chiffon hem creates a dreamy effect with this feminine dress, designed with a jeweled neckline.
  • Women's Laundry By Shelli Segal Hi Lo Halter Dress Black Small
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    Women's Laundry By Shelli Segal Hi Lo Halter Dress Black Small
    Unique back straps and a halter neckline lend boho appeal to this modified quatrefoil hi-lo dress.
  • Women's Dkny Pure Hi-Lo Hem Jersey Dress Black Large
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    Women's Dkny Pure Hi-Lo Hem Jersey Dress Black Large
    A long, loose stretch jersey dress artfully inset with asymmetric panels of woven fabric.
  • Women's Jill Jill Stuart Silk-Blend Pleated High-Low Dress Black 6
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    Women's Jill Jill Stuart Silk-Blend Pleated High-Low Dress Black 6
    Slim shoulder straps, voluminous pleats and a dramatic full skirt create a striking look of sleek lines and chic contrast.
  • Women's Bcbgeneration High Low Hem Dress Brulee Multi XX-Small
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    Women's Bcbgeneration High Low Hem Dress Brulee Multi XX-Small
    This alluring high low dress features a decorative multi colored floral print. Crafted with a round neckline, long sleeves, a lace insert at the front and an open back.
  • Women's Profile By Gottex Party Time Mesh Hi Lo Cover Up Dress Multi Small
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    Women's Profile By Gottex Party Time Mesh Hi Lo Cover Up Dress Multi Small
    This mesh cover-up dress from Profile by Gottex is the perfect post-pool look. Throw it on over a solid swimsuit to make the pattern pop.
  • Women's Bcbgmaxazria Jesse Abstract Print Strapless High Low Gown Light Larkspur Blue 2
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    Women's Bcbgmaxazria Jesse Abstract Print Strapless High Low Gown Light Larkspur Blue 2
    Soft draping complements the sharp geo print adorning this chic BCBGMAXAZRIA dress. Featuring a strapless neckline, pleating at waist and a straight skirt with a draped surplice front and a rounded high-low hem.
  • Women's Ali Ro Split Back High Low Dress Navy/Black 0
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    Women's Ali Ro Split Back High Low Dress Navy/Black 0
    A sultry slit back stuns with this demure-front dress from Ali Ro. Featuring a rounded neckline, draped overlay bodice panel, a sleeveless silhouette, a slim skirt and a slit back.
  • Women's Kensie Hi Lo Embroidered Dress Dark Navy Small
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    Women's Kensie Hi Lo Embroidered Dress Dark Navy Small
    Boast chic summer style with this embroidered dress by Kensie. Designed with a scoop neckline, a hi-lo hemline and sheer overlay, this sleeveless dress pairs perfectly with bright wedges for easy, seasonal style. Scoop neckline. Sleeveless. Embroidered design. Sheer overlay. Hi-lo hemline. Approximate measurement from shoulder to hem for size medium: 33" to 44".
  • Women's Kenneth Cole New York Leslie Linen High Low Dress Black 2
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    Women's Kenneth Cole New York Leslie Linen High Low Dress Black 2
    Linen adds extra lightness to this breezy high-low dress from Kenneth Cole New York. Featuring a crewneck, a sleeveless silhouette, ruffle overlay at front, a high-low hem and buttoned keyhole at back neck.
  • Women's Muse Dip Dye Colorblock High Low Maxi Dress Navy Multi 10
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    Women's Muse Dip Dye Colorblock High Low Maxi Dress Navy Multi 10
    Solid colorblocking accentuates the vibrant dip dyed panels of this Muse maxi. Featuring a rounded neckline and sleeveless silhouette with contrast printed trim and a straight maxi skirt with side slits.
  • Women's Vince Camuto Wrap Front Hi Lo Maxi Dress Blue Medium
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    Women's Vince Camuto Wrap Front Hi Lo Maxi Dress Blue Medium
    Achieve a classy, beachy look with this wrap front dress from Vince Camuto. Crafted with dual adjustable straps, a hi-lo hemline and a striped pattern, pair this maxi dress with wedges for sweet, summer style.
  • Women's Jessica Simpson Strapless Hi-Lo Cover-Up Dress Purple Medium
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    Women's Jessica Simpson Strapless Hi-Lo Cover-Up Dress Purple Medium
    An ethereal silhouette lends itself to an exotic must-have cover-up for the season, brought to you with this Jessica Simpson dress. Featuring a strapless silhouette, a feminine ruffle decoration contrasts a cinched-in waistline, accented with a slender belted tie. Boasting a multi-color graphic print allover, an on-trend hi-lo hemline features a ruffled trim all around.
  • Women's Bcbgmaxazria Irena Jeweled Collar A Line Dress White Large
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    Women's Bcbgmaxazria Irena Jeweled Collar A Line Dress White Large
    Your friends will undoubtedly covet the exquisite beauty of the jeweled collar complementing this classic A-line dress. Featuring a relaxed fit, a split Mandarin collar with jeweled detailing, long sleeves, cutout at front and a high-low hem.
  • Women's Bcbgmaxazria Irena Jeweled Collar A Line Dress Black XX-Small
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    Women's Bcbgmaxazria Irena Jeweled Collar A Line Dress Black XX-Small
    Your friends will undoubtedly covet the exquisite beauty of the jeweled collar complementing this classic A-line dress. Featuring a relaxed fit, a split Mandarin collar with jeweled detailing, long sleeves, cutout at front and a high-low hem.
  • Women's Ali Ro Abstract Print Belted Midi Dress Black/White 2
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    Women's Ali Ro Abstract Print Belted Midi Dress Black/White 2
    Captivate in this alluring abstract printed sheath from Ali Ro. Featuring a rounded neckline, a sleeveless silhouette, a self-tie belt and a slight high-low hem. Falls above the knee. Partially lined.
  • Women's Bcbgmaxazria Jena Sleeveless Shift Dress Black Large
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    Women's Bcbgmaxazria Jena Sleeveless Shift Dress Black Large
    Capture the attention of every passerby in this simply stunning open-back shift from BCBGMAXAZRIA. Features a V-neckline, a sleeveless silhouette, a draped placket at the front, a high-low hemline and an open back with draped detailing.
  • Women's Calvin Klein Strapless HiLo Dress Champagne 14
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    Women's Calvin Klein Strapless HiLo Dress Champagne 14
    Dazzle in hand embroidered sequins with this dress from Calvin Klein. Featuring a strapless bodice, cutout back and a split front sheer overlay, wear this dress with heels and an updo for the perfect special occasion look.
  • Women's Bcbgmaxazria Isabel Draped Side Peplum Dress White 10
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    Women's Bcbgmaxazria Isabel Draped Side Peplum Dress White 10
    You'll feel instantly confident and beautiful in this romantic lace peplum dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA featuring modern draped-side details. Features a round neckline, cap sleeves, an all-over lace pattern, a center front split at the neckline, a high-low peplum with draped-side details at the waist and a concealed center back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Measures approximately 32 1/4" from shoulder to hem. Classic fit.
  • Women's Alexia Admor Sleeveless Peplum Dress Black/Ultraviolet X-Small
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    Women's Alexia Admor Sleeveless Peplum Dress Black/Ultraviolet X-Small
    Funky and fun, this peplum style dress from Alexia Admor will make a statement at your next special occasion. Boasting a jewel neckline, contrast color peplum overlay and sleek silhouette, this dress is perfect with bright heels for whimsical look. Jewel neckline. Sleeveless. Contrast color hi-lo peplum overlay. Back zip closure. Approximate measurement from shoulder to hem for size medium: 26"-37".
  • Women's Kenneth Cole New York Gracey Printed Sleeveless Dress Purple X-Small
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    Women's Kenneth Cole New York Gracey Printed Sleeveless Dress Purple X-Small
    A colorful geometric print lends a dynamic look to this chiffon dress from Kenneth Cole New York. Layering at the bodice and skirt add to the flowy silhouette of the dress, finished with a trend-right hi-lo hem.Sleeveless.V-neckline.Elastic waist.Hi-lo hem.
  • Women's Betsy & Adam Open-Back Gown Purple 4
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    Women's Betsy & Adam Open-Back Gown Purple 4
    Make a bold statement in this gown from Betsy & Adam. The daring gown features a dramatic open back, plunging halter neckline and sparkling beads that adorn the waist and train. Padded bra linking.Back-zip closure.Hi-lo hem.
  • Women's Karen Kane Plus Plus Pueblo Print High-Low Dress Black 3X
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    Women's Karen Kane Plus Plus Pueblo Print High-Low Dress Black 3X
    This flowy semi-sheer design boasts a chic print and a high-low hem.
  • Women's Buffalo David Bitton Sloucher Chiffon Inset High Low Pullover Grey Space X-Small
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    Women's Buffalo David Bitton Sloucher Chiffon Inset High Low Pullover Grey Space X-Small
    Chiffon inset panels dress up this comfy-chic pullover from Buffalo David Bitton for a versatile, hybrid look. Featuring heathered fabrication with chiffon paneling, a rounded neckline, short sleeves and a banded high-low hem.
  • Women's Laundry By Shelli Segal Belted Shirt Dress Blue Beret 0
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    Women's Laundry By Shelli Segal Belted Shirt Dress Blue Beret 0
    A minimalist take on the shirt dress, this Laundry by Design dress is a simple stunner. Featuring a V-cut neckline with solid placket, short sleeves, a self-tie belted waist, a straight skirt, dual side slip pockets and a subtle rounded high-low hem. Falls above the knee.
  • Women's Rafaella Studded Jersey High-Low Top White Small
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    Women's Rafaella Studded Jersey High-Low Top White Small
    Ornate studded trim dresses up this essential knit top from Rafaella. Featuring a studded scoop neckline, short sleeves and a rounded high-low hem.
  • Women's Bcbgmaxazria Crystal Color Blocked Cape Dress Black Combo 0
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    Women's Bcbgmaxazria Crystal Color Blocked Cape Dress Black Combo 0
    A stunning cape-detailed dress with endless trendsetting appeal. Designed with color-blocking, a split at the side hemlines, a center back cape and a high-low hemline with rounded edges.
  • Women's Bcbgmaxazria Selina Layered A Line Dress Black X-Small
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    Women's Bcbgmaxazria Selina Layered A Line Dress Black X-Small
    Contrasting pyramid-studded straps add a daring touch to this seemingly simple silhouette. Featuring a crew neckline, a sleeveless silhouette with patent pyramid-studded straps, a double-layered high-low hem, keyhole at back neck and an inverted pleat at center back.
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