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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.
  • NY Collection High-Low Chiffon Maxi Dress
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    NY Collection High-Low Chiffon Maxi Dress
    Revel in the flowing feel of NY Collection's high-low maxi dress -- it's the perfect piece for boardwalk days and spring soirees! Polyester; lining: polyester. Machine washable. Imported. V-neckline with tonal trim. Pullover styling. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Cutout design at back. Chiffon fabric. Lined to mid-thigh. High-low hem. Hits at ankle at lowest point.
  • Karen Kane Dip Dye Hi-Low Dress
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    Karen Kane Dip Dye Hi-Low Dress
    Dip-dyed and hi-low, Karen Kane's sheath dress features a pretty print and sheer overlay for whimsical flair. 100% Polyester. Dry clean. Made in USA. Crew neckline. Invisible back zipper. Sleeveless. Sheath silhouette. Allover print with dip-dye detail at yoke and hem. Sheer overlay; hi-low hem. Lined. Longest point hits at calf.
  • Karen Kane Sheer Overlay Hi-Low Sheath Dress
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    Karen Kane Sheer Overlay Hi-Low Sheath Dress
    This alluring dress from Karen Kane features a flowing, sheer overlay for ultra-chic appeal. Polyester; lining: rayon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. Crew neckline. Back zipper closure. Sleeveless. Sheath silhouette. Sheer overlay; hi-low hem. Lined. Hits at knee.
  • Style&co. High-Low Empire Maxi Dress
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    Style&co. High-Low Empire Maxi Dress
    A flattering v-neckline and trendsetting asymmetrical hem make this dress from Style&co. A must have. Polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. V-neckline. Pullover style. Wide straps. Studded embellishments at bust and front; ruching at top back. Loose fit from under bust to hem; empire waist. Unlined. High-low hem. Hits at floor. Generous sizing; if in-between sizes, consider sizing down.
  • Thalia Sodi Long-Sleeve High-Low Maxi Dress
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    Thalia Sodi Long-Sleeve High-Low Maxi Dress
    Rule the room in a dress that commands attention! This sexy maxi from Thalia Sodi features a plunging neckline and a leg-baring front slit for added appeal. Polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. V-neckline. Pullover style. Long sleeves. Knotted at front waist with cascade ruffle. Maxi silhouette. Unlined. Asymmetrical hem is shorter at center front. Floor length at back.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Printed High-Low Faux-Wrap Dress
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Printed High-Low Faux-Wrap Dress
    Breeze about in MICHAEL Michael Kors' faux-wrap dress, a midi-length stunner with a graphic print and high-low hem. Polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. Surplice neckline. Hidden side zipper closure. Short sleeves. Allover graphic print. Crisscrossed at front waist. Attached self-tie wrap ties at back body. Wrap silhouette. Unlined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back; slit at front center hem. Hits at mid calf.
  • Sangria High-Low Halter Dress
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    Sangria High-Low Halter Dress
    Sangria's fluid everyday dress features a high-low hem and a shoulder-baring halter neckline. Temper the easy shape with caged sandals. Polyester/spandex; lining: polyester. Machine washable. Imported. Halter neckline with front keyhole detail. Hidden side zipper closure. Sleeveless. Pleated waistband. A-line silhouette. Lined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits at knee at front.
  • Sangria Printed High-Low Halter Dress
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    Sangria Printed High-Low Halter Dress
    Sangria's brushstroke-printed dress features a high-low hem and a shoulder-baring halter neckline. Temper the fluid shape with caged sandals. Polyester/spandex; lining: polyester. Machine washable. Imported. Halter neckline with front keyhole detail. Hidden side zipper closure. Sleeveless. Abstract print throughout. Pleated waistband. A-line silhouette. Lined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits at knee at front.
  • Free People Fauna Spaghetti-Strap High-Low Printed Midi Dress
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    Free People Fauna Spaghetti-Strap High-Low Printed Midi Dress
    Welcome an afternoon stroll in Free People's lightweight printed midi dress, complete with a breezy high-low hem. Viscose; lining: viscose/ cotton. Dry clean. Imported. V-neckline. Pullover style. Spaghetti straps. Allover scarf-inspired print; contrast trim at front and back; back cutout. Empire waistband. A-line silhouette. Lined. High-low hem. Longest point hits at mid-calf.
  • GUESS Zip-Front High-Low Dress
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    GUESS Zip-Front High-Low Dress
    GUESS' flirty dress rules the night with a sexy front zipper detail and a breezy high-low hem. Glam it up with ankle-strap platforms! Polyester; lining: polyester. Dry clean. Imported. V-neckline. Exposed front zipper closure; hidden side zipper closure. Sleeveless. Open-back design with knot details. Textured knit. Box pleats at skirt. A-line silhouette. Lined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits at thigh at front.
  • Calvin Klein Colorblock High-Low Maxi Dress
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    Calvin Klein Colorblock High-Low Maxi Dress
    Make your warm-weather escape memorable in Calvin Klein's easy maxi dress, complete with chic colorblocking and a high-low hem that moves with you! Rayon/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. V-neckline; V-back. Pullover style. Sleeveless; adjustable spaghetti straps. Colorblocking throughout. Maxi silhouette. Unlined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits at calf at front.
  • Eileen Fisher Long-Sleeve Oversized High-Low Tunic Dress
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    Eileen Fisher Long-Sleeve Oversized High-Low Tunic Dress
    Master cold-weather cozy in this oversized tunic dress from Eileen Fisher. Wool/tencel/cotton. Hand wash or dry clean. Imported. Scoop neckline. Pullover style. Long sleeves. Oversized fit. High-low hem. Hits at thigh.
  • INC International Concepts Halter Scribble-Print High-Low Dress
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    INC International Concepts Halter Scribble-Print High-Low Dress
    A delightful scribble-like print lends a whimsical touch to INC's chic high-low-hem halter dress. Polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. Halter neckline with keyhole at center. Pullover style with keyhole and button closure at back neckline. Sleeveless; cutaway shoulders. Elastic at waist. Allover scribble print. High-low hem is longer at back. Unlined. Longest point hits above ankle.
  • Vera Wang Lace Chiffon High-Low Gown
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    Vera Wang Lace Chiffon High-Low Gown
    Designed with a glittery lace inset and satin and chiffon accents, Vera Wang's elegant gown maximizes the drama all night long! The illusion skirt overlay lets you breeze about in style, too. Polyester/spandex; combo #1: nylon/metallic; combo #2:polyester; lining: polyester/spandex. Dry clean. Imported. V-neckline; V-back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Sleeveless. Glittered lace inset at front and back bodice; scalloped at neckline. Ruched satin overlays at straps, bodice and waist. Chiffon overlay at skirt; slit at front hem. Underlay is shorter; hits above knee. A-line silhouette. Lined. Floor length.
  • Eileen Fisher Long-Sleeve High-Low Dress
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    Eileen Fisher Long-Sleeve High-Low Dress
    Eileen Fisher's knit midi dress makes a chic statement, thanks to a high-low hem and body-skimming fit. Viscose/Lycra® Machine washable. Made in USA. V-neckline. Pullover style. Long sleeves. A-line fit. Asymmetrical hem is longest at back. Unlined. Hits at knee.
  • Sangria Sleeveless High-Low Halter Dress
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    Sangria Sleeveless High-Low Halter Dress
    A flirty high-low hemline and peekaboo cutouts enhance this party-perfect dress by Sangria. Pepper in sparkling extras for even more appeal! Polyester/spandex; lining: polyester. Machine washable. Imported. Halter neckline with front keyhole. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure; back keyhole hook-and-eye closure. Sleeveless. Pleated bodice; cups at bust. Pleats at waistband. A-line silhouette. Lined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back; approx. 34 Inches from waistband. Hits above knee at front; approx. 24 Inches from waistband.
  • Sangria Colorblock High-Low Halter Dress
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    Sangria Colorblock High-Low Halter Dress
    Sangria's flirty high-low dress is a party-approved style that moves with you. Chic colorblocking and keyhole accents add even more style. Polyester/spandex; lining: polyester. Dry clean. Imported. Halter neckline with front keyhole. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure; back keyhole button closures. Sleeveless. Pleated contrast bodice; pleated waistband. A-line silhouette. Lined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits above knee at front.
  • Calvin Klein Zip-Front Mixed-Media Maxi Dress
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    Calvin Klein Zip-Front Mixed-Media Maxi Dress
    Breeze about in Calvin Klein's mixed-media maxi dress, complete with a cool zipper detail and a high-low hem. Mix in caged sandals to dress it up! Body: Rayon/spandex; Yoke: polyester. Hand wash. Imported. V-neckline with front zipper detail. Pullover style. Sleeveless. Woven panel at front body; knit at sides and back. Maxi silhouette. Unlined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits above ankle at front.
  • Sleeveless Printed Maxi Dress
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    Sleeveless Printed Maxi Dress
    A flattering allover print and trendsetting asymmetrical hem make this dress from Style&co. A must have. Polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. Scoop neckline. Pullover style. Sleeveless. Allover print; tonal piping at neck; tonal solid insets at sides. Maxi silhouette. Unlined. High-low hem with tonal solid trim. Hits at ankle. Generous sizing; if in-between sizes, consider sizing down.
  • Karen Kane Cowl-Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress
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    Karen Kane Cowl-Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress
    This cowl-neck maxi from Karen Kane is simplistic fashion at its best! Rayon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. Cowl neckline. Pull-on style; no closures. Sleeveless. Sheath silhouette. Asymmetrical hi-low hem. Unlined. Hits at knee.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Drop-Waist Dress
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    Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Drop-Waist Dress
    Slimming stripes and a dropped waist create the flattering silhouette of Polo Ralph Lauren's feminine dress, crafted from super-soft stretch jersey and designed with a high-low hem. Modal/elastane. Hand wash. Imported. Pull-on styling. Sleeveless silhouette. Drop-waist silhouette. Hem falls lower at the back. Falls approximately 22-1/2 inches from the natural waist at the longest point. Falls approximately 20-1/2 inches from the natural waist at the shortest point.
  • RACHEL Rachel Roy Cap-Sleeve V-Neck Sheath Dress
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    RACHEL Rachel Roy Cap-Sleeve V-Neck Sheath Dress
    A high-low hem and V-neckline make this LBD date night's must-have. By RACHEL Rachel Roy. Polyester. Machine washable. Imported. V-neckline. Pullover style. Cap sleeves. Allover solid knit. Welt pockets at side hips. Relaxed sheath silhouette. Unlined. High-low hem. Longest point hits past knee.
  • Tommy Hilfiger Tiered Colorblock Dress
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    Tommy Hilfiger Tiered Colorblock Dress
    A tiered and colorblocked hem adds a charming touch to this vibrant, sleeveless dress by Tommy Hilfiger. Polyester. Machine washable. Imported. Point collar. Pullover style with 5 button closures. Sleeveless. Colorblocked at layered front hem and interior button placket. Hi-low hem. Sheath silhouette. Unlined. Hits at knee.
  • Thalia Sodi Leopard-Print Faux-Wrap Dress
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    Thalia Sodi Leopard-Print Faux-Wrap Dress
    A smoldering leopard print adorned with bright flowers? Oh yeah, you're going to make an impression in Thalia Sodi's high-low maxi dress! Polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. Removable self-tie belt at waist; dressmaker loops. Surplice neckline. Pullover style. Three-quarter sleeves. Allover mixed leopard with placed floral print. Unlined. High-low hem. Longest part hits at mid-calf.
  • Free People Spaghetti-Strap Scoop-Neck Smock Stitch Dress
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    Free People Spaghetti-Strap Scoop-Neck Smock Stitch Dress
    Make an entrance in Free People's whimsical dress, complete with exposed stitching and corset-inspired bodice. Rayon. Machine washable. Imported. Scoop neckline. Zipper closure at center back. Spaghetti straps. Solid knit with contrast stitching; side cutouts. A-line silhouette. High-low hem. Longest point hits below the knee. Lined.
  • Thalia Sodi Snakeskin-Print Maxi Dress
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    Thalia Sodi Snakeskin-Print Maxi Dress
    Dramatically sexy, Thalia Sodi's snake-print maxi dress was made for twirling on the dance floor! Polyester/spandex. Machine washable. Imported. V-neckline with twist at front. Pullover style. Three-quarter sleeves. Allover snakeskin print. Unlined. High-low hem. Longest part hits at ankle.
  • Free People Mercer Street Sleeveless Point-Collar Printed-Chiffon Midi Dress
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    Free People Mercer Street Sleeveless Point-Collar Printed-Chiffon Midi Dress
    Take a daytime stroll in Free People's printed chiffon dress, complete with a no-fuss midi silhouette and high-low hem. Polyester. Machine washable. Imported. Point collar; racerback design. Button-front closure. Sleeveless. Allover polka-dot print; lace at back. Flapped patch pockets at chest. Shift midi silhouette. Sheer; unlined. Vented high-low hem. Longest point hits at mid-calf.
  • Free People Petit Trianon Three-Quarter-Length Lace Dress
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    Free People Petit Trianon Three-Quarter-Length Lace Dress
    Open the night wearing Free People's darling lace-overlay dress featuring a liberating high-low hem. Nylon/cotton; lining: nylon. Dry clean. Imported. Square neckline. Zipper closure at side. Three-quarter-length sleeves. Allover lace detailing. Empire waistband. Low back with self-tie. A-line silhouette. Lined. High-low hem. Longest point hits at thigh.
  • Flora by Flora Nikrooz Elizabeth Print Chiffon Gown
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    Flora by Flora Nikrooz Elizabeth Print Chiffon Gown
    Sheer and flowy. The Elizabeth Print Chiffon Gown will be your new favorite style. By Flora by Flora Nikrooz. Polyester. Machine washable. Imported. High-low silhouette. Sleeveless. Adjustable straps. V-Neck. Empire waist. Tie at back. Style #T80298.
  • Robbie Bee Ruched-Sleeve Belted Sweater Dress
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    Robbie Bee Ruched-Sleeve Belted Sweater Dress
    Robbie Bee's essential sweater dress features an elegant cowl neckline and swingy high-low hem for movement. The included belt cinches in your shape, too! Polyester/rayon/spandex; lining: polyester. Machine washable. Imported. Cowl neckline. Pullover style. Short sleeves; ruched at shoulders. Ribbed knit body. Removable belt; dressmaker loops. A-line silhouette. Lined. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits at calf.
  • Free People Peek-A-Boo Cap-Sleeve Lace Dress
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    Free People Peek-A-Boo Cap-Sleeve Lace Dress
    Free People's lace sheath dress is perfect for every event on your calendar, from cocktail parties to summer weddings. Nylon/cotton; lining: cotton/spandex. Hand wash. Imported. Scoop neckline. Pull-on style; no closures. Cap sleeves. Allover lace. Lined. Fitted silhouette. High-low hem is longest at back. Sheath silhouette. Hits at thigh.
  • Spense Petite Lace-Inset Maxi Dress
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    Spense Petite Lace-Inset Maxi Dress
    Spense's petite maxi dress is perfect for an afternoon in the city or a night out. The dress features lace accents and a flattering faux-wrap design. Viscose/spandex; trim: cotton/nylon. Machine washable. Imported. Surplice neckline. Pullover style. Sleeveless. Faux-wrap silhouette. Lace insets at back yoke and hem. Unlined. High-low hem. Hits above ankle.
  • SL Fashions Dress and Jacket, Sleeveless Beaded High-Low Hem
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    SL Fashions Dress and Jacket, Sleeveless Beaded High-Low Hem
    Luxe beaded details and sheer chiffon combine to make SL Fashions' dress and jacket a sophisticated, stylish celebratory ensemble. Try pairing with simple, strappy heels or a neutral satin pump. Polyester; lining: polyester. Spot clean. Imported. Jacket: collarless, open front with no closure, short split sleeves, beaded shoulders, sheer throughout. V-neckline with beading. Pullover style. Sleeveless. High-low hem. Sheer overlay. Lined. Highest point hits above knee.
  • Soprano Plus Size Sleeveless Beaded High-Low Dress
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    Soprano Plus Size Sleeveless Beaded High-Low Dress
    Shine at your special event in Soprano's high-low plus size dress, flaunting a beaded neckline. Shell and lining: polyester. Hand wash. Imported. High neckline with beading. Button closures with keyhole at back. Sleeveless. Elastic inset waist. Lined. High-low silhouette. Hits below knee at longest point.
  • Trixxi Plus Size Printed High-Low Sweater Dress
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    Trixxi Plus Size Printed High-Low Sweater Dress
    Look cute in cooler temps with Trixxi's printed plus size sweater dress, featuring a high-low hem! Polyester/cotton. Machine washable. Imported. High neckline. Pullover. Three-quarter sleeves. Printed allover. Belted waist. A-line silhouette. High-low hem, longer at back. Hits below knee at longest point.
  • Trixxi Plus Size Strapless High-Low Maxi Dress
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    Trixxi Plus Size Strapless High-Low Maxi Dress
    Take your spring look to new heights with Trixxi's high-low plus size maxi dress! Top: rayon; skirt and lining: polyester. Machine washable. Imported. Bandeau neckline. Pullover style; no closures. Strapless. Lace top. Belted waist. Printed skirt. Lined. High-low hem, longer at back. Hits above ankle at longest point.
  • Calvin Klein Plus Size Half-Zip Colorblocked Maxi Dress
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    Calvin Klein Plus Size Half-Zip Colorblocked Maxi Dress
    Calvin Klein's plus size maxi dress boasts a cool, contemporary feel thanks to contrasting fabrics and a unique zippered neckline. Rayon/spandex; inset: polyester. Hand wash. Imported. V-neckline with adjustable zipper. Pullover styling. Sleeveless. Colorblocked woven inset at center front and back yoke. A-line silhouette. Unlined. High-low hem. Hits above ankle at lowest point.
  • NY Collection Plus Size Sleeveless Lace Maxi Dress
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    NY Collection Plus Size Sleeveless Lace Maxi Dress
    Lace insets lend an alluring finish to NY Collection's sleeveless plus size maxi dress, finished with a high-low hem. Rayon/spandex; trim: nylon;combo 1:cotton/nylon;combo 2: polyester. Machine washable. Imported. Scoop neckline. Pullover style; no closures. Sleeveless. Lace insets at neckline, shoulders and hem. High-low hem, longer at back. Hits above ankle at longest point.
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