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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    A soft, graceful Tbags Los Angeles dress. Draped panels trim the V neckline, and the high-low hem ends in a ruched tier. Gathered elastic waist. Flutter sleeves. Double-layered. Fabric: Slubbed gauze. 65% tencel lyocell/35% rayon. Dry clean. Made in the USA.
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    BB Dakota Kenna High Low Dress
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    Splendid 2x1 Rib Swing Dress
    Delicate straps mix with racer-back styling on this A-line Splendid dress. High-low hem. Unlined. Fabric: Ribbed jersey. 96% rayon/4% spandex. Wash cold. Made in the USA. COLOR: Please refer to still photos for accurate color representation.
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    Gareth Pugh Halter Back Dress
    Leather trim structures the halter neckline and deep, scoop back on this airy, patterned crepe Gareth Pugh dress. An attached self-belt defines the figure, and a dramatic high-low hem brings movement to the silhouette. Built-in mesh bodysuit with snap gusset. Fabric: Crepe. Shell: 96% cotton/4% silk. Trim: 100% leather. Lining: 85% nylon/15% spandex. Leather clean. Made in Italy.
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    alice + olivia Back Twist Khyl Dress
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    Haute Hippie Deep V Neck Halter Dress
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    Lanston High Low Maxi Dress
    Exclusive to Shopbop. A shoulder-baring Lanston dress with pleats at the neckline. High-low hem. Unlined. Fabric: Jersey. 50% polyester/38% rayon/12% cotton. Wash cold. Made in the USA.
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    Tibi Dots Layered Dress
    A tiered Tibi dress styled in dotted gauze. Cinched elastic shapes the shoulder-baring bodice, and a pintucked ruffle accents the high-low hem. Tie back keyhole. Lined. Fabric: Crinkled gauze. Shell: 65% cotton/35% silk. Lining: 100% cotton. Dry clean. Imported, China.
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    Jay Ahr Sleeveless Gown
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    Zimmermann Silk Tuck Long Dress
    Allover pleating lends appealing texture to this Zimmermann dress. Tulip skirt and high-low hem. Slim cords form the halter neckline. Hidden back zip. Lined Fabric: Silk crepe. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China.
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    Charlie Jade High-low Dress
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    MINKPINK My Sweet Garden Maxi Dress
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    Saloni Irina Printed Dress
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    Saloni Iris Dress
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    Riller & Fount Cristiano Dress
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    Ella Moss Cabana Dress
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    AIR by alice + olivia Back Twist Keyhole Dress
    A flared profile lends relaxed drape to a breezy AIR by alice + olivia dress. Gathered crossover back panels frame a teardrop keyhole, and a curve shapes the high-low hem. Sleeveless. Unlined. Fabric: Burnout jersey. 55% polyester/45% cotton. Dry clean. Imported, China. Belt sold separately.
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    Splendid 2x1 Rib Swing Dress
    Delicate straps mix with racer-back styling on this A-line Splendid dress. High-low hem. Unlined. Fabric: Ribbed jersey. 96% rayon/4% spandex. Wash cold. Made in the USA. COLOR: Please refer to still photos for accurate color representation.
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    C/Meo Collective Breaking Hearts Dress
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    Zimmermann Silk Tuck Long Dress
    Allover pleating lends appealing texture to this Zimmermann dress. Tulip skirt and high-low hem. Slim cords form the halter neckline. Hidden back zip. Lined Fabric: Silk crepe. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China.
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    Camilla Short Sheer Overlay Dress
    Fused Swarovski crystals add sparkle below the neckline of this vibrant Camilla mini dress. An attached, high-low overlay adds breezy movement. Spaghetti straps. Unlined. Fabric: Plain-weave silk. 100% silk. Spot clean. Imported, India.
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    Oak Lifter Dress
    A high-low hem lends a dramatic touch to an effortlessly draped Oak dress. Exaggerated arm openings frame the sleek racer back, and banding trims the edges. Unlined. Fabric: Lightweight plain weave. 100% rayon. Dry clean. Imported, China.
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    ONE by Elliatt Dawn Dress
    Description Elliatt , selected for Shopbop’s ONE by collection for its quality statement pieces and eclectic Australian mood. ONE by is home to exceptional pieces from established and emerging designers. Ruched tiers and a high-low hem give this airy dress a fluid drape. A playful ruffle traces the neckline. Hidden back zip. Sleeveless. Lined. Fabric: Georgette. 100% polyester. Hand wash. Imported, China.
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    Twobirds Hi Lo Dress
    A strapless dress drapes fluidly with a dramatic, uneven hem, and an optional self-sash adds definition to the flowing silhouette. Built-in shelf bra and unfinished edges. Unlined. Fabric: Slinky jersey. 96% polyester/4% spandex. Dry clean. Made in the USA.
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    Twobirds Hi Lo Dress
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    Three Dots Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress
    A flared cut and exaggerated, high-low hem give this Three Dots maxi dress a fluid profile. Ruching traces the neckline. Spaghetti straps. Unlined. Fabric: Soft, ribbed jersey. 50% supima cotton/50% modal. Wash cold. Made in the USA.
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    J.O.A. Stripe Cross Back Dress
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