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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.
  • Charlie Jade High Low Dress - Hot Pink
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    Charlie Jade High Low Dress - Hot Pink
    An effortless Charlie Jade dress, cut from delicate silk crepe. A slim T strap cuts across the open back, and the delicate georgette panel trails to a graceful point. Adjustable strap. Lined. Fabric: Crepe. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length 1: 32.25in / 82cm, from front shoulder Length 2: 56.75in / 144cm, from back shoulder to longest point Measurements from size S. Available sizes: L,M,S,XS
  • Charlie Jade High-Low Dress - Cobalt
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    Charlie Jade High-Low Dress - Cobalt
    Delicate silk crepe composes this halter style Charlie Jade dress. A slim T strap cuts across the open back, and graceful tails drape from the high low hem. Adjustable straps. Lined. Fabric: Silk crepe. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length 1: 32.25in / 82cm, from front shoulder Length 2: 56.75in / 144cm, to longest point Measurements from size S. Available sizes: L,M,S,XS
  • Line Dry Acacia High Low T Back Dress - Chambray Stripe
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    Line Dry Acacia High Low T Back Dress - Chambray Stripe
    Braided shoulder straps detail this breezy Line Dry dress. Racer back styling. High low hem. Lined. Fabric: Voile. 60% cotton/40% polyester. Wash cold. Made in the USA. Measurements Length: 46in / 117cm, from center back Measurements from size XS/S. Available sizes: S/M,XS/S
  • Alice + Olivia Arlie Cross Front High Low Dress - Nude/Red
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    Alice + Olivia Arlie Cross Front High Low Dress - Nude/Red
    Metallic beads and lustrous rosettes bring lavish beauty to this alice + olivia dress. The crossover V neckline dips to the gathered elastic waist. Exposed back zip. Sheer sleeves. Lined. Fabric: Embroidered mesh. Shell: 100% nylon. Lining: 97% polyester/3% spandex. Dry clean. Imported, India. Measurements Length 1: 31in / 78.5cm, from front shoulder Length 2: 34in / 86.5cm, from back shoulder Measurements from size 2. Available sizes: 6,8,10
  • Three Dots High Low Cutout Dress - Oatmeal
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    Three Dots High Low Cutout Dress - Oatmeal
    Elastic cinches the cutout midriff on this striped Three Dots dress, and a high low hem creates easy, fluid drape. Boat neckline. Short sleeves. Unlined. Fabric: Jersey. Shell: 95% viscose/5% spandex. Wash cold. Made in the USA. Measurements Length 1: 37.75in / 96cm, from front shoulder Length 2: 44in / 112cm, from back shoulder Measurements from size S. Available sizes: M
  • Tbags Los Angeles Hi Lo Dress - Black
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    Tbags Los Angeles Hi Lo Dress - Black
    A spangled crew neckline adds an ornate texture to a slinky dress from Tbags Los Angeles. Pleats fall from the front yoke to the asymmetrical hem, allowing for fun, graceful movement, while a button keyhole fastens the back. Sleeveless. Unlined. Fabric: Soft, slinky jersey. 94% venezia/6% spandex. Dry clean. Made in the USA. MEASUREMENTS Length: 43in / 109cm, from front shoulder. Available sizes: M,S,XS
  • Riller & Fount Bradley One Shoulder Midi Dress - Coal
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    Riller & Fount Bradley One Shoulder Midi Dress - Coal
    This one shoulder Riller & Fount dress has a modern high low hem. Sleeveless. Unlined. Fabric: Jersey. 74% rayon/21% polyester/5% spandex. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Measurements Length: 37.75in / 96cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 1. Available sizes: 0,1,2,3
  • Cameo Breaking Hearts Dress - Ivory
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    Cameo Breaking Hearts Dress - Ivory
    A romantic, structured Cameo dress with an open back and split front. Crisscross panels define the waist. Full high low skirt. Snap closure at neckline. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Mid weight crepe. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 29.5in / 75cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S. Available sizes: L,M,S,XS,XXS
  • One By Elliatt Dawn Dress - White Stripe
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    One By Elliatt Dawn Dress - White Stripe
    Description Elliatt , selected for Shopbops 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. Measurements Length 1: 31in / 78.5cm, from front shoulder Length 2: 48in / 122cm, from back shoulder Measurements from size S. Available sizes: L,M,S,XS
  • Alice + Olivia Back Twist Khyl Dress - Pink
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    Alice + Olivia Back Twist Khyl Dress - Pink
    A high low hem lends a fluid drape to this alice + olivia maxi dress. An elegant twist forms a keyhole in back. Lined. Fabric: Stretch silk crepe. 96% silk/4% spandex. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length 1: 41in / 104cm, from shoulder to shortest point Length 2: 54in / 137cm, from shoulder to longest point Measurements from size S. Available sizes: L,M,S,XS
  • Zimmermann Silk Plunge Drape Dress - Moonstone
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    Zimmermann Silk Plunge Drape Dress - Moonstone
    A surplice sweetheart neckline lends an alluring touch to this Zimmermann dress. Boning structures the sides and neckline. Asymmetrical high low hem. Sleeveless. Hidden back zip. Lined. Sheer. Fabric: Silk crepe. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 48.5in / 123cm, from shoulder to longest point Measurements from size 1. Available sizes: 0,1,3
  • Oak Lifter Dress - Black
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    Oak Lifter Dress - Black
    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. Measurements Length: 52.75in / 134cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S. Available sizes: S
  • Riller & Fount Cristiano Dress - Pebble
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    Riller & Fount Cristiano Dress - Pebble
    This Riller & Fount tank dress has an asymmetrical fold at the waist and a dramatic high low hem. Banded edges. Unlined. Fabric: Marled jersey. 74% rayon/21% polyester/5% spandex. Made in the USA. Measurements Length 1: 30in / 76cm, from front shoulder Length 2: 44in / 112cm, from back shoulder Measurements from size 1. Available sizes: 0,1,2,3
  • Ella Moss Cabana Dress - Black
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    Ella Moss Cabana Dress - Black
    Slim ties secure the halter neck and cowl back on a slinky, striped Ella Moss maxi dress. High low hem. Semi sheer. Fabric: Jersey. 100% rayon. Hand wash. Made in the USA. Measurements Length: 49.5in / 126cm, from front shoulder Measurements from size S. Available sizes: XS
  • Saloni Irina Printed Dress - Chasu Yellow
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    Saloni Irina Printed Dress - Chasu Yellow
    A high low hem boosts the dramatic shape of this Saloni maxi dress, cut in a fluid silhouette. Ruching traces the high neckline, and an optional elastic belt defines the waist. Hook and eye keyhole in back. Lined. Fabric: Chiffon. 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 55in / 140cm, to longest point Measurements from size 0. Available sizes: 2,4,8
  • Zimmermann Silk Tuck Long Dress - French Navy
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    Zimmermann Silk Tuck Long Dress - French Navy
    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. Measurements Length: 57in / 145cm, from center back Measurements from size 1. Available sizes: 0,1,2
  • Zimmermann Silk Tuck Long Dress - Sunstone
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    Zimmermann Silk Tuck Long Dress - Sunstone
    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. Measurements Length: 57in / 145cm, from center back Measurements from size 1. Available sizes: 0,1,2,3
  • Twobirds Hi Lo Dress - Black
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    Twobirds Hi Lo Dress - Black
    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. MEASUREMENTS Length: 30in / 76cm, from center front Length: 42in / 106.5cm, from center back. Available sizes: One Size
  • Twobirds Hi Lo Dress - Dust
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    Twobirds Hi Lo Dress - Dust
    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. MEASUREMENTS Length: 30in / 76cm, from center front Length: 42in / 106.5cm, from center back. Available sizes: One Size
  • Nightcap Clothing Crochet Hanalei Dress - Natural
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    Nightcap Clothing Crochet Hanalei Dress - Natural
    A fluid Nightcap Clothing dress with dashes of vintage romance. Loose, crocheted panels detail the back and the dramatic, high low hem. Unlined. Fabric: Soft jersey. 94% pima cotton/6% lycra spandex. Hand wash. Made in the USA. Measurements Length 1: 37in / 94cm, from front shoulder Length 2: 58in / 147.5cm, from back shoulder Measurements from size 2. Available sizes: 1,4
  • Lovers + Friends Foxy Dress - Black
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    Lovers + Friends Foxy Dress - Black
    A dramatic high low hem and side cutouts bring seductive edge to this shoulder bearing Lovers + Friends dress. Pintucks lend volume to the profile. Button back keyhole. Hidden back zip. Partially lined. Fabric: Crepe. Shell: 100% polyester. Lining: 97% polyester/3% elastane. Dry clean. Imported, China. MEASUREMENTS Length: 34in / 86.5cm, from front shoulder Length: 56in / 142cm, from back shoulder. Available sizes: XS
  • Jay Ahr Sleeveless Gown - Black
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    Jay Ahr Sleeveless Gown - Black
    Petite, polished studs create a twinkling pattern on this striking Jay Ahr gown. Cutout straps connect over the open back, and the long, flowing skirt is cut with a dramatic high low silhouette. A polished buckle secures the bodice, and a hidden zip closes the skirt. Fabric: Chiffon. Shell: 70% viscose/25% nylon/5% elastane. Lining: 100% polyester. Hand wash. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 63.5in / 161cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 38. Available sizes: 34,38
  • J.O.A. Stripe Cross Back Dress - Navy
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    J.O.A. Stripe Cross Back Dress - Navy
    Nautical stripes add a sporty touch to this formfitting J.O.A dress. Solid straps crisscross at the back. Rounded high/low hem. Unlined. Fabric: Ponte jersey. 52% rayon/31% nylon/17% spandex. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 30.75in / 78cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S. Available sizes: L,M,S,XS
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