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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 - 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: 0,2,4,6,8,10
  • 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: L,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
  • Mikoh Biarritz Cover Up Dress - Foam
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    Mikoh Biarritz Cover Up Dress - Foam
    An oversized MIKOH cover up dress in an easy silhouette. Pleating at the deep, rounded neckline. High low hem. Sleeveless. Semi sheer. Fabric: Crepe. 100% rayon. Wash cold. Imported, Indonesia. Measurements Length: 55in / 140cm, from front shoulder Measurements from size 2. Available sizes: 1,2,3
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,XS
  • Mikoh Biarritz Cover Up Dress - Whitewater Fiji
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    Mikoh Biarritz Cover Up Dress - Whitewater Fiji
    An oversized MIKOH cover up dress in a cloud inspired print. Pleating at the deep, rounded neckline. High low hem. Sleeveless. Semi sheer. Fabric: Crepe. 100% rayon. Wash cold. Imported, Indonesia. Measurements Length: 55in / 140cm, from front shoulder Measurements from size 2. Available sizes: 1,2,3
  • Mikoh Biarritz Cover Up Dress - Polynesian Palm
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    Mikoh Biarritz Cover Up Dress - Polynesian Palm
    An oversized MIKOH cover up dress in a bold print. Pleating at the deep, rounded neckline. High low hem. Sleeveless. Semi sheer. Fabric: Crepe. 100% rayon. Wash cold. Imported, Indonesia. Measurements Length: 55in / 140cm, from front shoulder Measurements from size 2. Available sizes: 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: L,M,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: 0,2,6
  • Bb Dakota Madden Dress - Beet Red
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    Bb Dakota Madden Dress - Beet Red
    Crossover panels form a triangle back keyhole on this boxy BB Dakota dress. Rounded high low hem. 3/4 sleeves. Unlined. Fabric: Crepe. 100% polyester. Hand wash or dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 31.75in / 80.5cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S. Available sizes: M
  • 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
  • Halston Heritage Strapless Structured Gown - Strawberry
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    Halston Heritage Strapless Structured Gown - Strawberry
    An angled seam and high low hem bring dramatic asymmetry to this Halston Heritage gown. Boning structures the strapless bodice, and topstitched pleats add extra volume. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Stretch weave. Shell: 81% cotton/19% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 56in / 142cm, from center back Measurements from size 4. Available sizes: 0,2,4
  • 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: 1,2
  • Nightcap Clothing Crochet Hanalei Dress - Peach
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    Nightcap Clothing Crochet Hanalei Dress - Peach
    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: 2
  • Norma Kamali Kamali Kulture Sleeveless Tank Dress - Black
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    Norma Kamali Kamali Kulture Sleeveless Tank Dress - Black
    Norma Kamali offers a slinky tank dress with a dramatic high low hem. Sleeveless. Unlined. Fabric: Slinky jersey. 95% polyester/5% spandex. Wash cold. Imported, China. MEASUREMENTS Length: 36in / 91.5cm, from front shoulder Length: 55in / 140cm, from back shoulder. Available sizes: L
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