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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  • Milly Stripe Mitered Trapeze Dress
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    Milly Stripe Mitered Trapeze Dress
    A shoulder-baring Milly dress with fluorescent stripes and crisscross straps. High-low hem. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Crisp weave. Shell: 44% linen/44% polyester/12% elastane. Lining: 96% polyester/4% elastane. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Imported materials.
  • Marchesa Notte High Low Gown
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    Marchesa Notte High Low Gown
    A formal Marchesa Notte gown with a touch of feminine charm. Metallic sequins and sparkling crystals form an elegant vine design on the sheer mesh yoke. Tailored bodice and full skirt. On-seam hip pockets. Uneven hem. Sleeveless. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Soft faille. 77% triacetate/23% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China.
  • EDIT Hi Lo Dress
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    EDIT Hi Lo Dress
    An elegant EDIT dress with a flared silhouette and asymmetrical hem. On-seam pockets. Sleeveless. Hidden back zip. Unlined. Fabric: Crepe. 95% polyester/5% spandex. Dry clean. Imported, China.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Crepe Dress
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Crepe Dress
    Slim straps form the V neck and back of this colorblock BCBGMAXAZRIA dress. Front cutout. High-low hem. Lined. Fabric: Crepe. 100% polyester. Dry clean or wash cold. Imported, China.
  • Diane von Furstenberg Camila Dress
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    Diane von Furstenberg Camila Dress
    An airy silk DVF dress in a blurred dot print. Elastic gathers the off-shoulder neckline, and a drawstring cinches the waist. High-low hem. Sheer blouson sleeves. Lined. Fabric: Crinkled silk chjffon. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China.
  • Shoshanna Shoshanna Midnight Dawn Midi Dress
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    Shoshanna Shoshanna Midnight Dawn Midi Dress
    A crisp Shoshanna dress in a strapless profile. A draped twist details the sweetheart bodice, and topstitched pleats lend volume to the contrast, high-low skirt. On-seam pockets. Hidden back zip. Unlined. Fabric: Gazaar. Shell: 100% polyester. Lining: 100% acetate. Dry clean. Imported, China.
  • Zimmermann Silk Plunge Drape Long Dress
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    Zimmermann Silk Plunge Drape Long Dress
    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.
  • Lela Rose Embroidered Dress
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    Lela Rose Embroidered Dress
    Shimmering floral embroidery lends a unique, striking element to this filmy Lela Rose dress. The full skirt lands in a graceful high-low hem. Sheer yoke and illusion sweetheart neckline. V back with hidden zip closure. Sleeveless. Silk-charmeuse lining. Fabric: Embroidered tulle / organza. Shell: 70% nylon/30% polyester. Lining: 100% silk. Dry clean. Made in the USA.
  • Monique Lhuillier Strapless High Low Gown
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    Monique Lhuillier Strapless High Low Gown
    A lace-like print lends a gothic element to this romantic Monique Lhuillier ballgown. Dramatic high-low silhouette with boned, strapless bodice. On-seam front pockets. Hidden back zip. Fully lined in silk. Fabric: Lightweight basketweave. Shell: 51% acetate/49% viscose. Lining: 100% silk. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Fabric from Italy and Korea.
  • Parker Kansas Dress
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    Parker Kansas Dress
    A sequined Parker maxi dress with a dramatic high-low hem. A front keyhole provides a subtle glimpse of skin. Sleeveless. Lined. Fabric: Sequined gauze. Shell: 100% viscose. Lining: 100% nylon. Professional spot clean. Imported, India.
  • Marchesa Notte Gown with Embroidered Neckline
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    Marchesa Notte Gown with Embroidered Neckline
    An elegant Marchesa Notte gown. Beaded appliqués shimmer from the bodice, which has a low neckline and an open back. Cascading panels and a high-low hem bring airy movement to the floor-length skirt. Button closures and hidden zip in back. Lined. Fabric: Silk georgette. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 97% polyester/3% elastane. Dry clean. Imported, China.
  • Marchesa Notte Gown with Embroidered Neckline
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    Marchesa Notte Gown with Embroidered Neckline
    An elegant Marchesa Notte gown. Beaded appliqués shimmer from the bodice, which has a low neckline and an open back. Cascading panels and a high-low hem bring airy movement to the floor-length skirt. Button closures and hidden zip in back. Lined. Fabric: Silk georgette. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 97% polyester/3% elastane. Dry clean. Imported, China.
  • MISA Ruffle Midi Dress
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    MISA Ruffle Midi Dress
    An eclectic Tbags Los Angeles midi dress with a high-low hem and ruffle trim. Covered elastic cinches the waist, and a wide V neckline cuts an alluring profile. Flutter sleeves. Unlined. Fabric: Mid-weight weave. 100% viscose. Dry clean. Made in the USA.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Astrella Cami Dress
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    BCBGMAXAZRIA Astrella Cami Dress
    A draped, high-low hem gives this BCBGMAXAZRIA dress a fluid drape. Sheer, scalloped lace trims the neckline. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Double-layered front. Unlined. Fabric: Crepe. 77% triacetate/23% polyester. Wash cold. Imported, China.
  • Lemlem Addis Sleeveless Cover Up Dress
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    Lemlem Addis Sleeveless Cover Up Dress
    A boxy Lemlem cover-up dress with bold stripes and fringe at the high-low hem. Ruched seams at the shoulders. Scoop neckline. Semi-sheer. Fabric: Gauze. 95% cotton/5% acrylic. Hand wash. Imported, Ethiopia.
  • Monique Lhuillier High Low Lace Gown
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    Monique Lhuillier High Low Lace Gown
    This striking Monique Lhuillier gown is cut with a dramatic high-low hem, lending modern appeal to the romantic lace silhouette. The skirt is fitted through the hips and flares into a ruffled hem with an elegant train. Boned bodice with underwire cups. Strapless. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Lace. Shell: 80% viscose/20% polyester. Trim: 100% nylon. Lining: 100% silk. Professional spot clean. Made in the USA.
  • Saloni Iris Dress
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    Saloni Iris Dress
    Flocked swiss dots bring texture to this crepe Saloni dress. A covered elastic belt cinches the waist, and the high-low hem reveals a flash of leg. Hook-and-eye back keyhole. Lined. Fabric: Crepe. 100% rayon. Dry clean. Imported, China.
  • Zimmermann Silk Plunge Drape Long Dress
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    Zimmermann Silk Plunge Drape Long Dress
    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.
  • FAITHFULL THE BRAND Hey Now Maxi Dress
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    FAITHFULL THE BRAND Hey Now Maxi Dress
    Tasseled lace-up detailing accents this soft FAITHFULL THE BRAND maxi dress. Side slits and a high-low, rounded hem. 3/4 sleeves with lattice trim. Unlined. Fabric: Soft weave. 100% rayon. Hand wash. Imported, Indonesia.
  • Black Halo Capri High / Low Dress
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    Black Halo Capri High / Low Dress
    A high-low hem brings playful swing to this Black Halo midi dress. Adjustable straps. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Stretch suiting. Shell: 62% polyamide/33% viscose/5% elastane. Lining: 95% polyamide/5% elastane. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Imported fabric. COLOR: Please refer to still photos for accurate color representation.

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  • EDIT Asymmetrical Dress
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    EDIT Asymmetrical Dress
    Wool felt lends a structured look to this EDIT dress. A flared skirt with a raw, high-low hem finishes the contemporary silhouette. Sleeveless. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Felt. Shell: 65% wool/20% polyester/15% viscose. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China.
  • BB Dakota Kenna High Low Dress
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    BB Dakota Kenna High Low Dress
    This relaxed BB Dakota dress is styled with a layered, uneven hem. Hook-and-eye back keyhole. Sleeveless. Unlined. Fabric: Crepe. Shell: 96% polyester/4% spandex. Lining: 100% polyester. Hand wash. Imported, China.
  • Riller & Fount Cristiano Dress
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    Riller & Fount Cristiano Dress
    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.
  • Twobirds Hi Lo Dress
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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.
  • Twobirds Hi Lo Dress
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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.
  • Three Dots Spaghetti Strap Maxi 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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