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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  • Emilio Pucci Embellished Silk Dress
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    Emilio Pucci Embellished Silk Dress
    The high-low skirt of this Emilio Pucci silk dress is dramatic and statement. Colored in swirling tones of red and purple, the embellished top and cut-away shoulders only add to the striking finish - Red/purple silk, round neckline, cut-away shoulders, zipped back, silk lining, asymmetric skirt - Maxi length - Wear it with metallic heels
  • Rachel Zoe Maxi dress
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    Rachel Zoe Maxi dress
    Thick straps add structure to the flowing maxi silhouette of this Rachel Zoe dress. Kept versatile in black, the high-low hem is a modern style that will show off a pair of towering statement heels - Black fabric, v neckline with thick shoulder straps, zipped fastening, high-low hem - Slim fit, maxi length - Wear it with wedges for leg elongating results
  • Salvatore Ferragamo Black Quilted Cotton Dress
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    Salvatore Ferragamo Black Quilted Cotton Dress
    Sleek leather trim and micro cut-outs at the waist dress up this quilted black dress from Salvatore Ferragamo - Round neckline, sleeveless, black leather trim, hidden back zip, high-low hemline - Tailored fit - Wear with heels and an envelope clutch
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Baseball Dress
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Baseball Dress
    A high-style take on athletic-chic, this baseball dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim features slick lambskin and contrast metallic sleeves - Bone lambskin with metallic purple raglan short sleeves, round neckline, curved high-low hemline - Straight silhouette - Team with heels and a statement necklace
  • DKNY Silk Top
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    DKNY Silk Top
    Pretty crystal flower embellishment dresses up the neckline of this sheer silk top from DKNY - Sheer black silk, round neckline, long sleeves, high-low shirttail hem, spaghetti strap camisole lining - Loosely fitted - Team with leather leggings for a sleek evening look
  • Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Cotton Pullover
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    Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Cotton Pullover
    Preen by Thornton Bregazzi tap into smart preppy style for this knit texture pullover. Made from off-white cotton with circles of color on each sleeves, we love it as an oversize slouchy staple to dress up or down - Off-white cotton with multicolored detail, v neckline, ribbed trim at cuffs and hem - Oversize fit - Style with a pair of tailored pants as a high-low contrast
  • Maison Margiela Patent Leather Slip-On Sneakers
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    Maison Margiela Patent Leather Slip-On Sneakers
    Turn to Maison Martin Margiela for modern cool with an urban edge. These slip-on sneakers are made glossy in a mahogany brown patent leather, but kept sporty and casual with a thick white rubber sole - Brown patent leather, white rubber sole, elasticated inserts - Leather insole, rubber sole - Style them with a feminine dress for a high-low look

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