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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.
  • O'neill Jean Strapless Hi Lo Dress
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    O'neill Jean Strapless Hi Lo Dress
    Strapless/ tube top beach dress. V cutout at back. Elastic waistline. High low hemline. Length from shoulder to hem: 26.75 inches. 100% Rayon. Imported. Vendor style #: 34416017. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Rvca Lilliana Hi Lo Print Dress
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    Rvca Lilliana Hi Lo Print Dress
    Sleeveless high low dress. Crew neckline. Dropped armholes. Strappy cut outs at back. Mixed print. 97% Viscose/ 3% Elastane. Hand wash. Imported. Vendor style #: W8D04LIL. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Billabong Day Beyond Hi Lo Dress
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    Billabong Day Beyond Hi Lo Dress
    Sleeveless high low dress. Adjustable spaghetti straps. V neckline. Deep U back. Allover print. Length from shoulder to front hem: 52 inches. 100% Rayon. Hand wash cold. Imported. Vendor style #: JD017DAY. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size medium. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Element Village Embroidered Maxi Dress
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    Element Village Embroidered Maxi Dress
    Sleeveless maxi dress. Scoop neckline with embroidered detail at bodice. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Deep racerback. Cinched elastic waistband. High low hemline. Hand wash. Imported. Model's height: 5'9" Model's chest: 32 inches. Model's waist: 24.5 inches. Model's hips: 33.5 inches. Model is wearing size S.
  • Swell Clipper Double Layer Maxi Dress
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    Swell Clipper Double Layer Maxi Dress
    Long sleeve maxi dress. Scoop neck. Slouchy pocket detail at chest. High low hemline. Length from shoulder to hem: 48.5 inches. Sleeve length: 28 inches. 95% Viscose/ 5% Spandex. Dry clean only. Imported. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size medium. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".A basic high low dress that can be worn all year long!
  • Rvca Luck Now Maxi Dress
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    Rvca Luck Now Maxi Dress
    Woven maxi dress. Can be worn strapless or with spaghetti straps. Handkerchief ruffle at front neckline. High low hem. Elastic casing at neckline and waist. Length from center back to hem: 45". Shell: 85% Cotton/ 15% Viscose, Lining: 100% Cotton. Hand wash. Imported. Vendor style #: W6D06LUC. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Three Of Something Warpaint Floral Oxy Dress
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    Three Of Something Warpaint Floral Oxy Dress
    High low dress. Cutout detail at bust. Allover floral print bodice with contrasting watercolor print at back. Herringbone taping on bodice with metal D ring detail. Exposed industrial zipper at back. Length from shoulder to hem: 37 inches. 100% Polyester, Contrast: 100% Cotton. Hand wash, hang dry. Imported. Vendor style #: 2W13D0342. *Model is 5'11" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".This dress has great day to night appeal, especially paired with an open toe sandal and silver bangles!
  • Kelly Caftan Dress
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    Kelly Caftan Dress
    Whether you are frolicking the white sand beaches of the Maldives, or diving into a margarita poolside...sport this lightweight, tie dye caftan for all your resort-worthy activities. Lightweight caftan dress. V notch neckline. Flowy, three quarter sleeves. High low hemline. Allover tie dye print. Can be worn as a swim coverup. Hand wash. Imported. Model's height: 5'9" Model's chest: 32 inches. Model's waist: 24.5 inches. Model's hips: 33.5 inches. Model is wearing size S.
  • Flynn Skye Amber Maxi Dress
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    Flynn Skye Amber Maxi Dress
    Racerback maxi dress. Deep V neckline. Sleeveless. Dropped armholes. Slight high low hemline. Two welt pockets at sides. Length from shoulder to hem: 53 inches. 100% Rayon. Hand wash. Made in USA. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Dress The Population Summer Dress
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    Dress The Population Summer Dress
    Mini shift dress. Crew neckline. Sheer long sleeves. Slip lining. Allover shimmer polka dot print. Lambskin leather details at back. Slight high low hemline. Imported. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".Wear a statement necklace and a low heeled bootie for a casual evening look!
  • Ladakh El Salvador Hi Lo Dress
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    Ladakh El Salvador Hi Lo Dress
    Printed high low dress. Racerback. High neckline. Allover El Salvador print. Length from shoulder to hem Front:32" Back: 47". 100% Polyester. Imported. Vendor style #: B2D11910U32. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size 2. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".An ecclectic, vibrant dress that is perfect for all seasons! Pair with boots and a large gold cuff for an adventurous look! See How SWELL Styled This Piece
  • Billabong Wild Skies Maxi Dress
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    Billabong Wild Skies Maxi Dress
    Woven, sleeveless maxi dress. Embroidered triangle cups. Adjustable spaghetti straps that criss cross at back. High low skirt. 100% Rayon. Hand wash. Imported. Vendor style #: JD068WIL. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Swell Castle Printed Maxi Dress
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    Swell Castle Printed Maxi Dress
    Sleeveless maxi dress. Scoop neckline with metallic beading. Adjustable spaghetti straps. U back with strap detail. Slight high low hemline. Allover print. Length from shoulder to hem: front: 46.5 inches, back: 53 inches. 1005 Rayon. Hand wash. Imported. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 23" Hips 35".
  • Rvca Swanson Metallic Coated Dress
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    Rvca Swanson Metallic Coated Dress
    Knit jersey tank dress. Metallic coated. Scoop neckline. High low hemline. 94% Polyester/ 6% Elastane. Hand wash. Length from shoulder to hem: 28 inches. Imported. Vendor style #: W8D05SWA. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • O'neill Margeret Dress
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    O'neill Margeret Dress
    Boho style dress. Three quarter sleeves. Lace up at V back. Shirring at waist. Slight high low hem. Allover engineered screenprint. Length from shoulder to hem: 37.5 inches. 100% Rayon crinkle gauze. Imported. Vendor style #: 34416023. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • O'neill Laura Slub Dress
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    O'neill Laura Slub Dress
    Relaxed, slub dress. Three quarter sleeves. V neck with wood button placket. High low hemline. Length from shoulder to hem: 32 inches. 100% Rayon slub jersey. Imported. Vendor style #: 34416024. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Billabong Knockout Love Cut Out Dress
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    Billabong Knockout Love Cut Out Dress
    Sleeveless high low dress. Scoop neck. Cut out at sides and open back detail. Self tie at back. Allover print. Length from center front to hem: 37 inches. 100% Viscose. Machine wash cold. Imported. Vendor style #: JD086KNO. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size medium. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".All you need with this killer dress is a bold statement necklace and a wedge sandal!
  • Rvca Luck Now Maxi Dress
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    Rvca Luck Now Maxi Dress
    Woven maxi dress. Can be worn strapless or with spaghetti straps. Handkerchief ruffle at front neckline. High low hem. Elastic casing at neckline and waist. Length from center back to hem: 45". Shell: 85% Cotton/ 15% Viscose, Lining: 100% Cotton. Hand wash. Imported. Vendor style #: W6D06LUC. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Three Of Something Blaze Of Glory Dress
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    Three Of Something Blaze Of Glory Dress
    Sleeveless high low dress. Crew neckline. Lace panel inserts at body. Soft pleated skirt. Length from shoulder to hem: Front: 34 inches, Back: 37 inches. 100% Rayon. Hand wash. Imported. Vendor style #: 1SP13D0428. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Billabong Honey Sky Bandeau Maxi Dress
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    Billabong Honey Sky Bandeau Maxi Dress
    Woven bandeau/ strapless dress. Fully smocked upper body. High low hemline. Allover print. Length from center back to hem: 46 inches. 100% Cotton crinkle gauze. Machine wash cold. Vendor style #: JD085HON. Imported. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size medium. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".
  • Billabong Night Glow Lace Inset Maxi Dress
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    Billabong Night Glow Lace Inset Maxi Dress
    High low dress. Adjustable spaghetti straps. Lace insets. Loose fit. Length from shoulder to hem: 51.5 inches. 100% Rayon. Hand wash cold inside out. Vendor style #: JD115NIG. Imported. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size medium. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".Try a simplistic approach to this adorable dress...pair a thin chained necklace and matching black boots!
  • Fairground Australia Stripe Scuba Dress
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    Fairground Australia Stripe Scuba Dress
    Sleeveless turtle neck dress. Body con fit. Colorblocked with stripe print. Slight high low hemline. Back zip entry. Length from shoulder to hem: 35.5 inches. 90% Cotton/ 10% Elastane. Hand wash. Vendor style #: FG6412. Imported. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".Get all dolled up by accessorizing this dress with wavy tresses and a bold pink lip! Add the Cleobella Olina Necklace and you're set!
  • 6 Shore Road Paradiso Midi Dress
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    6 Shore Road Paradiso Midi Dress
    Sleeveless midi dress. T neck and racerback with patterned detail. Thin spaghetti straps. Draped bodice. High low hemline. Length from center back to hem: 45 inches. 100% Cotton. Dry clean only. Imported. *Model is 5'11" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".A flowy, whimsical dress that looks fab paired with a bold bangle and round sunnies!
  • Eight Sixty Festival Night Maxi Dress
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    Eight Sixty Festival Night Maxi Dress
    Halter style dress. Gold plate at neckline. Spaghetti straps. High low hemline. Allover vibrant print. Length from shoulder to hem: 42 inches. 100% Polyester, Lining: 100% Rayon. Imported. *Model is 5'11" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".The perfect festival dress paired with T strap sandals and wavy locks!
  • Three Of Something Lost Love Dress
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    Three Of Something Lost Love Dress
    High low dress. Faux turtle neck. Lace bodice with sheer lace sleeves. Zip entry at back. Length from shoulder to hem: 43 inches. Sleeve length: 23 inches. 100% Rayon. Hand wash, hang dry. Vendor style #: PF13D0190. Imported. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size small. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".Be a hit in white this holiday by pairing this sweet high low with an edgy black combat boot! If your look needs a touch of added romance grab the Rose Pierre La Maison Goyard Necklace on Velvet See How Swell Styled This Piece
  • Billabong Youre Smitten Printed Button Down Dress
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    Billabong Youre Smitten Printed Button Down Dress
    Woven hi lo dress. Button down. Cut out at back with criss cross detail. Allover print. 100% Rayon. Imported. Vendor style #: JD024YOU. *Model is 5'9" wearing a size medium. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".Be the epitome of cool in this printed hi lo dress! Looks rad paired with opaque tights and buckled booties!,br> See How Swell Styled This Piece
  • Billabong Pretty Amazing Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
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    Billabong Pretty Amazing Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
    Woven maxi dress. Long sleeves. Allover engineered print. Twisted rope drawcord at waist. High low hemline. Detachable mini dress lining. 100% Cotton shell/ 95% Cotton/ 5% Spandex lining. Imported. Vendor style #: JD124PRE. *Model is 5'10" wearing a size medium. Bust 32" Waist 25" Hips 34".This bohemian dress looks amazing paired with a knee high boot and a floppy hat for a glam fall look! See How SWELL Styled This Piece
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