High low dresses often feature on the red carpet at high profile award ceremonies and celebrity gatherings. However, this season sees them being introduced to the occasion wear market. These dresses are shorter at the front and have a longer hem at the back. They offer an on-trend option for mums of the bride and groom who don’t want a dress and jacket. They are also proving a real hit with our customers going to events such as Ascot and the Derby.

Get the low down on high low

This style is a dress that is shorter at the front and longer at the back. Perfect if you can’t decide to wear short or long to an event. Particularly useful if you are unsure of the dress code at a black tie event. A high low will get you through cocktail and evening.

They are extremely flattering – the longer length at the back helps to elongate your body.

The shorter hemline at the front is a great way to flash a good set of pins and a stunning pair of shoes.

For occasions such as weddings and the races, you may want more cover. The good news is some high low dresses like the stunning 5007799 from Cabotine have beautiful lace sleeves to cover your arms.

Our wedding guest customers going to weddings that start later in the day are also loving the high-low look. Styles from Veromia Occasions which come in a choice of colours take you through from the ceremony to the wedding party effortlessly.

Does this style work for everyone? You do need height to carry off the floatiness of the long back but like all dresses – the key is getting the proportion right. Get the right heels. Make sure the length at the back doesn’t drown you and this style can work on a shorter frame.