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Go High-Low: The Season's Hot Hemline

by Jill Manoff

Ultra-flattering and the best of both worlds (It’s a mini in the front, a maxi in the back!), it’s no wonder the high-low hemline is one of the top trends of the season. We’re seeing it everywhere, on a wide range of styles—from tops and flirty skirts to dresses for day and night. Want to know how to wear them? We’ve got your guide.

High Low

Weather you choose a work-perfect button-down or an easy weekend tee, avoid cinching it and let it flow. Our fave takes include light-as-air styles with fishtail hems that extend to the knees. We finish them off with super-dark skinnies and slim-fit jackets cropped at the waist. (So chic!)

We vote this style “Best for Showing Off Great Shoes” (especially wedges!). Wear it high on your waist, and with a simple tank or cami. Feeling more daring? Go for a bandeau instead. As for the skirt itself, most anything goes; we love all of the new floral styles (They’re two trends in one!), but—as the shape “makes” the look—feel free to skip a print.

Party in the front? Don’t stop there. Thanks to its cascading hemline, a high-low dress moves when you walk—which gives it look-at-me drama from all angles. We wear it to make an entrance or exit, or when we simply want a style that flatters to the max. (It hides flaws and elongates legs!)