24 Flattering High-Low Wedding Dresses to Say Yes To

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Dobrina Zhekova - The Knot Contributor.
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Dobrina Zhekova
Dobrina Zhekova - The Knot Contributor.
Dobrina Zhekova
The Knot Contributor
  • Dobrina writes about all things fashion, wedding attire and style for The Knot.
  • Dobrina has over a decade of editorial experience in print and digital media in Europe and the U.S.
  • Dobrina has an M.A. in Journalism from Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Updated Dec 02, 2022
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Designers and brides-to-be love high-low wedding dresses for a very simple reason: The asymmetrical design allows for endless creative interpretations while also offering a comfortable and chic silhouette. Another bonus? To-be-weds can show off their stylish wedding day shoes that may have otherwise remained hidden under layers of fabric.

Oh, and don't believe anyone who tells you your body needs to be a certain shape to be able to rock this bridal gown style. The beauty of a high-low hemline is its universal appeal and flattery. Whether you opt for a full ball gown, a romantic boho number or a fun sequined party dress, an asymmetrical hemline will add an element of visual interest that's unmatched by any other wedding dress silhouette. Now that we have you on board, check out the most stylish high-low wedding dresses for a bridal look that won't disappoint.

Kelly Faetanini Waverly

Go for the unexpected with this Carrie Bradshaw-inspired high-low wedding gown for your special day. It starts with a plain strapless bodice and flows into a contrasting black skirt covered in fluffy plumes. It's a fun and chic style that'll turn heads in the best way.

Marchesa Notte 2023 Fall Collection

We have one word to describe this high-low wedding dress: dreamy. From the allover floral appliqué details to the romantic strapless neckline, you'll love being pictured in this whimsical gown.

Maticevski Bridal 2023 Look 10

We're getting Audrey Hepburn vibes from this exquisite high-low wedding gown paired with graceful gloves. Because of the high-low skirt, throw in a gorgeous pair of sparkly wedding shoes to bring the glitz and glam.

Pronovias by Vera Wang Bonita

white strapless high-low wedding gown with ruffles
Pronovias by Vera Wang

Channel 1980s-inspired glamour when you slip into this classic high-low wedding gown. It starts with a structured sweetheart bodice and flows into a fashion-forward bustled skirt that will be a blast to dance in.

DB Studio Mikado High-Low Plus Size Wedding Dress

Strapless sweetheart neckline with flowy skirt and minimal silver belt

Calling all minimalist brides. This classic strapless high-low wedding dress has a sweetheart neckline and a flattering A-line skirt. Style it with a sparkly belt for a glamorous touch.

Badgley Mishka Crepe High/Low Gown

Tie bow shoulders and embellished flowers on bodice with subtle high-low skirt

Live out your bridal fairytale dreams in this stunning embellished wedding gown. The popover bodice is dotted with beaded flowers while the high-low hemline is complemented by oversized bow ties at the shoulder.

Oscar De La Renta Look 5 Wedding Dress

Silk strapless gown with full skirt

This stunning silk faille number is truly fit for a modern starlet. The high-low strapless wedding gown is packed with beautiful, eye-catching volume and can be accessorized with a gorgeous pair of stiletto heels.

Costarellos BR2247 Irini Lace Dress

Lace dress with subtle high to low skirt and short sleeves

Athens-based designer Christos Costarello has dreamed up this ethereal number, which is a subtle yet feminine take on a high-low hem. The high-neck short-sleeve lace wedding dress has a slightly shorter hemline at the front that transforms into a beautiful court train at the back.

Rime Arodaky Zappa Wedding Dress

Embroidered sheer bodice with long sleeves and dramatic high-low skirt

Winter brides, take note of this jaw-dropping backless long-sleeve wedding gown—it basically screams snowy ice princess. Made with delicate embroidered tulle and sequins, it features a pleated skirt with a high-low hemline.

ML Monique Lhuillier Plunging High-Low Lace Gown

Plunging neckline with lace bottom, belt and cap sleeves

Delicately draped sleeves and a sultry V-neck complement this romantic floor-length dress. It is a gorgeous option for a boho bash or backyard celebration. Plus, thanks to the elaborate lacework, it doesn't really need much accessorizing.

Temperley London Lydie Dress

Satin ruffle dress with embellishment detail and open back

Elegant and timeless, this satin high-low ruffle number is perfect for a romantic beach wedding. Beautiful Art-Nouveau-inspired crystal work embellishes the waist, while the low-cut back finishes with a pretty bow for a gorgeous look that's picture-perfect from all angles.

Amsale LW155 Front Button V-neck Dress

V-neck and button up midi dress with short sleeves

Strike an effortlessly chic look in this ivory georgette crepe tea-length dress, which would be perfect for a courthouse wedding or even rehearsal dinner. With short sleeves and fabric-covered buttons extending from the neckline to a center slit, this dress oozes timeless elegance and can be re-worn many times after your big day.

Pnina Tornai Style 4541 Wedding Dress

Sleeveless ball gown with long train and lace and embellishment details

We say a resounding yes to this jaw-dropping knee-length sleeveless ball gown that features a corset back and see-through panels. The high-low hemline is accented by gorgeous lace appliqué motifs. Wear this stunner with a pair of drop earrings and a necklace to accentuate the classic sweetheart neckline.

Victor & Rolf Mariage Volant Flower High Low Wedding Dress

Strapless top with handmade flowers on cascading skirt

Show off your legs in this dramatic high-low white dress that is the epitome of bespoke craftsmanship. The waist of the strapless bodice is enhanced by a cummerbund overlay, while handmade organza flowers adorn the cascading skirt and sweeping brush train.

Victor & Rolf Graceful Floral High Low Wedding Dress

Boat neckline and short sleeves with lace flowers on bottom of skirt

For the traditional bride craving a one-of-a-kind design, this A-line wedding dress hits all the right marks. It has a sophisticated boat neckline, short sleeves and a simple bodice. The high-low skirt features pockets (win!) and is embellished with stunning organza lace flowers.

Jenny Packham Faye Wedding Dress

Tulle polkadot skirt and feather top

Jenny Packham's vintage-inspired high-low tulle wedding dress has an allover polka-dot print for an unexpected detail. The strapless sweetheart bodice is trimmed with feathers and is perfect for the bride looking for a wedding day look with a little rock 'n' roll edge.

Jonathan Simkhai Lace Bustier Gown

See through lace skirt with structured bodice and spaghetti straps

This chic high-low hemline gown is ideal for a modern bride who's after a romantic yet glamorous bridal dress. The delicate (and removable!) spaghetti straps, structured bodice and romantic lace skirt lend this white dress a sense of contemporary romanticism.

Alexia Maria Daisy Silk and Wool High Low Gown

Silk A-line dress with thick spaghetti straps

Wait until you see the back of this elegant tea-length silk gown. The thick straps lead to an oversized bow for a whimsical, charming effect. This gorgeous style also works as a bridesmaid dress (or even a wedding guest cocktail dress) and is available in seven more stunning hues.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Nomi One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress

One shoulder and ruffle mini dress

Once you've said your vows, spice things up with a mini party dress and dance the night away with your new partner and friends. The ruffle skirt and one-shoulder bodice lend a graphic appeal to this fun number.

Badgley Mischka Enchanted Beaded Bodice Gown

Subtle high-low, tie straps and black floral embroidery on top

Inspired by nature, this whimsical ivory dress has tie straps, a high-low hem and a unique embroidered bodice. This romantic floor-length number is a great rehearsal dinner option, but it'd also be a beautiful wedding day look for an outdoor ceremony.

Likely Clover Gown

V-neck and subtle ruffle high-low hem

Minimalist brides, this simple dress is for you. The traditional V-neck and sleeveless bodice are paired with a trumpet skirt for a timeless look. You could style it with a sparkly belt or wear it as-is so your guests can fully appreciate its modern, no-frills silhouette.

Vera Wang Emily High Low Wedding Dress

Bubble train and dramatic high-low with 'Love' in Old English type on skirt

Leave it to the queen of bridal fashion, Vera Wang, to design a memorable high-low wedding dress that makes the ultimate wedding day statement. The strapless hand-draped bodice has a black silk faille bow at the back and a funky bubble high-low hemline embroidered with the word 'love' on the side.

Lulus Eternal Bond White Satin Ruffled Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress

V-neck and flutter sleeves with ruffle hem

We never met a flutter sleeve we didn't like. This pretty white dress has a plunging V-neckline, a ruffled high-low hemline and ruched detailing at the shoulders and bustline for an ultra-feminine touch.

Shoshanna Mina Lace Flounce Dress

Mermaid lace dress with subtle high-low and cap sleeves

This dress's classic mermaid silhouette is constructed with delicate lace, transforming the style into a complete stunner. The cap sleeves, jewel neckline and high-low hemline add so much character to this simple yet dazzling dress style.

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