For many of us, the term ‘high-low hemline’ can evoke memories of aughts-era fashion when of-that-time style stars like Mischa Barton and Paris Hilton thrust the silhouette center stage. Unsurprisingly, this dress detail dates back further than the 2000s, with 19th-century evening gowns featuring a waterfall hem being en vogue. Fast forward to now and the look has evolved into an even more appealing detail.
A high-low hemline not only adds an element of surprise, but it also flatters your legs.
Naturally, a high-low hemline translates beautifully to a wedding dress, and designers across the gamut continue to interpret this detail with creative approaches. On the more traditional side, you’ll find gowns with strapless necklines, classic satin texture, and a subtle high-low hemline tucked within delicate pleating. On the more daring side, look out for bridalwear that brings in bold elements to highlight the hem, including tassels, feathers, and lace. Ipso facto, a high-low hemline is not reserved for one single aesthetic—it takes on many forms.
Ahead, get the download on the latest offerings for the high-low bridal hemline from favorites like Oscar de la Renta, Galvan, Monique Lhuillier, and more.