Dip Hem Dress Styles for Any Occasion

The dip hem dress, another word for the high low dress, is a type of dress which is basically a short dress in front and long in back. It offers the best of both designs, the glamour of a long gown and the comfort of a short one. The great thing about this kind of dress is that you can either decide to stand out with a very short front and down to the floor in the back or you can be more subtle by opting for a front length under the knee and a back length to the ankle. This sophisticated look is fun, feminine, and perfect for dancing all night. As mentioned earlier, high-low dresses are popular for many years and you can still find them on catwalks or red carpets.  However, there are a few rules to follow to keep it modern and flatter your body shape.

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How to choose a flattering one?


Say “YES”

  • Dip hemlines are known to length the legs when short in the front thanks to the optical effect, thus, it is a good fit for petite or whoever wants to have longer legs.
  •  It is also flattering for pear-shaped as it throws attention on the legs but softens the round hips.
  • Opt for a short front that will not go up to the knees but will simply uncover the feet and ankles, ideal for those who want to show their shoes.
  • This option is also better suited for tall brides, and those who want to hide their curvy legs while still slimming their figure.

Say “NO”

Opt for a maxi high-low dress rather then a short one if you are a petite to reach  WOW effect. In that case, it can make you look taller and leaner. 


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Casual Dip Hem dress styles

We mainly mentioned the fact that high-low dresses are famous for weddings and events however you can still find a casual high-low dress. To make it more “daywear”, you should choose less noble fabrics like viscose or cotton with patterns such as flowers for a romantic boho style. Midi dresses with a more subtle dip hemline are a good alternative for a relaxed high-low dress.

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Wedding Dip Hem dress styles

Contrary to the paragraph above, to make a high-low dress to the top and upgrade it to a wedding dress, you should opt for long backs almost like a train. When it comes to fabrics, choose luxurious fabrics such as satin, silk or tulle. For a look even more sensual, add some lace on the corset or go for off the shoulders sleeves. There are several ways to customise your high-low wedding dress, yet, the most important thing is to create the one that represents you. You need to feel comfortable and be able to dance and move around your wedding. Those are the details you need to think about before saying “yes” to the dress.

What fabrics are commonly used for dip hem dresses?

Light and flowing fabrics like chiffon and silk are popular choices, imparting an elegant and ethereal look to the dress. Heavier fabrics such as satin or lace may also be used for a more structured or formal appearance, offering versatility in design and occasion suitability.

What is the ideal footwear for a dip hem dress?

 For a more formal look, strappy heels or elegant pumps can enhance the dress’s grace, especially with longer hemlines. For a casual or bohemian vibe, sandals, ankle boots, or even stylish flats can complement the relaxed feel of a dip hem dress, offering versatility in styling.

How should I accessorize a dip hem dress?

 For a formal look, consider pairing it with statement earrings, a clutch, and elegant heels. For a more casual or bohemian vibe, opt for layered necklaces, a wide-brimmed hat, and ankle boots to add a touch of relaxed chic to your ensemble.

The Benefits of custom service

Finding the right dress might be challenging and for all the reasons mentioned in our article, custom service has only benefits. You could save your time and your energy and getting unforgettable experience by designing a unique dep hem dress for unique YOU.

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  1. My wedding dress turned out exactly as I had envisioned. The process was smooth and easy. Nathalie was quick to respond and during the fitting process she was excellent at prompting me for answers about things I hadn’t thought of such as arm movement, specific spots I should double check, etc. The only change I would make is to indicate that prices are in USD.

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  2. I feared this to be the most stressful part of planning our wedding, but the team at Dressarte made it an enjoyable, confidence boosting and easy endeavour. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating, and gave brilliant options for both budget and style. The dressmaker they paired with with has incredible talent, and turned my vision into a work of art. Thank you all so much!

  3. Extremely fun process that yielded a perfect dress. I was super picky and the team sent me many rounds of fabric options until I was happy. The dress itself was super well made and everyone at my wedding was blown away by it. I would 100% use Dressarte for special events again in the future.

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  4. A wonderful experience creating back-to-office dresses, from first ideas through my mistakes in measurements to final the dress-for-success debut. Thank you for the kindness, design talent, and attention to detail that guided every stitch and every conversation. Thank you truly for the gift of clothes that fit me as I am and help me feel good about where I am. Finding Dressarte Paris was such a happy discovery !

  5. We were married last week and we had an amazing day with friends and family. The wedding was perfect. And so was my dress. I was so happy with it, just what I imagined and I had lots of compliments too.

    We don’t yet have our photographs from the photographer, but it really was beautiful and I’m so happy that I had my dress made by Dressarte. Thank you again.

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