18 High-Low Bridal Party Dresses for Every Style

Perfect for gracing the aisle and hitting the dance floor.

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Business in the front, party at the back—high-low hemlines are undeniably fun and eye-catching. Originating in the Victorian era, and later modernized by designers in the early aughts, high-low dresses have evolved to become not only a mainstay in ready-to-wear fashion but bridal fashion too–especially when it comes to bridal party dresses. So, if you're all about having your bridal crew flaunt this leg-baring hemline, you're in luck! There are countless designers and retailers to shop. Some of our favorites include Mac Duggal, REVOLVE, Lulus, Azazie, and Show Me Your Mumu—just to name a few.

What Is a High-Low Hemline?

High-low hemlines, also known as waterfall skirts, are characterized by a hem that is higher at the front than the back.

From silhouettes with dramatic trains to dresses with gently flared skirts, there are so many different iterations of high-low hemlines to choose from. For the classic bride-to-be, you’ll find bridal party dresses in crisp and clean silhouettes featuring high-low hemlines that hit just above the ankle. Looking for something more daring? Statement-making styles with sexy front slits, leg-baring lengths, and cascading trains are perfect for the bold and fashion-forward bridal party. And of course, one of the biggest perks to donning a high-low dress is that it gives you the chance to show off a great pair of shoes

From black-tie-worthy gowns to lightweight chiffon silhouettes, we’ve rounded up the best high-low bridal party dresses for every style.

For a Black-Tie Wedding: Alfred Sung Strapless Satin High Low Dress with Pockets

Alfred Sung Strapless Satin High Low Dress with Pockets

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Size range: 0-18W | Material: Satin | Shipping: Free shipping on orders exceeding $35 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within guidelines

For the traditional squad seeking a timeless silhouette, this high-low style from Alfred Sung is sure to please your classic aesthetic. We love this look in particular for a black-tie wedding.

Most Feminine: David's Bridal Tall Crepe Satin Ruffle High-Low Bridesmaid Dress

David's Bridal Tall Crepe Satin Ruffle High-Low Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size range: 0-30 | Material: Crepe | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 7 days of purchase within guidelines

Featuring a beautiful billowing skirt, delicate ruffles, and an elegant sash, this gown is as sweet as ever for the bride-to-be with feminine tastes. Pair with shoulder-grazing earrings and a simple bouquet to complete the look.

Best Color Options: Show Me Your Mumu Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Samantha Ruffle High Low Wrap Dress

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Size range: XXS-3X | Material: Luxe satin | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within guidelines

This gorgeous dress from Show Me Your Mumu is equal parts classic and versatile. Even better? It comes in nine different colors to suit every bridal need.

Best Floral Print: Lulus Start of Something New Beige Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress

Lulus Start of Something New Beige Floral Print High Low Wrap Maxi Dress

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Size range: XS-XL | Material: 100% polyester | Shipping: Free standard shipping on orders exceeding $50 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Floral print dresses are always a fitting choice for spring and summer weddings. A gentle high-low hemline, a flattering waist tie, and ruffle straps set this blossom-inspired number apart from the rest. 

Most Whimsical: Lulus Afternoon Air Yellow Lemon Print High-Low Midi Dress

Lulus Afternoon Air Yellow Lemon Print High-Low Midi Dress

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Size range: XS-XL | Material: 100% polyester | Shipping: Free standard shipping on orders exceeding $50 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Channel Capri in this fun and whimsical lemon print dress. We love it for a destination wedding or a summer celebration. Pair with espadrilles for a completely effortless look.

For the Fashion-Forward Bride: Atoir Whirlwind Dress

Atoir Whirlwind High Low Dress

Courtesy of REVOLVE

Size range: XS-XL | Material: Nylon blend | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within guidelines

In an abstract floral print and featuring a one-shoulder neckline, belted waist, and dramatic high-low hem, this stunning silhouette is definitely for the fashion-forward bridal party.

Best Mermaid Silhouette: Azazie Summer Dress

Azazie Summer High Low Dress

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Size range: A0-A30 | Material: Chiffon | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted for standard sizes within 30 days of purchase

What do you get when you combine a mermaid silhouette with a high-low hemline? A seriously flattering gown. This Azazie number is ideal for any occasion and comes in over 60 different colors.

For the Minimalists: REVOLVE Strapless Hi Low Dress

REVOLVE Strapless High Low Dress

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Size range: XS-XL | Material: Nylon and lycra blend | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within guidelines

This sleek and sophisticated beauty is what minimalist dreams are made of. We love how the clean strapless bodice transitions into a seamless A-line silhouette. Plus, it's available in three unforgettable colors.

Best Long Sleeve: Zimmermann Silk Wrap Midi Dress

Zimmermann Silk Wrap High Low Midi Dress

Courtesy of REVOLVE

Size range: XS-L | Material: 100% silk | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within guidelines

Seeking a long sleeve option? Your search stops here. Available in creme, lilac, and sage, this gorgeous silk midi features a universally flattering cut, flouncy hem, and stunning cuff detail.

For the Glam Bridal Party: Mac Duggal Beaded Ruffle High Low Gown

Mac Duggal Beaded Ruffle High Low Gown

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Size range: 0-20 | Material: Chiffon, satin, and beading | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of ship date

Available in ice pink or lemon, this fun and glamorous gown is ultra feminine and bright. Its shimmering beading paired with its lightweight, textured chiffon skirt is both eye-catching in person and photographs well.

Best One Shoulder: Xscape One Shoulder Sleeveless Stretch Crepe Ruffle Asymmetrical High-Low Gown

Xscape One Shoulder Sleeveless Stretch Crepe Ruffle Asymmetrical High-Low Gown

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Size range: 2-12 | Material: Poly and spandex blend | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

Featuring a one-shoulder neckline and dramatic ruffle detail that cascades into a flirtatious hem, we can't stop staring at this bright blue beauty. Plus, this midi's stretchy fabric is sure to keep your bridal party comfortable all throughout the big day.

Most Versatile: Fraiche by J High/Low Faux Wrap Dress

Fraiche by J High/Low Faux Wrap Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size range: S-L | Material: Chiffon | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within guidelines

Looking for a dress that your squad can actually wear again after your nuptials? Look no further. Between its comfortable fabric, versatile silhouette, and classic color options, you simply can't go wrong with a piece like this.

Most Statement-Making: Mac Duggal Sleeveless Sweetheart Neck Ruffle High-Low A-line Gown

Mac Duggal Sleeveless Sweetheart Neck Ruffle High-Low A-line Gown

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Size range: 2-18 | Material: Organza, lace, and beading | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of ship date

Make a statement with this show-stopping Mac Duggal gown. Its textured high-low skirt in addition to its intricately beaded bodice make it merely unforgettable.

Best Off-the-Shoulder Dress: Lulus Layla Mustard Yellow Satin Off-the-Shoulder Wrap Dress

Lulus Layla Mustard Yellow Satin Off-the-Shoulder High Low Wrap Dress

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Size range: XS-XL | Material: Satin | Shipping: Free standard shipping on orders exceeding $50 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

We picture the Layla dress on a vineyard for a fall wedding. No matter where you're tying the knot, this warm mustard hue and off-the-shoulder neckline is ideal for a romantic autumn affair.

Most Classic: Lulus Enchanted Moments Sage Green Satin Ruffled High-Low Dress

Lulus Enchanted Moments Sage Green Satin Ruffled High-Low Dress

Courtesy of Lulus

Size range: XS-XL | Material: Satin | Shipping: Free standard shipping on orders exceeding $50 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Your crew will be the life of the party in this beautiful sage green midi. Its classic cut and silky satin fabric will allow them to float down the aisle and seamlessly move across the dance floor.

For a Tropical Wedding: Lulus Blooming Bright Yellow Floral Print High-Low Wrap Midi Dress

Lulus Blooming Bright Yellow Floral Print High-Low Wrap Midi Dress

Courtesy of Lulus

Size range: XS-XL | Material: Chiffon | Shipping: Free standard shipping on orders exceeding $50 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

This bright yellow floral print beauty is simply designed for a tropical getaway. Plus, the lightweight fabric will keep your girls cool and comfortable all throughout your destination nuptials.

Most Elegant: Blush Mark Off-the-Shoulder Stretch Crepe High Low Dress

Azazie Blush Mark Off-the-Shoulder Stretch Crepe High Low Dress

Courtesy of Azazie

Size range: 2-12 | Material: Crepe | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted for standard sizes within 30 days of purchase

This deep red midi just may be the epitome of elegance. The best part? Its shoulder-baring off-the-shoulder neckline beautifully showcases the décolletage.

Best Shimmer: Mac Duggal Sleeveless Cut Out High Low Ruffled Hem Gown

Mac Duggal Sleeveless Cut Out High Low Ruffled Hem Gown

Courtesy of Mac Duggal

Size range: 0-18 | Material: Organza | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of ship date

Shimmer the night away in this metallic masterpiece. The V-neckline and defined waistline make for a universally flattering details while the side cut-outs and flouncy ruffle hem make for a fun, fashion-forward statement.

What to Look for in a High-Low Bridesmaid Dress

First of all, if you are going for high-low bridal party ensemble—we love it! The fun and flirty hemline is out of the box and sure to be remembered. So, in order to ensure that the look is executed to its fullest potential, pay close attention to the details. Whether you're opting for a subtle high-low hemline that brushes the ankles and cascades into a floor-sweeping gown or going for a party-ready mini that dramatically falls into a longer skirt, be intentional about the length of the hem. Minis that expose the knee are elongating for bridesmaids that are on the petite side. They also offer a slightly less formal, more playful look for a wedding that is cocktail attire. On the other hand, gowns that fall tea length and feature a less dramatic transition from its shorter front to its longer train tend to read slightly more formal and timeless. But, no matter the length of the dress chosen for your bridal squad, you certainly can't forget about the shoes! Arguably the most important aspect of a high-low look, your bridesmaids' footwear has the opportunity to take center stage. Universally flattering and elongating, we recommend some type of heel. Whether its a show-stopping stiletto or just a subtle wedge, a little lift will undoubtedly allow your maids to look and feel more elegant and poised. So, have fun with it! Don't be afraid to style your girls in a statement shoe that completes their aisle—and dance floor—ready look.

FAQ
  • What is a high-low hemline?

    High-low hemlines, also known as a waterfall or asymmetrical skirts, are characterized by a hem that is higher at the front than the back.

  • Are high-low bridal party dresses appropriate?

    Yes! High-low bridal party dresses are appropriate for all seasons and dress codes. With that said, if you're shopping for your own bridal party dress, check in with the bride first to get her approval.

  • What are the different types of high-low hemlines?

    High-low bridal party dresses run the gamut from silhouettes with gently flared hemlines that hit above the ankle to more daring dresses with shorter hems.

Why Trust Us / About the Author

Contributing author Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture weddings gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She sources and researches the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding parties, guests, and more.

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