Learn What A “Dip Hem Dress” Is And How To Style It

How To Style A Dip Hem Dress by 3 Ways To Wear

Fashion vocabulary 101 today!

Question: What is a “dip hem dress”?

Answer: A dress that is longer in the back and shorter in the front. Also referred to as “hi-lo dress” or “mullet dress”.

We could see dip hem dresses (and skirts) coming out last year. This year, you pretty much cannot avoid them. My friend Kristin from Frankfurt also got one and I styled it for her with white accessories to create a light summer outfit. But how can we wear it in more ways than that?

How To Style A Dip Hem Dress

A dip hem dress is very versatile in terms of styling. Depending on what you wear with it, you can really dress it up or down.

A floral print on a dip hem dress adds a girly, flirty touch to any outfit making it the perfect base for a casual spring / summer outfit. It’s best to be worn with summer wegdes or sturdy sandals.

floral dip hem dress

You can also throw on a fierce leather jacket to put some contrast against the girly look.

dip hem dress with leather jacket

For evening affairs, simply pair it with killer heels and some sparkling jewellery. 

Serena Gomez dip hem dress evening look

When it comes to what shoes to wear with a dip hem dress: Go for high heels, wedges or sandals that show a lot of feet. Avoid ankle straps or ankle boots as they shorten legs visually (even if they are trendy right now, the effect will still be there, it’s up to you!).

dip hem dress with nude shoes

Check out 3 Ways To Wear A Dip Hem Dress here.

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  • Kristin

    Uhhh, I also love Look Nr. 3 … it is so much different from my light summer outfit, so many opportunities with that dress – amazing! Thx Lu!!!

  • http://www.3waystowear.com/ Lu Li

    Thanks Kristin, do you recognize the bag in Nr.3? ;)

  • Kristin

    You are a star!!!!!