The border-left-style CSS property sets the line style of an element's left border.

Note: The specification doesn't define how borders of different styles connect in the corners.


/* Keyword values */
border-left-style: none;
border-left-style: hidden;
border-left-style: dotted;
border-left-style: dashed;
border-left-style: solid;
border-left-style: double;
border-left-style: groove;
border-left-style: ridge;
border-left-style: inset;
border-left-style: outset;

/* Global values */
border-left-style: inherit;
border-left-style: initial;
border-left-style: revert;
border-left-style: unset;

The border-left-style property is specified as a single keyword chosen from those available for the border-style property.

Formal definition

Initial valuenone
Applies toall elements. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax


<line-style> = none | hidden | dotted | dashed | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset


Setting border-left-style


    <td class="b1">none</td>
    <td class="b2">hidden</td>
    <td class="b3">dotted</td>
    <td class="b4">dashed</td>
    <td class="b5">solid</td>
    <td class="b6">double</td>
    <td class="b7">groove</td>
    <td class="b8">ridge</td>
    <td class="b9">inset</td>
    <td class="b10">outset</td>


/* Define look of the table */
table {
  border-width: 2px;
  background-color: #52E385;
tr, td {
  padding: 3px;

/* border-left-style example classes */
.b1 {border-left-style: none;}
.b2 {border-left-style: hidden;}
.b3 {border-left-style: dotted;}
.b4 {border-left-style: dashed;}
.b5 {border-left-style: solid;}
.b6 {border-left-style: double;}
.b7 {border-left-style: groove;}
.b8 {border-left-style: ridge;}
.b9 {border-left-style: inset;}
.b10 {border-left-style: outset;}



Specification Status Comment
CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3
The definition of 'border-left-style' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation No significant change.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of 'border-left-style' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also