The maxi dress is rightly synonymous with spring – a long, light dress floating in the gentle breeze. It’s a great solves-everything wardrobe staple, and is perfect to throw-on in our current situation, reducing the amount of decision-making you have to do.
The beauty of a maxi dress is its versatility, especially when it comes to other components of your outfit. Take footwear for example. Wear your maxi in the day with a flat sandal, try a pair of plimsoles for a preppier look, a platform heel if you're dressing up for the evening or even an ankle boot for when autumn is on the way.
The same goes for layering jackets. A denim jacket is great for when the temperature drops in the evening, but why not try something fancier, like a suede jacket. As long as the jacket is short to balance out the length of the dress, you’re likely to be onto a winner.
Now we've sold you on the ease of wearing and pairing a maxi dress with the rest of your wardrobe, here's our edit of the best maxi dresses to buy this summer. From sleeved to bardot styles, in sizes up to UK32. Happy shopping...