Must-Have Maxi Dresses For Any Occasion

Summer is ever so slowly starting to make an appearance, and if there is one piece of clothing we want in our wardrobes when the sun comes out to play, it’s the maxi dress. Effortless, easy, stylish and versatile, it really is the hero piece our summer wardrobe is crying out for. So not matter what you’re up to over the next few months, here are our favourite ways to wear the maxi dress this season…

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Beach Babe – Lightweight fabrics and simple silhouettes are perfect for covering up on holiday.

Biba Kimono Maxi Dress Jane Norman Printed Maxi Dress

Biba Kimono Maxi Dress - Jane Norman Printed Maxi DressDickins & Jones Stripe Strappy Maxi DressMelissa Odabash Ikat Print Maxi Dress

Wear with…

Ladies GG3538/S Dark Havana Sunglasses Biba Goddess Swimsuit Aldo Flip Flop Sandal

Gucci SunglassesBiba Goddess SwimsuitAldo Flip Flip Sandal

Weekend Wonder – For a relaxed weekend look, t-shirt style maxi dresses are best.

Dickins & Jones Floral Maxi Dress Oasis T-Shirt Dress Linea Weekend Maxi Dress Label Lab Crepe Maxi Dress

Dickins & Jones Floral Maxi DressOasis T-Shirt DressLinea Weekend Stripe Maxi Dress – Label Lab Crepe Maxi Dress

Wear with…

Ai??Converse Floral Trainer Ai??Linea Weekend Denim Jacket Ai??Tooled cross body leather bag

Ai??Converse Floral TrainerLinea Weekend Denim JacketWarehouse Leather Bag

Working It – To make a maxi office friendly, look for more tailored silhouettes and thicker fabrics.

Therapy Knitted Maxi Dress Episode Cowl Neck Maxi Dress Almost Famous Tiger Print Maxi Dress

Therapy Knitted Maxi DressEpisode Cowl Neck Maxi DressLinea Knot Front Maxi DressAlmost Famous Tiger Print Maxi Dress

Wear with…

Jet set travel medium tote Miss KG Espadrille Wedge Shoes Pied a Terre Jacket

Michael Kors Tote BagMiss KG Espadrille WedgePied a Terre Jacket

Summer Ball – A maxi dress makes a bold statement for a formal affair. Look for embellishment for full-on glamour.

Ted Baker Stripe Maxi Dress Biba Pleated Maxi Dress Adrianna Papell Beaded Maxi Dress Love Moschino Halter Neck Maxi Dress

Ted Baker Stripe Maxi DressBiba Pleated Maxi DressAdrianna Papell Embellished Maxi Dress - Love Moschino Halter Neck Maxi Dress

Wear with…

Ai??Egical cylinder beaded clutch bag Ai??Silver Crystal Drop Earrings Head Over Heels Slingback Sandal

Dune Embellished Clutch Bag – 1928 Silver Drop Earrings- Head Over Heels Sling Back Sandal

Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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