Maxi dresses are (still) a summertime staple. Though the prospect may conjure up images of the Bohemian revival, circa 2009 (think Sienna Miller), they're back - but not as you know them. Here's our pick of the best...
Maxi dresses are (still) a summertime staple. Though the prospect may conjure up images of the Bohemian revival, circa 2009 (think Sienna Miller), they're back - but not as you know them.
This season, the '70s trend is huge - cue the floaty, floral, tassled numbers, ideal for festivals - so, you can expect hoards of maxi dresses to hit the high street. Looking for style inspo? Look at Alexa Chung's festival wardrobe and that floral layered dress she debuted at Coachella.
It's not only throwback styles that are back but the practicality and ease of the maxi dress has been noticed and now cool brands like Cos, Kolor and Opening Ceremony have introduced minimalist styles onto the scene that are perfect for the summer and your holiday wardrobe.
Even the fash pack has got back in on the maxi dress action. Seen everywhere at SS15, from the Emilio Pucci and Matthew Williamson catwalks to the FROW, there was everything from tie-dye and floral maxi dresses to more tailored pleated and shirt dress styles.
These can be the answer to those occasionwear dilemmas; timeless colour block styles are perfect for wedding season, especially as you can totally avoid the do-you-don't-you tights question. Keep it chic with strappy heels and a simple hairstyle.
Practicality aside, our favourite maxi dresses for SS15 are the crochet and knitted styles. Effortlessly chic, throw them over your swimwear if you're on holiday or at a festival, or even go braless (if you dare) out and about at the weekend.
Whatever your maxi dress needs, find one you love in our edit of the best...