Prepare To Fall In Love With Summer's Must-Have Maxi Dresses...

Maxi Dresses: 20 Brilliant Buys

Maxi dresses are the original summer-ready style item, but there's nothing classic about this season's take on the wardrobe essential. With heavy prints and boho styles hitting the rails, there's never been a better time to update your maxi dress collection.

If the invites are racking up for this summer's weddings, bag yourself a versatile floor-skimmer that can be reworked throughout the season. For this, the trick is bold colours (which make accessorising seriously simple). And, if you're getting set to fill up your holiday wardrobe, we couldn't recommend the maxi more. Swap your midis and minis for a long and loose spaghetti strap style that will take you from beach to bar with ease.

Are you into all things 70s at the moment? We've got a feeling you'll love Zara's floaty boho floor-sweeper featuring intricate embroidery across the chest. Complete your throwback look with an -h-so-chic hippy headband, round-framed sunnies and strappy gladiator flats.

If you want to try your hand at one of this season's more daring trends, consider shopping for maxi dresses with a sheer skirt. Team with a pop of red lipstick and glam towering sandals for full-out glamour. We've seen a sassy navy blue design on the rack in Zara.

Fans of flirty and feminine fashion will find floral maxi dresses hard to resist. We're pretty (okay, really) smitten with the tropical frocks from H&M, Adriana Degreas and Tory Burch at the moment.

Maxi dresses are a great choice for formal occasions when complemented with a glitzy clutch and strappy heels - Needle & Thread, Coast and Opening Ceremony are among our go-to brands when it comes to choosing something special.

We've scoured the high street and designer fashion stores to find 20 of the best maxi dresses to hit the shop floor.

Keep on reading to check out our round-up...

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