Back in the 1970s the women's fashion pages were covered in maxi dresses galore and now they're back. It's not hard to see why this dress has survived the decades as it's not only practical – breezy, light and perfect for a summer day – but also fashionable as it creates the perfect subtle statement. One hazard to watch out for is tripping on the end so make sure you're tall enough to pull it off.
This one in a lovely fresh spring peach is made out of jersey material so it feels soft on your skin. Also it's a right bargain and is only £14.99 from New Look.