You know those days when you REALLY have nothing to wear? I don’t mean those days when you wake up and you have an idea of what to wear, or you have an inkling of something you could wear. I mean those dire days when you actually have zilch. nada. nothing.

Now think about those days when you have nothing to wear AND you have to look really hot. Those days when nothing fits, everything is crumpled, and there’s a huge event to attend. These are the days when I reach down to the bottom of my wardrobe and pull out a long, floaty, trailing item…the Maxi Dress.

This item is just perfect to throw on, you don’t need to worry about matching anything to it, the Maxi Dress stands alone; stress free and super-chic.

Dress to Impress:

Rochelle Wiseman

Everyone needs a few maxis, always try them on in the shop and make sure they are the right length. Bright colours and prints on maxi dresses look really good in the summer months and can grab attention. Also keep a few plain ones to slip on, on more casual occasions. All you need to team your maxi with is a cropped jacket and flat shoes/sandals/wedges, perhaps a bangle. Nothing more.

Hot Mess:

Alexandra Burke

Maxis are easy to wear and look gorgeous in , but be careful of looking like you put on a tent a la Alexandra Burke style. Also avoid accessorising your maxi with a small dog, unless you are actually a WAG.