Marvellous Maxis…Summer’s ultimate style hero

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I do love a good maxi. Sultry Seventies-chic and long-lines make for effortless élan on those sultry summer days. Lazily draped floor-skimmers create a long-limbed willowy silhouette, simultaneously cool, casual and supremely decadent. Add this season’s putty-pinks, diaphanous fabrics and sheer layered detailing into the mix and the result is pure pre-Raphaelite heaven – team with gladiator flats, the official sandal du jour, for some seriously sexy devil-may-care boho appeal.

Alberta Ferretti

Need a break from neutrals? The maxi is a super-chic way to work this season’s other style-staple: go global with striking African prints, visit middle-England in country-cottage florals or jazz things up with Missoni-esque eclecticism.

Having a Woodstock moment? Succumb to your inner hippy and accessorize with delicate hair jewellery; take inspiration from headgear guru Maison Michel, think elfin-esque, unstructured quiet beauty.