Maxi dresses are a perennial summer staple but can often be a sartorial minefield. Here are navabi’s (navabi.co.uk – link) top tips

Toughen up

Maxi dresses can sometimes err towards the more twee side. Why not toughen up a maxi dress with a leather jacket and trainers for a cool daytime look.

Elevate your look

Adding bright accessories to a plain maxi dress will instantly elevate your look and turn your dress from drab to fab.

Get the right shoes

Always try on your maxi dress with shoes, especially if it’s for a special occasion like a wedding. That way you can avoid the awkward scenario of your hem dragging along the floor.

Yes petite women can wear maxi dresses too!

It is a complete myth that short women can’t wear maxi dresses. If you are petite, billowy fabrics and voluminous cuts can drown your figure. Be mindful of this when shopping for maxis and opt for more streamlined silhouettes instead.

The classic boho look

Achieve a boho vibe by adding chunky colourful jewellery and flat strappy sandals.

Dress it up

Don’t just restrict the maxi dress to daytime, wear it at night too.  Simply add a pair of high strappy sandals and a fitted jacket.

A great cover up

The maxi dress doubles up as a great cover up for when you are on the beach.