When maxi dresses made their return a few years ago, none of us knew how huge this ongoing trend was going to be. Sure, each season there's a new take on the look, but it feels like we're never going to escape these longer hemlines! That's good news if you like easy dressing, as a good daytime maxi needs nothing more than a pair of flat sandals and a messy hairstyle. This season, maxi dresses are romantic, a little bohemian, and more comfy than ever. Forget the stretchy columns and unflattering prints of years gone by and look for kaftans, drawstrings, swingy shapes, soft fabrics like chiffon and cheesecloth, and embroidered details. With the likes of Matthew Williamson and Mara Hoffman leading the way, there's no shortage of styles to bring out your inner hippie. And if you prefer something a little less retro, keep your eye out for simple stripes, classic bandeaus, and pretty florals instead. Keep on scrolling for some of our absolute favourites.