Maxi dresses have been a staple piece for many fashion-conscious folk for a few years now and the high street has some great options to pick up and love. Not fully sold on the wonders of the maxi yet? How about the fact that they are an easy to look chic and are pretty much guaranteed to be comfortable too? Maxis can also be dressed up with a glam pair of heels and a great clutch for formal events or dressed down with some simple jewellery pieces like bangles and layered necklaces for that boho, Rachel Zoe look that Nicole Richie does so well.

First up we have this absolutely stunning Diane von Furstenberg Carrie Hill dress, £456 from Matches. This piece is a bit of a splurge but it really is gorgeous. We love the layers of silk, the ruffles and the draping of the fabric which comes together in this very chic, sleek and elegant dress. Perfect for formal occassions, summer weddings, the list goes on! Unlike most maxis, you could easily wear this one outside of summer, and as you can see from the pictures, it's not hitting-the-floor-length so if you wanted to wear this dress in a drizzly winter or spring, you could without worrying that it was going to get wet!

Wallis have some really amazing prints on their maxi dresses this season that it was hard to pick just one! This one in particular is £65 and is covered in this abstract animal print, which is always a winner in summer. Pair with some gold jewellery, oversized shades and long necklaces to truly work that boho look!

Our final maxi dress pick is this one from Oasis, £70. The colours of this dress are gorgeous and will work with any skintone. This dress is such a stunner that accessories should be kept simple so as not to overpower it. This is another dress that would be great for any summer weddings coming up!

For more simple maxis that you can wear everyday, take a look at New Look and Oasis' offerings for under £25!