You really can't go wrong with a good maxi dress.
The beauty of this style, besides the length, is the slouchy throw-on capacity but then there's also the way it will transport you from dressed-down, don't care to occasion wear before you can say Pimms o'clock (read: add a statement shoe and a killer red lipstick.) And if you're not big on getting your legs out - this is the dress to opt for.
The Spring/Summer 2014 collections have a whole lot of print going on (floral, animal, slogan) but there is nothing quite like colour blocking with a bright shade to make your look pop.
There's heaps of choice on the high street and online: Zara will sort you out with something bang on trend and kit you out with the accessories to go with, Topshop's tunic styles are spot on for festival-going and H&M's strap jersey maxis are perfect if you're shopping on a budget.
For those up for splurging on the sartorial front (it's your birthday, hen do, and then there's the races AND Wimbledon to think about) check out Avenue32.com, Farfetch.com and Net-a-Porter. You could easily blow an entire month's pay BUT...
A.) Think of it as a designer investment dress. The kind that melts hearts.
B.) All eyes will be on you and there you'll be - basking in your own beauty.
Shop this edit of 10 maxi dress styles to give you a head start on summer dressing. How cool is the Kate Moss one a la Giles?