Think maxi dress and you tend to think gown, red carpet, dressy-dressy… But the coolest version right now has got bags of attitude. In it, you’re looking to feel part Spice Girl, part Sharon Stone, AKA up for a laugh while looking seriously bodacious. For ultimate impact, opt for all-over body coverage with a long sleeve and floor-sweeping length.

From left: actress Isabelle Fuhrman, model Amber Le Bon and Neon Jungle singer Jess Plummer