The other good news is that maxi skirts and dresses can be incredibly flattering as they lengthen your legs and cover any lumps and bumps you're not comfortable with - all while keeping you cool in the changeable British climate.
One of our favourites is this vibrant pink maxi skirt from Marks and Spencer. The bright block colour means it will look great when teamed with a print or a basic hue like black or white. Right now we'd add a bardot style top and fancy sandals, but it would work just as well as a beach cover-up if you're jetting away soon.
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