Ah, another long weekend... We really could get used to this. And if the weather experts are correct, we should be basking in rays of sunshine this Bank Holiday. Now we don't know about you, but we're not sure if our legs are ready for public viewing yet. So thank goodness then that a whole host of A-list stars have been tip-to-toe in maxidresses, declaring that this is the only way to welcome the first days of summer. The celebs in LA seem to live in them and as they live in sweltering temperatures almost all year round, if they are good enough for them, then they are good enough for us. Nicole Richie is seeing out her second pregnancy in maxis, which goes to show that they cover a multitude of bumps. Miranda Kerr proved that even simple slinky maxis can look super-cool when paired with a battered denim jacket and great flat sandals (you don't even have to have a model figure to match). While Kate Hudson has kept hers lose and tiered for a day out in hot, hot, hot NY. And of course they can work straight through to the evening too. Just look at Lily Allen who threw hers on with just a simple Chanel chain, or Mischa Barton who took her maxi from night at the BAFTAs to night on the town with a lived-in leather jacket. They are worth investing in now, because we bet that it will be your most useful garment of the season.