Maxi dresses are a stylish summer staple and with the prospect of sun, sea and sand just around the corner, now is the perfect time to update your summer wardrobe! Weddings, beach bars, festivals, formal occasions... maxi dresses are the go-to dress for all the exciting events summer throws your way.   Here's Team LBD's pick of the top 5 maxi dresses to see you through your most fashionable summer yet... Get the look: Aftershock London Arima Cocktail Maxi Dress, £296.

Nothing says summer like a floral print maxi dress, and this glamorous gem from Aftershock London is top of Team LBD's list. Embroidered details and draping pleats make for a flattering silhouette. Flaunt that figure whilst revealing your inner grecian goddess!

If Hollywood glamour is your thing, look no further than this Lipstick Boutique number combining contrasting lace detailing and a thigh-high split. At just £75 this dress will leave you feeling like an A-list movie star ready to hit the red carpet. Get the look: Lipstick Boutique Alexia Dress in Black, £75.

Inspired by Rihanna's awards season style, this maxi dress is ideal for those who dare to bare. With open back styles coming out top at this season's biggest celebrity events, this design is as current as it gets. Make a serious style statement at a formal event this summer, and leave your friends red with envy.

Get the look: Gorgeous Couture Rihanna Maxi Dress in Red, £172. Cut out detailing is top of SS13's hottest trend list, and this attention-grabbing royal blue offering from HMH Couture combines the trend with a striking centre knot. Style up your summer evenings with a splash of simple elegance! Get the look: HMH Couture Euterpe Dress in Royal Blue, £200 Coral is one of SS13's most sought-after colours, featuring heavily at catwalk shows including Oscar De La Renta, Felder Felder, and Antonio Marras. Grab your own slice of runway royalty with this dress, a steal at only £99! Get the look: Traffic People Coral Maxi Dress, £99