When the weather is scorchio I like to waft around in a maxi dress. It was so hot yesterday though; that I felt compelled to also hold up my skirt in a rather Victorian fashion for added aeration. I used a petersham belt to nip in my waist. As this dress has no shaping I did look a bit pregnant, which is fine if you actually are pregnant, not so desirable if you are not. It worked for the school run and had I been going out in the evening a sparkly jewel and a wedge heel would have sufficed for a quick change around.
Dress from H&M, Belt homemade (find similar fabric at John Lewis or VV Rouleaux), Sandals from Topshop (www.topshop.com)