Known for their ladylike daywear, retro-minded tea dresses and modest clothing staples, LK Bennett is one of Princess Kate’s favorite British brands. Often found in their printed midis, statement coats and classic heels, Kate loves the feminine offerings and sophisticated styles from this luxe London label.

Launched in 1990 by Linda Bennett, the contemporary high street clothing company is defined by their vintage minded aesthetic and trademark kitten heels. The retailer has 130 locations globally including stores in France, Spain, the Netherlands and United States.

Kate’s collection of LK Bennett clothing and accessories includes six pairs of court pumps, six box and envelope clutches, three wool blend coats and a few pairs of cigarette trousers as well as one bright yellow blazer. In addition, Kate owns a mini handheld ‘Milly’ top handle bag from the fashion house as well as a collared jumper, sheepskin jacket and woven floppy straw sun hat.

Still, Kate favors L.K. Bennett’s timeless dresses and slim fit sheaths above all else. Drawn to the colorful pastels, pretty prints and flattering fits of their day dresses, Kate is often found wearing their graceful and glamorous designs on royal duty.

Here are 14 of Kate Middleton’s Favorite L.K. Bennett Dresses:

1. L.K. Bennett Blue Detroit

This alluring cerulean blue sheath skims the body and hugs the curves in all the right places. Kate made a sophisticated statement in the blue bodycon knee-length dress during two outings in 2014; the princess wore the feminine frock to an art room engagement at a high school in Ealing, London and for a viewing of a wartime memorial installation at the Tower of London.


2. L.K. Bennett Lasa Poppy Print Dress

Perhaps one of Kate’s most iconic looks of all time, the royal was stunning in this blue poppy dress for appearances in the spring of 2014 and the summer of 2016. Blended from cotton, viscose and spandex, this slim-cut sheath was a style win for the British beauty who wore the mid-length floral dress with bust darts, a square neckline and elbow length sleeves for royal outings in Australia and Luton, England.


3. L.K. Bennett Mortimer Dress

A forest green dress adorned with a perky polka print, this darling dress helps give the wearer the perfect hourglass shape. Kate wore the tea dress featuring a preppy bow, oversized pearl buttons and charming cream dots for one appearance at Evelina children’s hospital during the holiday season in mid-December 2018.


4. L.K. Bennett Gabrielle Coral Print Dress

A 1930s inspired silk dress in toffee brown and black, this classic midi was worn by the mom of three for a BBC Radio awards ceremony in October 2019. The distinctive dress has a V-neck, body-skimming ruching on the bodice, long sleeves and a floaty midi-length skirt.


5. L.K. Bennett Cayla Dress in Cardinal Red

This cardinal red dress was first seen on the princess for a tennis outing at Wimbledon in July 2015. Subsequently, Kate donned the vibrant full skirt dress with a rounded neckline for a Zoom call in May 2020 and a visit to Evelina Hospital in June 2022.


6. L.K. Bennett Madison Chiffon Dress in Pink

In the summer of July 2019 the princess brought her children including a then-toddler Prince Louis to watch a charity polo match. Kate wore a colorful animal print dress in pink from one of her favorite high street labels. The ‘Madison‘ is crafted in a lightweight georgette fabric with flutter cap sleeves and a keyhole detail at the back. The princess paired the pretty dress with her Castaner Carina 80 camel wedges.


7. L.K. Bennett Tallis Spot Print Shirtdress

The princess stepped out in this $237 pleated navy shirtdress for a visit to a Ukrainian community centre in November 2022. Giving a subtle shoutout to the country, Kate wore the Ukraine colors of blue and yellow. The sheer sleeve dress has a golden dotted print, button front and long pleated midi skirt. Kate paired the dress with her Max and Co camel Longrun wool wrap coat.


8. L.K. Bennett Cersei Evergreen Silk Dress

For a children’s tea party at the Natural History Museum in November 2016, the princess stepped out in this floral dress crafted from chiffon and adorned with a textured velvet print. The midi has a partially sheer bodice, long sleeves and a high neckline. A modern twist on the LBD, this chic cocktail dress is perfect for elegant evening engagements.


9. L.K. Bennett Jude Jacket and Davina Pencil Dress

Tailored in luxurious crepe, Kate wore this sleek dress with an asymmetric neckline paired with a peplum jacket from LK Bennett for an engagement with the late Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh in 2012. The capped sleeve teal sheath was worn again by the royal for a visit to London’s Financial District in December 2015.


10. L.K. Bennett Madison in Blue Multi

The perfect lightweight summer dress, this purple animal print midi was first seen on the princess on a private date with Prince William at Berry Bros. & Rudd restaurant in August 2015. Later, Kate recycled the silk dress on official royal duty in June 2022 in Cambridgeshire.


11. L.K. Bennett Mortimer Ditsy Floral Dress

Kate was spotted in this black and white printed tea dress for a rehearsal for King Charles’ coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey in May 2023. The princess was also seen in the dress for the BBC documentary which filmed the historic occasion called “Charles III: The Coronation Year.” Kate’s dress is made of 100% silk with a pussybow neckline, large pearl buttons, back zipper and long sleeves.


12. L.K. Bennett Dee in Iris Blue

Slightly reminiscent of Kate’s blue ‘Detroit’ sheath, this pastel lilac dress was debuted in June 2021 for a visit to the London School of Economics. The office appropriate and slim cut sheath has an elegant sweetheart neckline, short puff sleeves and a back vented pencil skirt. Crafted from crepe, the dress was featured in the Royal Ascot x L.K.B collection.


13. L.K. Bennett Eugenia Skirted Dress

A salsa red fit and flare dress, this elegant dress was spotted on the princess in August 2016 for a visit to Young Minds Parent Helpline. Kate paired the summery short sleeve dress with its seamed A-line skirt with a pair of praline pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a Nina beige box clutch also from L.K. Bennett.


14. L.K. Bennett Addison Dress

Kate wore this abstract printed blue dress to host the Obamas in April 2016 at her Kensington Apartment home. Later, she donned the jewel print dress with transparent long sleeves for church services at Balmoral the following year. The elegant ankle-length dress with a flared skirt is designed of 100% silk and is currently available in polka print.