LK Bennett

LK Bennett Lila A-Line, Carly Floral Print Dress and Kerrie Maxi Shirt Dress

LK Bennett Lila A-line Dress LK Bennett Lila A-line Dress

LK Bennett Dresses for Spring Summer 2013

LK Bennett have a truly mouthwatering collection of dresses for the new season, with blue, turquoise and white in the forefront, combined with pretty floral designs.

Lace is still in evidence, as can be seen on the feminine Julia Lace Dress, available in turquoise or navy, and Broderie Anglaise, a cool and comfortable summer staple, is showcased on the Britan Broderie Anglaise dresses, available in turquoise  or blue.

I have picked out some of my favourite new season dresses below.

LK Bennett Lila A-line Dress

The LK Bennett Lila A-line Dress, pictured left, is a darling pure cotton sleeveless sun dress, with a scoop neck, coordinated self tie belt and a voluminous A-line skirt. Styled to make the most of your waist, this is the ideal dress of picnics in the park or an evening dance on holiday.

The model has completed the look with the LK Bennett Large Patent Leather Tote Bag in navy and the Zelita Patent Peep Toe Wedges in off white.

For a similar style in a printed dress, also take a look at the monochrome LK Bennett Lulu Print A-line Dress.

LK Bennett Kerrie Shirt Maxi Dress LK Bennett Kerrie Shirt Maxi Dress

LK Bennett Kerrie Shirt Maxi Dress

The LK Bennett Kerrie Shirt Maxi Dress is made from a fluid chiffon cotton and silk blend fabric that flows around you as you walk. In a concealed front buttoning shirt dress style, with relaxed self tie drawstring waist, this is a body flattering style perfect for maxi dress lovers, yet you can display a sexy glimpse of leg at the front.

The model has completed the look with the LK Capri Leather Tote Gladiator Sandals and the matching Frome Hair Calf Leather Clutch, both in zebra print.

Other maxi dresses available this season include the LK Bennett Basilia Floral Print Maxi Dress.

LK Bennett Carly Floral Print Silk Dress LK Bennett Carly Floral Print Silk Dress

LK Bennett Carly Floral Print Silk Dress

LK Bennett Carly Floral Print Silk Dress is a pure silk dress with a feminine floral print design in shades of grey, off white and tangerine. Sleeveless, the dress features soft pleating to the bust, a nipped in waist and a full skirt that floats down to about knee length, depending on your height.

It’s ideal to wear for a summer party, impromptu drinks with friends or a summer wedding.

The model has completed the look with a mauve envelope clutch and the Bree Pointed Toe Kitten Heels in off white.

Similar styles include the Roxette Floral Print Dress, the Flo Printed Shift Dress and the Kaysa Silk Satin Dress.

Milly Liza Black Lace Peplum Dress, LK Bennett Alexia Patent Leather Box Clutch and LK Bennett Palma Gold Leather Sandals

Milly Liza Black Lace Peplum Milly Liza Black Lace Peplum

This look is an evening look comprising a dress by Milly, aka Michelle Smith, the New York designer, ably accessorised by LK Bennett Clutch and Shoes.

Milly Liza Black Lace Peplum Dress

This new season black lace dress from Milly is sleeveless, featuring a round neck and keyhole detail at the back with a button fastening to the back of the neck. It has a peplum waist, a continuing trend from last season, and it falls to above the knee.

The lace is sheer, but the body of the dress is lined, revealing a sheer scalloped lace hemline. The sheer look is also a trend that we will be seeing a lot of this season – sheer without being too revealing being a key new season look.

The dress fastens with a hidden side zip fastening.

Black lace dresses are timeless and I love the fusion of sophistication and sex appeal that this dress offers. Ideal for an evening out, party or black tie dinner, the dress would look fab teamed with the clutch and sandals detailed below.

LK Bennett Alexia Patent Box Clutch LK Bennett Alexia Patent Box Clutch

LK Bennett Alexia Patent Leather Box Clutch

This LK Bennett Box Clutch is a cannister shaped structured clutch bag, covered in patent leather. It has sleek, tubular lines with a gold frame and a push clasp at the top. Available in black or taupe, the bag is gusseted inside and features the LK Bennett Tudor Rose emblem on each end.

The clutch is big enough to contain a small coin purse, credit cards, keys, mobile phone and a lipstick and its structured shape keeps all your bits and pieces safe.

Both the black and taupe bags would go well with the above dress, but my personal preference would be to go for the taupe for the contrast effect. The taupe clutch also looks good with the Palma sandals below.

LK Bennett Gold Leather Palma Sandal LK Bennett Gold Leather Palma Sandal

LK Bennett Palma Gold Leather Sandals

The Palma sandals are strappy gold leather sandals with a continuous asymmetrical strap which wraps around the ankle. They have a slim, stiletto heel, open toe and simply slip on to fit.

More of a stylish work of art than a pair of shoes, these heels are perfect for evening use. However, their simple lines and lack of unnecessary embellishment also means that you can use them on smart day wear occasions too.

Like taupe and black, gold will go with most outfits; just be careful about teaming it with other metallics.

LK Bennett Surrey Satin and Velvet Dress, Purple Clutch and Janna Platform Shoes

LK Bennett Surrey Satin and Velvet Dress LK Bennett Surrey Satin and Velvet Dress

This look is composed entirely from items on sale at LK Bennett, and the outfit is primarily suited to evening wear. It’s a combination of a turquoise dress (which, for die hards, is also available in black), a purple patent leather clutch and matching purple and red patent platform sandals.

LK Bennett Surrey Satin and Velvet Dress

This new season dress from LK Bennett is made from a viscose satin fabric, which is trimmed in crushed velvet around the waist and yoke. Sleeveless, the dress has a wide scoop neck and it falls to about knee length.

The velvet band around the waist is figure enhancing, highlighting a feminine shape.

Teamed with the clutch and shoes below, this is an evening wear dress, but you could wear it equally well during the day if you team it with court shoes and a smart blazer.

LK Bennett Avon Clutch LK Bennett Avon Clutch

LK Bennett Purple Avon Clutch

The LK Bennett Avon clutch is availalble in a cornucopia of colours but I’ve chosen purple for this look, as it contrasts well with the colour of the dress and is a heavenly match for the shoes.

The clutch is made from shiny patent leather and has a structured shape with a gold tone frame and clasp. The included chain strap gives you all the options you need to wear this smart clutch howsoever you choose.

LK Bennett Janna Platform Shoes LK Bennett Janna Platform Shoes

LK Bennett Janna Platform Shoes

The Janna platform sandals combine the luxury of red and purple patent leather with a polished gold buckle to make a great fashion statement. The shoes have a feminine touch with cross over straps to the toes, and the exposed platform sole mitigates the height of the the stiletto heel.

As an alternative to the Avon Clutch, the Frome Clutch – a flap over style – is also available to match these shoes.

 

LK Bennett Charris Dress, Nina Clutch and Nelly Shoes

LK Bennett Charris Dress LK Bennett Charris Dress

LK Bennett Charris Dress

It’s time to go out and party in the LK Bennett Charris Dress. The little black dress is pretty much a party staple, and this new knee length version from LK Bennett is shift shape, given extra pzazz with the addition of a lace skirt.

It would look charming teamed with gold or black accessories, and in this vein, here are the  bag and shoes I’ve chosen to go with it.

LK Bennett Nina Gold Box Clutch LK Bennett Nina Gold Box Clutch

LK Bennett Nina Gold Leather Clutch

The Nina clutch is a stylish box clutch with a gold frame, covered in  black and gold textured leather. It has an options snake link chain strap and is full lined and gusseted with a slip pocket inside.

LK Bennett Nelly Shoes

These luxurious sandals define themselves with twisted gold textured patent gold leather, teamed with soft black suede and just the right amount of toe cleavage. The shoes have an ornate, laser textured heel and stay snugly on the foot thanks to the

LK Bennett Nelly Sandal LK Bennett Nelly Sandal

suede heel cup and buckle fastening ankle strap.