Theresa May A-Z: L is for LK Bennett

15.5.17


LK Bennett is a familiar staple in the Prime Minister’s wardrobe. Striding down Downing Street in July 2016, May chose a well worn, and well-loved pair of leopard print Marie Antoinette cut kitten heels for her first speech as the country’s new leader.

This British brand is a classically cool choice for politicians. Turn on BBC Parliament and you’ll see many female MPs wearing a dress from this high street luxury brand, usually opting for one in a bright shade or an intricate pattern. You’ll see an array of well-cut jackets, and patent heels the colour of the rainbow. Like her Parliamentary counterparts, May knows she can rely on LK Bennett for a classic staple piece that brings elegance to her wardrobe.

Perhaps May’s most famous LK Bennett moment was choosing to wear two pieces in her Annie Leibovitz photoshoot for Vogue. Selecting the navy Fran coat and Saskia dress, May was photographed by Leibovitz in one of the reception rooms at Chequers, the official country residence of the British Prime Minister. It was an achingly cool shot, the strong tailoring of the two LK Bennett pieces making the images timeless and aspirational.

The Saskia dress
Expect to see May wear more LK Bennett pieces, particularly those that flatter and accentuate her tall, slim figure. Amber Rudd, her successor at the Home Office has been seen wearing a few LK Bennett outerwear pieces- no doubt taking inspiration from her very stylish predecessor…!

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