The Princess has worn the dress twice in public to date. During a visit to Keech Hospice in Luton in 2016 and during the Royal Visit to New Zealand and Australia in 2014. Kate wore the dress during a tour of a Royal Australian Air Force Base.
We’re yet to see the Princess wear the blue and white floral dress since. Which is a shame because it was (and still is) very popular amongst fans. I hope she brings it back—maybe for a spring or summer engagement in the future?
About the L.K. Bennett Lasa Poppy Dress:
The Lasa dress came in two colours before it sold out, a bright and cheery orange and a cool, vibrant blue named “snorkel” (as worn by Kate).
Here’s how L.K. Bennett described the Lasa dress at the time:
Let your spring style blossom with the Lasa dress. This silhouette-skimming style comes adorned with bright poppies, arranged in an artful print against a white backdrop. This is the modern way to wear florals, whether at a wedding or summer party, so keep accessories minimal – a pair of pointed heels and a sleek, colour pop clutch is all you need.
- The Lasa dress is mid-length and hits the knee,
- It is made from 67% cotton, 32% viscose, 1% spandex,
- It is lined with 100% polyester,
- The dress features a floral poppy print,
- The dress features bust darts, zip fastening and a petticoat,
- It is not machine washable.
The Lasa dress originally retailed for £245 / $245 at L.K. Bennett.
Where to buy Kate’s dress:
The dress was already low in stock at L.K. Bennett before Kate wore it, due to its popularity. (A few different celebrities wore the Lasa dress before Kate did).
Fast forward a few years and the only place it can be purchased now is eBay.
The Lasana dress:
After the original Lasa dress sold out, L.K. Bennett released a new, updated version named “Lasana”. The dress different from the original; L.K. Bennett added fluted sleeves and a more graphic poppy print.
Despite their differences, the Lasana dress was strikingly similar to the “Lasa”. Both featured the bold coloured “exploding” floral design on crisp white fabric. The Lasana came in three different colours, hot pink, bold yellow and black/pink (shown above).
Lasa dress celebrity fans:
As I wrote above, the L.K. Bennett Lasa dress was already popular before Kate wore it. A number of celebrities wore the garment in 2014:
Celebrities from left to right:
Susanna Reid (Spotted.Tv) / Mindy Kaling (WornOnTv.net) / Lorraine Kelly (Spotted.Tv)
The Lasana dress was a popular choice too! Below, we show TV presenter and Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden in the yellow poppy print dress during a meeting with the Queen.
Kate Middleton is quite the fan of L.K. Bennett:
Kate has showcased a variety of L.K. Bennett clothing pieces over the years, especially dresses! She’s worn the lilac Madison dress, the pink Madison dress, the green polkadot Mortimer dress, the blue Dee dress, the red Cayla dress and plenty, plenty more from the brand!
About L.K. Bennett:
L.K. Bennett, founded in 1990 by Linda Bennett in London, bridges the gap between high-street and luxury designer footwear. It has since expanded to offer women’s apparel, bags, and accessories, blending classic style with modern accessibility