27 Oct 2020
 

Countess of Wessex in florals for Vision for the Commonwealth

Thanks to The Countess of Wessex for getting her #GlassesOn & hosting our ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ event at St James’s Palace [email protected]

The Countess of Wessex recently hosted an event for Vision for Commonwealth at St. James Palace. Sophie meet with and listened to Commonwealth Leaders on the need to identify eye problems early in children. Eye health is a very important cause for the Countess, who has been a champion of this cause for years.

‘We need to start early and ensure that children can read the board, be educated, and became active economic agents in their communities…’ 👓📚- Professor @agnesbinagwaho, Vice Chancellor [email protected]_org, based in the rural North of Rwanda. Image via @RoyalFamily

Sophie chose the Etro ‘Floral stretch-silk crêpe midi dress’, retailing for £985. At first we thought this dress looked very much like an Oscar de la Renta design, one of the Countess’ favourite, and were quite surprised to find this very pretty feminine dress from Etro. The floral dress has a rounded neckline, three-quarter length ruched sleeves, a fitted waistline, and gradually flared skirt to a midi length. This is a beautiful style of dress on Sophie.

The Countess of Wessex put her #GlassesOn at a ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ event this week.The coalition’s #GlassesinClasses campaign aims to get sight tests, affordable glasses and other treatments to all school children by 2030. St James’s Palace. Image via @RoyalFamily

Whilst the florals on the product photo do not line up in exactly the same place as on Sophie’s dress, this is the Countess’ dress. A floral fabric when cut and sewn into any garment will have the flowers sitting at different points, making each dress look slightly different and unique. The dress is made in Italy from a mix of silk/elastane and is partially lined. You can purchase the dress here and here. The print of this dress also comes in a longer sleeve, crossover wrap style. Purchase here.

Try this alternative to get Sophie’s look for less. Purchase here

Etro Floral stretch-silk crêpe midi dress

The Countess wore a pair of navy blue suede pumps. It appears that Sophie wore Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 85’ in navy suede, retailing for £495. The pointed toe heels, feature an 85mm high stiletto heel. You can purchase the pumps here, here and here. Try these pumps to get Sophie’s look for less, purchase here.

@CHOGM2018 committed ‘to take action towards achieving access to quality eye care for all, including eliminating blinding trachoma by 2020.’ The Countess wore Etro and Jimmy Choo. Image via @RoyalFamily

Jimmy Choo Romy 85 Navy Suede Pump

Sophie accessorised with Aurelie Bidermann ‘Snake Hoop Earrings’, retailing for £216. The unusual designed earrings are crafted from 18kt gold-plated and feature the snakes mouth appearing to bite onto the ear lobe. The earrings are crafted in France, are designed to represent transformation and the continual renewal of life. You can purchase the earrings here. Try these earrings as an incredibly affordable get the look for only £5. Purchase here.

‘There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see.’ – The Countess of Wessex image via @Royal Family

Aurelie Bidermann Snake Hoop Earrings

Sophie also wore her Hermes ‘Constance Charm Necklace’ an old favourite now of the Countess. The small Hermes handbag necklace features an inlay of pave diamonds.

Hermes Constance Charm

With love this dress on Sophie, though we would also love to see it paired with her pale pink suede pumps. The Countess’ classic hairstyle and minimal jewellery created an elegant look. Sophie’s wardrobe this week has been incredibly strong and we love all the new pieces that she has added her wardrobe this year.

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