The Countess of Wessex undertook a visit to open a unit specialising in scar tissue surgery at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham on Wednesday, for her patronage the Scar Free Foundation. She chose a monochrome look.
Sophie wore an Emilia Wickstead dress, the ‘Blueberry puffed sleeve dress’. The piece is made from wool crepe and features a white bodice with a round neck, pleated shoulders and gathered bracelet sleeves. The skirt is an a-line shape in black and the dress has a concealed zip fastening. It was part of the pre-autumn 2018 collection but is now sold out; you can still view it EQ though.
She last wore it on a visit to France in October, to an evening reception.
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The Countess teamed the dress with her Sophie Habsburg pochette clutch in black snakeskin. The trapeze shaped bag features a short angular flap. Sophie has had hers made in a custom fabric and not included the snake hardware. This label and design is one of her favourites for clutch bags.
A pair of black suede round-toe heels were the order of the day for Sophie; Anna ID’s them as LK Bennett, but I have not seen any pictures which tell us if they are stilettos or block heels. They look to have a platform to them, which rules out be her ‘Bayleen’ wedges (no platform), so perhaps the ‘Harley’, although I’m not sure the heel height is tall enough.
Her earrings were from Martina Hamilton, which were acquired on a recent trip to Ireland. These are the ‘Croi Sliogan Designer Silver Drop Earrings’. These are in an unusual shell style, made of sterling silver. You can get a pair here for €78 (approx £69).
Picture from the first time Sophie wore these, in October whilst on a visit to France; note the matching necklace:
A lovely touch the Countess added was a long pearl pendant necklace. This is unidentified but features a long silver chain
You can copy the Countess’ style below:
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With thanks the Anna at HRH Countess of Wessex blog for the dress ID.