Duchess Sophie, previously known as the Countess of Wessex, displayed grace and charm as she attended a reception with King Charles and Queen Camilla on Tuesday evening to honor the renowned playwright, William Shakespeare. She wore an exquisite paisley-print dress by the prestigious Italian fashion brand, Etro. The dress, known as the ‘Paisley Woven Midi Dress,' comes with a price tag of £1,035 and was beautifully complemented by navy suede pumps from the renowned designer, Jimmy Choo. Royal fashion enthusiasts have praised her stunning appearance, describing it as “spectacular.”
Enhancing her appearance for the elegant evening gathering, Duchess Sophie added a cobalt clutch from Sophie Habsburg and adorned her wrists with two hammered gold bangles from Halcyon Days.
To finish off her refined ensemble, the royal styled her golden blonde hair in gentle curls and accentuated her timeless complexion with a rosy blush, fluttering mascara, and a touch of golden bronzer.
The Duchess of Edinburgh's distinctive outfit caught the attention of royal fashion enthusiasts who flocked to social media to express their admiration. On Instagram, one fan praised her radiant look, particularly loving the combination of midnight blue and gold. Another follower commented that this might become their all-time favorite outfit of hers, as the style suited her remarkably well.
A third admirer chimed in, praising the Etro dress for its classiness and suitability as business attire. Meanwhile, a fourth fan described her appearance as magnificent, noting that she consistently chooses perfect outfits that complement her style.
In celebration of Shakespeare's work, the mother-of-three was accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, as well as several British actors, including Dame Judi Dench and Helena Bonham Carter from The Crown.
This year, various festivities and presentations are taking place to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the initial printed edition of Shakespeare's collection of plays, which is commonly known among modern scholars as the First Folio.
Duchess Sophie has been having a series of stylish moments this month. On 6 July, she looked stunning in a hand-painted floral tea dress from Suzannah London while attending the NHS' 75th-anniversary service at Westminster Abbey. Later, she changed into a second floral dress by Emilia Wickstead to watch a performance of ‘Orb and Sceptre' by the Household Division on Horse Guards Parade.
Afterward, Duchess Sophie visited King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to inaugurate a new training academy. She delighted her royal admirers by wearing a sheer belted dress from one of her favorite brands, ME+EM.