Sophie, the Countess of Wessex brought her royal style to the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year awards held at Claridges in London Tuesday. The 50-year-old royal posed on the red carpet in a Mary Katrantzou dress. She looked glamorous for the evening soiree in the little black dress.
Sophie nailed it in the black peek-a-boo dress by London-based designer Katrantzou. The Lamur guipure lace and jacquard midi dress featured a black guipure lace bodice and an A-line skirt. The top has black paisley detailing and a hint of light-blue and dark-green embroidery which accentuated the black color and created a 3D effect.
The jacquard skirt fell below the knee in a flattering silhouette. It also had embroidered patterns all over. The outfit featured a high neck and short sleeves. The exact style is available to but on Net-a-Porter.
Sophie accessorized her dress with a pair of simple black pointed toe court shoes, a matching satin bag and sparkling earrings. Her hair was side swept and styled into a low chignon bun. The mother-of-two showed off her slim frame in the stylish ensemble.
The wife of Prince Edward told in an interview to Sunday Express in October that she stayed away from designer dresses because she thought her dress would receive more attention than the charity work that she does. The Countess of Wessex admitted that she embraced fashion, realising that people will always be interested in what she wears at public engagements.
She has this year featured in the Vanity Fair Best Dressed list alongside Samantha Cameron and Amal Clooney. The fashion icon is now also a patron of the London School of Fashion and takes her role very seriously. She always champions British fashion industry and supports the college’s initiatives on sustainable fashion in her official capacity.
The Countess has since transformed her image without the help of a stylist. “From the outside, it’s very easy to look at fashion and be slightly dismissive of it. But it is a huge bonus to our economy that is often underestimated,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. The royal is not afraid of experimenting with colors and her favorite milliner is Jane Taylor.