Countess of Wessex hosts disability inclusion reception at St. James’s Palace in Erdem

Last week, The Countess of Wessex held a reception at St. James’s Palace to promote disability inclusion in the workplace and shine a spotlight on the importance of their inclusion to business leaders. The Countess meet and spoke to campaigners and employers. Sophie returned to one of her favourite designers for the event.

The Countess is an active supporter of UK industry, and Founder and Chair of the Women’s Network Forum, an organisation which works to promote women’s success in the workplace through best practice sharing and supporting those making gender equality a reality. Image via @RoyalFamily
The Countess of Wessex spoke to campaigners and employers at an event to promote disability inclusion in the workplace earlier today. The event at St James’s Palace was a call to action to business leaders to put the inclusion of people with disabilities on their board agendas. Image via @RoyalFamily

The Countess wore her Erdem ‘Paisley vine print silk crêpe de chine dress’. The pale blue dress features a high frilled collar, three quarter-length sleeves with flared cuffs, a pleated panel at the front with button detail, a flared knee length skirt ending a fun flounce ruffle hemline. A delicate paisley and floral pattern features over the dress. The dress has a concealed zip fastening at back and is made in England from 100% silk. This dress is sold out, though you can still view the details here.

‘If we fail to tackle this issue we are not only doing a disservice to society we are wasting an incredibly valuable resource. A resource that will enhance your business, your working environment and your values.’ The Countess of Wessex. Image via @RoyalFamily
Erdem Paisley Vine-print silk-crepe de chine dress

The Countess accessorised with her Diamond and Blue Topaz cushion cut earrings. Hanging from a gold stud and thin gold bar is a small round cut diamond atop the cushion cut blue topaz. A very delicate earring and a beautiful style on Sophie. We know that she favours blue topaz and aquamarines in her tiaras, earrings and brooches. Try these earrings to get Sophie’s look here.

A closer look at Sophie’s earrings. Image via @RoyalFamily

We have seen Sophie wore these earrings at Royal Ascot (day 2) back in 2012.

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Sophie wore her Penelope Chilvers ‘Tango’ pumps in taupe. These new Mary-Jane block heel pumps in grey suede seem to be a new favourite of Sophie’s and in heavy rotation within her wardrobe. The thick angle strap weighs down the pretty feminine floaty floral dress and perhaps a lighter choice of shoe for this outfit. The pumps retail for £239 and you can purchase them here.

The Countess of Wessex spoke to campaigners and employers at an event to promote disability inclusion in the workplace earlier today. The event at St James’s Palace was a call to action to business leaders to put the inclusion of people with disabilities on their board agendas. Image via @RoyalFamily
Penelope Chilvers Tango mary-jane heels

The Countess appeared to add a new white leather strap watch to her outfit today. She has worn a white watch in the past but not in the leather.

A closer look at the Countess’ watch. Image via @RoyalFamily

Sophie wore her hair in a half-up do held with a black acetate clip.

‘If we fail to tackle this issue we are not only doing a disservice to society we are wasting an incredibly valuable resource. A resource that will enhance your business, your working environment and your values.’ The Countess of Wessex. Image via @RoyalFamily

You can get the Countess’ pretty floral style here:

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