Countess of Wessex wears Gabriela Hearst and Prada in Forfar

Yesterday Sophie visited the location of her new title, Forfar. The Countess decided to wear a number of items we already know from her wardrobe, in what we thought was a bit of a jumbled look.

Sophie wore her pink midi ‘Crowther’ dress from Gabriela Hearst. The design has been made in Italy from cotton-blend crêpe with a raw hemline to give the fringe effect, and it features precisely placed darts and flat seams that help to sculpt its close-fitting bodice. It costs £1695 and was first seen on her recent visit to India, but is available in navy on sale (better than half price) here.

Gabriela Hearst Crowther fringe dress

Sophie chose a white Prada jacket to keep off the cold. The gabardine jacket has a simple collar, imitation pockets on both sides, and is fastened with three buttons.

We will update you when we find a stock photo of this piece, as it’s a good few years old!

The Countess of Forfar in a white Prada jacket

The shoes come from Penelope Chilvers and are the suede Mary-Jane tan/ultraviolet “Tango” heel. With a squared toe, 9cm heel straight block heel in a contrasting purple and round buckle, these are certainly stand out shoes, and not a pair we enjoy seeing…


Penelope Chilvers Tango Mary-Jane shoe

The bag chosen by Sophie is a project of one of her favourite designers, Sophie Habsburg. The two-colour ‘pochette’ clutch bag (a grey/green and purple maroon) is trapeze shaped and has an envelope fold. Below we show the pink/purple version.

Sophie Habsburg Clutch. Image via @sophiehabsburgdesign

From jewellery, we could see Amrapali diamond drop earrings, and a Halcyon Days ‘Maya’ bangle on her right wrist. You can get the bracelet for £95 here.

Amrapali diamond earrings

Halycon Days Maya bracelet


What did you think to this look? We didn’t like all the colours involved – too much going on for our usually elegant Countess!

Steal her style here:


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