Countess Sophie in France Day 2 – Stella McCartney coat & flared trousers

The Earl and Countess of Wessex continued their short visit to France with a trip to the INSEP in Paris. The Countess tried her hand at a bit of Archery in a longline navy Stella McCartney coat.

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The Countess wore Stella McCartney ‘Vivienne’ Coat, retailing for £960. This long line wool-blend coat perfectly showcases a feminine silhouette. The wide half belt back yoke at the rear of the coat helps to add a flattering shape to the waist. The coat has wide peak lapels, concealed button fastening at the front, long sleeves, padded shoulders and is double-breasted. Two flap pockets sit on along the front hip and the skirt of the coat moves into a flared hem. The coat is partially lined. Sophie has previously worn this coat on an overseas Royal Visit to Malta last year. This coat has long since sold out, though you can still view it here. Try this as a replicate for the coat here.

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Stella McCartney Vivienne Coat

The Countess wore a matching black trouser suit under the coat. Sophie opted a front buttoned black blazer with what appears to be a shawl collar. The blazer has large fabric coated button in the centre and at the sleeve cuffs. We did not get a very good look at the blazer underneath the coat, though suspect this piece may be by Alaia, a favoured brand of the Countess.

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Sophie wore her Antonio Berardi ‘Maffeo’ flared cropped high-rise crepe trousers, retailing for £370. The trousers feature quite a wide flared leg and the crop finishes above the ankle, allowing for a statement shoe to be worn. These have a concealed zip fastening at side, and tailoring details of a structured waist, pressed centre creases at front and back and darts at the back for added shape, and are made from a blend of viscose and elastane. You can purchase these trousers here. Try these for a very affordable replicate. Purchase here.

We love these cropped trousers on Sophie, however, they give an odd shape to the overall look of the ensemble. The longline length of the coat finishing in such a kicked-out flare not too far from the cropped length of these flared trousers gives too much of a tiered, flared appearance. If the coat and trousers were the same length with flared hems, it would look more harmonious, or a tapered leg trouser with the flared coat.

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Antonio Berardi Maffeo flared cropped high-rise crepe trousers

Accessorising, Sophie carried her Sophie Habsburg ‘Gilda Nappa’ handbag, which costs for £398. This open top handbag is crafted from soft cowhide, with two internal compartments, an internal zip pocket and a front flap pocket. The bag is finished with a magnetic snap closure and a mixed leather and chain link shoulder strap. You can get the same piece here.

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Sophie Habsburg Gilda Nappa Handbag

It was a new pair of heels for this outfit. The Countess chose Jimmy Choo ‘Aza’ low heel black suede pumps. These are a pair of black suede kitten heels, whose heel is black in colour, whilst the sole is beige suede. These pumps are a much shorter heel height than we usually see from Sophie. These heels are no longer available, but you can still view them here. Get a very affordable replicate pair of heels here.

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Jimmy Choo Aza Black Suede Kitten Heels

Sophie wore her new set of jewellery that she was gifted by Irish Jeweller designer Martina Hamilton, on her recent visit to Ireland, just before they travelled to France. Sophie wore the ‘CROI Sliogan Designer Silver Drop earrings’, retailing for £69. The website states that ‘Sliogan in Irish translates as shell’. The design of these earrings appear to be based around a conical shell design set on a sterling silver hook. You can purchase the earrings here. Try these for a nice replicate. Purchase here.

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Martina Hamilton CROI Sliogan Designer Silver Drop Earrings

Sophie wore the Martina Hamilton ‘CROI Sliogan Designer Silver Shell Pendant’, retailing for £62. The pendant is in the same shell design as the earrings to create a beautiful matching set. You can purchase the necklace here.

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Martina Hamilton CROI Sliogan Designer Silver Shell Pendant

A nice put together look from Sophie, though we would love to see the outfit without the coat.

You can get Sophie’s look here:

with thanks to hrhcountesswessexblog for fashion info


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