When it comes to royal fashion, Sophie, Countess of Wessex is an unsung hero.
While the world can’t help but revel in the enviable wardrobes of Duchesses Catherine and Meghan, this stunning 57-year-old, who is married to Prince Edward, quietly gets along with business in the background.
And while there’s no denying both Catherine and Meghan have an undeniable flair for style, we thought it time to shine a light on Sophie, who has been acing the fashion game for decades.
Proving she can rock basically any colour on the spectrum, the striking blue-eyed royal is one to watch when it comes to ageless fashion inspiration.
Not only this, but Sophie has been known to make a subtle statement with her fashion choices, as you’ll soon see in the golden slew of outfits we’ve found her in below.
Prepare your eyeballs for the style extravaganza you never knew was happening before your very eyes – Sophie is our new fashion muse!
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Sophie glowed in Staffordshire! In November, the countess visited JCB in support of their NSPCC Platinum Jubilee Appeal, set up to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 year reign. For the poignant outing, the royal donned a dark, belted maxi coat over a green, pleated midi skirt – and looked radiant in the process.
During a visit to Brainwave charity in Bridgwater – which supports children with disabilities – for its 40th anniversary, Sophie glowed in a Loewe leather black midi dress over a long-sleeved maroon shirt and Prada suede ankle boots.
While attending the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Sophie looked classy, casual and comfortable in this breezy blue blouse and ME+EM skirt combo. We love!
Sophie and Zara Tindall certainly turned heads during ‘Ladies Day’ of Royal Ascot with these looks! The former was all smiles in this multi-coloured floral number from Suzannah and Jane Taylor London pink fascinator.
Arguably our favourite look from Sophie has to be this blue Suzannah dress and matching fascinator for the 2022 Royal Ascot.
The countess absolutely glistened in this pink Grecian dress by Suzannah and a wide brimmed maroon fascinator as she attended the 2022 Royal Ascot.
Sophie was all smiles with fellow beauty Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Order of The Garter service where she donned this bright pink dress said to be by Valentino. In a special touch, the royal wore a small diamond brooch as well.
The elegant royal shimmered during the national service of Thanksgiving in 2022 with this rose gold Alessia dress from Suzannah. The matching fascinator was a particular standout for royal fans.
Sophie shone bright at the 2022 royal garden party in this blue dress by one of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite designers, Emilia Wickstead.
For the 2022 Royal Windsor Horse Show, the countess beamed in a blue velvet coat from Laurie & Jules with a pie-crust neckline and silver detailing. The final touch was the matching hat.
Keen horse rider Sophie looked equestrian chic during this visit to Shallowford farm in May 2022. With a brown smock top, cream trousers, a green military-style jacket and Ariat wellington boots, the royal looked ready for the racetrack.
We are obsessed with this skirt. Sophie rocked the blue and black number in March 2022 while meeting her 90-year-old pandemic phone friend Edna Farley at the Sir Ken Dodd Happiness Hall.
The Countess of Wessex was in theme for the Together at Christmas community carol service at the end of 2021 with this green, red and white outfit. Fans were particularly taken with her Victoria Beckham cotton-velvet trench coat, which really completed the look.
We do love a royal in pink – and this dress is also by Emilia Wickstead. Sophie absolutely rocked it for the marriage blessing of Flora Alexandra Ogilvy and Timothy Vesterberg in 2021.
During the 2021 Royal Winsdor Horse Show, Sophie kept it classy-yet-casual with this pale blue pleated skirt by ME+EM, coupled with a striking navy blazer from Gamebirds.
The countess was certainly a stand out during the 2021 Royal Ascot with this floral outfit. The skirt was from the brand Suzannah and paired with a breezy V-neck blouse from ARoss Girl x Soler.
Sophie stunned in this Galvan London emerald green gown for her red carpet appearance at the Sulphur and White premiere in 2020. In a special touch, the royal re-wore the elegant number during an appearance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Wide-legged pant queen! Sophie rocked a pair of flowy maroon trousers as she attended a church service at Sandringham in late 2019. We’re loving her chic hat, too!
Proving she’s the effortless style maven we know and love her to be, Sophie looked incredible as she rocked up to Westminster Abbey in a pair of gorgeus wide-legged trousers and chic blue coat in November 2019.
Attending the Wimbledon Championships in 2019, Sophie’s bright blue dress, which featured a stunning paisley print wasn’t the only thing that caught everyone’s attention…
Indeed it appeared that her purse featured a phrase that we’re absolutely cheering for: “I’m not saying I am wonderwoman. I’m just saying that no one has ever seen me and wonderwoman in the same place.” – Yes Sophie!
The striking royal also wowed fans at Royal Ascot a few weeks earlier when she stepped out in a jumpsuit – something rarely seen on the Ascot green traditionally.
Indeed a recent change to the dress code gave rise for ladies to wear trousers at the prestigious event, and Sophie took full advantage of this!
Her royal blue hat on the day made her stunning blue eyes really pop, too!
Sophie also opted for a gorgeous pink printed dress at Ascot 2019 – the high-neckline and matching hat looked so chic on the royal.
Seriously, could she be any classier?
She might technically be a Countess, but she’s our Queen of jumpsuits! Her dreamy cream ensemble worn in April was a fashionable slam dunk in our eyes.
And Sophie’s pop of green at this year’s Trooping the Colour was all kinds of chic.
The Countess also wowed onlookers in this bright ensemble worn at the Order of the Garter service in June.
We’re thankful that this gust of wind showed off just how flowy her coral skirt was!
And how gorgeous is this unexpected straw hat? Nailed it, Sophie!
We’re also enamoured with this white gown Sophie wore while she was visiting Lebanon in June.
And her green printed dress she wore in Beirut, Lebannon is giving us all the summer outfit inspiration we need.
The radiant royal looked gorgeous in shades of blue during her May visit to Sir Elly Kadoorie School in Mumbai.
Sophie’s polka-dot dress worn while she was visiting St Thomas’s Hospital in London is the perfect smart-casual ensemble for a working day. And how chic are those shoes!
In 2018, Sophie paid a visit to the Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Southall, wearing this gorgeous blue headscarf. She was absolutely glowing at the event.
Proving she’s just like the rest of us, Sophie nailed high street style, while on High Street! She was seen in this gorgeous floral summer dress during a visit to Daniel Department Store in 2018.
Having a good sense of fashion is nothing new for Sophie – she’s pictured here in 2004 wearing a super chic black and white ensemble at The Guildhall In London. Nailing that early 00s fashion!
And in what might be our favourite look on the royal of all time, this multi-coloured dress and sunglasses combo worn before she became a royal in 1995 is, quite literally, everything. Thanks for the endless fashion inspiration, Sophie!