Sophie looked radiant today in a red dress by Alaia, which she teamed with perspex heel shoes by Dior.
Alaia is one of the best names in the business, and Sophie can add it to her impressive collection of labels, which includes everything from Emilia Wickstead to Emilio Pucci.
It was a sombre occasion, but Sophie Wessex today gave a masterclass in how to turn heads while still looking elegant.
The Countess, 52, arrived at the Iraq and Afghanistan war memorial dedication and unveiling, in a red textured dress by Tunisian-born couturier Alaia and a geometric black hat.
She is Royal Colonel of the 5th Rifles, a ceremonial appointment designed to boost the ties between the regiment and the royal family.
Dressing what appears to be a fairly aero carbon frame up with full mudguards, disc brakes and 30mm tyres suggests it’s a little confused about its identity.
‘It’s never been our thing to worry about getting nine blokes around France in July,’ says Whyte’s chief designer Ian Alexander.
We love the flattering skater shape, as well as the boat neckline and midi length of this dress.
The lace overlay design is very pretty, so if you want to invest then click (right) to buy a slightly shorter version at Browns Fashion.
‘We’re more about aiming for the middle of the bell-curve, appealing to a big chunk of the UK's riders who don’t necessarily want to own more than one bike and therefore need something with more capability – something they can train on, commute on, race on, do a sportive on or whatever else, really. It’s not a gravel bike, it’s not a race bike, it’s not a sportive bike – it’s a road bike.