Countess of Wessex wears stylish blush coat to ballet school: Shop 7 affordable alternatives

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
The Countess of Wessex looks sensational in blush ensemble to the opening of a new London ballet school. (Getty)

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The Countess of Wessex oozed sophistication in a blush ensemble on Thursday as she returned to royal duties following February half term.

The 55-year-old, who opened The Countess of Wessex Studios at the Central School of Ballet, wrapped up warm as she entered the London venue wearing a chic tobacco-coloured coat from Max Mara, which is available to buy for £815.

Underneath the outerwear, the royal donned a complimenting abstract-printed pink midi dress from Azzedine Alaia. The designer dress, which retails for a hefty £2,230, featured a boat neck line, scalloped trim and 3/4 sleeve.

Sophie accessorised the look with an oxblood clutch bag, bejewelled earrings and pink nail polish too.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, co-ordinated her entire blush ensemble as she opened the Central School of Ballet’s new premises. (Getty)
Sophie wore a designer Azzedine Alaia dress underneath her Max Mara coat. (Getty)

Buy it: Reus coat | £815 from Max Mara

Reus coat from Max Mara

For those looking to emulate Sophie’s spring-ready style for less, numerous high street retailers including Mango, H&M and Whistles are selling similar wrap coat creations for a fraction of the price.

The flattering belted design could be the perfect coat to transition from winter into spring, while also adding a pop of colour into our wardrobes.

We’ve found 7 alternative coats to take the stress out of your shopping spree.

Shop the seven affordable alternatives to the Countess of Wessex’s coat

1. Whistles Double Faced Wrap Coat | £236 (Was £295) from John Lewis and Partners

Whistles Double Faced Wrap Coat

2. Mint Velvet Boyfriend Coat | £189 from John Lewis and Partners

Mint Velvet Boyfriend Coat

3. Oversized Alpaca Blend Coat | £175 from & Other Stories

Oversized Alpaca Blend Coat

4. Old Rose Short Coat | £39.99 from H&M

Old Rose Short Coat

5. Billie Boucle Coat | £52 (Was £130) from Monsoon

Billie Boucle Coat

6. Lazzboy Women Coat | £23.95 from Amazon

Lazzboy Women Coat

7. Wool Blend Double Faced Coat | £119 from M&S

Wool Blend Double Faced Coat

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