Sophie Wessex’s £591 shoes branded ‘awful’ – they ‘ruin’ her ‘classic, tailored taste’

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is a style icon in her own right, however has made some fashion mishaps every now and then. On a royal tour to Cyprus earlier this year, the Countess packed her Jimmy Choo Dovina 100 Metallic Leather Espadrille Sandals, which she had worn many times before.

The £591 shoes have metallic leather straps, with a platform wedge that measures four inches.

These shoes are quite controversial among Sophie’s fans, many of whom do not seem to like the footwear.

After the Countess wore the shoes in June earlier this year, royal fans took to social media to express their dislike towards the espadrilles.

Instagram user @sophiejulie01 said: “I feel like a more formal pair of shoes would fit more to this event. But the dress is lovely.”

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One account, @whatthelibrarianreads, was much more vocal in their disdain for the shoes, writing: “Someone burn those shoes. Please!”

Royal watcher @nelsonvolini added: “For me, it’s almost always the shoes with her style misses.”

Instagram user @bluefood_obsess wrote: “Sophie dear, I love you but those shoes have to go.”

Royal fan @becerralucy89 commented: “Those shoes ruin the dress!”


Social media user @lavale2312 commented: “I don’t like the shoes, too informal for this kind of occasion. They are more suitable for the beach.”

Royal fan @silvana.cst wrote: “They are not shoes but slippers. They make her look like a desperate and neglected housewife at the supermarket.”

One Instagram user @ju_1790 said: “Why is she always wearing those awful shoes someone please tell me! Unbelievable.”

Daena Borrowman, the PR, Social and Digital Marketing Manager at jewellerybox has commented on the Countess of Wessex’s style for

She said: “Sophie, Countess of Wessex is one royal lady that always appears stylish and comfortable. It is evident that she understands the colours and cuts that work for her and that’s why she always appears so effortlessly chic.

“She always complements her classic, tailored taste in clothing by adding her own idiosyncratic spin of that extra something, such as an unusual necklace, eye-catching earrings or a bohemian print.

“She is a big fan of unique headpieces, belted waist silhouettes and flared skirts on formal occasions. Sophie’s wardrobe has a dress in nearly every shade of pink that exists, from blush pink to bright fuchsia, with hats to complement every single shade of pink in her wardrobe.

“The reason being that the colour pink does wonders to bring out Sophie’s glowing complexion.”

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