Sophie, Countess of Wessex, wears £60 camouflage dress for first in-person engagement since lockdown

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Sophie, Countess of Wessex wears camouflage printed short dress for first royal visit as lockdown regulations ease. (Getty Images)

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, made her first visit post lockdown on Wednesday.

The 55-year-old royal visited Childline in London to thank the staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Later on in the day she also joined in a counselling session to better understand how the organisation helps children who are vulnerable or at risk.

For the visit Sophie wore a camouflage shirt dress from high street label French Connection.

The design boasts an elasticated draw string waist, as well as button front detail, two side pockets and two additional breast pockets.

The long sleeve midi shirt dress is super affordable, as it is on sale at John Lewis & Partners.

The one piece originally retailed for £120, but has since been slashed in price to just £60.

But the dress is selling out fast with a limited range of sizes available to buy.

Buy it: French Connection Camo Midi Shirt Dress | £60 (Was £120) from John Lewis & Partners

French Connection Camo Midi Shirt Dress

Sophie completed her outfit with a black cross body bag, which she wore over one shoulder, and styled her blonde her up for the occasion.

But this is not the first time Sophie has worn an affordable printed dress.

Earlier this week, during a video conference with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, she slipped into a red astrological printed number from Ghost.

The dress features miniature moon and stars print on, it also boasts 3/4 puff sleeves, a v-neck line and wrap front detail.

The bold red number has been reduced from £129 to just £90.30 on Ghost’s website and at John Lewis.

Buy it: Aueline Dress | £90.30 (Was £129) from Ghost

But customers will have to act quick if they want to emulate the royal’s style, as Sophie’s Ghost dress is only available in XXS, XS and large.

However, the dress does come in a pale blue colourway, but with a horse pattern emblazoned on the front, which has also been reduced.