Just 2 years after she started dating Prince Carl Philip, Sofia Hellqvist was invited as a guest at the christening of her boyfriend’s niece Princess Estelle.
As Sofia didn’t have an official role in the family at the time, she was seated in the general seats alongside fellow future spouse Chris O’Neill. The two entered the church arm in arm and were seated side by side throughout proceedings.
Sofia’s dress was designed by New York based label Tibi. he dress is a beige-pink shade. It has long sleeves and features a distinct ruffle down the front. It wasn’t that well received by fashion journalists at the time but I think it was a good outfit for someone making their first steps in to royal life.
I’ve managed to locate an affordable copycat from one of my favourite brands, ASOS. Their long sleeve shift dress with ruffle front, in a blush shade, is similar to Sofia’s. It would make a perfect piece for a christening or another occasion requiring a chic yet modest approach. The best part is the dress is only £46.50 ($58).