Princess Sofia of Sweden-Gucci Silk Crepe Pussy Bow Dress

On October 11 Princess Sofia of Sweden attended her nephew’s christening. Her husband, Prince Carl Philip, was named little Prince Nicolas’s godfather. Since the christening Sofia has announced that she is expecting a little prince or princess herself this April, just one month after her sister-in-law, Princess Victoria, is due to give birth. So exciting!

Princess Sofia just married into the Swedish royal family this summer and I have to say that I have been very impressed with how she has conducted herself since becoming a royal. She seems to be a humanitarian with a special interest in children and has also spoken about the Syrian Refugee crisis. I think she is doing meaningful work and has made the transition into royal life very easily.

Here are some pictures of Sofia at Nicolas’s christening. She is seen wearing a silk crepe pussy bow dress by Gucci.

Prince-Nicolas-christening-ceremony-2

Here is the same dress she wore along with a link for where you can find it.

Gucci Silk Crepe dress

http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=487487175&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

Net-A-Porter says that “Gucci’s silk-crepe dress has a chic plum hue that complements any skin tone. This flattering and feminine style is finished with a pussy-bow collar, padded shoulders and a defined waist. Godet pleats through the skirt ensure elegant movement as you walk.” Although Gucci calls the color of this dress ‘petunia’ I like to think of it as raspberry.

I have found a Gucci lookalike raspberry silk crepe pussy bow dress by Giamba.

Giamba crepe pussy bow dress

Find it here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=488101715&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

If you would like something in a similar style that is not as expensive this Thomas Maier pussy bow shirt dress has the same retro, vintage feel as Sofia’s dress. And purple is a good color for fall.

Thomas Maier Pussy Bow Shirt Dress

Find it here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=489825895&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

Or, if you want to try something funky this Moschino ‘Cheap and Chic’ pussy bow collar dress is fun.

Moschino Cheap and Chic Pussy Bow Collar Dress

See it here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=472092359&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

This Frame Demin Le Shirt silk polka dot pussy bow dress is also pretty.

Frame Denim Le Shirt Silk Pussy Bow

Find it here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=493971609&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

Seeing Sofia wear a pussy bow dress two weeks ago reminded me of how many royal women have chosen to wear pussy bow dresses or blouses in the past. They seem to come back in style every few years because they are a classic, ladylike, modest look. Here is a picture of Princess Diana for her engagement photo shoot wearing a pussy bow blouse with a skirt suit in 1981.

Princess Diana Engagement Pussy Bow Blouse

And here we can see the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a cobalt blue pussy bow blouse in her official portrait by Paul Emsley.

Paul Emsley Portrait Duchess of Cambridge Pussy Bow Blouse

The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips, wore a pussy bow blouse and a bubble skirt to Royal Ascot in 2008.

Zara Phillips Royal Ascot 2008

So here is a collection of some pussy bow blouses for this season that are inspired by royal women’s love of the ladylike look. First, some ‘splurges’:

Dusty Pink Alice&Olivia blouse

Cream Alice and Olivia Pussy Bow Blouse

See here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=492289435&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

Also from Alice and Olivia, a cobalt blue blouse like what Kate wore.

Blue Alice and Olivia Pussy Bow Blouse

See here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=483518017&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

White Alice and Olivia blouse with black bow:

White Alice and Olivia blouse with black bow

Find it here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=493580176&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

Tory Burch has also made some great pussy bow blouses this season. Here is a pretty checked blouse:

tory-burch-checked-pussy-bow-blouse

See here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=485170631&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

A professional wine colored Tory Burch blouse:

Wine Tory Burch

See here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=486764156&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

And here is another colorful piece by Moschino. This burnt orange is great for fall.

Moschino

See here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=494080045&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

And here are some ‘steals’:

An ASOS $65 pussy bow blouse with lace sleeve detailing that would be great for holiday parties with a pretty skirt:

ASOS 65

Here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=492629683&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

A Nasty Gal Mademoiselle blouse for $58:

Nasty Gal Mademoiselle Pussy Bow Blouse

See here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=490163160&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

A sheer Nasty Gal Marianne in black:

Nasty Gal Marianne

See here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=484445477&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

Nasty Gal Marianne in red, a great festive color for winter:

Nasty Gal red

See here: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=488391541&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

Nasty Gal in Cobalt blue.

Nasty Gal blue

http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=492480417&pid=uid9225-31713435-16

I look forward to seeing how Princess Sofia dresses her baby bump! 🙂

Cheers!

The Frugal Lady

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