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Sophie of Wessex's iconic green dress marked a royal fashion moment in time - and you don't have to look far to know why

Ever the fashion muse.

By Jess Pullar
Sophie of Wessex brings her own unique flair to the royal family.
Yes, Sophie sure knows how to make a lasting impression - from her refreshing perspective on family life, to her relatable approach to work, and, perhaps most visibly, her incredible fashion sense.
The characteristic was proved case in point almost 12 months ago (and feels like much longer, given everything that's happened since).
Attending a special performance of Sulphur and White in London, she exited her chauffeured car and stepped onto the red carpet (yes, a time when proper red carpets were a regular occurrence), and for a moment, everyone stopped breathing.
Sophie was wearing the most beautiful deep emerald green satin gown, believed to be designed by British brand Galvan, worn fitted and with a high neck.
Her hair pulled into an up-do, with simple makeup and a small circular black bag, it wasn't difficult to see why every eyeball in the house was on Sophie.
Sophie of Wessex stepped out in this glorious ensemble. (Getty)
It was a royal fashion moment in time - one we won't forget.
Not only was the dress incredibly on-trend, but it also strayed from usual royal-wear - we normally see members of Britain's monarchy wearing traditional, conservative albeit stylish designs.
This satin dress, which caught the light perfectly and gave Sophie an undeniable glow, was certainly a departure. A glorious one at that.
Sophie glowed at the event. (Getty)
Almost a year on, we're still reminiscing the moment. And because Sophie is about to celebrate her 56th birthday on January 20, we decided to celebrate the royal (and her flawless style) in the best way we know how - by taking some good old fashioned outfit-inspiration from her.
Keep scrolling as we look at the best satin-clad match-ups available to buy online now, so you can steal Sophie's on-point fashion sense too.
ASOS DESIGN satin midi tea dress in green, $60.45. Buy it online here
John Zack Tall high neck satin ruched side midi dress in khaki, $35.20 (on sale). Buy it online here
Bec + Bridge Delphine cornflower long sleeve midi dress, $150. Buy it online here
Style Cheat satin flutter sleeve midaxi dress in soft blush, $65. Buy it online here
Bec + Bridge Aubrey LS Midi Dress, $180. Buy it online here

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