Infanta Sofia dared with sustainable fashion for her sister Princess Leonor’s historic swearing-in of the Constitution, opting to rent a floral dress by Erdem.
At just 16 years old, the young Infanta is already making her mark in the fashion world and setting an example of conscious consumption.
Infanta Sofia in a rented dress by Erdem
For the momentous occasion, Sofia chose a mini dress by acclaimed British designer Erdem Moralioglu, known for his romantic floral prints. True to her style, Sofia chose a blue and white floral print on a flowing silk fabric.
The dress is closed to the box neck slightly raised and decorated with a bow in the same fabric, open sleeves leaving the arms uncovered, and a cape.
Marking the pattern, a contrasting black belt at the level of the abdomen, and from there, a very light A-line skirt with movement.
Instead of spending over 1,770 euros ($1,872 at the current exchange rate) to buy the Erdem dress, Sofia opted for the sustainable route and rented it through Borow.
This is a Spanish fashion rental platform that has become a favorite of Spanish celebrities and influencers looking to temporarily enjoy designer pieces.
Eva and Joanna Chen, co-founders of Borow, shared on Instagram that Sofia had joined their circular fashion movement, renting the dress for Leonor’s 18th birthday and swearing into the constitution.
Rental prices at Borow range from €60 to €300 ($64 to $317 at current exchange rates) depending on the brand and length of rental.
For a high-end piece like Erdem, Sofia probably rented the dress for about $284.
This allowed her to enjoy the exquisite floral gown for her sister’s big event without the environmental impact and expense of buying it.
The young woman complemented the look with black flats to match the belt.
She wore her hair down and simple drop earrings. A youthful yet elegant style, typical of a teenage royal.
With her choice, Infanta Sofia makes a statement about sustainable fashion and shows that she has an eye for designer labels at a young age.
Controversy over Infanta Sofia’s rented dress
However, her stylistic choice was also criticized on social media. Some criticized that Princess Leonor would wear a new dress, while the Infanta Sofia wore a rented one.
Many observers claimed that Sofia’s dress was not suitable for the low temperatures in Madrid (13°). In that sense, Sofia had to wrap up warm at the exit of the Congress of Deputies.
Some netizens also questioned Sofia’s supposed prohibition of not wearing heels so as not to look taller than Leonor.
What is certain is that Infanta Sofia is defining her own style that balances whimsy with responsibility.