King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands continued their inauguration tour of their country with visits to Limburg and North Brabant. The photos here show their participation in festivities at Heerlen Pancratius Square in Heerlen earlier today. Máxima wore the same navy straw hat and lace dress that she wore while on a tour of the Dutch Caribbean in October 2011.
From the front, I like this Fabienne Delvigne designed hat. The picture brim is turned up in the front in a casual wave, showing off the textured straw and it looks casually elegant. From the back, however, I was very surprised (and disappointed) to see how messy this hat looks. Shredded straw hats can look very beautiful (as shown here) but this one looks rather unfinished to me. The huge hat pins Máxima is wearing don’t help, either.
What do you think of this hat?
Photos from Getty as indicated
From the front, this hat conveys a wonderful whimsy and informality that this Queen carries so very well. Wonderful, indeed! From the back, however, the abstract use of unfinished straw to embellish the brim is tragic. Quel horreur. 2/10
Love Max’s look. She is looking so beau lately!
What’s the fuss? This is a deconstructed straw hat with beautiful frayed edges and wonderful texture. It’s a beautiful hat.
I agree with others here who find this hat attractive from the front but not from the back. From the back, there is a wave of unfinnished straw placed on the brim that looks ripped. Seeing this torn part is a little jarring and shocking on a royal hat! Also, the woven circles on the crown part of the hat are very uneven. I think these two factors make this hat look less attractive.
It’s current, edgy, raw and beautiful. I really like this hat.
Frayed hat with pins – ok from a distance from the front, but disaster at the back.
This hat is not elegant. It looks messy.
I love the dress and I think she can carry the hat off she looks great.
I agree. The hat is fine from the front but very messy from the back.
Yikes, I agree with you! Love it from the front, but it looks a little “ratty” from the back.
This hat is a hot mess.