Queen Máxima officially opened this year’s academic year at Orion, the new education building at Wageningen University this morning. She debuted a new vibrant orange straw folded hat that looks like an oversize stylized flower (or folded napkin).
It’s a shape we have seen on Máxima before (she has similar hats in pale pink and in creamy beige) and it fits with her recent trend toward brimless hats. Paired with her orange dress however, it’s a LOT of orange. I’m going to say what I usually say about Máxima’s hats- she’s the only royal I can think of who can pull this off. That’s why she is and will always remain one of my favourite royal hat wearers. It’s so good to have her back from summer vacation!
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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
What do you think of this orange beauty?
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I think the whole look is stunning. So there. 🙂 She can pull it off like no one else.
I totally agree. She looks so great in orange!
STUNNING. No question. This is all kinds of fabulous.
What is that thing on her head? That is a pile of something and doesn’t look good. She looks so much better in wide brim hats, the dress is beautiful and the color *Orange* really suits her coloring. She is one classy lady, I love her smile, it lights up the room, she is a very intelligent positive woman and perfect for William. This is one happy woman in love with her hubby and girls, long may she reign.
It is the same dress she wore during her visit to Queen Elizabeth at Windsor castle in July.
The fabric is also the same as the fabric used to make the dresses her girls wore to the enthronement (different color of course).
Excellent observation! The fabric pattern is indeed the same as Amalia, Alexia and Arianne’s dresses from the inauguration.
I’ve just realised that this (clearly!) isn’t mourning any more. I thought when I saw her in black to meet the UN Secretary General that it must still be mourning, but I guess either it wasn’t or the period has ended.
I don’t like this hat. It is not a hat but a crumpled ball of straw on her head. Her earrings are also very gauche.
I kind of like it, and it is faaaaar less boring than the black hat that can be seen on the third picture.
And it has something left from the summer in it.
Yes, it rocks.
A good hat, but to me it looks a bit plonked on top of her head – I think it would look better with a tilt, whether to one or other side or to the front (probably not the back!) But it’s a fittingly vibrant outfit for a vibrant Queen.
Orange becomes her.
I love the whole look!
She looks great in sunny orange!
Beautiful, hat, beautiful dress, beautiful, cheerful smile. Love her!
This vibrant hat is both creative and flattering. She wears it very well.
My my she looks fresh as a daisy! Part of why she always looks beautiful is because of her big smile. That makes every hat look even more beautiful next to her smiling face! LOL!