Dutch Monarchs Visit Poland

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived in Warsaw yesterday for a two day visit to Poland. For their arrival, Queen Máxima topped a vivid magenta dress with her large burgundy picture hat. This combination (which included a purple wrap for some outdoor events) was unexpected but worked so well together. The variations in colour kept the ensemble unified but not overly matched and while this is a lot of bright colour, Máxima carries it off so well. I really liked the pairing of the ruched dress (which has lovely movement) with the simple lines of the hat. My only question is if Máxima’s drop earrings were too much with this hat. What do you think?

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Queen Máxima, June 24, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: May 24, 2014

Photos from Hollandse Hoogte via Corbis; Adam Nurkiewicz and Adam Murkiewicz via Getty; Hollandse Hoogte and Hollandse Hoogte via Corbis; Adam Murkiewicz via Getty; and Hollandse Hoogte via Corbis

14 thoughts on “Dutch Monarchs Visit Poland

  1. Beautiful colour combination! There was something not quiet right with the both of them during this visit. They didn’t “beam” as they normally do in the many pictures I saw of this visit. I certainly am intrigued by it…….

  2. Nicely done, Maxima. It’s not the earrings that bother me (they are gorgeous in the close up) but the bracelet. The earrings and the brooch would have been enough. Where is Tim Gunn when you need him? “Edit, edit, edit.” The shawl is an elegant way of staying warm while obviating the need for a cardy, jacket or coat.

  3. I think this is an over-the-top outfit that works perfectly. She has both the height and the character to carry it off, and it is a great reflection of her exuberant personality. The colours blend well together, and the whole is good for being seen from a distance at outdoor ceremonies. I find the earrings balance the scale of the hat. I do like that she wears more jewellery now, along with hats and gloves – it is a mark of her dressing as Queen.

  4. If I had one chance to see Maxima I’d want her to pull out all the stops. This outfit checks all the boxes – bright so you can easily see her, great hat, lots of jewels, heels, gloves. Heel mooi, Maxima!

  5. I used to be a huge fan of Max, but since she became Queen, I think she is over doing it in the clothes and jewelry department. She is over dressing and wearing big bling when it isn’t necessary and seems to want everyone to know she is there……something isn’t right in W/M land or she wouldn’t be acting like this…..she is Queen Consort not King. She is over powering the King on many occasions, I think he doesn’t care about that yet everything isn’t about *her/Max*. This has bene only happening since she got the title of Queen Consort!
    I am not liking this outfit at all, not the right type of dressing/hat/jewels/shoes, anything and, way to fancy for the event.

  6. As a daytime outfit on a State visit I find this totally inept. Huge hat not very well matched with a cocktailish dress, shawl (!), monster earrings, tutti frutti bracelet, brooch, dangling gloves and two toned shoes. O Maxima. The ineptitude shows most in contrast with her normally dressed hosts. They were totally eclipsed and not in a good way by this “show offy” display from a Queen. For me this was an example of how not to dress for a state visit.

  7. Too many diamonds? Need you ask? No, she can carry it off and it was delightful to see this well put together outfit. She and Camilla have the “big hats” corner.

  8. Smashing! Had the earrings been smaller, one couldn’t have found them in the all the shadows of the hat. No one in the crowd could have missed Máxima in this outfit!

  9. this works so well…love the dress too…the picture of her near the bell needs a caption..not meant as a put down…Bell (hat) meets Bell. sorry sometimes I get a smile.
    Big hats are for this woman..

  10. I absolutely love this outfit, including the earrings. Max can wear a huge hat like no other. The “hat” she choose the next day is another story.

  11. WOW! That’s some hat! I wish she would adventure more into this realm vs the crown-less icks she dons now and again

  12. I love Queen Maxima! This is a fantastic outfit. I don’t think the earrings are at all too big; I think they balance the enormous brim of the hat. I also love all the color tones together. Wonderful outfit!

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