Queen Máxima opened a specialized support centre for eating disorders in Zevenhuizen today. For the opening of Leontienhuis, named after founder Dutch racing cyclist Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel, Máxima choose a cheery red straw hat. Made of two large petals of straw, the unembellished hat has an open crown.
I know these open-topped pieces are not popular (I am on record for being less than a fan) but they provide an interesting alternative for a casual hat. This one has the most beautiful sense of movement on the brim and the colour is beautiful on Máxima. In the end, I would prefer it with a crown but it remains an interesting piece as is.
What do you think of this vibrant open topped hat?