The Dutch royal family was in Tilburg today to celebrate King Willem Alexander’s 50th birthday.
For Koningsdag festivitied this year, Queen Máxima topped her navy and orange ensemble with a coordinating calot hat. It looks to me that the hat is made of the same smocked silk crepe and georgette organza as Máxima’s navy and orange striped dress- if you look closely, you can see the tiny gathers of smocking.
According to the designer, the dress is embroidered with narrow stripes of metal and crystal embroidery (visible on the stripes of the sleeves below) and I think this embroidery has also been repeated on the hat in between rows of swirled smocking, creating the gold pinstripe edging. These design details- smocking and beaded embroidery- are not ones we see on the average royal hat but coordinate beautifully with this dress and ombre chenille cape. The cape makes quite a style statement on its own and I think it was a good call not only to make the coordinating hat a small one (more of a headpiece) but to leave the orange stripes off of it. In the end, it’s still a lot of look but I think the balance is just right.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Princess Alexia and Princess Arianne also got in on the fun in black and orange mortar board hats.
Koningsdag is always a day of lighthearted celebration. What did you think of Queen Máxima’s new hat today?