Queen Máxima attended the Dutch Rose Association’s National Symposium in the Rosarium in Winschoten today where she presented a new rose developed in honor of the 50th anniversary of the garden. For this event, she was dressed in shades of pink and purple from head to toe complete with her oversized burgundy picture hat with straight sided crown and large mushroom-shaped brim.
At first glance, the ensemble clashed to my eyes but the more I look at it, the more I see it as another example of Máxima’s unique (and certainly bravely beautiful) take on vibrant colour blocking. Is it a good mix? You be the judge.
Colour aside, the texture of this dress makes such a statement on its own and I’m afraid that wearing it with too many other visible surfaces will always create a cluttered look. I love Máxima in a statement hat but I think the fabric of this dress works much better with a smaller hat (as Queen Mathilde did last week). Might this be one of the few occasions when a beige straw calot and small pearl earrings might have done the trick? Even saying those words makes me shudder because when it comes to Queen Máxima, the last thing I want to suggest is restraint of her style.
Previously Worn: May 19, 2016; June 19, 2015; June 24, 2014; May 24, 2014