It has been nearly a year since we last saw Queen Máxima wear her harvest gold velvet ruched turban designed by Fabienne Delvigne (a hat affectionately known here as “The Brain” or “The Pincushion”). The sartorially brave Dutch queen has worn this piece with three different ensembles, prompting me to wonder, dearest readers, which pairing do you think is best?
Look 1 & 3: With a patterned silk blouse and grey skirt (with brown and grey overcoats) to name a ship in December 2012 and celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in April 2015
Look 2: With a mustard silk bell-sleeved blouse, belted grey skirt and statement jewels to open a Stedelijk Museum exhibition on October 18, 2013
Look 3: With a turquoise dress and coat on an October 27, 2016 visit to Almelo and Northeast Twente
I prefer the colour contrast in Look #4, where the pairing of hat and outfit makes the hat take on a browner hue than the mustardy pallor it has in the other outings.I know this hat is controversial and has, in the past, stirred up strong opinions but I trust you will all keep your comments respectful. What do you think is the best pairing?
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