Dutch Monarchs Visit Caribbean

King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima arrived in the Caribbean today to visit reconstruction efforts in Dutch territories impacted by Hurricane Irma. For their arrival in Oranjestad, Saint Eustatius, Queen Máxima wore a new blue straw hat with relaxed, curved brim and a simple ribbon hatband.

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The hat is a ready-to-wear item so is decidedly less formal than many others in Máxima’s wardrobe- something fitting not only for this location, but the nature of this trip. It’s a great match for her linen dress, made by Ukrainian designer Vita Kin, although I think I’d prefer the overall ensemble without the tassel earrings.

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Designer: J. Crew
Previously Worn: this hat is new
Not all royal hats are formal ones and I can think of plenty of future events where Queen Máxima will be able to repeat this one. What do you think of this most recent addition to her lineup of blue hats?
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11 thoughts on “Dutch Monarchs Visit Caribbean

  1. Maxima: (at home, showcasing her Day 1 Caribbean outfit to Willem-Alexander, and frowning): Honey … do you think this outfit looks too informal?
    W-A: Not at all….if you don’t want to wear gloves in that heat, you go right ahead and leave them out, sweetheart.

  2. Yes, the tassel earring are too much and the shoes could have been better, but the dress and hat work, but we are talking tropical. She wears this blue beautifully.

  3. I think this particular shade of blue is beautiful for Máxima and suits her better than the darker navies she’s worn in the past. The hat also strikes the right balance for the occasion. Personally, I would love to see a slice hat in this blue (King’s Day? Prinsjesdag?)

    And Willem-Alexander is rockin’ that khaki suit; except for the trousers being slightly too long for my tastes, this fits him very well.

  4. I like the hat-the color is beautiful! The dress is cute but I think there is way too much material in the top and the sleeves. It looks almost too big for her and, of course, it isn’t. With the wide brim of her hat and all that material…I think it’s just too bulky. I’m trying to not look at the shoes at all!

  5. This is a fabulous outfit, I love it. Perfect for an informal event yet still with a sense of style and occasion. Máx is just so damn good at thisnisnt she – the woman just has such an innate sense of style.

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