Queen Máxima was in The Hague today to officially open the Expertise Center for Endometriosis in Balance at HMC Bronovo Hospital. For this opening, she topped her green silk dress with a new hat in grey fur felt. In the shape of an oversize fedora, the design features subtle pinches on the tall crown and a wide, downward facing brim. The hat is simply trimmed with a wide grey Petersham ribbon hatband.
The choice of a new hat in this shade of grey for Máxima is an interesting one, as she has several upswept brim designs in this colour. This shape, however, is slightly less formal – perhaps this makes it more versatile? I can see it being a great hat to pair with a multitude of different outfits for less formal engagements. Formality is my main quibble about this ensemble- I really like the hat and I like the dress but their pairing together is off for me, despite my love of a great royal fedora!. I think it’s the silk- a dressy fabric that feels like it needs a more formal piece of headwear to compliment. We saw Queen Máxima wear this dress with a grey felt upswept brim hat last February, a pairing I think was slightly more successful.