The Dutch royal family gathered in Groningen today to celebrate King Willem-Alexander’s 51st birthday. For this festive occasion, Queen Máxima repeated a relaxed beret in red suede embellished with matching rows of top stitching and top stem.
The hat is a surprising repeat from this same event, held in the same city, in 2004. Not only is the hat a repeat- notice that the denim jacket Queen Máxima wore in 2004 popped up on Princess Alexia today as well.
These connections are really lovely and the hat is well suited to the street party events that made up today’s celebration. I’m just not sure about the pairing of this informal hat with this dress- is it me, or does an embroidered sheer illusion neckline scream for something more structured and refined? If repeating this hat was the fashion goal of the day (it is a lovely nod), I think I’d have preferred it paired with something else.
Previously Worn: April 30, 2004