King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attend the annual Dutch Remembrance Day tribute held at Dam Square in Amsterdam yesterday to remember victims of World War II.
Queen Máxima repeated a black felt cloche variation for this event with tall, squared crown and short brim. Yesterday, the piece was simply trimmed with a double Petersham ribbon hatband- on its past outings, the hat was trimmed first with a large white flower and second, a spray of black feathers. This version of the hat is decidedly more stark but I think this works for this type of event. My qualms with this piece are not with the trim but with the height of the crown, which seems to have soared right past cloche territory into the realm of a top hat. It’s dramatic yes but flattering? I’m not sure.
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