King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima arrived Sunday on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao for a two-day visit. For their arrival, Queen Máxima paired a familiar vibrant orange cotton summer dress with a hat she first wore in this region back in 2011. A variation on a saucer, the folded straw design follows smooth lines to a raised top, backed by raw edged ruffle trim in the same straw.
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Máxima, radiante con un alegre vestido rojo, vivió divertidas anécdotas a la hora de visitar un astillero. Los tacones le jugaron una mala pasada y requirió de ayuda para poder subirse al navío. Por suerte, su marido y los presentes, ejercieron de caballeros y la ayudaron a subir a bordo. Aunque el momento más emotivollegó cuando se encontró con el cálido recibimiento de unos niños de la isla. #koninginmaxima #queenmaxima #maximadeholanda #curazao #smile
While the hat looks caramel brown in most photos, its previous outing (in much better weather!) in 2011 suggests it has an orange cast that, I suspect was the rationale for pairing it with this dress. The scale is great on Máxima but the slightly irregular shape and rough edged straw trim on the back give it a very informal feel that feels a little too unpolished for my taste. I understand the desire to mix things up within one’s wardrobe but we’ve all seen the similarly shaped orange straw headpiece Queen Máxima usually wears with this dress– a more polished piece in the same shade as the dress tha I think just works better.
Previously Worn: Nov 5, 2011. Princess Aimee borrowed it for King Willem Alexander’s inauguration, April 30, 2013.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
For the second part of the day’s festivities, Queen Máxima topped her vibrant green dress with one of her ruched pinky-beige circular headpieces with open crown.
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Previously Worn: May 6, 2014