King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima were in The Hague yesterday for a military ceremony awarding Willemsorde, the highest Dutch military decoration, to Major Roy de Ruiter.
For this event, Queen Máxima wore a new pale pink straw, wide-brimmed picture hat with high sidesweep. The hat’s dramatic shape is balanced with a simple wide hatband tied into a flat bow that rests on one side of the brim. It’s a formulaic look for Máxima (large upswept hat + side chignon + dress with a statement feature + fab jewels) that we’ve seen on her numerous times. I think most of us agree that it is a great look for her… but has it become too familiar? Not even a new dress for this event prevents me from thinking I’ve seen this whole look before. It’s polished, regal and attractive (all good things) but fairly predictable.
Previously Worn: While it looks exactly like the “Belissima” hat worn May 16, 2018 and June 20, 2017, it is actually a new design called the “Saintanna”