Queen Máxima was in Utrecht today to attend the 20th anniversary of the Leidsche Rijn neighbourhood in the city. For this event, she repeated her dark green felt hat with high sidesweeping brim, simply trimmed with a Petersham ribbon hatband and side bow.
At this hat’s debut in January, it was less smoothly shaped than we see it today- I’m glad to see the base of the upswept brim has been reshaped as the hat is much the better for it. Felt hats are heavy by the very nature of their material and this one plays beautifully against the modern lace neckline of Máxima’s dress. Lace dresses and felt hats don’t often work but this pairing is a good one.