Queen Máxima Celebrates Utrecht Neighbourhood

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.

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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.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: January 17, 2018
Thoughts about this slightly revised hat on Queen Máxima today?
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11 thoughts on “Queen Máxima Celebrates Utrecht Neighbourhood

  1. She’s lovely absolutely lovely !! She was lucky though that the mayor was able to steady her … those shoes with the plastic strap over – nearly did her in !! – but she likes them so does Queen Letizia ! but I digress … her hat is fabulous ! 😊

  2. I agree with the other commenters – this is a much, much better pairing than the hat’s earlier outing. The dress chimes in nicely with the hat, and the hat comes into its own without the brighter colours to seize attention from it.

  3. Praise the hat gods! So glad this returned in a much improved condition! And the coordination of the outfit, while quite monochromatic, is beautifully done. I still would like to see this hat paired with dove/heather greys for something different. Brava!

  4. Yes! Huge improvement! And the felt looks like velvet in these pictures, which in my mind pairs better with lace.

  5. A gorgeous hat for a lovely queen. Great look all around- the hat shape is very graceful and goes well with the dress and earrings.

  6. Much better indeed! Probably the felt and the lace work well together because, as you say, it’s modern lace.
    Still, what bothers me is the finishing of the brim. The hat would look less heavy if the brim were finished with a ton-sur-ton petersham binding instead of this machine stitched, dubbel folded edge.

  7. MUCH better this time – both the shape of the hat and the pairing with this dress. That awkward “bend” is gone and the shades of green are much less jarring.

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