Dutch Visit to Germany Day 3

On Friday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited Völklinger Ironworks and Homburg on the final day of their visit to Germany. For this day’s engagements, Queen Máxima repeated her cranberry felt, wide-brimmed Garbo hat simply trimmed with a wide hatband and side bow. It’s a hat that makes a strong statement but doesn’t overwhelm the Dutch queen and I think she continues to wear it well. I’m just not sure it’s colour pairing with this dress is its best (although much improved over the checked suit we saw paired with it on its last outing).

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Natan
Previously Worn: Jan 13, 2018Oct 4, 2017
What do you think about this hat and dress combination?
Photo by Uwe Anspach/picture alliance via Getty Images

10 thoughts on “Dutch Visit to Germany Day 3

  1. I agree. Queen Maxima hasn’t quite nailed it this time. Separately, dress and hat are amazing. Together, well, that’s a different story!

  2. I agree with kat, if Máxima had pulled in burgundy accessories (gloves, etc.), this would’ve helped tie things together beautifully, but as is, it looks like she was trying to match colors and failed just enough to be noticeable. Ultimately I don’t hate it at all, but it could be a little better. I still love this hat and dress, even together (I’m apparently not bothered about pairing lace with other things as much as some people).

    P.S. Not certain who he is, but props to the man on the far right choosing to wear a neon green scarf with his outfit. I love bold and bright colors, but even I’m not brave enough to choose this combo.

  3. This is such a mismatch. This sort of dress needs something softer rather than this dramatic type of hat (which I still think is fab.) And the colours! Máxima does this a lot, putting two colours that almost match together, a complete contrast is much better. She’s got so many others that would have gone better with this lovely dress.

  4. She’s doing a lot of big hats with lace dresses on this trip. I love them, though this is perhaps my least favorite pairing, I don’t find the colors to blend harmoniously.

  5. It’s a great hat still in search of a companion. Combining purple and red can be done but it’s tricky and I don’t think it works here – purple accessories (gloves, purse and/or shoes) might have helped to pull this together.

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