Dutch Queen Celebrates Association of Insurers

On Wednesday, Queen Máxima visited the Dutch Association of Insurers in the Hague to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary and reopen their newly renovated office. For this event, she repeated her burgundy velvet calot hat wrapped in a swath of net veil.

It’s a good working hat for Máxima- great colour, small profile, good contrast with her hair- but I prefer it with the velvet top we saw it paired with on its first outing. The mix of patterned skirt, scarlet silk blouse and other burgundy accessories is an interesting one but a bit disjointed.


Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: Nov 29, 2016
What do you think about this ensemble- brave and bold or a bit too much?
Photos from Getty as indicated

10 thoughts on “Dutch Queen Celebrates Association of Insurers

  1. The last time she wore this hat, Máxima also paired it with a plaid skirt, but that time it was a very successful look; now, this seems just a bit haphazard. I do think the red and burgundy pairs better this time compared to the wide brim hat and red lace dress worn recently, but only because she brought in more burgundy accessories. I appreciate trying to mix and match clothes and hats so we don’t see the same ensembles again and again (ahem, Margrethe, cough), but I would’ve preferred an entire repeat of 2016’s outfit.

  2. I’ll take your word that there is a red velvet calot underneath that fuzz of not very attractive netting. However, I am not seeing much of a hat and nor do I find it a great match for the outfit.

  3. I am such a big fan of hats, so this blog is a daily delight for me! As a seamstress, though, I must say no to this skirt. The colors are lovely with the hat, the calot is lovely on its own, but the mismatched plaid and plaid-on-an-angle hem is just a big no for me. I think the blouse is also too red, not enough burgundy, to make this work. But Queen Máxima sure is one to try anything!

  4. I like this so much better than the giant red turban. If she wants to go brimless, this is the way. I don’t particularly care for the skirt though.

  5. I love this calot, which feels both traditional and contemporary. The materials look so luxurious. The pairing with the blouse isn’t so bad, but, yikes, that skirt! Asymmetrical is one thing, but this just looks crooked.

  6. Brave and bold, and very much Maxima! Once again, it is easy to pick her out of a crowd. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

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