Dutch Queen Celebrates Brewery Milestone

Queen Máxima was in Lieshout to join in festivities at the Bavaria Brewery which celebrated its 300th anniversary. For this occasion, she topped a new sapphire dress and coat with her repeated large picture hat in palest, dusty pink straw. The hat features a dramatic, upswept ‘slice’ brim and is simply trimmed with a wide Petersham ribbon hatband in the same colour, tied in a bow at the side.

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This is hardly a new millinery look for Máxima but there are some nuanced touches here that set it off beautifully. The high-contrast colour scheme is a bit unexpected but pulled together through the metallic dusty pink appliqued roses on the dress that firmly link with the hat. The hat’s wide brim also acts as a beautiful neutral backdrop for those earrings, statement pieces of their own that would be lost against a fussier hat. Head to toe, it’s a fantastic look for the Dutch queen.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: May 16, 2018; June 20, 2017 

We see a full spectrum of royal daytime working outfits here- this certainly is on the glitzier end of things, which is all right by me. I’m a big fan of this hat with this ensemble- what do you think?

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13 thoughts on “Dutch Queen Celebrates Brewery Milestone

  1. A great hat saves the day! the chintzy, poorly-executed bedspread dress with its sags and wrinkles doesn’t bear scrutiny — but thanks to a fine coat and the usual top-notch contrasting accessories — and above all a lovely statement hat — overall it’s a polished result.

  2. It would be tempting to go with an embellished hat with this gorgeous dress, but this is the perfect choice. Love the contrast in both color and texture. The hat works better with color than in the previous all rose-beige appearances.

  3. This is fabulous. In spite of the recent spate of state visits, we’ve been short really fancy looks. And even though this is a day look, it’s 100% absolutely fabulous. What a great hat/dress/coat/jewelry pairing. Leave it to QMax to bring it for us!

  4. This hat is dramatic and suits Queen Maxima well. However, certain views make the hat look a little rumpled but I’m hoping that this is a result of the photography. It must require a very large hatbox for storage! Overall it’s a lovely look including those luscious sapphire and diamond earrings.

  5. The hat looks good with the dress, specially with the coat off. It could do with a bit of re-ironing on the block though, it looks a bit wobbly. (But it would have to be sent back to Fabienne Delvigne for that.)
    Those earrings are to die for!

  6. Máxima is absolutely stunning here! The whole ensemble is well-coordinated colorwise, very well put together, and is regal without being too stuffy/elitist. This is definitely one of her best looks, perhaps ever!

  7. I love Queen Max and her hats. This is a good hat and blends nicely with one of the colours in her dress. Love the whole look.

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