Queen Máxima was in Rotterdam this morning for a series of events that included opening an exhibition at the Tax museum and visiting a stable that offers therapeutic riding. For this day out, she wore a new hat in pale grey straw with sidesweeping brim, finished with a monochrome straw hatband and slim bow at the back
The hat’s brim follows a less sharply upfolded angle than Máxima’s signature ‘slice hats and its this shape variation that leaves me a bit torn. From some angles, it’s good but from others, the brim shape is a bit awkward.
I hate to be a broken record here but the photo below also suggests some very uneven finishing on the hat’s brim. I like the scale and the bow at the back is a nice touch but the colour leaves me a bit bored. Of course, even Queen Máxima needs hats in neutral hues and while this one pairs beautifully with her dress, I’m less certain that this colour is a great one on her.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: This hat is new
What do you think, dearest readers? Am I being overly harsh about this new hat?
Photos from Getty as indicated