The second day of engagements in Germany saw the Belgian king and queen visit Lutherstadt town hall, castle church in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, master houses of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropiusm, and a Belgian chemical company.
For these events, Queen Mathilde repeated pale pink calot trimmed with a multi-looped bow on the side. I believe the calot base is covered in fabric, with an overlay of textured, widely woven sinamay-like material.
The rustic woven overlay on the hat gives it a less formal, almost bohemian feel that pairs so well with this floral dress. The hat isn’t perfect (I’m not sure the bow looks great from all angles) but the overall look here is a lovely one on Queen Mathilde.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Giambattista Valli
Previously Worn: May 19, 2016
What do you think of this hat today on its second outing?
Photos from Getty as indicated
So this is the second day she wears an older hat with a new dress? It’s great to see these new combinations. And again I prefer this new outfit. The Queen looks great.
@HatQueen! when did you get an Instagram account? Did I miss an announcement?
It’s a very new thing- announcement will be in Saturday’s extras post but you can follow Royal Hats on instagram here.
Following now! It’s a great idea
It’s a good match for this dress, moreso than the original appearance I think. I love the texture on it, from far away it looks like lace.
I like this hat and the clever way the Queen has matched it to the flowers on the dress.
It reminds me of hats worn in the 50’s and 60’s.
I didn’t realize this was a repeat, and I even commented on it the last time! I prefer this outfit to the previous one as it looks less matchy, but I don’t know that it was still the best choice. It’s great to see close up details of this hat, and those details remind me of a vintage women’s 1960s cloche I own. Overall it’s a nice hat, but I agree the bow doesn’t look as good at certain angles.
The color, texture and shape look lovely on Queen Mathilde! I, too would like to see it just a tad bit larger. The combination of hat and dress really “sings” to me (to borrow an adjective from HatQueen herself)!
I really enjoy that hat , the material and the cheerful colour.
Not sure if that style allows it to be larger but if it did
I think it would be a tad smarter. Lovely bright dress and the print is appealing.
I like the trim and the lovely soft color. I wish the hat had a little more shape to it though, it feels a bit too cap-like in shape for my personal preference, but the Queen certainly looks lovely.