King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima braved temperamental weather today on a regional visit that took them to four towns in the northern area of Southwest Drenthe.
For this visit, Queen Máxima repeated her waved headpiece in blush striped silk abaca, trimmed with a large coordinating silk flower.
There’s much to love about this headpiece- it’s beautiful shape, sense of movement, exquisite lightness and the lovely contrast provided by those stripes. What doesn’t work here for me is the styling- there’s just too much going on. Ruffled high necked blouses and sweeping headpieces are usually an unsuccessful combination adding a fussy, voluminous trouser suit is never going to help. After Máxima’s stellar look yesterday for Prinsjesdag, this ensemble just falls flat. Although… if I’m honest… this headpiece has always felt a little flat in comparison to it’s stunning cousin.