Monday Multiples: Queen Máxima

Late last month, Queen Máxima repeated a fuchsia picture hat with sharply sidesweeping ‘slice’ brim. We’ve seen her pair this hat with three ensembles so far:

Look #1: With a fuchsia silk Natan dress with wide collar and beaded waist detail worn April 27, 2015 for Prinsjesdag and April 13, 2016 in Germany

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Look #2: With a tropical sunset printed silk Valentino dress worn July 4, 2016 to welcome a Greek state visit

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Look #3: With a Natan cream silk blouse and textured skirt with large sash worn August 31, 2019 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Dutch Liberation in Zeeland

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Look #4: With a ruched pink Natan dress on October 1, 2020 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Breast Cancer Association Netherlands

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Which ensemble do you prefer most with this hat?

Photos from Getty as indicated; Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP and Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP via Getty

14 thoughts on “Monday Multiples: Queen Máxima

  1. Personally I think this excellent (if run-of-the-mill-for-Maxima) hat has yet to find its match. Three is awful, personally two doesn’t appeal to me, and one, which goes well, just looks badly made whenever Maxima is not standing still (straining seams wherever there is movement). So bring on a fourth partnership!

  2. Despite the dislike of some for “matchy” ensembles, I think I’m going to go with #1 — every aspect of that outfit from the hat down to the shoes is absolutely stunning.

    The Valentino dress is very interesting, but even though there is some pink in the upper part, I don’t think that this hat goes with it well enough. I understand the concept of morphing down to the navy shoes — I might have agreed with that more if the hat were a better match to the top of the dress. (Also agree about not cutting that unique printed design in half with a belt.)

    #3 is just plain sloppy. Even with a different hat, the skirt and blouse look like they were just thrown together, and the sash is tied so strangely. I remember thinking when I first saw pictures of that event that what turned out to be the sash was actually a sweater or jacket tied around her waist by the sleeves, as some of us do, so she wouldn’t have to carry it.

    So, definitely #1.

  3. Look #2 is my favorite! Color coordination without being too matchy.

    #1 is nice, but the shiny fabric of the same shade as the hat is a bit much for me. #3 is good color contrast-wise, but not style-wise; pair it with a better-styled top and skirt, and we would be in business.

  4. I am all about Look #1. It is sleek and simple elegance. Look 2 is too much for me. And Look 3 is sloppy–it seems haphazardly combined and is not as sleek as Look #1, which makes the biggest statement, yet it has the fewest components.

  5. I like the fuchsia look very much, but my favourite is the Valentino dress with the hat and navy shoes – although I’m not sure I would have cut the picture with the belt.

  6. I adore Look #1. The dress is so luxurious and Queen Maxima looks outstanding head to toe.

    Dress #2 is so beautiful, and I think it can stand on it’s own without a hat. However, as I look at the photos more, I can see the brilliance in how this outfit is styled. The fuschia hat blends with the pink tones in the top of the dress, but then the dress morphs into navy at the bottom which is reflected in the shoe choice.

    Both dresses are amazing, but I still prefer Look #1 because the style of the dress is dynamite on Queen Maxima.

  7. George, I agree with you. I like the monochrome ensemble also. The sunset printed dress comes in 2nd, even though I don’t care for outdoor
    scenery on clothes. Here’s a wonderfully different photo of the hat, killer hatpins and all!

    April 27, 2015
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  8. I prefer it with the long sleeved tropical print dress. It provides more a coordinated contrast than either of the other 2 outfits. The fuchsia dress is in the same color family and the beige skirt and cream blouse are the opposite.

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