Dutch Queen Atteneds Sciencemakers Awards

Queen Máxima was at the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht yesterday to attend the Sciencemakers Awards given to young people who have won national or international competitions in science, technology and making/inventing during the past year. For this year’s ceremony, the Dutch queen repeated her muted burgundy melusine felt fedora with relaxed brim, trimmed with a hatband of the same fabric as on her coordinating dress.

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There’s a chic effortlessness about this hat, I think that comes from its relaxed shape and slightly fuzzy pile of the felt. On their own, the hat and dress could easily read as one note, boring or flat, but the styling here, with this fantastic necklace, works so well, especially at a less formal event such as this.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Borsamalia”
Previously Worn: Jan 31, 2019

I’ve warmed to this hat since its first outing. On its own, I’d probably it pass over in a millinery shop but today, it topped a great working royal ensemble. Are any of you warming to it as well?

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8 thoughts on “Dutch Queen Atteneds Sciencemakers Awards

  1. Elsewhere, some jewellery fans have hated this styling, but I love it. So smart, and yet relaxed and casual too – a real reflection of my perception of Maxima’s personality. Fedora’s are not my favourite hat style on women and I don’t think they suit all occasions because of their informal feel (ref Christenings!), but I do like this one here.

  2. I really like this. It’s the jaunty Ange that does it but also the fact that it’s styled in a restrained way that lets the necklace stand out. The colour is fab too. A great look and nice to see a different hat style from Máx.

  3. Something about this outing makes the hat look a bit more refined than in January. Maybe it’s the jaunty angle or the slightly more coiffed hair. Again, not my favorite hat for Máxima, but it still looks good, is in a great color for her, and pairs perfectly with this necklace.

  4. You raise an interesting point, HQ, about how you would pass it up in a millinery shop, but it somehow works in this ensemble. That’s the magic of Queen Maxima, I guess! She transforms nondescript pieces into regal wear.

  5. Hmmm… maybe I will warm to it the next time I see it. But I do like the styling. That necklace with the outfit is a real winner.

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