One of Queen Mathilde’s go-to hat shapes is a ruched calot. Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne crafted one version in royal blue straw hat she has paired with three different printed silk dresses:
Look #1: With a deep blue and white printed Dries van Noten dress worn May 20, 2015 in The Hague for a reception for Belgian artists.
Look #2: With an orange and royal blue floral print belted Natan dress, also worn May 20, 2015, to open a sculpture park in The Hague and repeated July 3, 2016 to attend Kroningsfeesten in Tongeren
Look #3: With a white silk dress with blue floral border print worn June 28, 2018 while hosting an Australian state visit
Look #4: With a cream and blue bold Ikat print Natan dress worn April 30, 2022 for Princess Isabella’s confirmation and June 6, 2022 to present prizes for the Queen Elisabeth music competition.
Which dress do you prefer most with this hat?
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