Queen Máxima was in Radio Kootwijk yesterday to take part in an event for the “More Music in the Classroom” campaign which aims to provide structural music education for all primary school children in the Netherlands. The Dutch queen is the honourary chairwoman of the initiative, which is marking her upcoming 50th birthday with a special ‘50days of Music’ countdown.
For this event, Queen Máxima repeated her khaki green straw rounded pillbox hat trimmed with a double folded row of the same shimmering green-gold fabric as the matching dress dress.
The ensemble’s focus is the dress’ sleeves, which are inspired by the gold stacked necklaces worn by the African Ndebele tribe. On it’s first outing, I wrote, “The gladiator vibe of the dress and all of its gold trimmings needs a simple hat to balance it…. it was likely the best choice for this dress.” My opinion has not changed and while the colour and overall feel of this ensemble is not my favourite in Máxima’s wardrobe, the hat feels less glum to me than it did at its debut. Maybe it’s seeing the lovely folded overlap on the layered silk cuff wrap on the left side of the design?
Designer: unknown. Dress by Claes Iversen
Previously Worn: June 12, 2019
What are your thoughts on this pillbox on its second outing?
Images from Getty as indicated