King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the municipalities of Deventer, Raalte and Olst-Wijhe yesterday for a day of events themed around collaboration.
For these visits, Queen Máxima wore a new hat in burgundy sinamay with a sidesweeping brim and double layered hatband tied in a side bow..
The colour is lovely and pairs well with her printed green dress (who knew leaf green and burgundy could work so well together!). However, there are visible construction issues with the brim’s finished edge, which is horribly wobbly. That’s not an issue of material but, unfortunately, one of very poor technique and completely ruins what could have been beautifully sweeping lines on the hat.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Natan.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Today, Queen Máxima opened the House of Culture and Administration of the municipality of Midden-Groningen in Hoogezand.
For this event, she repeated a warm brown straw picture hat with high upswept slice brim. The hat is simply trimmed with a Petersham ribbon hatband tied in a loose bow at the side.
The brim edge here is not perfect but looks much better than the first hat. That’s because of the bias brim- if you look closely at the brims of the two hats, the weave of the straw on the brown hat is in an x shape around the face, as opposed to a + shape on the burgundy hat. The brown hat is likely blocked from a parasisal capeline (see one here) which is woven in concentric circles and as such, places all points around the brim on the bias. Because woven materials stretch on the bias, it’s then possible to block the brim into a super smooth surface.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Zeus + Dione
Previously Worn: Jul 7, 2021; Jul 2, 2019; May 25, 2018; Feb 18, 2017; Nov 28, 2016; Nov 1, 2016; Sep 14, 2016; Jun 2, 2016; Apr 21, 2016; Mar 10, 2016
Comparison pairings with other outfits: see here
Thoughts about these two hats?
Images from Getty as indicated