Queen Máxima attended the 51st annual spring conference of theNetherlands Psychiatric Association (NVvP) in Maastricht. For this event the Dutch Queen, who is honorary chairwoman of MindUS, an initiative focusing on mental health issues, repeated her midnight blue felt fedora with Petersham ribbon hatband tied in a side bow.
At first glance, the ensemble is effortlessly chic, the hat’s clean lines linking with those of dress, leaving room for the lace embellishment on the dress to take spotlight in the ensemble. However, at closer side view, the hat’s brim has a wonky curve that lends an overly floppy vibe that, in my opinion, lets it down.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Oscar de la Renta.
Previously Worn: Nov 24, 2021; Oct 5, 2017; Oct 3, 2016
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I can see the brim being a bit more refined, but I don’t mind it and overall it was a great look. I’m really just happy Máxima continues to be a faithful hat wearer when so many of her colleagues are slowly wearing fewer.
Personally, I like this hat with the red coat even better – it’s November, and she appears to be well dressed for an autumn day out and about.
November 21, 2019: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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I like this latest dress/hat combination the best, and the color is fantastic, as blue is my favorite color. I agree with the floppy brim issue, which didn’t seem as noticeable when it was worn previously. (The brim actually appears to have “grown” an inch since last time!) My only quibble is its size and weight for an indoor event in late March. Surely, a lighter colored, smaller straw hat would have been more comfortable for the queen, and the audience would have had a better chance at seeing her beautiful face.
The Queen looks wonderful, love this hat.
The hat looks like something the men wore back in the USA gangster days.