Yesterday in Amsterdam, members of the Dutch Royal Family attended a national memorial for the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine in July. Queen Máxima wore a simple rounded black pillbox hat in black felt which was trimmed with a flat double bow at the back.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: November 2, 2013
Princess Beatrix wore a round black straw hat woven with metallic threads. The indented crown of the hat was wrapped in a tall, rolled band of straw, making it look like a large-scaled bumper style chapeau.
Designer: I suspect Suzanne Moulijn
Previously Worn: I think this hat is new
Princess Margriet wore a black straw hat with flat brim that slightly raised around the back. This hat was trimmed with a slim band around the crown and a swath of light straw folds and wispy black feathers around the sides and back of the hat.
I thought all three hats were quietly dignified, yet each flattered their wearer and conveyed a bit of their personal style. My favourite was Queen Máxima’s pillbox- which one did you prefer here?
Photos from Albert Nieboer, Patrick van Katwijk, Albert Nieboer, Patrick van Katwijk, Albert Nieboer, Albert Nieboer, Albert Nieboer, Albert Nieboer, Patrick van Katwijk, and Patrick van Katwijk, all via Corbis