King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima began their state visit to France this morning. For their official welcome and itinerary today, Queen Máxima wore a new slice picture hat in coffee coloured straw. We all know and love this shape on Máxima- the height gives it great drama while the soaring brim makes her animated face fully visible. This piece was clearly dyed to perfectly match the silk trim and lace on Máxima’s coat and the coordination between the two makes for an utterly stunning ensemble.
Queen Máxima has a very similar slice hat in lighter brown straw that we’ve seen her wear many times. At first glance, I thought these were the same hats but this design is has a slightly smaller brim and is darker in colour- two subtle changes that add a touch of formality to the piece that is perfect for an event such as this.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Claes Iversen
Previously Worn: This hat is new
I’m not sure anyone dresses as well for formal royal events as Queen Máxima does and today is case in point. What do you think of her new hat?