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A sunshine-look for Queen Máxima at the 2013 AFI Global Policy Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today, September 11:



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This is such a pretty summer dress and the strong shade of yellow works very well on Maxima. One of her recently best looks.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:46 PM
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She looks fabulous! Only Max can pull of this bright color and be overpower by it.
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I don't agree, sorry. Just because it's "her" doesn't automatically make it attractive. I love Victoria, she's my fave, but some things she wears I cringe at they are just unattractive.
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Well, it is true, even on a strong and charismatic lady like Queen Maxima some odd outfits/colours/hats can look funny, but she can wear a lot of designs and extreme colours that may look "too much" on a different woman.
Part of the attraction of Queen Maxima´s outfits is the "surprise-factor" because her style is very unpredictable,expressive and fresh :-)
I really like her recent "sunshine" yellow-outfit,it looks lovely on her and I also like that she kept the look very simple with minimal jewellery and beige shoes.
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I really like this on Maxima. Love the strong color and her simple hair-do. I do believe this is a new dress, correct me if I am wrong..
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Yes, I also believe it is a new dress;-) I thought it might be a Natan-design, but I could not find this particular dress in the summer 2013-collection.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:53 PM
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Well, it is true, even on a strong and charismatic lady like Queen Maxima some odd outfits/colours/hats can look funny, but she can wear a lot of designs and extreme colours that may look "too much" on a different woman.
Part of the attraction of Queen Maxima´s outfits is the "surprise-factor" because her style is very unpredictable,expressive and fresh :-)
I really like her recent "sunshine" yellow-outfit,it looks lovely on her and I also like that she kept the look very simple with minimal jewellery and beige shoes.
Gosh, I reread my comment and I sounded bitch-y. My apologies
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The color looks almost chartreuse to me, one of my faves. Love the hairdo and earrings that don't compete with the elegant cut of this silk dress. Beautiful cut for her, difficult to wear the upper part and she looks great in it.
PS, Andolini, don't think your comment was negative.
One of the reasons Max can wear a lot of what she does is because of her height.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:09 PM
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The color looks almost chartreuse to me, one of my faves. Love the hairdo and earrings that don't compete with the elegant cut of this silk dress. Beautiful cut for her, difficult to wear the upper part and she looks great in it.
PS, Andolini, don't think your comment was negative.
One of the reasons Max can wear a lot of what she does is because of her height.
How tall is she?
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:21 PM
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No doubt the yellow is quite deliberate. She also wore a yellow outfit during her visit to Brunei. In Malay culture, (Brunei and Malaysia), the colour yellow has special significance and is associated with royalty.
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This is such a pretty summer dress and the strong shade of yellow works very well on Maxima. One of her recently best looks.
I totally agree. There's nothing not to love about this: the colour fits her tanned skin beautifully, the cut is perfect for her and she looks splendid making the most of the summer. Fantastic look as one of my favs of the queen !!
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No doubt the yellow is quite deliberate. She also wore a yellow outfit during her visit to Brunei. In Malay culture, (Brunei and Malaysia), the colour yellow has special significance and is associated with royalty.
I did not know this. Thank you for the interesting tidbit. However, I'm not loving the color of the dress; it's simply too bright for my taste. The style, on the other hand, is a different story. It suits Maxima quite well.
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The color is great, but I would have loved the dress if it was all yellow.

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How tall is she?
Maxima is 5'10.
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She looks great!! AQ stunning woman. Being tall is, always, a good feature. From someone who is short.
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A sunshine-look for Queen Máxima at the 2013 AFI Global Policy Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today, September 11:

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Love!!! This is beautiful!
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No doubt the yellow is quite deliberate. She also wore a yellow outfit during her visit to Brunei. In Malay culture, (Brunei and Malaysia), the colour yellow has special significance and is associated with royalty.
Really? I did not know that yellow has a special meaning in the Malay culture. I remember I have seen quite a lot of bright yellow in Thailand used in secular and religious buildings.The young King of Bhutan and his wife,Jetsun Pema,also like to wear bright shades of yellow. Some pictures:
Bhutan crowns a new King - The Big Picture - Boston.com
King of Bhutan marries 21-year-old student Jetsun Pema in elaborate marriage ceremony - hellomagazine.com
In Austria the yellow colour had a negative aspect during the reign of JosephII, but today we can wear pretty much everything and people do not care much about the specific meaning of colours. Anything goes:-)
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:39 AM
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Really? I did not know that yellow has a special meaning in the Malay culture. I remember I have seen quite a lot of bright yellow in Thailand used in secular and religious buildings.The young King of Bhutan and his wife,Jetsun Pema,also like to wear bright shades of yellow. Some pictures:
Bhutan crowns a new King - The Big Picture - Boston.com
King of Bhutan marries 21-year-old student Jetsun Pema in elaborate marriage ceremony - hellomagazine.com
In Austria the yellow colour had a negative aspect during the reign of JosephII, but today we can wear pretty much everything and people do not care much about the specific meaning of colours. Anything goes:-)
By Malay culture, I'm referring specifically to Brunei and Malaysia, both countries are close neighbours and share a common history. If you ever pay close attention to royal events in both countries you'll notice that the royals are often dressed in yellow; the decor in their palaces also features the colour prominently.
In Malaysia the King and Queen almost always wear yellow at their coronation, openings of parliament/assemblies, weddings and other special events etc.
Yellow is also considered a prestigious colour in Chinese culture (although red is predominant as it is believed to bring good fortune and joy).

Needless to say, Maxima is no doubt aware of this significance and that is why she wore yellow in Brunei and Malaysia. (Mette-Marit also wore the colour when she visited Malaysia a few years ago).
I liked the colour both times on Maxima; I'm not squeamish about it personally and have worn quite a bit of yellow myself.
Colours do matter, even today; perhaps not to a degree they once did but they possess certain meanings for particular groups of people. Hasn't Maxima worn quite a bit of orange at home? Obviously because it has a specific meaning in a certain context.
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Great color, but I find the outfit overall awful. Don't like the fabric or the hat with it.
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Thanks for your input,Humera! I did not know the significance of yellow in Malay culture,so I learned something new again:-) I also think that colours have a specific meaning and should therefore be used accordingly.
Q.Maxima is well aware of the specific meaning of colours, she has not only chosen Orange and yellow at the right place&time, but also the shade of her coronoation outfit had a special meaning,it is Nassau-blue,a recognition of the Oranje-Nassau-heritage of the monarchy :-)
From a simple aesthetic point of view I really like strong colours on Queen Maxima, they suit her very well
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