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Old 11-08-2015, 06:56 PM
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Real hats will almost always win it from silly fascinators if you ask me. Queen Máxima and the Duchess of Cornwall are often best dressed in millinery, simply because they are not afraid to wear big, bold and outspoken hats in complementation to their outfits.
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Maxima looked every inch the queen, both in demeanor and in her fashion.
Maxima does "large" in colour and style and in a way that is uniquely hers. The severe black required for such an occasion could be a challenge for a lesser woman, but not Maxima.

Looking at the pared down style of Maxima's coat and the style of her classic black hat with only a restrained flat black ribbon around the crown, what's left is a Queen.
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Maxima look wonderful, and very elegant.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:25 PM
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She looked nice, but the eye makeup gave me a fright.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:34 PM
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Maxima can do elegant and regal like no one else.She was born for this role!!!
However black is my least favourite color on her. She only wears it when the occasion requires .
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:26 PM
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Love Maxima's outfit- but the eye makeup is scary!
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:00 PM
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Members of the Royal family, including the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex were joined by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in central London
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Queen Maxima is as always impeccably dressed. However, the hat is simply too big for the event. It screams ...look at me... A hat that is as wide as her shoulders would be suitable for an occasion celebrating Queen Maxima herself but not an official event where she is a guest. She was not the reason for the gathering of royals.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:11 PM
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I would agree. Perhaps on another occasion, but I do not think it best for this one.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:32 PM
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I think Queen Maxima is rather renowned for her large hats and wears them that size all the time. I think the other hats worn (as lovely as they are) invite just as much comment, not in size maybe, but in design and noticeability.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:49 PM
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I think Queen Maxima is rather renowned for her large hats and wears them that size all the time. I think the other hats worn (as lovely as they are) invite just as much comment, not in size maybe, but in design and noticeability.
Her hat this time is beyond large. It is absolutely stunning and Queen Maxima certainly can wear it. However, the event was not the most suitable to make such a statement.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:23 AM
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Queen Máxima looking great in Natan at an international meeting for Governors of Central Banks at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland:


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Old 11-10-2015, 08:09 AM
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very nice look for Maxima. She is looking healthy again.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:36 AM
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maxima's dress today looks beautiful on her! i wonder who designed it. it certainly is very striking and elegant at the same time. perfect choice for a work meeting.

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.Queen Máxima looking great in Natan at an international meeting for Governors of Central Banks at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland: ** Pic **
Very sharp. Nice.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:57 AM
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Queen Máxima looking great in Natan at an international meeting for Governors of Central Banks at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland:


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That looks like excellent queen-material: no any wrinkle in sight! Perfect.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:34 PM
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I love this. Really beautiful and elegant.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:34 PM
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maxima's dress today looks beautiful on her! i wonder who designed it. it certainly is very striking and elegant at the same time. perfect choice for a work meeting.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/717/2...53ef5592_o.jpg

Iceflower mentions it's by Natan.

Maxima looked great! This shade of brown looks good on her, the jacket and belt is a very nice mix.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:47 PM
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The Queen is impeccable for this event. Natan? It was probably from his good moments this dress.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:33 PM
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Queen Maxima is as always impeccably dressed. However, the hat is simply too big for the event. It screams ...look at me... A hat that is as wide as her shoulders would be suitable for an occasion celebrating Queen Maxima herself but not an official event where she is a guest. She was not the reason for the gathering of royals.
But, that is Maxima and her personality. I don't think she goes out to make herself stand out and be over noticed. That is her way of dressing not to have event directed at herself. She just likes it. Me, I hate all hats and think they only look well on one in 100 million women, and only one royal {QEII} makes that list due to her age and status.

Things change. In my youth, a funeral or memorial service was attended in only black [male and female] and absolutely no make-up on women as that was a sign of disrespect and calling attention to one's self. Plus men did not carry white handkerchiefs but "funeral" black cotton and only white dress shirts with pure black ties. Times and customs change.

This was a very solemn, sacred occasion and all black was proper no matter the style. I am sure that if the proper dress code was not given in advance, we would have seen colors of all putrid descriptions. So the much hated hats didn't bother me one way or another even if some were over fancy for memorial with feathers or bows or even over sized. JMOO
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Queen Maxima is as always impeccably dressed. However, the hat is simply too big for the event. It screams ...look at me... A hat that is as wide as her shoulders would be suitable for an occasion celebrating Queen Maxima herself but not an official event where she is a guest. She was not the reason for the gathering of royals.
Queen Máxima wears all sorts of hats, from toques to turbans, from pillboxes to fedoras, from cloches to flower-ornaments. For 13 years she has attended Remembrance Day in the Netherlands and every year again she wore a different type of hat, there is no certain line in that. The one year a big wide-brimmed hat, the other year a pillbox, the year after a black feather-fascinator, then the year after that a turban, etc. It is just like choosing a purse and shoes: "What hat shall I wear today?".

Speaking about big hats on Remembrance Sunday: see picture.

A most royal and elegant -and still simple dressed- Queen: see picture.
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:13 PM
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IDK... About the latest outfit- part of me likes it- part of me thinks " zebra."
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