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Old 08-29-2013, 02:40 AM
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She looks elegant and the pearls are a great touch.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:44 AM
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I dont like the shoes either but Maxima, although sometimes a little over the top, always looks the part. She's unique among her peers, be it Queens or Cps
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Well . . .

Not wild about the shoes, and the skirt could've been a bit more tapered rather than slightly flared at the bottom, with the skirt being just a couple inches longer, for my taste.

LOVE the top part (from the waist up), the dress, the pearls, the hair and makeup, though!
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:17 AM
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I'm not a fan of the outfit but she pulls it off well. The color looks amazing on her too .
I think she looks ludicrous.
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At a state banquet in Den Haag hosted for Simon Peres, President of Israel, today, October 1, 2013, Máxima has worn a Valentino dress Marie-Chantal and Mette-Marit own as well:




** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up ** MC and MM 2011 **
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:22 PM
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What a horrible gown! Not only do I dislike the style, the dull colors are awful together.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:31 PM
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I totally agree with you, IloveCP!! And it also looks like she needs a bra.. Terrible.
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It's a terrible gown! The colors, the style, just everything.
However I just love the jewels. They are beautiful...
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:36 PM
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. At a state banquet in Den Haag hosted for Simon Peres, President of Israel, today, October 1, 2013, Máxima has worn a Valentino dress Marie-Chantal and Mette-Marit own as well: ** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up ** MC and MM 2011 **
MM definitely wore it better, Maxima is in need of a better bra or the top needs tightening/fitting better.
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The others seem to have the same problem in this dress. Perhaps it is the cut of the top-skirt more than the bra.
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I'm afraid I do not like the look of this Valentino dress at all, and because I feel the same seeing it on Mette Marit and Marie-Chantal, I'm not sure anyone could look great in it! Maybe if it was black or red it might look better, but in those tones it reminds me of a scene from Agatha Christie when Miss Marple had supper with Colonel Prothero!
Nonetheless, Queen Maxima's clever use of the diamond star brooches is lovely and her tiara looks great too of course!
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I love Maxima, I hate this gown. The color and cut are awful.
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Not even the use of the star brooches and her tiara can make this horror of a dress look elegant. I don't know what Valentino was thinking when he designed this...
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I love Maxima, I hate this gown. The color and cut are awful.
I agree! It looks like a little girls' nightgown on her. Really awful
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:07 PM
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horrendous outfit
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:41 PM
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Well, it seems I'm the only one, but I love the gown and think Maxima wore it very well.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:13 PM
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Love the skirt part hate the top part in general, it looked much better on MM & MC. I think the correct undergarments would have helped quite a bit. So sad since Maxima usually hits it out of the ballpark with eveningwear.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:24 PM
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Awful! Her make-up is terrible. She looks tired. She needs a bra. I can't believe I'm saying this but MM wore it better!
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:55 PM
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Well,today will be a better bra day then,the introductory visit to Oslo is on,she'll be great again!Every once in a while everybody has a lesser day don't we all?....
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Exactly. These aren't Stepford Wives and Consorts. For all we know she is crampy and really wants to be home snuggled up in bed or one of the kids was sick all night but she just has to stand and deliver. Clothes just weren't a priority this time.
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