I agree (that judging fashion from the 80s isn't really fair!).
The pictures above of Laurentien are interesting.... I'm never sure if I should respect her fashion choices (because they show such individuality, interesting colours and overall bravery!) or stop expecting her to look elegant. Most times, I don't think she looks great. Here are some examples:
Recently at Claus-Casmir's christening- the colour was awful. (Eloise looked more fahionable I think!)
Opening of Dutch Parliament last year.... in (gasp).... leather....?????
I have never seen these, this one and the one she wore at friso's and mabels party are unbelievable.
Women do not dress like this in Holland. Maybe laurentine is a bit excentric in her fashion sense. I do think that it must be the same designer, there is a certain consistancy. An other possibility is that she has a person who can make what she designs/asks for.
I have one more that I would consider Terrible- her ensemble for Willem-Alexander and Maxima's wedding. The collar of the coat does not flatter her and the colour is not great- I think she looks better in brighter colours.
two things about her dress
1st someone plzzzzzzzzz hire that women a personal shopper ,cuz she need help
2nd somewhere in holland a muscle builder is asking himself " what happen to my olive colored shirt? hmmmmmm"
Well.... again I qualify my dislike of Laurentien's fashion choices by saying it's not a PERSONAL attack! Here are some more outfits from that past year that make me cringe. I admire her creativity but I really think she chooses outfits (cuts, colours, fabrics) that do not flatter her- especially those elaborate chokers!
i've read, in more that one place, that royals read some post. so this post is devoted to laurentien;dont wear leggings, bad choice no matter were or what u r doing;olive is a good color but dont wear boots if its warm outside-so the outfit with the mutli color skirt & oliver color shirt very nice together but no boots-a nice pair of pumps will do just find & top it off with a simple looking necklace/never wear a hat with a long dress-thats a big no no ,why not try a floral hair peace/no leather suties nope-not now-not in the furture-just plain no dont wear it-its give a weird message/pink fur top dress-dont wear it-it look awful not to hurt your feelings but it looks just bad but take the pink fur top match it with a pair of leather pants-now the color might sound shocking but try it with either black(always a safe color) or go dareing olive then u can use your oliver color boots-top it off with gold & multi pink/olive accorrersies(i cant spell) /i'm running out of space-last dress was bright blue-nice color-change the skirt-get rid of the that triagnle in the front/jacket have the sleeves stop at your elbows-that would look so pretty/classie/sharpe(aka look good) and always remember less is more so dont over do it-last but not least get rid of the off white ripple dress-its awful-no one could wear that dress, not even a model could wear that dress and look good /i've seen more of your cloths and can u hire me as personnal shopper two reaons-whoever pick out your cloths now is dont doing a good job 2nd i need a job
Prince Laurentien seems like as very nice lady, but she has absolutley no fashion sense at all. Not only do many of her outfits not flatter her, but they are ugly. Some people can where very original patterns and bright colours and still look beautiful and stylish (Princess Martha Louise)..but Princess Laurentien is not one of them! Where is Crown Princess Maxima to help?