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dazzling 04-15-2016 02:59 AM

Queen Máxima's Eveningwear Part 4: April 2016 - June 2017
 
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dazzling 04-19-2016 01:55 AM

April 18, 2016 - Queen Maxima attending a concert wearing pants and jacket, hair open.

I dont mind this outfit for the evening but if styled better, it wouldve worked well. Maxima's open hair covered the brooch on the right side which dressed the look up. Her hair looked messy, it should've been styled better either all up or curled and pulled back so the brooch shows. I also think heavier make up was needed, she looked unwell/pale in the pictures to me.

Side view ** Full view ** Close up

iceflower 04-19-2016 03:06 AM

:previous:

It's a recycled Natan combination and she has styled it better in the past:



** November 2010 ** December 2012 **

Countessmeout 04-19-2016 03:18 AM

The styling 2012 and tonight looked quite similar.

Though she should have cleaned up her hair, I prefer this look to the oldest picture. I usually love her hats, but that weird little fascinator on her head looked like some bad attempt at retro, and the broach IMO was too much. I like the far simpler styling this time for a concert.

eya 04-19-2016 04:29 AM

I quite like the look. Okay hair messy but we saying that many times!!

polyesco 04-19-2016 12:42 PM

not liking the pants

IloveCP 04-19-2016 01:01 PM

I would have preferred a skirt.

Mademoiselle Lilo 04-19-2016 05:22 PM

i think the pants ruins the whole outfit the rest is just fine even the hair.

Frelinghighness 04-19-2016 05:34 PM

Another Nathan fail. Nobody can save that ugly outfit

iceflower 04-20-2016 03:25 AM

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Queen Máxima wearing a recycled Natan dress with butterflies for a dinner with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife in Den Haag yesterday, April 19:



** Full view ** September 2015 **

iceflower 04-23-2016 02:43 AM

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Another butterfly dress by Natan, this time in black, for Máxima who attended a meeting and dinner with finance ministers and the presidents of the central banks of the European Union in Amsterdam yesterday, April 22:


** With a black cape ** Upper part ** Upper part 2 **

Frelinghighness 04-23-2016 08:21 AM

The first butterfly dress is truly awful, terrible color and fabric, typical overused cut.
The second one looks better from what I can see. The neckline is nice, but the butterflies out of what looks like plastic should go. Hair too messy for the occasion.

IloveCP 04-23-2016 01:39 PM

I love the cape but not the dress.

Countessmeout 04-23-2016 01:48 PM

The first butterfly dress is horrible. Even if it lost the butterflies it would be bad.

The second one I don't mind the butterflies on it. They are simple enough from what I see, and since the same color as the dress, don't pop out as much. I love the cape. She needs to control the hair though.

HereditaryPrincess 04-23-2016 06:18 PM

I'm probably the odd one out here, but I think Maxima's first butterfly dress is alright. I think the colour suits her and the butterflies are a nice addition, although I do think that there are too many of them. On the other hand, I still prefer her latest butterfly outfit, and the cape makes the overall look very elegant.

iceflower 05-05-2016 03:50 PM

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Queen Máxima at the Liberation Day Concert in Amsterdam today, May 5, looking fantastic in one of her newest Natan dresses:



** Full view ** Full view 2 ** March 2016 **

IloveCP 05-05-2016 04:02 PM

Beautiful gold dress.

Countessmeout 05-05-2016 04:51 PM

Stunning dress, proof that Natan can get it right sometimes :flowers: Happy it made a return from the closet already.

Jacknch 05-05-2016 05:07 PM

Queen Maxima always looks amazing in gold and this is no exception! It is one of those dresses I would love to see in a full-length version - maybe for a state banquet!

Amy 05-05-2016 05:12 PM

I love this dress, it's amazing.

Mari-Anne 05-06-2016 06:01 AM

This golden dress looks amazing with Maxima's haircolor. I rarely like anything by Natan but this time it was a hit -- The Queen looks so elegant and beautiful.

ashelen 05-06-2016 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mari-Anne (Post 1886648)
This golden dress looks amazing with Maxima's haircolor. I rarely like anything by Natan but this time it was a hit -- The Queen looks so elegant and beautiful.

I agree with you I love this dress and the shoes!:flowers:

Countessmeout 05-06-2016 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacknch (Post 1886528)
Queen Maxima always looks amazing in gold and this is no exception! It is one of those dresses I would love to see in a full-length version - maybe for a state banquet!

I agree, it would look amazing in a longer version :flowers:

She has worn the dress to a state banquet though, in Paris, when the president hosted them.

Frelinghighness 05-06-2016 09:40 PM

I rarely like her favorite designer either but this is just perfect, great color for her, love the sheer bit at the hem. Perfect hairstyle for her.

4Pam 05-09-2016 04:49 PM

She looks amazing! I love the gold dress.

iceflower 05-20-2016 02:20 AM

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Queen Máxima looking fantastic in red at the gala dinner for the members of the Corps Diplomatique at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam yesterday, May 19:


** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up **

Valerie Rose 05-20-2016 03:18 AM

Glorious! :flowers:

eya 05-20-2016 03:48 AM

Spectacular!!! I think the red is the royal color!!

lucien 05-20-2016 04:08 AM

Absolutely stunning!!She also had a great time in the vaults...the brooche and pendant!:smile:

Mbruno 05-20-2016 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1890806)
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Queen Máxima looking fantastic in red at the gala dinner for the members of the Corps Diplomatique at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam yesterday, May 19:


** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up **

The tiaras of the Durch royal family are definitely impressive in terms of size and carat power, but I must say I find their design sometimes terribly old-fashioned to be worn today.

In another comment, it looks from the puctures that King Willem-Alexander has been gaining some weight again despite Queen Maxima having allegedly put the family on a diet.

Jackswife 05-20-2016 11:39 AM

Red must be the color of the week for the royal ladies (and I'm fine with that!) She looks fantastic.

Duc_et_Pair 05-20-2016 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 1890863)
The tiaras of the Durch royal family are definitely impressive in terms of size and carat power, but I must say I find their design sometimes terribly old-fashioned to be worn today.

In another comment, it looks from the puctures that King Willem-Alexander has been gaining some weight again despite Queen Maxima having allegedly put the family on a diet.

It really is day-to-day, the King's weight. Sometimes I think he has lost weight, sometimes he really looks swollen up. I don't know of the King still takes medication for Besnier-Boeck Disease, it can make someone looking very swollen.

dazzling 05-20-2016 12:33 PM

The color is great but thats about it about this dress. The cut is unflattering and the style seems outdated to me. Overall, Maxima's hair, make up and jewelry were spot on.

IloveCP 05-20-2016 01:34 PM

The gown is stunning. I love the style.

princess gertrude 05-20-2016 01:39 PM

Love the color, but the style and fabric are not bowling me over. Her jewels, makeup and hair are stunning.

Empress Merel 05-20-2016 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 1890975)
The color is great but thats about it about this dress. The cut is unflattering and the style seems outdated to me. Overall, Maxima's hair, make up and jewelry were spot on.

Totallly agree. The fabric of the dress is very prom like and not modern.

eya 05-25-2016 03:28 PM

Queen Maxima tonight at the Queen Elizabeth music competition. She was nice but i prefer a little color and not so black! But her hair is WOW!!!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjUyomLWsAAVoUd.jpg

Marengo 05-25-2016 04:16 PM

What a hideous outfit. Why this Natan monstrosity needed to be worn is a mystery as HM has a lot of other black dresses. To pair it with the open shoes makes it even less appealing. Let's hope we will never see this outfit again. The excessive make-up and tan is especially striking when HM is standing next to Queen Mathilde. Th diamonds are lovely, the only redeeming quality of this particular look IMHO.

IloveCP 05-25-2016 06:09 PM

Beautiful hair but I dislike the outfit.

Countessmeout 05-25-2016 06:17 PM

I think this is one of the few times I have hated an outfit but loved the look :ermm:

She looks stunning, her hair, and her jewelry, and pairing that with black :flowers: Now if she had just been wearing a great little black dress or something other than that Natan outit, she could steal the show from Mathilde.

carlota 05-25-2016 07:28 PM

i never liked when maxima wears her hair up like that - i think it adds years onto her. it would suit perhaps someone older.

i prefer it when she wears it on a low bun, or even loose.

Danishla 05-25-2016 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eya (Post 1892529)
Queen Maxima tonight at the Queen Elizabeth music competition. She was nice but i prefer a little color and not so black! But her hair is WOW!!!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjUyomLWsAAVoUd.jpg

Neither of the outfits are flattering to the queens :ermm:

casualfan 05-25-2016 07:34 PM

Oy. Ugh. Just no.

Erin9 05-25-2016 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlota (Post 1892567)
i never liked when maxima wears her hair up like that - i think it adds years onto her. it would suit perhaps someone older.

i prefer it when she wears it on a low bun, or even loose.


You're right. It does age her.

iceflower 05-26-2016 01:59 AM

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I think hair, make-up and jewellery saved the Natan look this time ;)

Here are some more views:


** Upper part 1 ** Upper part 2 **

Duc_et_Pair 05-26-2016 02:01 AM

The Queen looked stunning.

An Ard Ri 05-26-2016 04:33 AM

Queen Maxima looked amazing and really like hair in that style!

dazzling 05-26-2016 04:50 AM

Such a disappointment on her look.
The black outfit was hideous, the back buttons looked they were stretched out because it was too small. The lace looks like fungus has grown over it.
The hair wasn't done well, the front part looked like it was going to come loose anytime.

Frelinghighness 05-26-2016 09:35 PM

I agree, the dress looked like an art project with black lace doilies stuck on it. That is a very unflattering hairdo, but the diamonds are wonderful.

iceflower 05-27-2016 03:12 AM

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Quee Máxima at the King Willem I Award Ceremony in Eindhoven yesterday, May 26, recycling a pretty old dress ;)


** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up ** Hair ** May 2002 **

Countessmeout 05-27-2016 03:15 AM

I like the colors, best I can say:flowers:

The top, the neck tie or whatever it is, looked like a giant bow in some pics, I guess the wind. I am all for detail but that top is bizarre. I don't mind the skirt but the dress is a real miss.

Duc_et_Pair 05-27-2016 03:21 AM

On Studio040 I saw images of the Queen and in the wind it is a pretty spectacular press because of the ultra-light materials. Nice effect.

lucien 05-27-2016 04:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 1892662)
Such a disappointment on her look.
The black outfit was hideous, the back buttons looked they were stretched out because it was too small. The lace looks like fungus has grown over it.
The hair wasn't done well, the front part looked like it was going to come loose anytime.


I love that sort of fungus dear!!I thought she looked stunning in every way compared to her rather boring dear friend next to her.
Really,bad hairdays and other regulars can give women such a hard verdict on anathemas...:rofl:

AdmirerUS 05-27-2016 08:36 AM

I think this is gorgeously Max. I love the shoes and earrings. And that hair is wonderful!
I just wish the posture had been a bit less slumped? I'm guessing she was a bit chilly and hunched, as one does when cold. It's important to own it when going sleeveless.
The 2002 picture shows us how very much she has changed her eyebrow. I've always thought her smile was her most notable feature, but that brow is very distinctive.

carlota 05-27-2016 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1892951)
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Quee Máxima at the King Willem I Award Ceremony in Eindhoven yesterday, May 26, recycling a pretty old dress ;)


** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up ** Hair ** May 2002 **

i love when royals bring out old gear! and i always thought this skirt and top was a very nice combo, so i am glad to see it recycled so many years down the line!

divatonks 05-27-2016 10:09 AM

i'm be waiting for years to see her wearing this dress again!! I so happyyy to see, and special with the hair up.. she looks fantastic!!

IloveCP 05-27-2016 01:51 PM

The gown is very beautiful. I love the colors.

rubies 06-03-2016 08:26 PM

Wow. 14 years later. Dress is still pretty. Different colors but they look great on Max. Always happy to see Tutti Frutti bracelet!!!!

dazzling 06-05-2016 01:01 AM

June 4, 2016 - Queen Maxima at the opening of Holland Festival in a lovely printed dress.

Lovely print and lovely color on Maxima.Such dress cut's flatter her well IMO. The whole look with the hair pulled up looked nice. I don't like her earring though, she could've worn some nice diamonds or rubies instead.

Full view ** Close up ** Back view

IloveCP 06-05-2016 01:23 AM

Stunning print and color but I don't like it in general.

Countessmeout 06-05-2016 02:17 AM

The color and print are amazing. I like the style of the dress a lot, the more retro feel suits her well. I am never crazy of the belted waist feel of these dresses though but that's just me.

I agree though, the earrings were a miss. Simple diamonds would have been nice.

AdmirerUS 06-05-2016 08:07 AM

I love the front, but think the back is not doing her any favors. Great print. Very Max.

suztav 06-05-2016 08:09 AM

Love the colors and the print. I would have preferred this full length as a gown.


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Jacknch 06-05-2016 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suztav (Post 1895725)
Love the colors and the print. I would have preferred this full length as a gown.


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It's a beautiful dress and I agree - I think a full length version of this gown would be great - perfect for Prinsjesdag!

Erin9 06-05-2016 08:51 AM

The dress is beautiful- the color, print, fit. Perfect! Shoes were nice too.

The earrings weren't my favorite, but otherwise, lovely.

casualfan 06-05-2016 09:01 AM

I love everything except the earrings.

Frelinghighness 06-05-2016 10:05 AM

Have to disagree, what an unattractive dress for a grown woman. It looks more like dress for a doll or a little girl, IMO. The print, the cut, the wau the skirt billows out, maybe ther is some stiffer fabric doing that. Great hairdo

royal rob 06-05-2016 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacknch (Post 1895728)
It's a beautiful dress and I agree - I think a full length version of this gown would be great - perfect for Prinsjesdag!


I agree how beautiful would it look full length I love the colour


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Mademoiselle Lilo 06-05-2016 10:29 AM

the dress is sush lovely design suits perfectly Queen Maxima i loved her hair pulled up

iceflower 11-02-2016 08:14 AM

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Queen Máxima at a concert in Sydney today, November 2nd. We've seen the Natan skirt before in 2014:



** Full view ** Full view 2 ** Upper part ** Close up ** February 2014 **

Empress Merel 11-02-2016 08:17 AM

Not a good dress.

Curryong 11-02-2016 08:27 AM

Oh dear, I'm afraid I don't like this one at all. There's an odd mish-mash of colours going on. If you look at the full front view from far away it looks as if something strange has happened to the green top of the gown and Maxima has inwardly shrunk!

AdmirerUS 11-02-2016 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1936202)
. Queen Máxima at a concert in Sydney today, November 2nd. We've seen the Natan skirt before in 2014:
** Full view ** Full view 2 ** Upper part ** Close up ** February 2014 **

Ah the green top with brown cummerbund rings all kinds of bells for me. My mother had a ball gown in these two exact colors. I remember the skirt was full and round and made of wide vertical panels of alternating green and brown. It was a lot to take in. Mom let me play dress up in the thing and I remember how proud she was of it. Even at a tender age I knew not to ask her what she was thinking when she picked it out. I imagine it did look good with her deep brown hair.

Anyway - I think this a very modern look on Max but am not sure the heaviness of the brown material looks anything but thick around her waist. I'm glad she went for it, though.

Hair and gems are beautiful!

eya 11-02-2016 08:46 AM

The hair is good but all the look is just to much!!!! Like everything she had she wore it!

carlota 11-02-2016 08:46 AM

i love the green and blue combination of colours (so classy), but the brown thing in the middle throws me off. also, the skirt is disproportionate in comparison to the top size. i also like the upper part and how nicely fitted it is.

love the hair and jewels.

princess maggie 11-02-2016 09:23 AM

Love the whole outfit. Maxima has the body and personality not to mention the smile to pull it off!!!

Marengo 11-02-2016 10:43 AM

Why they chose to ruin a perfectly nice dress is a mystery to me. The blue version was good enough in 2014, but this adaptation is a monstrosity. Only Natan/ Eduard Vermeulen could think of such a thing. Sadly the retirement age went up with 2 years in Belgium, that means we will have to make the most of it for 7 1/2 more years.

The jewels are lovely though, the first time I can remember that the emerald pendant/brooch is combined with a riviere. It is more than I expected for the Australian visit.

An Ard Ri 11-02-2016 10:45 AM

Great hair and jewels but the 3 different colours on the gown don't work together.

bertie5252003 11-02-2016 10:53 AM

I love the skirt but the rest is a failure IMO .. there is too much going on

Duc_et_Pair 11-02-2016 11:07 AM

I like it. Queen Máxima has the personality to wear it. Just for listening to music, she was pretty glamorous.

dazzling 11-02-2016 11:46 AM

That outfit is hideous. Why would someone do changes to a nice dress?! The green and brown combo isn't bad but with the navy it all looks messy. Th brown belt looks was too big (but could be just the picture). Loved her necklace, make up and hair was nicely done.

IloveCP 11-02-2016 01:42 PM

Truly an awful gown.

Countessmeout 11-02-2016 01:46 PM

Her hair is fab. And as always her jewels stunning. :flowers:

I love the skirt. It looked beautiful I'm the original version. And I love the green top, it fits her. The color combination is great. But the top and the skirt proportions are off and don't fit well together :ermm: and don't get me started on the horrid brown Cumberbund thing going on. Makes her look huge, and so akward in the dress.

Erin9 11-02-2016 01:46 PM

Queen Máxima's Eveningwear Part 4: April 2016 -
 
That color combination doesn't work at all. Dreadful. I'm not fond of the skirt style either. The cummerbund looks terrible -color, style, size. This is a miss on so many levels imo.

Her hair is beautiful.

rubies 11-02-2016 02:50 PM

Ill only say....hurrah for the jewels!
Hair is pretty!

Duke of Marmalade 11-02-2016 04:23 PM

No, just no. The original version was extravagant as well but it worked. This is too much.

lucien 11-02-2016 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress Merel (Post 1936204)
Not a good dress.

I absolutely love it!!Only Máxima gets away with this ensemble while blowing everyone away with her mesmerizing smile and exceptional presence!!
Oh,and did I mention the dove's egg...everyone present will remember the dove's egg...:lol:

almee 11-02-2016 05:30 PM

I absolutely love Maxima's daring, but this just does not work! There is way too much going on. At least the brown & blue are similar in texture but the green just comes out of nowhere! I really love the original blue design, she should have left well enough alone!!

Mademoiselle Lilo 11-02-2016 08:11 PM

that's outfit have a place on the most horrible EVER;
nothing is working neither the flashy colors or the shiny fabrice and that band on waist is just biiig NO

Frelinghighness 11-02-2016 11:50 PM

the blue dress was fine. I guess she wanted a reason to wear certain jewels. The hair and jewelry were wonderful, the alteration to the gwn abominable.

Prisma 11-03-2016 12:26 AM

Oh my. O__o
Lovely hair and jewels. The original blue is much better.

Duc_et_Pair 11-03-2016 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mademoiselle Lilo (Post 1936403)
that's outfit have a place on the most horrible EVER;
nothing is working neither the flashy colors or the shiny fabrice and that band on waist is just biiig NO

In her 17 years in the Netherlands Máxima has worn a lot of beautiful outfits, a lot of hideous outfits and a lot of horrible outfits. This evening japon, paired with beautiful jewels and a nice hairdo, just for listening to some music does not at all fall in the category "most horrible".

On TV the dress did not look shiny and certainly not with flashing colours, that is only caused by a whole battery of cameras besieging the royal couple outside the Opera.

iceflower 11-07-2016 01:55 AM

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Queen Máxima looking great in a recycled orange-red dress by Claes Iversen on the first day in New Zealand today, November 7:



** Full view ** Upper part ** Upper part ** Close up ** March 2015 **

eya 11-07-2016 01:57 AM

She was wonderful!!Beautiful dress, hair and of course the jewels!!

princess maggie 11-07-2016 06:55 AM

A nd she does it again! Beautiful.

rubies 11-07-2016 07:32 AM

Love this dress. Get it in every color!!!!! Jewels? Max are the best!!!!

carlota 11-07-2016 08:10 AM

looking fab!

Alisa 11-07-2016 08:48 AM

She looks great! The whole look is fantastic!
This highlights my point- there are so many talented Dutch designers out there she should wear more of them instead of the routine hit-or- miss- easily recognizable Natan!

Countessmeout 11-07-2016 09:40 AM

She looks sensational in the orange gown. The color and style us fantastic, as are the jewels:flowers:

dazzling 11-07-2016 10:51 AM

Maxima rocks the one shoulder style. The color is flattering and I love the open hair with the tiara with this style dress.


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