24 March 2014

Royal Outfit of the Day: March 24

The Dutch royal family hosted a state visit from China. Queen Máxima wore a repeated pink Valentino gown (a previous appearance, far right) which has been altered to add lace to the bottom tiers. She paired it with pearl and diamond jewelry, including the Antique Pearl Tiara.
Her outfit for the welcoming ceremony was unfortunate (who am I kidding, it's a new topper for my list of contenders for 2014's Worst Royal Outfit), but never mind, because TIARA! And this is a good one too, particularly delicious on Máx and so well emphasized by the extra pearl jewels and the soft pink color. The added lace takes the gown from something standard to something special, but for every gain there's a loss - now the sash has more to compete with, and it looks extra awkward. Fingers crossed she finds an occasion with tiara but without orders for the next time around. (For a second gallery from the visit, click here.)

Photos: Getty/ANP