29 September 2017

Royal Outfits of the Day: A Benelux Grab Bag

The Benelux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) ladies have been busy this week, including a little meet up between two of those countries. And, obviously, plenty of their favorite designer:

Queen Máxima attended the World of Health Care conference on Thursday.
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Here's that favorite designer right off the bat - this dress is a repeat, it's Natan, and it's cute. Super cute, I say! I love the way the seams are used to play with the pattern.

In Luxembourg, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa hosted a meeting of the heads of state of German-speaking countries, including King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.
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I confess I liked Mathilde's outfit a whole lot better when I was under the impression, thanks to seeing it first in a small Twitter pic, that it was a patterned jacket with a maroon skirt. But this'll do, sure, why not. (It's also Natan, natch.) I also confess that while I am seriously impressed that Maria Teresa went the extra mile to get the exact scarf to match her suit...

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...I'm glad she ditched it later. This suit is sleek, don't mess up the lines. The Hereditary Grand Duchess (and Hereditary Grand Duke, of course) joined in the party, so hi Stéphanie! Not much to argue with when it comes to simple white dresses.

Cour grand-ducale/Olivier Minaire
And lastly, just because we don't see them much around here, Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein were in attendance. A tweed suit's also not much to argue with, and that kinda sums up this whole event. Which is not a bad thing! It's like a gentle send-off as you head into your weekend.