1 May 2013

Eye candy - the dresses Queen Maxima wore yesterday

Yesterday the world was watching The Netherlands where the new king was crowned. Of course, everyone was curious to see what dresses the new queen Maxima would wear. One thing was sure, there would be something there from a dutch designer. And she didn't disappoint us, she looked really, really beautiful in every outfit!

1. The first outfit for the office-part of the inauguration (where the paperwork was signed) was from the Belgian fashion designer house Natan, from designer Edouard Vermeulen. A pale, greyish-purple-pink-powdery colored, layered gauze blouse with a statement bow neckline (made me think of the Japanese book Pattern magic!) with a pencil skirt made of embroidered silk with sequin embellishments. Here is a close-up of the neckline:

2. For the ceremony in the church she choose a dress designed for this occasion by a dutch designer, Jan Taminiau. Everyone expected something white because traditionally this is the color the queen should wear for an inauguration ceremony but the dress had a royal-blue color. Since the king was wearing a traditional cape the designer made a cape for the dress too with a slightly lifted shoulder line to match the king's cape. This made her look very statuesque queen-like. The earrings and tiara were of Queen Emma's (queen from 1875 - till 1900) and the embroidery of the dress was commissioned to a French atelier.

3. After the crowning the new king and queen stepped onto a ship to make a tour along the river Ij with her family. Maxima was dressed in another Taminiau-dress. This one was a nude silk crepe dress with a bordeaux lace layer embroidered onto it with flowers, sequins and Swarowsky crystals. Very pretty!

4. On the official portrait pictures which were made earlier and released yesterday she was dressed in another Natan dress she also wore a couple of times before. This dress is simple but elegant and has a flattering color:

5. The day before the crowning for the abdication gala diner of Queen Beatrix she choose one of her trusty Valentino dresses (Valentino couture fall 2006) which I personally didn't liked that much:

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