Queen Maxima of The Netherlands has been ever so busy, as she tours throughout Italy on a royal state visit. Naturally, each stop has been accompanied by a wardrobe change, as she impressed at every turn.
Day 1 – Arrival: Upon her arrival in Rome on Tuesday (June 20), Queen Maxima set the pace for the tour in a Natan mauve-pink dress emblazoned with the romantic motif of an abstracted rose outline. The dress had me at hello when she landed, as it appropriately balanced sweet charm with elegant sophistication; the wide-brim hat only adding to the classic form.
Day 1 – State Banquet: The official state banquet called for something more formal, and this red Jan Taminiau one-shoulder gown delivered—both in colour and in silhouette, as the cape added the undeniable element of drama. But, it was the stunning Mellerio Ruby tiara, necklace, and earrings that took the look over the edge into ultimately regal and royal territory.
Day 2 – Palermo Airport Arrival: Isn’t this how we all want to arrive at our destination? Chic, sleek, and effortlessly put-together. With this structured dress and that flawless straw hat, she was the epitome of Italian summer style at the Palermo airport.
Day 2 – Concert for President Sergio Mattarella: At a concert for President Sergio Mattarella, Queen Maxima turned heads in a Valentino gown with tonal embellishment throughout that added a subtle sparkle. I love the delicate softness that was imbued by the ballet-pink hue and the flutter of the tiered layers.
Day 3 – Cenacolo Vinciano: This Lisa Marie Fernandez ric-rac trimmed linen slip dress is nothing short of a happy vacation-in-a-dress—it’s as simple as that. It was so well-suited for Italy and for her visit at the Cenacolo Vinciano in Milan. The red tassel earrings couldn’t have been a more fun way to accessorise, but I might have opted for a natural, rattan wedge heel—or even a red shoe in the face of her heavier, darker footwear.
Day 3 – Soccer Clinic Visit: She may have been attending a soccer clinic in Rome, but this Valentino Spring 2016 black, fringed ensemble left the sporty references for the soccer players around her—that is, unless you count the exploded mesh detailing of the look.
Day 4 – Design Museum Triennale: Rounding out her marathon of looks, she visited the Design Museum Triennale in Milan wearing a Zimmermann dress. The mustard-tinged, floral print may resonate as an acquired taste for some, but the decorative leanings of the frock were fitting for a museum day—plus, that tilted hat added undeniable allure.