Fashion protocol is relatively strict for royals across the globe, so when a royal family member causes a stir with their outfit choice, we are the first to take note. On Thursday, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands assembled an outfit of the utmost sophistication as she paid a visit to the start of the construction of the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek. Yet fans were left bamboozled.
The Dutch monarch reigned supreme in the style department as she stepped out in a luxurious black cape by Natan Couture, one of her go-to brands for lavish pieces, which was paired with a beige-coloured skirt by Massimo Dutti.
Her wool midi skirt featured decorative pockets and a modest frontal split, yet it seemed to be the source of much confusion for royal fashion followers. Boasting a low-key camel hue, the piece seemingly blended with the royal’s skin tone, creating an illusion-like effect that resembled a mini skirt silhouette.
Her miraged mini-style skirt was complemented by a pair of black leather knee-high boots by royal favourite Gianvitto Rossi that offered up the perfect pinch of sass.
Fans were left bewildered upon seeing images of the royal’s latest look appear online. “We all saw the skirt as a bare leg, right? Once I got past that, the superhero Queen in her cape looks very nice,” one wrote. Another said: “Love her. Looks so chic and appropriate. And allllll repeats,” while a third added: “Love this! So chic and classic! Maxima can rock a cape! And all repeats make it even better.” A fourth agreed, commenting: “Love it! I love the skirt and the boots. Did you see the earrings? Wonderful.”
Queen Maxima’s double-take-inducing look closely followed her recent royal appearance in the Netherlands. The royal sported a stunning new custom gown and some historic jewels as she attended a state banquet to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron to the Netherlands on Tuesday evening.
The monarch welcomed the French first couple to the Royal Palace wearing a beautiful red gown from her favourite designer Claes Iverson, which featured statement puff sleeves and a flattering off-shoulder neckline.
The fashion house confirmed that designer Claes had made the dress himself, sharing a sketch of the dress on Instagram with the caption: "Meet Princess Amore. Fun fact: Claes always makes one dress per collection himself. From this collection he chose this dress. With help and support from the team!"
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