Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Royal Style Wish List

Since she assumed the title of Queen Consort of the Netherlands upon the coronation of her husband Willem-Alexander as king back in 2013 Queen Maxima has been one of the most fashionable royals in Europe. While the focus on fashion usually falls on Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Maxima has this bold, electric style that just makes me swoon every single time that she steps out. For the coronation ceremony Queen Maxima delivered her first eye catching wardrobe moment in an electric blue gown from Dutch couturier Jan Taminiau, who has become a favorite of hers. We have also seen Maxima wearing gorgeous designs from high fashion brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Valentino. For the most part Queen Maxima steps out for public appearances wearing Dutch designers, I decided to make a couple of high fashion wishes for her to incorporate into her wardrobe. Ashi Studio is a label that is starting to really gain some traction with high profile celebrity friends like Sonam Kapoor, Demi Lovato, Janelle Monae, Zendaya, and Fan Bingbing. The brand is known for intricate and embroideries and volume. This white pleated gown from the Ashi Studio Fall 2017 Couture collection which features a dramatic sweetheart neckline and pleated bell sleeves focuses on the brands love of volume I think would be a majorly regal moment for Queen Maxima to wear for a more formal occasion. Now I realize that for a royal that the neckline of the gown would have to be made much more modest, but I think that the gown would still hold it’s integrity with a more demure neckline. Maxima knows how to do volume and drama extremely well and I think that she would do this look up with amazing crown jewels to really make it the magical and regal moment that I know it has the possibility to be. European royals love them some of the regal designs of Elie Saab. We have seen Queen Maxima wear the label in the past, but just more along the lines of the Lebanese couturier’s casual ready to wear. I was watching the romantic medieval Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture show and I came across this electric blue long sleeve gown which features gold embroidered lace and long sleeves and was immediately drawn to it. The gown is bound to have the European royals fighting over who can get their hands on it (has a war ever happened because of a gown before? I am just kidding,) but Queen Maxima was the first of the royals to pop into my head when I saw this gown. I think the reason it did so was because of its likeness to that royal blue Jan Taminiau gown that she wore for her coronation. As much as I love a good gown on a royal not everything that they do warrants a ballgown. Queen Maxima has a very chic sense of day wear in addition to her dramatic taste in evening wear. For his Resort 2018 collection for Fendi Karl Largerfeld showed some absolutely beautiful day wear and I think that this bold Barbie pink plaid suit with a cropped jacket and a pleated skirt dress would be another totally beautiful and bold daytime look for Queen Maxima. Maxima loves bold styles and color so I can see this Fendi suiting just fitting right in amongst the ranks of her royal wardrobe. Gucci is a label that Queen Maxima has favored in the past, but I think a lot of the recent collections have just been too out there for her to make any runway selections. I do think that this blue and yellow brocade suit which features embroidered bugs, a belted waist, and strong shoulders is definitely the biggest wish that I am making for Maxima to wear on her everyday style, but I think that this Gucci Fall 2017 RTW suit is also incredibly regal while still pushing fashion boundaries. This might be a perfect look for Queen Maxima to wear when she is touring a zoo or a gardens as it does have this obscure connection to nature. My final wish for Queen Maxima is for her to wear this blue and brown plain Schiaparelli Fall 2017 Couture dress and cape. This is a look that while I want the likes of Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Naomie Harris, Dita Von Teese, or Nicole Kidman to wear this on a red carpet really does speak more royal wardrobe than celebrity red carpet. I do think that Maxima has proven herself a formidable stylista and she would carry this ensemble off with grace and ease.


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