The gorgeous queen with healthy curves is not the problem, it's the loops. There's nothing artistic about wholesale use of identical loops here. As with a lot of embroidered fashions I saw in the Middle-East, I think many will agree that sleeves, collars, cuffs and lapels do not support the same size detail or hardware. Take the simple example of buttons as reference. But it's visually jarring here to inadvertently produce something two-dimensional by lazy design. I'm sure the trench coat a pretty penny so customize smaller size loops for the sleeves, maybe even insert them with the bigger ones along the waistline. That's just me.
Vast improvement. For one the pattern is discreet and smoulders beneath the red. Red offers a very nice contrast and is consistent with her boldness, but purple would also work if she chose to recycle the dress with a gold belt. Nothing distracts from her looks though, and the hair is smooth. She gets to shine as the attention is definitely on her yet without objectification. A nice balance 👌🏼
It's definitely the summer of Maxima, like we had the spring of Letizia, fashion-wise because we know Rania takes the wedding cake.
I love green. I clearly love pink too. This is pistachio and strawberry to me but my gluttony may be clouding my view 😄
Now. Designers, pay mind when you're dressing a queen. At least line the front panel of the skirt. My mother and I would probably have also retreated the overlaid sleeve a bit farther away towards the shoulder, and not so close to the face. Spacing is everything. As is, nothing supports the oversized sleeve flap at the bosom level, whereas had it been more cape-style, it would have been a tighter design and that equation not been raised. Fabric wins all however, it's a fun dress. Oh. And blush gloves. Just saying.
It looks better in these photos, ahem Paris Match 😠
Maxima, clearly having a bit of fun with her sparkly outfit. I guarantee you no woman in the audience complained! But what I noticed was that she and Duchess Sophie both like the same handbag designer...