Yesterday, all the eyes were on The Netherlands as it welcomed its
new monarch, King Willem-Alexander. As for us royal fashion maniacs, we
were waiting impatiently to see what the queen consort, Maxima would
wear. And she didn’t disappoint!

Maxima stepped out of the palace in an amazing gown that caught our breaths.

Queen wore a royal blue gown and cape by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau,
the dress is made with a base of crepe and a thin overlay of chiffon.

The gown has a train and bias binding, it has a thin layer of chiffon, openwork motifs and is richly embroidered. The technique used is underlying silk crepe making visible shades and creating a threedimensional effect, This provides the same sensitivity as in porcelain.

photos I received from the designer were too huge to be uploaded, I had
to resize them to death, and now as I uploaded them the colours go
weird as I try to put them in xLarge instead of Medium, so just open in a
new tab to see them closely. 

Princess Maxima Jan Taminiau gown. Photo:  Reinier RVDA.

Since King Willem-Alexander had an ermine robe and Maxima didn’t since she’s a consort and not a sovereign, she had a cape which is in accenting length and has a suggestive sleeve insert. By the interplay of crepe and chiffon it’s covering the arms but still transparent.

Reinier RVDA.

embroidery details is exquisite and the belt is in the same colour and
made of suede. What I really loved about this outfit is the cape, and
that’s not just because I love a good cape, but also because it was
stable on her, it didn’t seem at any moment that it was slipping or
falling done, she put it on her shoulders and it stayed there! I also
loved the train, it wasn’t overwhelming.

Reinier RVDA.

The details on the bottom skirt.

Queen topped her looked with the Mellerio Sapphire tiara, it’s Maxima’s
first time to wear it in its large setting, and it was out first time
in a very long time to be actually able to see the sapphires in it as
they used to be hidden by Bea’s hair.

also wore the Big Sapphire Brooch and diamond and sapphire earrings which belong to Princess
Margriet, Max wore them only once before (thanks Luxurazzi for the tip). the tiara totally
lightened her face, and it was just right, not too big as the Stuart
Tiara would have been and not too small as the diamond bandeau, also
it’s brilliant to be wearing something new (to her) since it’s a
beginning of a new era! I also find it amazing that they could put the tiara together, since it was worn in its small diamond only setting the night before by Princess Mabel!

Maxima’s hairdo was brilliant, it secured the tiara perfectly.

Jan also made the gown Maxima wore for the night events, which we will discuss in the next post.

there seems to be something wrong with the colours of the images, this
problem is from blogger, not me.I’ll try to solve it, but mean while you
get the idea of the embroidery

What do you think about the gown, the cape and the tiara?

Photos: Myroyals, Newmyroyals, royaldish, Reinier RVDA.