Queen Maxima opened the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
On October 1, 2020, Dutch Queen Maxima opened the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month during a meeting held to mark the 40th anniversary of the Dutch Breast Cancer Association (Borstkankervereniging Nederland, BVN) at World Forum in The Hague. October is annually marked as Breast Cancer Awareness Month all over the world in order to raise awareness of the disease.
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
This year's theme is "You don't have breast cancer alone" to draw special attention to the role of those close to you and the impact the disease has on them. The Dutch Breast Cancer Association is a patient organization for everyone who has to deal with breast cancer, or has a hereditary or familial predisposition to breast cancer.
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta
Dutch Breast Cancer Association. Queen Maxima wore a new short sleeve berry-red dress by Natan. Royal purple hat, earring Oscar de la Renta

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  1. The rediculous gloves are back again..... worn with a sleeveless summer dress on a windy and cool autumn day, the leather gloves, worn by normal folk combined with a winter coat, are proof that we have to do with a queen!
    Lily T.

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    1. I really don’t get all these negatives comments about the gloves. Being European myself I am used to seeing a lot of “upper class” women here wearing gloves, too. All the time. It is considered very elegant and high class. My nana never left the house without them. She owned a considerable amount of very expensive, thinnest leather gloves for summer.
      Apart from all that, in these pandemic times gloves are not a bad choice after all, now aren’t they!?

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    2. Agree Anon 7:41 - wearing gloves isn't just about warmth.

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    3. Upper class women wearing gloves, where do you live?
      Never seen it, only when it is freezing.

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    4. Perhaps, Tineke, you just aren't mixing in the right circles.

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    5. Would not regard myself as an ‘upper class woman’—-nor would my friends and family!!——but I always wear gloves in winter and would wear either a light leather or silk gloves to a function like a wedding. The pandemic gave me an excuse to wear gloves more often this summer.

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    6. I do prefer Maxima's leather gloves, colour-coordinated with her dress and/or accessories, to those white (sometimes black) cotton gloves usually worn by queen Elizabeth.
      Must admit that wearing gloves in summer is not as common as it was some decades ago. You wore dress - and gloves even when going shopping in the city. Nowadays so many young women wear jeans - and not dresses. You don't wear gloves with jeans. Only attending a special event wearing "a better dress" calls for gloves.
      Margot

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    7. Aon 7:41, I am European too and have never seen anyone wear that kind of gloves Maxima wears.
      People only wear gloves when it's cold or when they need to protect themselves, like nowadays due to Covid-19.

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    8. Annie M: this upper class thing does not exist anymore. Maybe in the UK. But in the rest of Europe not. My grandmother was a high class lady, she wore gloves. She died in 1983. Just to say gloves are not worn accept by Queens.

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    9. Coraline- you're another person not mixing with upper classes. And you never will if you don't start wearing gloves...

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    10. Anonymous 7:51, thank you very much for this information. I will make an effort, I promise! Oh wait - I do have gloves for working in the garden. I could put them on! Do you think that will do....? ;-))

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  2. Belle Maxima à qui les grands chapeaux/capeline vont à merveille ; elle a vraiment une tête à chapeau.. Superbe dans ces couleurs bordeaux et rouge jusque dans les accessoires et escarpins !

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  3. Owh, she looks lovely for an important engagement to highlight a worthy cause and following Dutch requests to wear a facemask in public space. Very nice.

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    1. You can't help but love her.
      Thanks for your support to the association dear Queen Maxima.

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  4. Although it is a vey nice dress it is more a dressfor a summer day, but not for the first of October.
    Also I donot understand the big hat indoors.

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  5. Wonderful support for this important cause from wonderful Q Max.

    No shy pink for her today. Her colour palette in berry hues (at least on my screen view) is a great autumn look.

    I really enjoy her accessory game.

    Вера Вероника💚

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  6. Maria from Italy10/1/20, 7:57 PM

    I like Maxima , but I wonder wheater it is so hot in the Netherlands...

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  7. colors do not match, and it should be pink shades, not shades of red. as usual, hair a mess but huge summer hat covers some of the bits.

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    1. Obviously you are not a high end fashion person. The shades are just right. Great hat!

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    2. The shades on not right for the "PINK" campaign. She is in reds. Hat way too big to be worn inside, its a 'look at me' hat.

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    3. Ladies, it is all in the monitor. I see shades of vibrant pink and berries. She is not a subtle woman, and she, like women the world over, know pink is the color of the month. The hue does not matter. We all get the message.

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  8. Max looks fab. I like the two tones of red..the dress being one, and the hat, gloves shawl, bag and shoes the other. Amazing that she could pull 5 pieces to all be around that same claret colour. A great cause too
    - Anon 9:13

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  9. @ Anonymous 7.41: your nana wore gloves as did my grandmother, but that is 100 years ago. This comes across as terribly affected and exaggerated. As if she at one point decided that a queen wears a crown, a hat and gloves. Unfortunately, the crown is not allowed to leave the palace..... I am not a fan of Maxima’s dress sense, so much must be clear by now, haha! She has no inborn sense of elegance, in my opinion. Ill fitting clothes most of the time, always shiny pantyhoses, brrrrr, too much jewelry and very over the top facial expressions. So last but not least she is not even a very subtle actress (to put it mildly).

    Lily T.

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    1. I am not a fan of Maxima’s dress 'sense, so much must be clear by now, haha!'... Well, I would not have guessed....

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  10. I think she looks fabulous!

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  11. She looks great. Flamboyant color and the gloves are the icing of the cake. I like her quirk with the gloves, Frieda

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  12. I love this - the varying shades of pink, plus the fabulous hat to finish off the outfit. I think the gloves are are an elegant touch too. They are very fine leather, not so bulky as some she wears. (V,M.)

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    1. Agree entirely. Queen Maxima looks great here, lovely dress and a super elegant outfit overall.

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  13. First and foremost, the cause is important and I am so thankful for each and every woman that supports breast cancer awareness. Maxima, while over the top again, does manage to pull off coordinating these colors. I do question the need for the hat and gloves. I know she is known for them, but I do think we have gotten past the "I am the queen" thing. Maxima will always stand out because of her sparkling personality. She doesn't need to add the accessories to tell us who she is. It projects a layer of separation between her and her people, IMO. I think she would have looked more impressive if she had worn her hair in an updo without the hat.
    The ruching on the midsection of the dress is a nice design touch for Maxima because her dresses are often too tight there, and as a result emphasize her tummy. The ruching disguises her tummy. I like the bright lip, best seen in the third photo. Very nice to see her in a mask, at least for a few moments. It sends a good message.

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  14. Anon 11:07: " She doesn't need to add the accessories to tell us who she is. It projects a layer of separation between her and her people" - Yes, but there is a real separation. If she did not wear hat and gloves, nobody would think "she is one of us". Simply because she clearly is not. And who wants a queen to be and behave like one of us? Of course, she does not need to add these accessories, but she seems to simply love them, she loves being elegant. (-Ann.)

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    1. Elegant, is not the word that comes to mind. There is an ocean between dressing uniquely and with sophistication and just throwing everything on, she reminds me on most occasions of an overdressed nouveau riche. This outfit as usual is over the top, the dress is very flattering in both color and style and
      the ruching add interest and suits her figure well, the hat is extreme for an indoor venue, and the leather gloves are completely inappropriate for this dress, although I would love them outdoors with a lovely coat. Love the shoes.
      Disclaimer: I have nothing but respect for her dedication, but her fashion is a total different matter.
      Sandra.

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  15. Wonderful dress for Max, unlike the orange dress at another event. The colour is lovely, too. Perhaps the weather was warm enough for the sleeveless style; I don't know as I wasn't there. I think gloves are cute, 'upper class' or not, and some wear them and others don't. I love Max's large hats and this one as well, and it would be a wonderful companion for her sleeveless summer dress - if it were out of doors. I am baffled with the hat indoors, and I don't think it's a good choice. - Ellie

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  16. Maxima looks good and the cause is so important. The different shades pink work well together. I’m undecided on the shoes. They go with the outfit but I don’t love the transparent sides.

    E.B.B.

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  17. Comon she is looking good, just normal as her age. Not everybody is a young, sporty model who loves plastic surgery. She is spending her time on reading.

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    1. Are you referring to another Royal with your comment "not everybody is a young, sporty model who loves plastic surgery" ? If so, why not name the person.

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    2. "Comon" [sic], there is no reason at all to go there. You are entirely off topic and being nasty.

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  18. The Queen looks great, I love the co ordination of colour. Her gloves look great. She is always so bubbly and energetic, a real breath of fresh air.

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  19. Anonymous @ 6:31 PM, who are you responding to? You are the one talking about models, age and plastic surgery, nobody here has suggested such a thing. People are commenting on her outfit, fashion and style. No need to turn the conversation into something that never was.

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