If day one of the Dutch royal visit is anything to by, Queen Máxima will be delighting fashion watchers with her bold style.
Máxima and husband King Willem-Alexander arrived arrived at Áras an Uachtaráin to meet with President Michael D. Higgins and first lady Sabina, who invited them to visit Ireland in a bid to further bolster the relationship between the two countries.
Mrs Higgins contrasted with the queen's more subdued palette choice in a dazzling bright pink midi dress with asymmetric draping and a matching fascinator, the latest in a string of adventurous fashion choices in recent weeks.
Máxima has famously bold taste and prefers bright patterns and large headwear wherever possible, but chose a more understated hue to match her gold accessories. She chose a midi dress by her favourite Dutch designer Claes Iversen, a tailored version of the original full-length gown from his spring/summer '19 collection.
The couture line takes inspiration from raw industrial materials and different cultural elements, with this piece in particular paying homage to African tribal wear. The dress features a multi-bracelet sleeve detail and gold metal belt.
To soften the look, she chose a delicate hatband and a pair of gold stilettos.
This marks the couple's first trip to Ireland during their six-year reign and they will return to The Netherlands on Friday.