In Defense of the Dress – Maxima in Beccaria Blue

Welcome back to In Defense of the Dress, where we take a another look at dresses that brought on the divisiveness the first – or second, or third – time around.

The Facts

Queen Maxima attended the benefit gala dinner for the Princess Maxima Center for children’s oncology in the Concert building on September 5, 2017. She wore a Luisa Beccaria organza printed dress, in a light blue over white print. The dress sported a flowing skirt, deep v-neck and wide, sheer sleeves. She had the neckline modified from the plunging version of the original, no doubt for the sake of modesty. She accessorized with a diamond, sapphire and moonstone necklace.

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Luisa Beccaria Organza Printed Wide Sleeves Dress

The Case for the Dress

The Handbag: Just look at her! It’s floating! It’s feminine. It’s summery and flattering. Busy? Well, yes, but who can tame busy-ness better than Maxima? And she chose just the right accessories. I not only approve, I want to see Catharina-Amalia or Alexia swirl in wearing this one day. Chef’s kiss.

LG: Love it! It’s everything I want in Max gown. Great fit, beautiful design and bell sleeves. The fact that its blue just adds to the perfection!

LiL: OC is on her own here because I LOVE THIS. It’s just the right amount of BoHo for me. Lively pattern, fabulous shades of blue, and…AND… A DROP DEAD GORGEOUS NECKLACE to boot. Okay, so maybe the necklace isn’t technically part of the dress, but who cares, am I right? Max nailed it.

The Case Against the Dress


OC: I don’t have much here. It’s ok. Nothing really to swing me either way in any sort of grand fashion swing.

How do you feel about Max in Beccaria?