While Kate Middleton (rightfully) garners a lot of attention for her impeccable fashion choices, there are a slew of stylish royals out there worth watching, including the Netherlands’ Queen Maxima. The queen made Vanity Fair‘s best-dressed list in 2014 and is a royal who can be relied on for consistently impeccable outfits every time she has an official engagement. She just finished up a royal tour of Canada (before heading to the U.S.!), and there were plenty of outfits worth examining.
A tailored knee-length dress is nothing new for a royal, but Maxima put her own touch on this Natan style by topping it off with a wide-brimmed Fabienne Delvigne hat, a skinny belt, and metallic heels.
A ball gown in standard fare for a royal—so many galas to attend, after all!—but this scarlet Valentino dress is proof that covered-up simplicity can still have an eye-catching kind of sex appeal.
This color-block dress would have been bold enough on its own, but adding a lightweight lace topper kicks the whole outfit up a notch.