Prinsjesdag: Forget the speeches – here are outfits to make a statement

bussemakerPrinsjesdag and its tradition of extravagant outfits and hats for women is seen by many MPs and ministers as a way to make a statement.

This year is no exception.

Marianne Thieme, leader of the pro-animal PvdD, took the opportunity to wear an orange dress opposing the TTIP trade treaty between the EU and the US.

Education minister Jet Bussemaker went to Eindhoven University of Technology for her outfit, including 3d printed shoes and a pleated dress based on a scan of her body.

ChristenUnie MP Carla Dik opted for an outfit made of material recycled from train seat covers and conductors uniforms.

All eyes are also on queen Máxima who this year opted for embroidered silk organza, which according to broadcaster Nos is inspired by the Japanese room at the Huis ten Bosch palace.