she certainly knows how to wear jewelry
The green dress with the matching jewellery is really superb on Max.
With her love for bling bling, but also her ability to wear it she reminds me a lot of the late Queen Mary (of Teck).
Max too has such a personality and posture I think she could wear three necklaces combined with two tiaras and would still look great and not overloaded.
Max looks wonderful here. She has the ability to carry off large jewels that would swamp others. It all works on her and with the gown.
While I love the way Max looks and am in favor of restraint and the less is more look, it would have been fascinating to see either Queen Mary or her mother-in-law Queen Alexandra in full on jewel mode. They were literally dripping with jewels.
Diamond Necklace (2 or 3 at least) and/or multiple strand choker with jeweled clasp, check
Multiple ropes of pearls, check
Jeweled Brooches (4 or 5 at least) check
Stomacher set or jeweled bow brooches, check
multiple orders, check
optional hair ornaments, and small brooches to keep sashes in place
They must have been a sight to behold.
I certainly don't envy and I'm happy that the times of French absolutism are gone. But on the other hand just once seeing all those royal ladies with all the bling and wide overloaded dresses and the men in uniforms and decorated like in the old times...this would be so great.