For the Ladies:
Dress like you're going to a chic daytime wedding. The Kentucky Derby is a fashion spectacle like no other, but if you aim for the level of attire that you'd wear to a posh wedding between two well-dressed people with fairly fancy friends, you'll get close.
Dress or Hat - Which Comes First?
There are two answers here!
Some will say that you absolutely get the outfit first. Then you design your hat to go with the outfit. (The argument here is that it's easier to custom design a hat than to "make" an outfit to go with a hat!)
Then there are those who say that you must definitely purchase, create or design your hat before picking out the outfit.
Most often in this case, matching the dress (or outfit) to your hat involves personal preference; however keep a few things in mind in getting dressed:
Whatever your preference is, we have your head covered when it comes to hat shopping:
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Dee’s Hats is a Louisville, Kentucky favorite with a colorful array of hats and fascinators to choose from. They even have a 2017 Hat Packet with all the information you need to design the perfect derby hat. Make sure to order early to ensure arrival before April 8th!
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Greatlookz has been in the accessory business since 1999 and they have a fabulous collection of derby-worthy hats at all price points. Make sure to order early to ensure arrival before April 8th!
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The rest of the outfit…
When selecting your dress for the Kentucky Derby the recommended practice is to keep it simple, so it doesn't take away from your hat. You can also let the color and excitement of spring inspire you and select a dress full of color, or floral or equine patterns. Shoes can be a strappy heal or sandal and keep the jewelry simple.