Today was the 140th Kentucky Derby at the Churchill Downs. I love horses and as allergic as I am to them, I enjoyed riding them as a child. Horses are majestic beasts, but let’s be serious here. The real spectacle at the Kentucky Derby is the fashion, especially the hat.
The importance of the hat at the Derby has been a factor since the beginning of the derby itself. Women have a chance to show their inner Southern Belle and gentlemen are able to stand out fashionably as much as (or more than) the ladies.
Don’t hesitate to be different, but classy, at the Derby. Stay focused on the hat as a centerpiece. Be fashionable and chic. Be unique and stand out. Whatever you do, be you.
Here are some of my favorite fashions from the Kentucky Derby and Longines events:
The Derby has been dubbed the fastest greatest two minutes in sports, and mainly because of the hat. If you’re looking for a statement piece, Philip Treacy is definitely the designer to help you stand out and shine at a Derby event.
The turn out of the race was a bit unexpected, but the winner is…..
I think I’ll add to my bucket list going to the Kentucky Derby with fabulous hat gear, and enjoy all the fun and social events. Happy Derby Day!!