T he Kentucky Derby is right around the corner, which means you need to start planning exactly what you’ll be wearing to the big event! According to event organizers, the “best thing about Kentucky Derby fashion is that anything goes.” Men who attend to bet on Kentucky Derby events wear bright colors and patterns, while all the women show off their interpretation of Southern Belle style.
When thinking about what styles you’ll choose for the event, why not take some style cues from what attendees wore last year? Take a look at some of the top trends from last year’s event to see what you should wear this year!
One of the most important accessories to have at the Kentucky Derby is a hat. Wearing a hat to the event is even considered good luck! Plus, watching what hats attendees wear is proving to be almost as exciting as watching the races. Whether you opt for a simple wide-brim hat in a bright color or a more elaborate fascinator decorated with flowers, feathers, and bows, make sure you pack plenty of hats to match all your ensembles.
Whether you choose your hat first and match your outfit to it, or you base your hat choice on your ensemble, make sure to pick out a classy dress for the event. Whether you opt for a lace frock, a bright maxi, or a floral knee-length dress, most of the women at last year’s Kentucky Derby donned show-stopping spring dresses.
Not only do attendees accent their outfits with eye-catching hats, but they also accessorize with add-ons like bright bags and clutches, sparkling jewelry, designer sunglasses, and gloves that coordinate with their dresses.