Kentucky Derby Party Fashion You Should Know

Kentucky Derby Party Fashion You Should Know

May is right around the corner which means so is your Kentucky Derby party invite, time to get you all dressed up and off to the races! When thinking about Kentucky Derby Fashion think “Southern Belle” but with a betting problem; huge hats, tea time dresses and an eye on the prize aka your horse.

1. Hallelujah Hats

A Kentucky Derby party outfit would not be complete without what I like to call a “Hallelujah Hat.” The hats older women wear to their Sunday service that are so big you can’t see past the back of their colorful head. Legend has it that wearing a hat bears good luck, so the bigger the better.

You can choose your hat based on your dress. If the dress is simple go big and bold on the hat or if your dress has a vibrant pattern pair it with a more reserved but equally as fantastic hat.

Here are some prime examples of “Hallelujah Hats” and where to get them:

*Kentucky Derby Party Fashion You Should Know

For the bold, copy this look: 

*Kentucky Derby Party Fashion You Should Know

For those who want something a bit more classic try these on for size:

*Kentucky Derby Party Fashion You Should Know

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2. Tea Time Dresses

With Kentucky Derby Party Fashion you should know that the dress is the staple of the outfit. Think of your dress as the base to which to build off of; like a wonderful foundation to an even more extraordinary overall look.

You can go with the Audrey Hepburn look with a solid color and a classic cut, play with some lace to achieve tea time perfection or go bold with bright Spring colors and patterns- florals in May? Groundbreaking.

Whether you like the classic dresses or a more eye-catching frock we have the one for you:

*Kentucky Derby Party Fashion You Should Know

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For a more blank slate to let your hat do all the talking…

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Let that dress speak for itself with a pop of Spring time color!

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3. Accessories

So now that your base is constructed and your hat is larger than life onto the final step, accessories! Time to adorn yourself with the perfect strappy sandal or that darling bamboo bag to top of that Kentucky Derby ready look.

I have always been a firm believe accessories can make or break an outfit. So choose wisely! Make sure your handbag follows suit with the look you’re trying to achieve so it can all be one fabulous cohesive party. Clutches, straw top-handles with a pop of color are all the rage and can carry both you and your belongings to success.

And while shoes are eye-catching make sure your choosing ones that as walkable as they are stunning. Remember every step counts especially when your balancing yourself on four inches like a real-life acrobat.

Here are some adorable accessories you’ve seen in the looks above and no worries we hunted them down for you!

The Perfect strappy sandal to help you walk the walk of a proper Kentucky Derby lady and it comes in every color!

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Kentucky Derby Fashion may include humongous hats, tea time dresses and shoes to kill but most importantly it’s ll about how you wear it; confidence is key! You can rock that wild print dress, the demure lace dress, a bold pop of yellow but if you don’t feel like a million bucks then its not the one for you. Choose a hat that makes you stand taller and makes you feel “Gone With The Wind” fabulous!

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