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Kentucky Derby Party Outfits Perfect For Race Day

Kentucky Derby Party Outfits Perfect For Race Day

The Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race held in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. The horse race is cool and all, but the main focus is the Kentucky Derby Party Outfits. Let’s take a peek of what you can wear to the next Kentucky Derby.

1. Dress Code

There are several different outfits you can wear but please do not wear jeans. You will stand out negatively and may not be allowed to enter because there is a strict dress code. Derby Day brings in about 80,000 so you want to dress to impress. Rocking the extremely large hat with a cute mini dress is perfect. I personally think it’s best to pick your hat first and let your outfit choice follow. In the end, the only thing that matters is that you look your best from head-to-toe.

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2. Hats

When I think about Kentucky Derby Party Outfits my first thought is the over-the-top hats. The hats are said to be a good luck charm. I’m not the superstitious type, so I don’t have too much to say about a hat being good luck, but they are super cute when paired with the right spring dress.

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3. Men’s Fashion

The style of the Kentucky Derby outfits is inspired by the 1920s. For guys, dressing is simple, as usual. You will see that many wear solid Spring pastel colors. There are so many pastel colors to choose from, you have light pink, mint green, baby blue, lavender, periwinkle, and so much more. Derby Day is the time to experiment with your inner pastel. I made that up, but you know what I mean. Todays the day to get out of your box and try out some fun colors.  Derby Day is a day that both men and women show off their best looks.

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4. Your Character

Getting your Kentucky Derby Party Outfit is like getting ready for a costume party. You pick the type of character you would like to become and BOOM you make it happen. You can have a humongous hat with a matching personality or you can have a simple elegant hat with a mysterious type of personality. You are whatever or whoever you want to be on Derby Day.

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5. Cute and Simple

It’s best to keep your dress cute and simple so that it doesn’t take attention away from your hat. Keep your jewelry to a minimum, again, the attention is your hat, and nothing should take away from that. Your hat is everything. Although the actual race is about 2 minutes your attire will draw attention to you the entire time you are there. Looking and feeling your best must be complete with the mint julep. The mint julep is the well-known drink of the Kentucky Derby. So, grab your mint juleps and enjoy the race.

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6.  You and Your Bestie

Grab your bestie and go in matching Kentucky Derby Party Outfits. You both can make a hit on Derby Day. You both can wear your obnoxiously large hats and cute matching dresses. Make sure you and your bestie are wearing confidence because you two will definitely be grabbing a lot of attention. Your race day ensemble will be something that the 2 of you will always remember.

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7.  Your Hat

Make sure your dress doesn’t clash with your hat. Since your hat is going to grab the attention pair it with a simple dress or one that matches your dress. Even though it’s said that you can’t overdo it with your outfit, unfortunately, you can. If your type of person that wants to go big Derby Day let it shine through your hat and don’t hold back. Make everyone who sees you say “wow.” You will be surprised at the unique over-sized hats you will see. Bigger is better at this event. The hats you see will show others that you have an attitude that says you are larger-than-life and on Derby Day you are. Todays the day you want to push your fashion envelope.

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8. Men and Their Hats

The hat tradition for years has been a woman’s thing, but men recently have been getting hip the hat game. The hats the men wear aren’t enormous. They are simple and tasteful to the attire. A fedora is the type of hat that men usually choose. These hats are popular at special events like Derby Day. So if you have never worn a fedora this is the day to give the hat a try, you may be surprise. Kentucky Derby Party Outfits are to be preppy and stylish and a fedora is just that.

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9. You’re in Charge

On Derby Day your outfit can be a fun and playful eye-catcher. You can choose your outfit to be something flashy that can grab the attention of others from a long distance. As long as you’re not adding too much to the outfit your outfit will be a hit. You will blend in with the rich and fancy or you any standout, looking rich and fancy. Either way, you will be a show stopper.

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10. Heels

Heels are a must when picking out your Kentucky Derby Party Outfits. Heels will compliment your dress. Flats and sneakers will take away from the sophisticated look. Though there will be a lot of grass and dirt to walk through heels will be the best choice for your outfit. Practice walking in your heels so that you are prepared for Derby Day. This is not the day you want to break-in a pair of heels you haven’t worn before. Some bring a pair of flats for the walk in the Churchill Downs that can be a mile. A tragedy can occur. You can fall. So, with the shoes, I say play it safe and bring a backup or a pair you know you can confidently walk in. This is an all-day event and your feet will thank you if you bring flats to walk in until you make it to your area.

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Now that you know about Derby Day, let’s see a picture of your Kentucky Derby Party Outfits. Comment below.

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