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Kentucky Derby Hats
Kentucky Derby hats are not only a fashion tradition, but they're also said to be good luck. Traditionally, Kentucky Derby hats have been worn by women, but over the last few years, many men have been taking part in the tradition as well.Continue to 2 of 7 below.
02 of 07
Kentucky Derby Fashion Tips
If you're going to the Kentucky Derby, you’ll want to make sure you're familiar with Kentucky Derby fashion. Men at the Kentucky Derby generally wear suits. Any color goes at the Derby. Women pair simple dresses in spring colors with their Derby hats.Continue to 3 of 7 below.
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The Kentucky Derby Hat Parade
The Derby hat parade takes place inside of Churchill Downs and refers to the sea of stylish and elegant hats worn by women and men alike. Women generally wear wide-brimmed, Southern-Belle inspired Derby hats that can be decorated with silk flowers, bows, and ribbons among other things. The most important thing is that a woman's Derby hat matches her outfit. Men's Derby hats are generally solid in color and in styles that are reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
04 of 07
Kentucky Derby Fashions on the Field
Kentucky Derby fashions on the field vary greatly from those found inside of Churchill Downs. In the Infield, Derby hats take a more outlandish shape. Because a Derby hat is not an essential in the Infield, people generally wear them to express their originality. In the Infield you can find hats in all shapes and sizes, all flaunting a humorous or satirical theme.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Kentucky Derby Hats Pictures
When you're shopping for a Derby hat, you can get some great ideas by looking at Kentucky Derby hats pictures. Just keep in mind that the most important characteristic of a Derby hat is its originality. You may want to have your Derby hat custom made or, if you're crafty, you may want to make it yourself.Continue to 6 of 7 below.
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Derby Hat Tips
It's important to make sure that your Derby hat will stay securely on your head even in strong winds--bring some bobby pins just in case the weather is uncooperative. And speaking of weather, you're going to want to wear your Derby hat rain or shine, but you're not going to want to ruin your hat. Play it safe and bring a large, clear plastic bag so that you can still wear your hat or store it someplace dry in case of rain.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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Louisville Derby Hat Shops