How to Style for a Kentucky Derby Party

How to Style for a Kentucky Derby Party

The Kentucky Derby is not only famous for its thrilling horse races but also for its extravagant and stylish fashion. Traditionally, attendees at the Derby dress in their finest attire, often with a nod to Southern charm and elegance. Here are some key elements of Kentucky Derby fashion:


  1. **HATS... HATS... and more HATS! Perhaps the most iconic aspect of Derby fashion is the elaborate hats worn by both women and men. Women's hats can range from wide-brimmed, ornate creations adorned with feathers, flowers, and bows, to more understated fascinators. Men often sport classic fedoras or bowler hats, though more daring choices are not uncommon. Wait, did we say "HATS"? :) 


  1. **Dresses and Suits**: Women typically opt for brightly colored or pastel dresses, often in lightweight fabrics like linen or seersucker to combat the warm Kentucky weather. Men traditionally wear seersucker or linen suits in light colors such as white, cream, or light blue. Kix'ies are the perfect addition to most any summer dress! Choose the lighter fabric, like fishnet or sheer. 


  1. **Accessories**: Beyond hats, accessories play a significant role in completing the Derby look. Women may accessorize with statement jewelry, clutch purses, and elegant gloves, while men often wear colorful ties, pocket squares, and boutonnieres.


  1. **Southern Charm**: Overall, Kentucky Derby fashion often embraces a sense of Southern charm and sophistication. Classic silhouettes, vibrant colors, and playful accessories are all part of the tradition.


Remember, while there are certain traditions and guidelines for Kentucky Derby fashion, attendees also have the freedom to express their personal style and creativity. The key is to dress to impress while enjoying the festive atmosphere of one of horse racing's most prestigious events.


 The fastest ever racehorse hit 43.97mph

Incredibly, the highest speed ever recorded by a racehorse is a staggering 43.97mph, which breaks the speed limit in most English cities. The horse in question was Winning Brew, who managed to hit this speed in 2008 when racing around the Penn National Race Course in Pennsylvania. This is still the world record today, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Trainer Francis Vitale is likely extremely proud of this wonderful horse!