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Kentucky Derby Fashion - What To Wear

It’s almost time for Kentucky Derby season and women everywhere will start searching for something to wear.  Often, we’re not quite sure about the attire for such an event. Should one wear Christian Louboutin Pumps or Lilly Pulitzer Wedge Sandals?

I wanted to share a few style options to help us coordinate for Derby season. Attending the Kentucky Derby is definitely not a denim and t-shirt occasion but one can (still) look fashionable without appearing matronly.

Dressing for the races is a time to be chic and comfortable. Also, there’s a functionality behind Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes attire.  From my personal experience, one should wear a hat to protect from the sunlight.  Wedge sandals are a “must have” due to walking on the field or socializing over cocktails.  To camouflage from heat absorption, floral dresses should be worn in a lighter hue.

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Men can have fun with their races fashion as well.  It’s expected that gentlemen wear a blazer, button-down, and slacks.  For a touch of whimsy, throw on a hat or floral lapel pin for the total sophisticated look.

Don’t forget to bring your cocktail glasses and rosettes for a good time!

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