Kentucky Derby Fashion is All About Big, Bold, Over-The-Top Hats

by W Magazine Team

The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs has become a way for attendees to show off the latest Spring fashions. Floral patterns and bright colors abound! Women often shun modern looks for traditional dresses and large, bold hats, which are meant to bring good luck. At “The Run for the Roses”, the hats are a combination of Southern and British culture; inspired by races where “full morning dress” was required.