The Kentucky Derby has been synonymous with style and glamour from the beginning. Today, it’s one of the only places in the world where 170,000 people still dress to the hilt for a sporting event and where men’s fashion is just as important as women’s. Anyone who’s been to the Derby will tell you that when all of the outfits come together on the first Saturday in May, the excitement is palpable.
Before you get started putting together your winning ensemble for the first Saturday in May, take a look at Derby Fashion Through the Decades.
From fantastic hats and colorful spring dresses to dashing bow ties and seersucker suits, Derby’s display of American style and tradition simply doesn’t exist anywhere else. So whether you’re coming to the track or attending a Derby party, it’s time to start thinking about your Derby outfit because the 145th year of iconic style is right around the corner.