The Kentucky Derby is a chance for every woman to express her inner Southern Belle. The race’s founder, Colonel M. Lewis Clark, Jr., had a vision for an experience that felt both comfortable and luxurious. Today, a myriad of fashions can be found at Derby – from cool sundresses to simple cocktail dresses and even more formal attire. But all these styles have one thing in common: the big Derby hat!

Party Fashion Tips

Brunch Event

A pantsuit, cocktail dress or business formal attire is recommended. Of course, you’ll want to accessorize accordingly. Pearls, a vineyard vines clutch and a stunning Derby hat are a must!

Garden Party

Casual is key. Emphasize your Derby hat with a colorful sundress or business-casual attire. Simple accessories and fashionable shoes make the perfect compliment.

Backyard Party 

Here, comfort reigns supreme. Relaxed attire, like jeans, a downplayed sundress or even shorts, is perfectly acceptable.

What will the dress code for your party be? Visit for the Official Style of the Kentucky Derby and to get inspired!