Fashion: Kentucky Derby Party Dresses and Hat Must Haves

Lindsey Vonn poses in a wide brim hat and fashion forward dress at the 2012 (138th) Kentucky Derby. Image courtesy of Huffington Post

Lindsey Vonn poses in a wide brim hat and fashion forward dress at the 2012 (138th) Kentucky Derby. Image courtesy of Huffington Post

Can you believe the Kentucky Derby is less than a week away?! I’ve always been a huge fan, in fact my mom and I rescued a dog during the Derby three years ago and we named him Calvin in honor of Hall of FameĀ  jockey Calvin Borel. Yes, we love the Kentucky Derby that much! If you won’t be heading to Churchill Downs next weekend, but you’re looking to throw a party or will be heading to one, there are three things you must have:

  • A beautiful fashionable hat

  • A gorgeous spring dress

  • And a mint julep!

Once you have those three things covered, all you have to do is arrive and I believe you’re all set! Here are a few of my favorite dresses and hats which would be perfect for the Kentucky Derby next weekend or if you’re heading to a Derby themed bridal shower or party some time in the future. Happy weekend!

 

It’s going to be 96 here in Northern California next weekend (unheard of this early in the year) so this would be beyond perfect!

 

A classic little blue dress that you can wear time and time again! PS It’d look amazing adorned with a statement necklace!

 

In the world of fashion, chevron print is always classic!

 

You can’t go wrong with chic peplum at the Kentucky Derby!

 

 

 

 

A fun boho dress for a Derby party!

 

 

Floral print is one of the top spring fashion trends for 2013!

 

 

 

 

Nothing says preppy quite like Lilly Pulitzer. Adore these dresses!

 

 

 

 

 

Eyelet dresses!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maxi dresses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Derby hats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lanvin Straw Sun Hat in Ivory. Nordstrom

Lanvin Straw Sun Hat in Ivory. Nordstrom
 

Or if leopard print is your thing…here’s a fab option!

 

 

 

 

If hats aren’t your thing, you could always do a fancy headband like this one below:

 

 

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