20 Best Kentucky Derby Hats Inspired By Celebrities!

 

Style expert and blogger, Candie Anderson shares the best Kentucky Derby hats for women.
Style expert and blogger, Candie Anderson shares the best Kentucky Derby hats for women.

 

We are officially one month away from the 144th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky! When it comes to the Kentucky Derby, every woman needs three things a beautiful dress, an amazing Derby hat, and a mint julep! The Derby kicks off on Cinco de Mayo this year, so lucky us we have two great reasons to celebrate Derby Day.

It’s no secret that the Kentucky Derby is one of the hottest events for celebs. I love watching the red carpet to see who has the most spectacular hat! Not only is it fun checking out our favorite celebrities, but I’m always amazed at the phenomenal hats they show in the stands.

Are you headed to a Kentucky Derby party on May 5th, 2018 or are you invited to a Derby inspired shower this season? One thing is for sure, you’re going to want a hat that you’re comfortable wearing and one that makes you feel good about yourself! Every year, I share the BEST Kentucky Derby hats and fascinators of the season. Today, I wanted to share even more inspiration by featuring some of my favorite celeb inspired looks from the 143rd Kentucky Derby! PS: I shared details on where to purchase similar hats and fascinators in this post. You can also scroll down to the bottom of the blog post and utilize the Shop The Post widget. I featured even more hats in the widget!

 

Style expert and fashion blogger, Candie Anderson shares the best Kentucky Derby hats for women.
Style expert and fashion blogger, Candie Anderson shares the best Kentucky Derby hats for women.

 

 

Glam Kentucky Derby Hats

PGA golfer Justin Rose and his wife Kate Rose look dapper at the 143rd Kentucky Derby! I love her oversized white hat. Photo credit: (May 5, 2017 - Source: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America). Source: Zimbio
PGA golfer Justin Rose and his wife Kate Rose look dapper at the 143rd Kentucky Derby! I love her oversized white hat. Photo credit: (May 5, 2017 – Source: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America). Source: Zimbio

 

Black, white and blush are three of the hottest colors for spring 2018! Don't you just love Mira Sorvino's hat and dress that she wore to the 2017 Kentucky Derby? I do too! Photo source: (May 5, 2017 - Source: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America) Source. Zimbio
Black, white and blush are three of the hottest colors for spring 2018! Don’t you just love Mira Sorvino’s hat and dress that she wore to the 2017 Kentucky Derby? I do too! Photo source: (May 5, 2017 – Source: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America) Source. Zimbio

 

Chef Giada De Laurentiis looks fantastic in an elegant yellow hat at the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Photo credit: (May 5, 2017 - Source: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America). Source: Zimbio
Chef Giada De Laurentiis looks fantastic in an elegant yellow hat at the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Photo credit: (May 5, 2017 – Source: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America). Source: Zimbio

 

 

Volleyball player Morgan Beck and husband Olympic gold medalist, Bode Miller at the 2017 Kentucky Derby! I love her oversized red Derby hat and cutout dress. Photo credit: (May 5, 2017 - Source: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America) Source: Zimbio
Volleyball player Morgan Beck and husband Olympic gold medalist, Bode Miller at the 2017 Kentucky Derby! I love her oversized red Derby hat and cutout dress. Photo credit: (May 5, 2017 – Source: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America) Source: Zimbio

 

Like many of you, I love the look of gorgeous oversized Kentucky Derby hats! They make quite the statement. Who needs a frilly dress when you can have a frilly hat? I think this style would look fabulous with an embroidered dress, a lace dress, eyelet dress, fit and flare, and more! Chef Giada De Laurentiis, actress Mira Sorvino, Justin Rose’s wife Kate Rose, athlete Morgan Beck all looked amazing in this style, and so will you! Here are a few gorgeous hats that you will adore.

NORDSTROM Feather & Bow Hat Black kentucky derby hats women
NORDSTROM Feather & Bow Hat Black

 

If you love embellishments as much as I do, you will absolutely adore this jeweled bow hat! It comes in ivory and in navy blue. What color is your favorite? FYI I think the blue will definitely make blue eyes pop! I know that when I wear blue or turquoise my eyes look brighter.

NORDSTROM Jeweled Bow Hat Ivory kentucky derby hats
NORDSTROM Jeweled Bow Hat Ivory

 

 

NORDSTROM Feathered Sinamay Hat Black kentucky derby hats
NORDSTROM Feathered Sinamay Hat Black

 

This fancy hat is perfect for the Derby or a tea party! It comes in a wide array of colors. One of the many things I love about it is it has UPF protection. It was made with 100% ultraviolet yarn. PS: It’s only $23.99!

Welrog Women Wide Brim Sun Hat Pink kentucky derby hats ultraviolet yarn upf protection women
Welrog Women Wide Brim Sun Hat Pink

 

This oversized hat totally reminds me of the one that Morgan Beck is wearing in the photo above! It comes in a multitude of colors! You’ll be pleased to learn that it’s very affordable at under $40.

SAFERIN Women's Organza Extra Large Wide Church Hat Wide Brim Red kentucky derby hats women black trim
SAFERIN Women’s Organza Extra Large Wide Church Hat Wide Brim Red

 

This gorgeous oversized hat with organza is less than $24! It comes in many different colors. Purple and lavender are two of the hottest colors for 2018, so this hat is definitely a must.

SAFERIN Women's Organza Hat Dark Purple Light kentucky derby hats
SAFERIN Women’s Organza Hat Dark Purple

 

While this hat is a bit different than the one Giada De Laurentiis wore at the Derby last year, it’s just as fabulous and very affordable! It comes in many colors and is only $32.99.

Janey&Rubbins Women's Wide Brim Hats Yellow kentucky derby hats
Janey&Rubbins Women’s Wide Brim Hats Yellow

 

If you love the look of these hats and want to spend less than $20, you’re in luck! I found a fabulous hat that is under $16. It comes in black, beige, purple, blush, grey, white and so many more!

MissCynthia Women’s Organza Church Kentucky Derby Hat Black
MissCynthia Women’s Organza Church Kentucky Derby Hat Black

 

This white brim hat is a must! Like many of the other hats I’ve featured, it comes in a multitude of colors and is very affordable.

Janey&Rubbins Women's Wide Brim Hat White kentucky derby hats women
Janey&Rubbins Women’s Wide Brim Hat White

 

Trendy Floppy Hats For the Derby!

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn looks fabulous in an oversized hat at the 142nd Kentucky Derby. Photo credit: (May 6, 2016 - Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America). Source Zimbio
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn at the 142nd Kentucky Derby. Photo credit: (May 6, 2016 – Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America). Source Zimbio

 

In 2016, Lindsey Vonn wore a straw hat with a wide brim to the 142nd Kentucky Derby. This is definitely one of my favorite looks! The thing I love most about this hat is that you can wear it time and time again. It’s chic, trendy and incredibly versatile.

Floppy hats are perfect for the Derby, but you can also wear it to brunch, golf tournaments, spring and summer music festival season, while traveling, wine tasting, picnics and more. They’re also a great way to protect your face from the sun.

Here are a few of my favorite floppy hats for the Kentucky Derby, spring and summer!

Can you believe this best selling straw hat is only $25? It has amazing reviews too!

BP. Floppy Straw Look Hat Natural kentucky derby hats
BP. Floppy Straw Look Hat Natural

 

 

BP. Bow Band Floppy Straw Hat Natural Black kentucky derby hats
BP. Bow Band Floppy Straw Hat Natural Black

 

This gorgeous Eric Javits straw sun hat is available in 10 different colors. I love them all, especially this one in black! It’s so versatile, and you will get a lot of use out of it.

ERIC JAVITS 'Hampton' Straw Sun Hat Black floppy hats kentucky derby hats
ERIC JAVITS ‘Hampton’ Straw Sun Hat Black

 

 

ERIC JAVITS Bella Squishee Sun Hat Cream kentucky derby hats
ERIC JAVITS Bella Squishee Sun Hat Cream

 

 

ERIC JAVITS Floppy Straw Hat Peanut kentucky derby hats women
ERIC JAVITS Floppy Straw Hat Peanut

 

 

NORDSTROM Halogen Floppy Hat Ivory kentucky derby hats
NORDSTROM Halogen Floppy Hat Ivory

 

This is more of a sun hat than a floppy hat, but I can’t get enough of it! It’s by kate spade, is under $100 and is incredibly gorgeous. Don’t you just love the bow detailing? I’ve always been a fan of bows, and so happy to see that they are one of the hottest fashion and accessory trends of 2018.

Kate Spade New York Olive Drive Sun Hat Natural Bow Detail kentucky derby hats
Kate Spade New York Olive Drive Sun Hat Natural Bow Detail 

 

Fabulous Fascinators for the 144th Kentucky Derby

Katie Couric looks fabulous in her pink fascinator at the 143rd Kentucky Derby on May 6th, 2017 at Churchill Downs. (May 5, 2017 - Source: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America). Source Zimbio
Katie Couric looks fabulous in her pink fascinator at the 143rd Kentucky Derby on May 6th, 2017 at Churchill Downs. (May 5, 2017 – Source: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America). Source Zimbio

 

 

Actress Chrishell Stause looks amazing in her pink fascinator at the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Image credit: (May 5, 2017 - Source: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America). Photo credit Zimbio
Actress Chrishell Stause looks amazing in her pink fascinator at the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Image credit: (May 5, 2017 – Source: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America). Photo credit Zimbio

 

Actors Justin Cornwell and Lindsey Jones look amazing at the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs! Don't you just love her beautiful fascinator? (May 5, 2017 - Source: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America) Source: Zimbio
Actors Justin Cornwell and Lindsey Jones look amazing at the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs! Don’t you just love her beautiful fascinator? (May 5, 2017 – Source: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America) Source: Zimbio

 

Actor, Wes Chatham and wife, sportscaster Jenn Brown look great at the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Don't you just love her chic blush fascinator? Photo credit: Wes Chatham and Jenn Brown attend the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Source Zimbio
Actor, Wes Chatham and wife, sportscaster Jenn Brown look great at the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Don’t you just love her chic blush fascinator? Photo credit: Wes Chatham and Jenn Brown attend the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Source Zimbio

 

The adorable Dannielynn Birkhead (daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead) looks fabulous in her floral fascinator! Photo credit (May 5, 2017 - Source: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America). Source: Zimbio
The adorable Dannielynn Birkhead (daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead) looks fabulous in her floral fascinator! Photo credit (May 5, 2017 – Source: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images North America). Source: Zimbio

 

Fascinators are more popular than ever! When I was searching for gorgeous celebrity inspired Kentucky Derby hats, I was able to find far more images of of celebs in fascinators than hats! Katie Couric, Chrishell Stause, Lindsey Jones, Jenn Brown, Dannielynn Birkhead are just a few of the celebrities who looked fabulous in their fascinators.

If you’re a fan of fascinators, you’re definitely not alone and you’re very much in luck! Today I have the scoop on a few of the best fascinators on the web. They will look amazing paired with your favorite strapless dress, midi length lace dresses, tie waist dresses and more!

This gorgeous fascinator is less than $20 and comes in a wide variety of colors.

FeiYu Crafts Penny Mesh Hat Fascinator With Mesh Ribbons and Ivory Feathers kentucky derby hats fascinators
FeiYu Crafts Penny Mesh Hat Fascinator With Mesh Ribbons and Ivory Feathers

 

I adore this pink fascinator! It’s also available in ivory and is less than $40!

NORDSTROM Feather Bouquet Fascinator Headband Pink kentucky derby
NORDSTROM Feather Bouquet Fascinator Headband Pink

 

It’s no secret, pearls are one of the hottest fashion trends for 2018! This gorgeous fascinator with feathers and imitation pearls is a must. It comes in three different colors: black, lavender and red. They’re all gorgeous and very affordable!

Nordstrom Feather & Imitation Pearl Fascinator Headband Lavender kentucky derby
Nordstrom Feather & Imitation Pearl Fascinator Headband Lavender

 

Obsessed with this bow and feather fascinator headband!

NORDSTROM Bow & Feather Fascinator Headband Black kentucky derby fascinators
NORDSTROM Bow & Feather Fascinator Headband Black

 

 

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