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A Do’s and Dont’s List for Dressing for The Kentucky Derby

April 30, 2014

A Do’s and Dont’s List for Dressing for The Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Dress guide

The Kentucky Derby is this weekend at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky!  Fancy VIPs will watch the famous race from Millionaire's Row, while 80,000 revelers will party on the infield. Whose excited? Well, we are certainly are is it is Derby Week here at Solemates. In fact, Solemates has made a Special Derby Edition for the big day featuring their signature High Heelers in three different sizes (narrow, classic, wide) that will go in each of the official Horseman's bags. Take a look!

Solemates derby edition

But what is really important is what you wear to either a Derby party or the actual race we have a few do's and dont's when it comes to what to wear. 

DO NOT wear pants 

This is not the time to break out your good skinny jeans. If you insist on wearing pants, they should be loose and fancy and pair them with heels. 

DO wear a brightly colored dress

lily pulitzer derby fashion

Think summer time wedding. Lilly Pulitzer is always a great go-to. If in doubt just copy the style of Cameran Eubanks on "Southern Charm". 

DO wear heels

solemates on heels

Okay so it seems like it would be logical to wear flats at an outdoorsy event like this, but we all know it is about the heels. And what you have to worry about any issues if you wear Solemates High Heelers! No sinking in the grass! If only Julia Roberts had had a pair of High Heelers in that scene in Pretty Woman.

DO NOT underestimate the importance of the hat


kentucky derby hat


Everything you need to know about hats for The Kentucky Derby is right here.

DO wear jewelry

Nothing crazy because you want the attention to go to your hat (maybe stay away from huge earrings) and don't weigh down your hands with rings and bracelets as you will need a strong drinking arm. 

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