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A Guide To Those Fabulous Kentucky Derby Hats

May 02, 2014

A Guide To Those Fabulous Kentucky Derby Hats

  Kim Kardashian derby hats

One more day until the big race. That's right. 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

And now here are some last minute facts about hats that will wow anyone you are with:

1. Those big hats didn't come about until the 1960s

Over that decade the hats continued to become bigger, brighter and more avant-garde.

2. The hats dropped off a bit in the 70s and 80s

Because fashion was just bad. 

3. Hats made a comeback in the 90s

We saw the rise of hats in the 1990s. They reached their zenith in 2011 when The Royal Wedding occured because for Royals everyday is the Kentucky Derby when it comes to hats. 

4. Hats are super expenisve

Custom Kentucky Derby hats cost between $300 and $500 with some going for as much as $2,000!!

And while you are in Lousville for the big day before to stop by one of the stores in the area that carry Solemates products. 


David’s Bridal
1238 U.S Highway 31 North
Greenwood, IN. 46142
(317) 887-6800


Monkees of Louisville
3624 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY. 40207
(502) 897-1497

David’s Bridal
1025 Veterans Parkway
Suite 100
Clarksville, IN. 47129
(812) 284-4325

David’s Bridal
3008 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY. 40205
(502) 459-7060

Rodeo Drive
2212C Holiday Manor Center
Louisville, KY. 40222
(502) 425-8999

Von Maur
7900 Shellbyville Road
Louisville, KY. 40222
(502) 425-7100

DSW
4250 Summit Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY. 40241
(502) 423-1490


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