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Kentucky Derby Hats

Although there are no rules when it comes to picking out a hat for the Kentucky Derby, we suggest going big or elaborate. It’s your statement piece. The Kentucky Derby may be the biggest horse race of the year, but its really more of a fashion show for over-the-top hats. Though the styles vary from year to year, Derby hats in 2018 still draw from timeless traditions. Here are some tips for choosing the right hat: if you’re tall, consider a wider brim and have fun with the shape. If you’re shorter, consider an asymmetrical brim that is higher on one side than the other.

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Celebrities from Kim Kardashian, Giada DeLaurentis and Miranda Lambert, to Queen Elizabeth II, have all donned fancy hats and cheered the ponies on at the Run for the Roses.

Designer Women’s Derby Hats for a Winning Look

Classic Kentucky Derby hats are all about the big, bold and over-embellished, even when they’re a small cloche or fascinator. Pastels, patterns, feathers and bows pay tribute to the long-standing tradition of betting in your Sunday best. Whether you’ve got front row tickets at Churchill Downs or are looking for a great topper for your derby party outfit, our overflowing assortment of women’s Kentucky Derby hats is sure to include the perfect statement piece to go with your race day dress. Each women’s derby hat is specially designed to make a big appearance at Churchill Downs, or other locations. Don’t forget to peruse our great selection of men’s Kentucky Derby hats to coordinate a look with your dapper date.

 The Classic Derby Style

Derby hats often feature a dramatic, surrounding brim with rounded crowns and lightweight straw bodies. Because the derby occurs in early May, spectators’ hats should be cool, breathable and done in spring colors. The most popular women’s derby hats are made with lightweight straw, especially parasol straw, sinamay straw and panama straw, in big, bright colors. Often fabrics can make the body of the big brim or cloche hat, with added layers of ruffles, bows and other design details. Derby hats are special when piled high with sweet silk flowers, elaborate ribbon embellishments, and brightly colored peacock feathers, there’s really no way to overdo a women’s Kentucky Derby hat. The higher the feathers, the better the hat!

 Your Favorite Embellished Looks

 At Hats in the Belfry, we aren’t afraid to go for those truly fun and embellished looks. Our collection of women’s derby hats for sale includes a wide variety of options. Styles include big brim hats, cloches, fascinators and small brim hats. Even some of the smaller frame hats have big details, though it is possible to find a simple, demure style if you aren’t ready to go big and bold. A courageous choice could make you the belle of the ball. You can truly stand out in a crowd when wearing any of these unique and highly detailed millenary works.

Kentucky Derby Hats

Although there are no rules when it comes to picking out a hat for the Kentucky Derby, we suggest going big or elaborate. It’s your statement piece. The Kentucky Derby may be the biggest horse race of the year, but its really more of a fashion show for over-the-top hats. Though the styles vary from year to year, Derby hats in 2018 still draw from timeless traditions. Here are some tips for choosing the right hat: if you’re tall, consider a wider brim and have fun with the shape. If you’re shorter, consider an asymmetrical brim that is higher on one side than the other.

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