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Before you race off to a Kentucky Derby viewing party, check out these winning tips on what to wear, brought to you by Evite in partnership with vineyard vines.

Kentucky Derby Party Style Guide featuring Vineyard Vines by Evite

Kentucky Derby Women’s Apparel

Ladies, it’s time to gussy up. The Derby is all about getting decked out, so start with a party dress in a spring solid or feminine pattern. 

 

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1. Derby Icon Stripe Print Strapless Dress, $198 2. Woven Derby Straw Clutch, $128 3. Derby Icon Scarf, $128

A light wool scarf like the one above makes a sophisticated cover-up. Add a retro striped bow race day hat or wicker drawstring horseshoe bag to complete your look.

Kentucky Derby Style Guide by Evite

Big hats have always been a big part of Derby style. Keep the sun out of your eyes on a bright spring day in a hat like the bow race day hat below. Feeling crafty? Decorate a hat with craft supplies or greenery from your own backyard.

Step Out with This Kentucky Derby Style Guide by Evite

The races are a daytime celebration, so keep makeup simple and fresh: Sport a bold pink lipstick, but skip the dramatic eye liner and shadow. For your ‘do, balance a big hat with even bigger loose curls, a chic low bun or sleekly straightened hair.

Kentucky Derby Men’s Apparel

Gentlemen, don’t let the ladies have all the fun — get dapper for the Derby! Sport coat? Check. Pocket square? Check. Bow tie? Check! Catch everyone’s eye in these Derby-themed ensembles.

Kentucky Derby Party Style Guide featuring Vineyard Vines by Evite

1. Race Day Bow Tie, $65 2. Solid Classic Murray Shirt, $98.50 3.Solid Linen Pocket Square, $40  4. Floral Printed Sportcoat, $695 5. Club Pants, $89.50

Bold colors and pattern play are a sure bet at the Derby. Case in point: Mix and match a rose-printed sport coat (roses are the official Derby flower, after all) with a horse-printed bow tie and simple white button-front shirt. Prefer matching to mixing? Try a seersucker sport coatsolid classic Murray shirt and seersucker bow tie.

Kentucky Derby Style Guide by Evite

Not a bow tie kind of guy? Sport a steeples tie and top off your outfit with a Derby straw boater. Add a pocket square for a timeless finishing touch.

Kentucky Derby Style Guide by Evite

No matter what you wear, have fun with it and your look will be a winner. Want more style inspiration? Check out all the Kentucky Derby apparel from vineyard vines. 

Kentucky Derby Party Style Guide featuring Vineyard Vines by Evite

Planning a Kentucky Derby party of your own? Start inviting friends to watch the mane event with this free invitation or another one from our gallery.

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