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 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.
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.
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.
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 coat, solid classic Murray shirt and seersucker bow tie.
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.