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From wide brims to fascinators, every style of hat was out in full force at yesterday’s 138th Kentucky Derby. The race, billed as the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” is also the most exciting day of quirky millinery this side of the Atlantic.
The Kentucky Derby is next weekend and that means we’ve got one thing — and one thing only — on the brain: hat fashion!
Since we don’t do the whole Royal Wedding here in the states, the next best bet for fancy women’s millinery is the Kentucky Derby, the horse race at which every lady in attendance is expected to wear som seriously extravagant headgear. But in the aftermath of all the hats on display at Westminster Abbey a week ago, the question on the mind of every hat-loving lady in the United States was, “Will the Derby live up to that?”
The Kentucky Derby is only a few days away, and while we don’t have any idea what horses or jockies will be competing at the races, we do have something else to look forward to: the hats, the dresses, the hats… Did we mention how excited we are about those hats? So rest assured, come Monday, we’ll be bringing you photos of our favorite Kentucky Derby toppers, but for now, you can marinate on Derby outfits past. From the elegant to the absolutely ridiculous, here are our favorite Derby photos.