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What's your Kentucky Derby style?

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April 23rd, 2021

The Kentucky Derby is as much a fashion event as it a world-renowned horse race.

Each year, people all around the globe dust off their finest attire to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports, whether they attend Churchill Downs race track or celebrate the festivities from a raucous bar or rousing house party.

You can find a wide array of styles no matter where you go on the first Saturday in May. Many fans channel decadent, Southern charm in an effort to embrace the spirit of this time-honored Kentucky tradition. Other attendees aim for a bold fashion statement, with trendy head wear, a colorful designer dress, or a three-piece suit emblazoned with intricate patterns.

In the infield of Churchill Downs, you can find the widest range of ensembles. Some fans dare to dress up and brace a potentially muddy encounter in the center of the race track. Others opt for casual comfort, while some bare their wild side with unconventional clothing choices.

There's no wrong way to dress for the races, but do you know which style is right for you?

From paisley print, to floral frocks, fascinators, fedoras, and facetious costumes, you can go just about any direction on Derby Day.

Before you tune in to the Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 1, make sure you know exactly what to wear with our Kentucky Derby style quiz below! 

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