Derby Dressing 101

Calling all preppy women! We repeat: calling all preppy women! The Kentucky Derby = the perfect opportunity to put your style on full display. While the festival is famous for its parade of wow-worthy hats and fasteners, your dress is still seriously important. We teamed up with Derby dressing expert Danielle from Lou What Wear to show you how to look perfect on the big day.

Not a Louisvillian, but still want to get in on all the fun? We've got good news! While the Run for the Roses may get lucky in Kentucky, you'll be pleased to know that there are tons of Derby events and parties happening across the country (How fun!). 

What are you waiting for? Giddy up! These dresses are off to the races.


Ruffly, Royal Navy

This dress is simple enough to go as crazy as you want with your hat or fascinator but the one-shoulder ruffle keeps it fun and adds a flirty touch. I’d recommend this dress if you’re going to the track with work or corporate clients since you’ll be keeping it classy while still looking cute. The best part? This dress is under $150 so you can splurge on accessories to go really bold!
— Danielle, Lou What Wear


Gone-with-the-Wind Garden Floral



Polished & Pretty Primose


The sun is shining and we are less than three weeks away from Derby…life is good.
— Danielle, Lou What Wear