Top 5 Celebrity Kentucky Derby Fashion Looks

March 13, 2019

Photo: © MCT

Heating up your cup noodles for a late night snack, waiting for that Keurig to drip the last bit of coffee into your coffee mug, listening to Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel.” All these things take about two minutes.

In the grand scheme of things, two minutes can seem wholly unremarkable. 

What you don’t realize is that in two minutes, you can witness an entire town in Oregon going dark (à la Solar Eclipse 2017). Likewise, you can watch Thoroughbred horses thunder down the racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky as the ice cold mint julep cools your sun-kissed skin.

As the weather warms up and the sun shoos the remaining bits of snow away, it’s time to start thinking about Derby season. With that being said, here are the Top 5 Celebrity Kentucky Derby Fashion Looks that you can use for inspiration, fascination, or just adoration when attending Down & Derby Wine Festival on Saturday May 2nd at Cooper River Park.

Lauren Conrad – 2013

Lauren Conrad wore a figure-hugging nude ensemble that was understated yet boasted Southern Charm with an over-the-top hat for the Kentucky Derby’s Opening Ceremony in 2013.

Her polka dot dress was from her Paper Crown line and her matching nude pumps were from LC Lauren Conrad.

Photo: © MCT

Jeff Bridges & Susan Geston – 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Claus take on the Kentucky Derby (SEE PHOTO)! These two will make you do a double take as they serve Kentucky Derby looks with dove grey everything. Susan Geston tastefully pops in a bit of color by wrapping herself up in a pink scarf, while Jeff Bridges throws in a fun floral tie.

Giada De Laurentiis – 2017

Giada De Laurentiis was serving up more than just a tasty Italian dish during the Kentucky Derby in 2017. Her colorful pleated print dress was a fun pop of color paired with nude platform heels and a yellow floppy hat. SEE PHOTO.

Aisha Tyler – 2018

Actress and comedian Aisha Tyler looked stylish and fun at the 144th Annual Kentucky Derby. Her silk dress had pockets—not just one but two! She styled her floral dress with a fun flower and butterfly hat and cute nude pink oxfords. The look is comfy but thoroughly well put together. SEE PHOTO.

Johnny Weir – 2015

Two-time Olympian figure skater and now fashion designer, Johnny Weir doesn’t disappoint when it comes to his Kentucky Derby looks. Weir’s eclectic headpiece would give Katniss Everdeen’s stylist a run for his money. His “winners wreath Mohawk” designed by Amorir Eyewear is a clear tribute to the Derby itself. The headpiece even has a mint julep nestled into the roses! He pairs the headpiece with a brocade suit and black loafers. SEE PHOTO.

Mint juleps, flowers, big hats, and more flowers are all Kentucky Derby staples. These celebrity looks show what to expect at this year’s Kentucky Derby. What kind of look would you go for?