Curvy Derby Chic: What to Wear to the Kentucky Derby

Hey dolls, it’s that time of year – the Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s time to whip out your best derby attire and embrace all things preppy and chic! Whether you’ll be sipping mint juleps at Churchill Downs or celebrating with friends closer to home, here’s the lowdown on derby fashion and how to rock the perfect look for the occasion.

What is the Style Vibe of the Kentucky Derby?

Picture pastel hues, floral prints, and classic silhouettes – that’s the vibe of the day! Derby fashion is all about embracing preppy elegance with a touch of Southern charm. Think seersucker suits, sundresses, and statement hats that exude sophistication and style. Don’t forget to incorporate pink elements to honor the survivors’ walk and add pops of red for the iconic roses. Like my new obsession, this red lipstick from Gewn Stefani’s new line!


How Can I Rock Preppy Style at the Kentucky Derby?

Preppy style is all about clean lines, tailored fits, and a hint of nautical flair. To elevate your basic outfit to preppy perfection, try adding a crisp button-down shirt, a structured blazer, or a pair of tailored shorts. Accessorize with classic pieces like pearl earrings or a chic silk scarf for that extra touch of elegance.

Where Can I Find the Best Hats and Shoes for the Kentucky Derby?

Complete your Derby look with statement hats that are sure to turn heads and chic shoes that will keep you comfortable. When it comes to shoes, I’ll be rocking my favorite Vera Strappy Sandals from Naturalizer for a touch of elegance and comfort. These sandals are a dream with their cushioned insole and stylish design – perfect for a day at the races! And for those moments when I need to kick back and relax, my Bzees White March On Sneakers are always on standby. With their lightweight feel and machine washable material, they’re a must-have for any Derby day adventure. For more colorful ideas, be sure to click here and check out all of my Cute & Comfy Shoes for Spring.

As for hats, there’s no shortage of options to elevate your Derby ensemble. You can find some great Kentucky Derby hats on Amazon. I chose to grab my hat from Vineyard Vines, they typically do an adorable Derby Drop. From wide-brimmed sun hats to intricate fascinators, you’ll find the perfect headwear to complement your outfit. Whether you’re browsing online retailers or visiting local milliners, don’t be afraid to try on different styles and find the one that speaks to your personal style.

Where Can I Find Plus Size Kentucky Derby Outfits?

As a curvy size 18, I know the struggle of finding stylish clothes that fit just right. That’s why I’m excited to share my favorite Kentucky Derby looks with you on ShopPickle, a sustainable and affordable clothing rental marketplace. I noticed there weren’t a ton of plus size closets on shop pickle, so I decided to upload mine and see if you dolls want to rent my clothes here and there when you need them. Signing up is easy – just head to the ShopPickle app and create an account using your email address. Once you’re logged in, you can browse through a curated selection of dresses, hats, and accessories, including my top picks for Derby day that you see here.

Here are three FAQs about using ShopPickle:

1. How does ShopPickle work?
ShopPickle is a peer-to-peer clothing rental platform where you can rent high-quality fashion items from your community. Simply browse the available listings, choose your desired items, and select your rental dates. Once your rental period is over, just return the items using the provided packaging.

2. Is ShopPickle eco-friendly?
Yes! ShopPickle is committed to reducing fashion waste by promoting clothing rental as a more sustainable alternative to traditional shopping. By renting items instead of buying them new, you can help reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more environmentally friendly fashion industry.

3. What if I have questions about a specific item?
If you have any questions about a particular item, you can reach out to the owner (that’s me!) directly through the ShopPickle messaging system. They’ll be happy to provide more information or answer any questions you may have about sizing, fit, or styling.

So whether you’re attending the Derby in person or celebrating from home, ShopPickle has everything you need to look and feel your best on race day. Happy renting!

What Creative Fashion Choices Can I Make for the Kentucky Derby?

When it comes to derby fashion, don’t be afraid to go bold! This is your chance to show off your unique style and let your personality shine. Embrace lace, sequins, feathers, and all things fabulous – after all, it’s the Kentucky Derby, darlings! Incorporate pink accents to support the survivors’ walk and add pops of red to symbolize the iconic roses.

How Do I Stay Comfortable at the Kentucky Derby Without Sacrificing Style?

If you’re planning to attend the Derby festivities, be prepared to do a lot of walking. With no driver in sight, a spare pair of comfy shoes are a must! That’s where my trusty white sneakers from Bzees come in – lightweight, wide-width friendly, and machine washable, they’re perfect for navigating the crowds with ease while keeping your feet happy all day long.

What Are Some Body Care Tips for Glowing Skin at the Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is such a great way to kick off the warm weather season and show a little skin with confidence. Get ready to glow from head to toe with my top body care tips for radiant skin. Don’t forget to pack your Cocoa by CeCe Doll Butter Minis in your purse for on-the-go hydration and a touch of luxury.

So there you have it, dolls – your ultimate guide to derby chic! Whether you’re channeling Southern belle vibes or putting your own twist on preppy style, remember to dress to impress and strut your stuff with confidence. Cheers to a fabulous day at the races!


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