The Kentucky Derby may be all about the horses, but when it comes to the crowd, the hats are the center of attention! Stars show up to the big event every year and we’ve rounded up some of the best celebrity hats at the Derby right here. Check ’em out!
There’s nothing like seeing what fabulous, epic and crazy headwear people are going to wear to the Kentucky Derby! Celebs who attend the event each year are always getting in on the fun with amazing headwear, and in honor of this year’s event, we’re looking back at some of the greatest looks of all time. Click through the gallery to see ’em here!
The race at the Kentucky Derby only lasts a few minutes, but the fun and fashion goes on all day long. There’s not many opportunities for people to acceptably rock obnoxious hats in public, but the Derby is just the place, and celebs have always taken advantage of the chance to be totally out-there with their style.
For instance, in 2014, Miranda Lambert, 32, rocked an amazing red dress, which she paired with a giant bow of the same color on the left side of her head. Keeping with the red theme, she added red heels and a matching lipstick — she seriously went all out and we love it!
Jessica Simpson, 35, went the pink route instead when she attended the event with then-husband Nick Lachey years ago, rocking an over-sized, pink floppy hat with her floral dress. Anyone who watched Newlyweds is sure to remember the epic episode where they headed to Kentucky for the event — so funny. RIP Nick & Jess!!!
And when Lauren Conrad showed up to the Derby in 2013, she kept things totally classy (as she always does!) in a simple beige dress and matching hat with floral design. When DOESN’T this girl nail a big fashion moment?!
Which star wore your favorite Kentucky Derby hat, HollywoodLifers?