Hats at the Kentucky Derby are a 100 year tradition…so now, there are numerous resources to find the perfect topper for your Derby look. If you are fortunate enough to attend the Kentucky Derby, you may decide to design a custom topper and if you are attending a Derby party or Steeplechase event in your hometown, you may opt to purchase a ready made design on-line.
Milliners suggest that you plan your look early…the Kentucky Derby is May 6th this year and most Fashionistas plan months in advance. It is a good idea to pick a theme, color scheme and buy your clothing and accessories first. Decide on the topper based on your look and height…then pick which hat style would be best to complement and balance the overall look. If you are tall, then you can carry off a larger style. You may want to consider a Fascinator, which is usually a smaller headpiece attached to a comb or hair clip.
I have identified some great resources for Toppers and Fascinators…so you can contact the companies to see if there is still time to place a custom order or choose an existing style.