my borrowed Derby hat from the one time I went to the Derby
As a Louisvillian, the question out-of-towners ask me most frequently about the Kentucky Derby is, “Do I have to wear a hat?”
Of course you don’t have to, but why wouldn’t you?
Just for fun, take a peek at some of the beautiful (and outlandish) hats from the 2014 Kentucky Derby:
A roundup of Kentucky Derby hats and fashion. Gorgeous—and ridiculous—hats, and those pants!
Have you been to the Derby, and did you—or would you—wear a hat? Tell us what it looks like!