Did you know the Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held sporting event in America? Until recently, I didn't either. The first Kentucky Derby race occurred in 1875. Close to 10,000 people watched as 15 thoroughbred horses ran what was then a 1.5 mile course. The Derby now draws an average of 150,000 visitors each year, all decked out in the height of Kentucky Derby style. Saturday May 2 will be the 141 th Annual Kentucky Derby. We'll tell you how to get the look with American made fashion.
Nothing says the Kentucky Derby quite like a wide brimmed hat. hats.com has a great selection of American made hats for men and women. I suggest checking out the site for its stylish hats for all occasions. For the Derby, I suggest the Betmar Aurora: an amazing straw wide brim hat that's handcrafted in Pennsylvania.
Rebecca Ray Designs is known for its authentic equestrian hardware, using responsibly tanned leather, traditional handwork, and the finest fabrics, all of which are bench-made by a team of craftsmen in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rebecca Ray Designs is the maker of the Official Tote Bag of the 141st Kentucky Derby.
Another handmade item we love is this Wear Lex Spiked Champagne Druzy Necklace. Lex hand makes each piece. This necklaces features druzy & crystal quartz gemstones and 14K gold filled wire.
For stylish events like the Kentucky Derby, we love Amy Matto's dress collections. I particularly love Amy Matto's Hailee dress which offers comfort and style.
Keep your feet comfortable all day and keep your heels from sinking into the turf in these Georgia made Alexa thongs by Oka-b. The aged gold with a strand of pale pink stone style are featured below, and complete our Derby look by tying in pink from head to toe!