Florals, a traditional Derby favorite, were in full bloom on hats, dresses and shoes, too, at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Chastity Stevenson Westry of Birmingham, Ala. wore a sweeping, shoulder-grazing black hat accented with an enormous white gardenia. She found it on Etsy.
“I actually did a search for Derby hats,” she said.
Her White House Black Market knee-length skirt in a pretty black-and-white floral print was paired with a short-sleeved black top. Perfect for the day’s sunny, warm skies.
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Meredith Gutshall lives in Kansas she but hasn’t forsaken her Kentucky roots. She celebrated her birthdayon Saturday at Churchill Downs in a tea-length dress adorned with red roses.
“I wanted something with a little bit of flair,” she said. And did we mention that her 18-month daughter’s name is Derby Blair?
Multi-colored feathers arose out of a gathering of mauve and burgundy florets on the hat of Erica Williamson of Louisville. The talent behind the design?
“The hat was made by my mother Debbie Williamson,” she said. “She is amazing.”
Mom also loaned out the chic vintage 80’s gold-colored choker and her great-grandmother’s pink and gold bracelet.
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