ID Me: Hats Off to the Kentucky Derby

ID Me: Hats Off to the Kentucky Derby
This past weekend, I attended the 139th annual Kentucky Derby horse races. The event was exciting (and a little rainy!), and the red carpet was quite a spectacle as well. Everyone who went to the races was dressed to the nines. It is tradition to wear a big hat to the opening day of horse racing events. This custom actually began in England, where attending the races was just as much for fashion as it was for sport. Think My Fair Lady. I chose a champagne colored creation for my own hat and I had so much fun wearing it. Anyway, this is how I styled my two looks for the derby…

The dress in the photo below is a nude polka dot number from my Paper Crown line. I paired it with a neutral pair of LC Lauren Conrad pumps…and my fancy hat, of course.

Style Tip: Nude heels will give the illusion of longer legs and flatter your figure. For more silhouette-slimming style tips, click here.ID Me: Hats Off to the Kentucky Derby

The night before the races, I went to the Unbridled Eve Gala at The Galt House Hotel. It was a night filled with mint juleps and Southern hospitality. I wore a Paper Crown dress for this event as well.
ID Me: Hats Off to the Kentucky Derby

Have you ever gone to the races? What would you wear to the Kentucky Derby?

XO Lauren

Source: The Examiner
Shoto: The Gloss, Zimbio
Categories: ID Me, Lauren Conrad, Wear
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  • NidLid

    You look so beautiful and sophisticated!

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  • Rachel

    Love both of those dresses!!


  • Amy Breckenridge

    love both of your looks here, lauren! you looked perfect for the derby. that hat is fantastic.

  • Katelin Absher

    Love those dresses!! They look amazing on you!!I’ve never been and have always wanted to go just so I can wear a hat and dress to the nines as well!!

  • Kellie Norton

    You pull off the southern look very well Lauren :-) Makes me miss home just thinking about it! Hope you enjoyed the race and the southern hospitality :-)


  • Sarah Heckle

    Love your hat! And both dresses are so elegant. As a born-and-raised Kentucky girl, I’m always really proud of my state then the Derby rolls around!

    This year, we had friends over for the Derby:

  • Deanne Castro

    GORGEOUS! I am inlove with both both and that MAXI is just stunning!

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  • Emily Geaman

    Love it Lauren! We got dressed up and celebrated the Southern tradition in Boston too, have always loved watching the race on tv! Hope to make it down there to see it in person one day :)

  • LadyAnn

    Lady you are so fashioned! Also admire how healthy you are/look.

  • Marie Fournier

    I love both of this dress !! It’s very pretty !

  • megan magers

    jaw-dropping head-turning reach for the stars world series kind of stuff right here WOW. the hat is stunning and im obsessed with the subtle polka dot print paired with the nude pumps (and will be wearing this shade much more often after hearing its slimming, who knew?!). the maxi is perfection i would die to have these pieces hanging in my closet. paper crown is truly everything xo

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Both dresses are gorgeous and I adore your hat. If I could wear a hat like that everyday I wouldn’t have a problem! Haha. I would love to go to the races someday. Glad to hear it was a great time.

  • Shelby Subry

    I love both dresses! The second one I would have loved with a hair accessory or jewelry. I have never been to the Kentucky Derby but I bet its fun. I would have worn something similar to what you wore because its classy and cute.

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Going to the Kentucky Derby & wearing one of those gigantic luxurious hats is definitely on my Bucket List. I even want to go to the Verve Cliquot polo matches in California! This is right up my alley. For the Kentucky Derby, I’d wear an elaborate hat with grande detail and probably an asymetrical dress with stunning heels. For Verve Cliquot, I would wear a less severe hat and probably a strapless tea-length dress with small feminine details.

  • pita

    oh my god! i have always wanted to dress like julia roberts in pretty woman
    with a that lovely brown polka dot dress <3

    you look adorable lauren so stylish!!

  • Danielle Marie {Envision Pretty}

    loving the polka dots! So classic and elegant!

  • Kate W

    I adore both Paper Crown dresses! I would LOVE to wear that nude polka dot dress! Pure perfection!

  • Shona

    Absolutley stunning Lauren! I cant wait to go to the local raceday (country Queensland) next weekend. Fashions on the Field is a huge deal and I planned my outfit months in advance. I have chose neutrals also- yay! For those who havent been to a raceday- GO! The fashions are amazing!

  • Shona

    PS: can you disclose who the millner was who made that amazing hat? I wonder if they will post to Australia…

  • Franci Gire

    Gorgeous! I would love to attend the races someday. If only to wear a fab hat. 😉


  • Ashley
  • aew34

    I go every year! I live in Louisville so its a bit more convenient! I love making my hats each year! Hope you had fun and enjoyed your time here, although the weather wasn’t too much fun!

  • Jen E

    Have never been but would love too! I’m from the south and have family in Tennessee so will definitely have to make it one year! You look gorgeous! Love the hat. Thanks for the tip on nude heels, need to get some of those!

  • Leanne

    You look gorgeous, Lauren! Well done! Love these looks.

    Love from South Africa

  • My Style Diary

    You look gorgeous as always! I’m usually not a big fan of the hats that people where to the races, but it actually looks quite nice on you!

  • Marcy Brazin

    I went last year and unfortunately didn’t make it this year, but I still dressed up and when to a nearby casino to gamble on the race :) I will take any excuse to wear a big hat, My Bridal Shower is actually going to be Kentucky Derby themed and everyone has to dress up and wear hats =)

  • Deanne Castro

    GORGEOUS! I am inlove with both both and that MAXI is just stunning!

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  • LaurenP

    Both looks are absolutely flawless (as usual). Does anyone know where to find the maxi dress? I can’t find it on Paper Crown anymore!

  • hooleywithaz

    love love love. i think going to the kentucky derby at least once would be such a fun thing.

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