If you’ve ever laid your eyes on the fantastic Horse Races at the Kentucky Derby there is one thing you have surely seen. You can’t watch the Kentucky Derby without seeing a lot of great Kentucky Derby Hats.
The official Kentucky Derby website even lays claim to the historical & fun importance of the Kentucky Derby Hats history and significance.
On the Kentucky Derby website they state: “Part Southern tradition, part spectacle, the Kentucky Derby hat parade is much of what makes “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” one of the greatest people-watching events in the world! From the fantastic to the sublime, there are no rules or limits when it comes to choosing your Derby hat. Whether to make a statement or just keep the sun at bay, Kentucky Derby hats are part of the tradition and the pageantry that make a trip to the Derby an unforgettable experience. Check out some of our favorites from prior years!”
Some publications try to coin the fashion trends of the Kentucky Derby Hat parade by predicting what will become the latest trend. One such publication is Courier Journal of Louisville, Kentucky. This year their listing the Top 8 trends every last-minute shopper should keep in mind: 1. Color 2. Maxing Out 3. Mini Dresses with Major Sleeves 4. Peekaboo Details 5. Floral Prints 6. Strapless 7. The Little Anything-But-Black Dress 8. Accordion Pleats.
Every year places like Sports Illustrated, entertainment magazines and fashion divas cover, photograph and discuss the craziest Kentucky Derby Hat and let’s not forget the most beautiful. For this article however we’re going to dig up the best crazy Kentucky Derby Hats we’ve seen. If we missed one that you know is crazier than ours, let us know in the comments and we’ll try and add it.
1. Family Animal Kentucky Derby Hats
2. The Big Curl Derby Hat (she’s pretty)
3. Big Feather Pink Scowl Derby Hat
4. Big Red Flower Kickback Kentucky Derby Hat
5. The Black Wing Kentucky Derby Hat
6. Breast Cancer Kentucky Derby Hat
7. The Butterfly Derby Hat (shock and awe?)
8. Snack for later, Cheese Kentucky Derby Hat
9. Churchhill Downs Twin Spire Derby Hat
10. Cigarette Butt Kentucky Derby Hat
11. Daisy Dukes Derby Hat
12. Flag Platter Derby Hat
13. Drunk Derby Hat (mmmm, tasty)
14. Exploding Pink Kentucky Derby Hat
15. Blooming Flower Kentucky Derby Hat
16. Flower Petal Derby Hat (Sunflower?!?)
17. Hair Sculpture Kentucky Derby Hat
18. Helmet Derby Hat
19. Dead Horse Kentucky Derby Hat (mmm, Miller!)
20. iPad Kentucky Derby Hat (tablet trend?)
21. Peacock Kentucky Derby Hat (Huh?)
22. Peacock Pinwheel Kentucky Derby Hat
23. Racetrack Kentucky Derby Hat
24. The VINE Kentucky Derby Hat
25. Duo “We Remember” Kentucky Derby Hats
And that’s it for now. Send us pics and photos of your crazy Kentucky Derby Hats and we’ll include them on this page. If you find someone with a crazy hat at the 2012 Kentucky Derby send us a copy of the photo on our contact us page. Enjoy the horse races this year at the Kentucky Derby… and if you don’t enjoy those, at least enjoy all the fashionable hats!