Floral Kentucky Derby Style 

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Oversized hats, ladylike sundresses, champagne, mint juleps, southern gentlemen, bow ties and everyone dressed to the nines; the Kentucky Derby is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports for a reason. Jake and I had the pleasure to attend 3 years ago and plan to go back someday soon. While we are not actually attending this year, I couldn’t miss the chance to style a Derby look. The Derby is next Saturday (May 1st) and is one of my favorite days for fashion.

When planning my Derby outfit this year, I picked something that would coordinate with my hat that I wore when we attended in 2018 (blog post hereTips For Attending The Kentucky Derby). I picked this gorgeous floral dress from Chicwish to go with my hat because it’s versatile. It’s casual enough to wear with sandals, but can also be dressed up for The Derby with heels and a oversized hat or fascinator. I am wearing a small and it runs true to size. The straps are adjustable too and make for a pretty bow detail. It does run short in the bust, so if you have a larger bust I would take that into account.

I stumbled upon this perfect location when my mom was in town recently and when this dress came knew it was a great backdrop to shoot this look. I had to incorporate Scarlett into the Derby style too. II couldn’t find a small enough fascinator for her, but her flower crown worked well.

How are you celebrating The Derby?



  1. April 22, 2021 / 9:11 am

    So cute! Love Scarlett’s little dress too!


    • abyersguide
      April 22, 2021 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  2. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    April 22, 2021 / 10:31 am

    Your dress is so pretty!

    Curated By Jennifer

    • abyersguide
      April 22, 2021 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer!

  3. April 27, 2021 / 6:15 am

    It sure is an exciting 2 minutes Courtney!! The fashions on derby day are always breathtaking , just watching from the tv, I am sure when you are there in person they are amplified more. The dress you picked is gorgeous ! Chicwish have some beautiful dresses. The hat is so feminine, I love it! And look at Scarlett, she looks adorable in her dress and pretty floral headband. Such a happy little girl !! We have a family get together on Saturday so I dont know how much of the derby I will catch, maybe I can record it. Enjoy the day , Terri xo.

    • abyersguide
      May 4, 2021 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you so much, Terri! It’s such a fun event to watch.

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