The Kentucky Derby 2017 hat parade is one of the quickest , yet, viewed spectacle of the derby event.


Brief history of Kentucky Derby Hats 2017 Fashion

Way back when the fashion statement was started with Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr.'s vision for the Derby Day as an event that the higher-class would attend,paralleling the European-type racing events, which expressed a full morning dress for men & women. This was a recruiting tool that was a brilliant marketing idea to get more men and women to attend the event and circumvent the fashion side of the race day as part of the ambience.

The event has quickly became just as much about the fashion as the racing. Going to a horse racing event became an opportunity to show off the latest in spring fashion where women were known to coordinate their hats, dresses, bags, shoes, and even parasols.

The exquisite hats that have become associated with the Kentucky Derby did not really come around until the 1960s, when social fashion norms loosened up and the presence of television gave women a reason to stand out. The hats became larger, brighter, and more extravagant.

We are looking forward to revealing the new styles and fashion for 2017. Each year is different because of how unique and wonderful the creations become each year, separating each derby day year from the last.

Kentucky Derby& Royal Ascot Ladies Fashion in the News

Hats & Fashion for the Kentucky Derby has become far more popular since the royal wedding in 2011. This day marked a moment in Kentucky Derby and Fascinator history because the lavish adorned headwear of the upper class was brought back into the spotlight and became a staple once again in fashion.

So if you are planning on attending the Kentucky Derby starting May 5th, make sure you have what you need.


Samuel's Hats is here to help you for not only your Derby day headwear but also  if you are planning on throwing a Kentucky Derby or Royal Oak party of your own.

Across America & abroad, for those that just want to have a fun themed event , our hats are wonderful showpieces for weddings, garden parties and tea party type occasions.