What are you wearing to Derby? Seems like we are running out of time to find an outfit! Don’t stress, StyleBlueprint is helping you out today, as we have canvassed the local shops for Derby dresses for the last few weeks. We’ve noticed some trends along the way, trends that you might want to be a part of. We have divided the dresses by trend, so if you are shopping for a specific look, you’ll know just where to find it.
As you well know, it’s important to get the base of the outfit before accessorizing with hats, shoes and clutches. So first things first — today we are just sticking to dresses. (And make sure you read to the end to see two examples of what to wear for your man — we can’t forget about him, right?!)
The two-piece skirt and top trend is all over the boutiques in Louisville. This is a great bang for your buck, as you are able to wear them together and then as separates later.
Jumpsuits are found at many local boutiques as well. These are flattering and comfortable, but if you’re a little concerned, don’t worry. Here’s a guide for how to wear one. And word to the wise, it’s difficult to use the restroom in one of these, as it requires completely taking it off.
Trend: Neon brights
Light up the track and your complexion with these neon brights, which are pretty popular right now.
Trend: Sheer mesh
Mesh is showing up in all sorts of fun places on dresses. It’s a good eye-catching detail on any dress, especially if done tastefully.
Floral patterns are always a trend, especially on Derby dresses. This year we saw everything from delicate petals to strong red roses.
So many dresses this year seem to have two layers. Either with lace or a geometric pattern, this peek-a-boo trend is fresh and interesting.
Trend: Blue and White
Crisp and spring-like blue and white is flattering on everyone. We saw it in many shades, from royal blue to navy.
While these dresses don’t necessarily fit into a trend, they were some of the most popular picks of the boutique managers:
We cannot forget about the menfolk for Derby. The Fashion Post offers two types of looks — a dressy track outfit and a casual Derby party outfit.
Whew! That’s a lot of options. Hopefully you’ll have as easy a time picking your horse as you will your outfit.
Before you shop, be sure to download the free SB App so that you know where all these great outfits are.