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Day at the Derby: What To Wear To Horse Races

Saddle up, babes! It’s time for one of the best times of the year: horse racing season. Not only is a day at the Kentucky Derby a d*mn good time, but it’s a great opportunity to show up and show out with your ‘fit. Not sure what to wear? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with outfit ideas down below!

You know what neigh-ver gets old for us? Race day. That’s right, today we’re off to the races or we’re helping you get there, anyway!

Horse races are a super fun way to spend your day, whether you’re in it for the bets, the atmosphere, the ‘fits, or the races themselves. It’s a day full of glitz and glam, which you KNOW we can’t get enough of. And if we’re hanging out watching racing events all day, you know d*mn well we’re going to look the part. 

But, if you’ve never been before, you might be wondering about the dress code. The attire requirements for horse races can range from business casual to a formal dress code, but you’ll find most people want to go all out for the day. You may even see a bow tie or two mixed in with all the collared shirts! So when it comes to the races, we know we’ll be dressing to impress. 

After all, when else do you get to wear your loudest, most vibrant clothes? Derby style is usually attention grabbing, with fun prints and vivid colors that can make even the dreariest day bright!

That’s why today, we’re sharing a round-up of American-made derby ‘fits to dazzle the crowd. Because if there was a “best-dressed” award for the races, we’d be placing our bets on you! 😉

Horse Race Outfits

Spending a day out at the races is such a fun and exciting time, made even better by the opportunities to dress to the nines. But there’s a lot to consider when it comes to what to wear: the weather, the dress code, your personal style, etc. We’d never leave a baddie like you in blinders before the big day, so we’ve got options for DAYS on how to dress. So, what are you waiting for? Let the race begin!

what to wear to horse races

What To Wear To Horse Races

Flawless Floral

Floral dresses are always a good option for heading to the horse races. This Mia midi dress is the ideal look for the derby. It’s bright, fun, and flirty; perfect for catching the sun and cheering on your favorite horse! Pair it with this micro leather cloud bag for a look that makes a statement.

Barbie Chic

Us baddies at Miss American Made have been LOVING Barbie moments lately. Could hot pink be any more of a power color? If you want to look like a bad b*tch in charge, this outfit is for you. Try this Deliza mini dress with this fuschia sparkle mini egg bag and a pair of edgy pointed mules to rock a vibrant yet effortlessly cool vibe. 

‘Fit for a Wild Ride

If you hear hoofbeats, think horse, not zebra! That is, unless you’re wearing this dress. This Charlie Dress is a great option for the horse races, because it’s both lively and chic. Pop this faux crocodile skin leather tote over your shoulder to really let your wild side show!

Gorgeous Geometric Gal

You know what really draws the eyes? Funky geometric shapes. Putting on this strapless Puzzle mini dress will draw all the attention your way at least for those at the races for the fashion! The dress comes in multiple colors, so you can rock a traditional derby day ‘fit with a pop of color, or go back to our absolute fave color black for an edgier look. Throw on a blazer to keep yourself warm, then grab your crossbody bag and you’re rearing to go!

Pretty in Pink

Need a look that’s as sophisticated as you are? This silk knit sleeveless twist midi dress will totally give off those polished vibes. Throw on a structured shrug and grab your clutch and babes, no one will be betting against you!

Springtime Sweetheart

This white floral dress is ideal for a warm spring day out at the races, reminiscent of flowers and a nice, light breeze. Lean into the floral vibe with this light chrysanthemum pleated shoulder bag that’ll leave you looking like a flower ready to be picked!

classy coats to wear to horse races

Feathered Fringe

This look is for a cooler day out at the derby, and it’s definitely a stand-out LEWK. This feather “All In One” mini dress has it all it’s dressy, it’s got a gorgeous color, and it’s got fun textured feathers to top it all off. What more could you ask for in a derby ‘fit? We really don’t know. Elevate the look by pairing it with this Elina Plus Kintsugi clutch to add more subtle texture. Then, grab some simple gold jewelry to tie the look together.

Lavender Lady

For some people, pale lavender is just their color, and they can rock anything in that shade. If that’s you, we’ve got the perfect derby dress for you. This Neia ruffle dress is sweet and stylish. If you want a monochrome ensemble, pair the dress with this Maggie leather shoulder bag in lilac and these little white sandals. For something more edgy, try all-black accessories, like these Jackson Chelsea boots and literally the SAME bag, just in black

Peaches and Cream Queen

This lacy number was simply MADE for summer racing days. It’s floral, it’s fun, and it’ll keep you cool when the temps get to be sweltering. Elevate the look from princess to queen with this polished matte alligator crossbody bag and a pair of sandals.

Glitzy Glam Fit

Wanna dazzle the crowd? This sparkling Chantelle Dress is reminiscent of the champagne you’ll be popping after you collect your winnings from race day making you a winner out of the gate. Pair the neutral tone with a fun statement bag like this Grinch faux fur bag to let the competition know you’re not here to hold back!

chic wear for horse races

Whether it’s your first time at the races, or you’re a seasoned derby-goer, these ‘fits will help you look the part.

No matter what you’re up to, we’re all about helping you look good and feel great. A day at the derby is always a good time, but it’s made even better when you’re wearing the right ‘fit.

Looking for more made in USA outfit ideas for baddies? Head over to the blog for more! We’ve got all the BEST American made clothes and goods for all our amazing readers. Here are some of our favorite outfit round-ups for you to check out:

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