The tradition of wearing Derby hats dates as far back as the Royal Ascot races in the UK, which began in 1711. In fact, the trend of women wearing Derby hats was first started by Queen Anne. This led to the understanding of a strict dress code for the races which included women wearing hats.
In the United States, lovers of the Kentucky Derby adopted the hat tradition since 1875. But the fun fact is Kentucky Derby is actually a horse racing event and not a celebrity hat fashion show. Celebrities love the execute and social flair of the Kentucky Derby and people love seeing what style Mensusa Derby hats their icons are wearing.
The Kentucky Derby, held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, is well-known for its bold and colorful spring fashions as much as for its famous horse race. Derby hats are worn as an accessory of the event and a big, bright Kentucky Derby hat can certainly grab concentration.
You can either buy your Kentucky Derby hat, or you can make your own using a simple straw hat and related accompaniments from any craft store. Ribbons and bows enhance the charm of your derby hat and you can purchase a roll of wide ribbon from your local craft store. Use glue or straight pins to attach the ribbon around the base of the hat above the brim.
Feathers will certainly provide a high-fashion look to your derby hat. Buy a package of powerfully colored down or a feather boa in a glowing color from a craft store. Glue or pin the feathers around the base of the hat and make sure to use adequate personality feathers so they are visible over the brim of the hat.