Kentucky Derby Bowlers

By Sarah Lebo

 This Saturday, May 4th people will travel from all over the country to attend the annual event known as the Run of the Roses.  The Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky and among the several traditions that occur, the one that we are most excited about are the outrageous hats or bowlers.  Here are some great versions of the Kentucky bowler that are definite fashion statements.

kd pink


This is a perfect size hat for such an occasion as the Kentucky Derby and we love the color and flower accents!

kd orange flower


This eye catching bowler is so fun and unique! Flower power!!

kd purple


This purple, feathery frock is a definitely something to stare at.  Feathers, flowers and stripes, oh my!

kd red


Here is a hat that will surely attract attention.  Not only is it a bright color but the size is somewhat outrageous.

kd bow


Bows are not just for school girls anymore.  This massive bow is prize worthy in our book!

kd sunflower


As if a sunflower isn’t already big enough, hopefully this one won’t attract bees!

There have been a number of celebrities seen enjoying the derby festivities throughout the years.  Here are just a few of our favorite celeb bowlers!

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Country music star, Miranda Lambert, looks country chic in this lightly colored hat.

kd gab


Gabrielle Union keeps her look simple with a black bowler to go with her black dress.  Perfect!

kd jennifer


Ginnifer Goodwin makes a statement here with her brightly colored ensemble and we love her bold look!

kd maria


Maria Menounos is stunning with her one-shoulder dress and her gorgeous off-the-side bowler.  Very sophisticated!

kd zoe


 Zoe Saldana always looks lovely and this light blue bowler compliments her very nicely.

We love the fun tradition of derby bowlers and can’t wait to see all the crazy and creative versions at this year’s event.

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