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Chic Chapeaux

The Kentucky Derby may be just a horse race, but to fashionistas, the real sport is seeing all the gorgeous hats! This famous event is known for hats with height, width, embellishment and plenty of drama. Whether you are headed to The Derby or a watching party with friends, Galleria Dallas has some of the coolest chapeaux for all occasions.

Lady-like Classics

Nordstrom Blue       Belk pink

I don’t know about you, but when I think Kentucky Derby, I envision big, feminine, colorful and over the top hats. This Butterfly Derby Hat from Nordstrom is a perfect example with its wide brim and lovely bouquet of feathers and ribbons. If you aren’t a fan of the large hats, this one from Belk is on the smaller side, but still has all of the drama. Pair these hats with an elegant summer dress for a classic look.


Fabulous Fascinators

Nordstrom black fas     nordstrom lilac fas

What if you don’t want hat hair? Keep your coiffe looking great and wear a fascinator! This hot trend from across the pond was popularized by Princess Kate Middleton, and these chic and dainty headpieces make a great alternative to the classic derby hat. This black fascinator is fabulous and definitely makes a statement. I also love this one from Nordstrom, it’s more simple but the lovely lilac color and delicate feathers makes it a perfect piece.


Watching Party

belk sun   Macys linen

If you are going to a Kentucky Derby watching party, or maybe you just want something a little more casual, a simple sun hat is a great choice. I love this one from Belk adorned with a simple flower. If you are looking for a hat with a smaller brim, this Ralph Lauren Linen Cloche from Macy’s is understated yet adorable.


For the Guys

nordstrom fedora   belk fedora

At the Derby, headgear isn’t as popular for men as it is for women, but I do love a sharp looking fedora for guys. This cotton fedora from Nordstrom is a great choice for the warm weather. I also love this straw fedora from Belk with a simple black band.



Whether you’re making the trip to Louisville, or watching the Derby on the big screen, hats are absolutely essential. You can find your Derby hat for any occasion right here at Galleria Dallas!


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