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Women's Floral Derby Hat
- Women's Floral Derby Hat
- Woven black hat decorated w/ red fabric flowers around crown
- Crown height 4", hat circumference 25"
There are so many great traditions that come from the horse races that have kicked off the national holiday we know of called derby day. While it used to be all about watching the horses cross the finish line, the event has taken on a mind of its own! All across the land, this springtime party has become a season opener that allows us all to put on colorful suits and bright dresses, drink mint juleps, and load up on roses in decor and apparel. Sure, you might actually care about the horses that win the race but we've all come to terms that this party is mostly about hats these days.
This hat would look right at home in the stands of the Kentucky Derpy. It has a layered wicker texture, a squared-off top, and a scalloped brim that is rounded in a uniquely Southern way. The bright red flowers take the black hat from dignified to party ready and will go well with lady-like gloves and your Sunday best!
So maybe betting it all on the horses isn't your thing. But as long as you maintain a love of good hats, you can still enjoy the Derby Day celebrations. And maybe you'll finally figure out how they name those racehorses. A good hat is sure to offer up some insight on why someone would name their prize racehorse Odor in the Court!