13 Kentucky Derby Hats You Should Probably Never Wear To The Race

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What could possibly add more allure to a Kentucky Derby ensemble than a jaunty hat? If you choose the wrong topper, the answer is just about everything. Kentucky Derby hats have a long and quite literally colorful history of innovation, from horse chapeaus to straw fedoras and every possible iteration in between, many of them gravity-defying and bizarre. Why Derby attendees choose to glue stuffed animals and dioramas to their heads remains a mystery, but what is clear is how incredibly daft these hat-wearers appear in their creations. If you plan on attending the Derby with a statement topper in tow, read on for 13 hats that should absolutely be forbidden from the occasion.

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