It’s been deemed the most exciting two minutes in sports. Although some may disagree, one thing is for certain: it is the most fashionable two minutes in sports! Yep, you guessed it, today we are talking about horse race fashion!
So now we ask the million-dollar question ... when it comes to horse races, which came first: the hat or the dress? 362 days a year, we would say the dress. But these three days of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont there’s a strong argument for the hat.
Tara McCredie, general manager of Dupont Circle hat store Proper Topper, admits that though she might be biased, she thinks you should start with the hat! She says that in horse racing, fashion’s focal point is the hat so why not start there?
In the other camp we have Deb Johns, a local personal stylist and owner of Scout, who says to start with the outfit, and plan the accessories around it.
Either way, if you're heading to the Preakness this year and looking for something to wear, we’ve got you covered -- literally -- from head to toe! Click through the gallery for more tips.