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Derby Dress of the Day: For the Turf Club + Shopbop Friends & Family Sale Picks for Derby

Apr 6, 2016

Doing a little All-American round-up with today’s Derby Dresses. Not saying that you and your friends should dress up like it’s Fourth of July for Derby but I figured you can never go wrong with a simple red, white or blue dress. They give you tons of options when it comes to picking a hat and I think they can all be incredibly chic – especially these options below.

Since it’s also the Shopbop Friends & Family Sale (which means you get 25% off your full-priced purchase through April 7th with code INTHEFAM), I wanted to pick some options from there to let you all take advantage of the markdowns. I’d highly suggest heading over to the site if you’ve had your eye on a bag, pair of shoes or the perfect denim that NEVER go on sale. Good stuff + that Amazon Prime delivery (now you can get things same day in Louisville – mind blown).


alice + olivia Karman Sheer Insert Dress (also available in more sizes here where you can get 25% off with code FRIENDS) | Black Halo Sanibel 2 Mini Dress in Cherry (also available in black, more sizes available here) | Solace London Joy Dress

If you’re going to the Turf Club on Derby Day, you are living right. You’ve got a comfy seat, delicious food, your own bathrooms and betting windows and most importantly, a prime view of the track. You’re also going to be hobnobbing with local who’s who and a lot of the celebrities. Some people think all the stars are on Millionaire’s Row but I’d be willing to bet you’ll see WAY more in the Turf Club.

You’re going to want to dress to impress especially as this area has a little more of the cosmopolitan feel and a little less of the old-school country club vibe you can get in other areas of the track. That being said, if you are a preppy girl at heart – do you and go preppy.

I love the subtle cut-outs on each of these options. The cherry red two-piece set is the most youthful but don’t think you have to be 25 to pull this off. The very subtle peek of skin means you can still wear this even if you’re not getting carded for drinks. Each of these lends itself well to a bold wide brim hat or a tall and dramatic fascinator. And feel free to wear your high heels, you’ll have a place to sit, sip and chit-chat in between races.

And if you’re looking to cpaitalize on that Shopbop sale, here’s some more options to consider.

Need more dress options – head over here. Looking for the perfect hat, bag and shoes – i’ve got your covered – I just added a bunch of options.  Want to talk derby on Instagram? Follow me here and here. 

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