2013 Kentucky Derby hat fashion

2013 Kentucky Derby hat fashion

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Appropriately and often called The Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby is not only an annual horse race, but also a mecca for floral inspired hats and spring fashion. Held on the first Saturday in May every year, spectators flock to Louisville, Kentucky to witness "the most exciting two minutes in sports," as three-year-old Thoroughbreds race three, 10-furlong laps around the Churchill Downs. 

Women spectators traditionally don fancy dresses and large, elaborate hats with dramatic details, à la Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. Arguably, the hats and fashion become more impressive and lavish every year. Turn on "My Old Kentucky Home," mix a mint julep and enjoy the best of the 2013 Kentucky Derby hat fashion below. Bottoms up!

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Lauren Conrad looks lovely in neutral polka dots and a large, floral bonnet.

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Bonnie-Jill Laflin rocks a side braid and a wide brimmed hat with bright feathers, flowers and ribbons.

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Miranda Lambert looks fresh in a pink bonnet, drop earrings and a strapless mint corset frock.

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Spectator Tammy Behr dons a large yellow hat with a beautiful lilac rose and feathers.

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Coco Rocha matches her bold lips to her orchid-inspired bonnet and frock.