The 7th annual Fillies and Stallions Derby Eve Party will take place this year on Friday, May 5th from 10PM until 3AM. And even though we're still a few months out, it's never too early to start planning for your attendance at Louisville's most exclusive Debry-centric event. Specifically, we've got some suggestions and recommendations when it comes to attire and dress.
This premiere event is designed to entertain guests that include some of the most influential names known to show biz, so we like to keep things glitzy and glamorous! As per usual, we'll have our 60-foot red carpet swarming with paparazzi, along with plenty of other surprises in store.
That being said, women in attendance at our party typically wear feminine cocktail dresses that are full-length or knee-length. Bold, stylish hats are also a staple of any Kentucky Derby celebration, so we encourage you to don your favorite over-the-top, wide-brimmed hat.
As far as shoes and accessories, most women wear wedges, heels, or flats. Signature pieces of jewelry are always encouraged, so long as they complement the dress. Overall, women should dress formally and festively!
Men cannot go wrong with a classic-style suit or blazer at our Derby eve event. Consider going for a Southern, dapper look with a seersucker material or linen blazer. Bright colors, such as pastel button-downs, are also commonly worn among men in celebration of the Kentucky Derby. You may also want to accessories with a bowtie, necktie, or pocket square that compliments your suit or blazer.
Now that you have a better idea of what to wear for this event, you'll be better prepared to celebrate with us! Still awaiting an invitation? Consider sponsoring our event with a minimum investment of $500 or pre-register on our website today!