Fab Picks: Kentucky Derby Dresses

“The most exciting two minutes in sports” is only a few days away! The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is on May 7th at Churchill Downs in Kentucky and the day is all about fashion, just as much as it is about horse racing. Whether you’ll be watching the “Run for the Roses” between the iconic Twin Spires, or sipping a Mint Julep at a Derby viewing party, you’ll need to be dressed  in your best Kentucky Derby look. Big hats, floral prints, bright colors, oh my!  Southern Belle is the name of the fashion game for derby day. We are coming down to the wire but if you haven’t picked your dress yet, I’ve curated a collection of my derby day favorites from Rent The Runway.

Elizabeth and James “Sangria Claire Dress”  Rental $70 Retail $365 – Simple and chic with a twist.

ERIN Erin Fetherston “White Floral Suzie Dress” Rental $60 Retail $325 – An understated classy floral print.

Jay Godfrey ” Sunflower Thompson Dress”  Rental $60 Retail $295 – Simple yet Sexy! Perfect for wearing with a big statement hat.

Carmen Marc Valvo “Magenta Floral Sheath”  Rental $65 Retail $385 – Classic sheath with unique texture and a pop of color.

Parker “Floral Element Dress” Rental $70 Retail $297 – A whimsical watercolor floral print.

Alexis “Red Leona Dress” Rental $85 Retail $500 – A classic lace dress with sheer panels for sexiness.

ML Monique Lhuillier “Pink Petal Print Dress”  Rental $85 Retail $595 – A lovely full skirt with a bright water color floral print. 

Rentals start at just $30 for dresses and $10 for accessories. The best part is you can get 20% off first order just in time to get your Derby perfect look. Rent The Runway offers sizes 0 – 22 and you can get a backup size sent with your order to ensure the proper fit. Dry cleaning is also included! Want to check out more derby perfect dresses and accessories? Check out Rent The Runway’s derby selection . You can bet that whatever you choose from Rent The Runway will have you in the fashion winner’s circle!

Have you picked out your Kentucky Derby look yet? Follow me on Instagram @LeFabChic to see what I wear on Derby day!



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  1. June 7, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    I loved your article post. Really Great. Charbonneaux

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