Best Style at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is here — and despite some rainy weather, Derby goers are stepping out in elaborately decorated hats and stylish high heels.

In honor of the event, FN is taking a look at the chicest style seen on event attendees at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., today.

One stylish eventgoer paired a bright orange dress with strappy tan sandals. She accessorized with a black and tan feathered hat.

A woman wears a hat before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, KyKentucky Derby Horse Racing, Louisville, USA - 05 May 2018
A woman wears a black and brown feathery hat before the Kentucky Derby.
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Another attendee looked sophisticated in a hot-pink and black ensemble, sporting a chic dress paired with a flower-trimmed hat. She completed her stylish look with simple ankle-strap sandals in a classic black.

A woman wears a hat before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, KyKentucky Derby Horse Racing, Louisville, USA - 05 May 2018
A woman wears a hat before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Ky Kentucky Derby Horse Racing, Louisville, USA - 05 May 2018
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Floral-trimmed hats were a popular choice for the event. Another attendee went for a Derby-appropriate ensemble in a woven hat trimmed with pale pink flowers, which she paired with a blush-colored dress. She finished off her look with nude fishnet stockings and brown wedge sandals.

A woman wears a hat before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, KyKentucky Derby Horse Racing, Louisville, USA - 05 May 2018
A woman looks stylish in a flower-trimmed hat at the Kentucky Derby.
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Although some Derby-goers dealt with the rain without appropriate gear, others opted for ponchos or plastic coverings to keep their outfits from getting wet.

One event attendee chose trendy red block-heel sandals for footwear but protected herself with a wide-brimmed straw hat and a rain poncho.

A woman wears a hat before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, KyKentucky Derby Horse Racing, Louisville, USA - 05 May 2018
A woman wears a wide-brimmed hat, rain poncho and red sandals prior to the Kentucky Derby's start.
CREDIT: Rex Shutterstock

Click through the gallery to see more of the chic looks from this year’s Kentucky Derby.

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