What will it be? A fascinator or a hat? Women everywhere are scrambling to find that "PERFECT" headcandy to wear on May 5th to the 138th Kentucky Derby. From LA to NY and especially here in Derby Central, Louisville, KY, women are on the hunt.
Will you create your own hat with pieces from Dee's, a local retailer in Louisville, KY where you can purchase all types of hats and fascinators then work with a creative designer to create the perfect piece for your outfit? Will you shop a vintage store such as Elizabeth's Timeless Attire for a hat from the 20's to pull off a retro look? Will you shop at any of the numerous boutiques or department stores, or will you go online to find a one-of-a-kind from a Milliner? However you do it, the hunt can be quite challenging but exuberating!
Fascinators have become very popular, especially after Kate Middleton came on the scene. She was seen wearing a fascinator almost everywhere she went. Fascinators are like a piece of head candy, accessorizing and highlighting your hair. Hats on the other hand are a Derby staple and can be simply understated or totally over-the-top. A woman wearing a hat looks simply sophisticated and classy!
Beware of "Brim Barriers"! A hat with a large brim is great if you don't enjoy being up close and personal with other people; Not so great for those welcoming hugs you will most definitely enjoy at Derby while partying the day away with friends.
What will your head candy be?