Kentucky Derby: Fashion pictures, hats from Churchill Downs

Fashion was back on full display at Derby Day after being downsized for two years due to the COVID pandemic.

With track attendance at full capacity, glamorous hats, sparkling shoes and dapper attire once again filled Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby.

Most fans at the Louisville racetrack said they bought their outfits online, enabling them to save some money.

Their clothing inspirations came from online, too, and the color yellow seemed to be a popular theme.

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Nicolette Rockwell wears rose petal inspired earrings she purchased from Etsy at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. The back of her fascinator featured a Secretariat pin with roses. She said her hair was inspired by a look she found on Pinterest and she stayed frugal and purchased her entire outfit for under $200. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Marcus Stevenson, from Houston, wears a matching feather bow tie and boutonniere at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. Amy Wallot [email protected]om

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Aaron Megel, from Indianapolis, poses for a picture In an outfit inspired by Jim Carrey’s movie “The Mask” at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Britany and Gerald Prince, from Dallas, people watch at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. Britany’s orange fascinator came from The Hat Girls. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Alivia McSherry, 9, looks around as she enters Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. She wore a couture dress and a hat made by her grandmother for her first derby. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Otis Bollinger, from North Carolina, wears kelly green to match his mom, Maria, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Rebecca Holwerda, from Indianapolis, wears a red had and fascinator with a yellow off the shoulder, ankle-length at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. “Yellow makes me happy,” she said. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Maria Dasigo, from Hawaii, chose a blue and yellow outfit to show support for Ukraine at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. She hemmed the dress and used the extra material to add to the flower on the dress. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Kristen Piazza, from Tampa, poses for a picture in her unicorn hat with Nick Hansen, Chris Koeverly, Jeremy Hutchinson and Jon Hansen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. She made the had herself after seeing a similar one a few years ago. The men’s suits were all by Loudmouth. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Steven Tunnell wears velvet red and gold shoes to match his suit jacket with a print of red roses by Loudmouth at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Angie Bush wears a flowered dress at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. She said she found the dress for $70 an “it screamed Derby.” Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Megan Schruber wears a fascinator she purchased from Amazon at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Trevor Schruber wears a yellow tie with a green velour jacket at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. His wife, Megan, said the green was for “green money day.” Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Of course, big flowers were a look at Churchill Downs on Derby Day. Lewis Gardner LEWIS GARDNER PHOTO

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Paisley patterned jackets on Derby Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday May, 7, 2022. Lewis Gardner LEWIS GARDNER PHOTO

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Jennifer Ball, from Louisville, made a last minute purchase of rain boots at Target to wear at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. “I’m going to be comfy, I’m going to be happy and enjoy this derby to the finest,” she said. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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A hat on a racing fan before the 148th Kentucky Derby, Saturday, May 07, 2022 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Lewis Gardner LEWIS GARDNER PHOTO

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Marcus Bailey, from Dallas, wears a custom-made outfit in blue from Q Clothier at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Janie Westcott of San Ramon, Calif., left, straightens Joe Conforto’s bow tie while his wife Michele, middle, smiles near the paddock at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Of the people who wore hats, you either went fancy or comical. Grace Ramey

This story was originally published May 7, 2022 2:08 PM.