Today I’m excited to share my race day look 2 of 3 from Macy’s. The first one was great for a traditional spring feel, and also for Oaks, where pink reigns supreme.

This look is a little more bold than the first for those looking to create some pops of color with a touch of traditional prep.

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Jessica Howard dress c/o Macy’s
Bandolino pumps c/o Macy’s. Color not available online, but this is the shoe. It is very wide width friendly.
Hatinator c/o Macy’s. Unavailable online, but a huge selection in Macy’s Oxmoor Center
Clutch, Amazon

As soon as I saw this polka dot dress in-store. I knew I wanted to wear it with bold accessories. The dress is ivory and dark navy dots, so you could go with a navy fascinator or hat if you wanted to keep it more tone-on-tone.

Plus size Kentucky Derby outfit idea

The headpieces at Macy’s Oxmoor Center in Louisville come in a rainbow of colors. This bright red hatinator gives the drama of a hat with the comfort of a fascinator. The most important element in selecting a race day hat is comfort. No matter how cute a hat or fascinator, if you’re going to fidget with it all day, it will diminish the experience.

Plus size Kentucky Derby outfit idea with red hatinator
Red Derby Hatinator
Plus size Kentucky Derby race day outfit idea

Fit Notes: I’m wearing this Jessica Howard dress in a 22 as the 24 was sold out in-store (it’s in stock right now online). This was a lesson in always trying everything on – I thought for sure the 22 wouldn’t work, but it did! It’s a stretch scuba material and very comfortable. I’m 5’10 to give you an idea of length.

Plus size race day Kentucky Derby outfit idea

About the shoes: I don’t wear heels often, especially after my ankle surgery a few years ago. These Bandolino pumps are labeled a medium width, but I find them to be very roomy. The heel is also very stable. This color isn’t available online right now, but it is in-store. Macy’s is one of my favorite places to find shoes for my 11W feet, and this in-store find is another example of why!

Come Shop with Me at Macy’s!

If you’re in the Louisville area, I’d love to see you on April 20th from 1-3pm at Macy’s Oxmoor Center. There is a store-wide Get Ready for Race Day event and I’ll be there with 3 other fantastic bloggers around the store. There will be DJs, a bluegrass band, nail art, Steel City Pops, giveaways, kids activities, and of course, great shopping. Get all the details here. I will have this dress with me if you want to shop it.

Photos by Nicole of What Nicole Wore

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