Churchill Downs 2022 Kentucky Derby Fashion Photos

The fashion was back on Derby Day after being curtailed for two years due to the COVID pandemic.

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

Most Louisville Racetrack fans said they bought their outfits online, which saved them money.

Their clothing inspirations also came from the internet, 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., on 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 thrifty and bought her entire outfit for less than $200. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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

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

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

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Rebecca Holwerda, of Indianapolis, wears a red hat and fascinator with yellow on her 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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Tampa’s Kristen Piazza poses for a photo in her unicorn hat with Nick Hansen, Chris Koeverly, Jeremy Hutchinson and Jon Hansen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday, May 7, 2022. She made herself after seeing a similar one a few years ago. The men’s suits were all from Loudmouth. Amy Wallot [email protected]

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

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Trevor Schruber wears a yellow tie with a green velvet jacket at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 7, 2022. His wife, Megan, said green was for ‘Green Money Day.’ Amy Wallot [email protected]

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Of course, the large flowers were a glimpse of Churchill Downs on Derby day. Lewis Gardner PHOTO BY LEWIS GARDNER

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Lewis Gardner PHOTO BY LEWIS GARDNER

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

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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 PHOTO BY LEWIS GARDNER

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Janie Westcott of San Ramon, Calif., left, straightens Joe Conforto’s bow tie as his wife Michele, middle, smiles near the Churchill Downs paddock in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 7, 2022. Among those who wore hats, you became whimsical or comical. Grace Ramey

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