The Best Hats of the 2016 Denver DerbyParty
When the Kentucky Derby began, women would attend the races dressed to the nines—and in 1875, that included their finest hats. Fast-forward 140 years at this year's Denver DerbyParty and you'll see that the tradition has stood the test of time.
Every year, the the Denver DerbyParty includes a Best Hat Contest, and each year exceeds the previous in creativity and extravagance. The 2016 bash was also the 15th Anniversary of the Denver DerbyParty, resulting in even more over-the-top everything (as if that's possible!).
The trends in this year's Best Hat Contest were cupcakes and butterflies.
Take a look at some of the party guests' beautiful and creative headwear, as well as the winning 1st Place Derby Hat!
(Also, check out The Lowdown of the 2016 Denver DerbyParty)