Last-Minute Fashion Finds for the Kentucky Derby

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If you are planning to attend the Kentucky Derby or go to a Derby party on May 7, it is not too late to find the perfect outfit or accessory. (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

With the countdown to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve dipping into single-digits, I must admit that I — like many — am a last-minute planner. For any other women out there peering into their closets and wondering, “what am I going to wear this year?” … fear not. Here are the descriptions of a few Amazon fashion influencers (yes, that's apparently a real thing) who offer curated lists of spring and summer fashion that can get to your front door before the weekend.

Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing

First off, I recently learned that Amazon Fashion has its own Instagram page. Here, you can see what styles look like on dozens of people. This is ideal for someone like me who is obsessed with reading a dozen reviews and looking at pictures of clothing on people other than models before hitting “buy now.”

When it comes to which Amazon influencers to reference for Derby looks, Allie Hunter has recently been sharing TONS of adorable dresses and two-piece sets that are perfect for Oaks and Derby. If you’d rather circumvent Instagram and go straight to Amazon, I recommend you look in her Spring Pastels idea list or Shower Attendee idea list. From dresses to shoes, you can find a lot of great, curated fashion in one place.

Another Instagram influencer with Amazon idea lists is Emma Jacquelyn. She specializes in petite fashion finds, but most of her Amazon outfits come in regular sizing. A list I would recommend checking out right now is her Spring & Summer Dresses idea list. Almost everything is under $30, and there is a wide variety of patterns and styles to find something that speaks to your Derby aesthetic.

Next, Jacky Tshoungang has an amazing collection of high-end looking dresses from the online retailer as well. This orange dress would turn all the heads at the races, but most importantly, will also get here in time for you to wear it. If you are looking to make a statement, I recommend visiting her Wedding Guest idea list, which is mostly solid-colored dresses with red carpet-worthy silhouettes.

Last, Gail Gonzalez is iconic for pushing fashion outside the comfort zone. Her use of bold colors and patterns is always *chef’s kiss,* and you wouldn’t believe that some of the designer-looking dresses she rocks are actually from Amazon. She has a highlight reel documenting her Amazon fashion finds, but if you want to go directly to her Amazon storefront, look no further.

No matter what you wind up wearing, if you are attending the races you are bound to have a fantastic time! Don’t stress about the perfect outfit too much, but if you are in a pinch, you now have an arsenal of Amazon fashion lists to help out.

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