Opening Day fashion hits and misses

Opening Day brought out the fashion forward and the fashion faux pas. The following took the top spots in the “hits” and “misses” categories:


Polka dots:

White, black, brown, pink, red - whimsical polka dots in all colors were seen, and often.

Long dresses:

Many women placed their bets on lengthy hemlines, one of summer’s hottest trends.


The purist of colors kept the masses cool on the hot, humid day.

Light-colored, pinstriped suits:

These casual, yet classy suits outfitted men young and older.

Patent heels:

Shiny and tall, tall, tall was the protocol for women’s footwear on Opening Day.


Sans shirt:

Even the most perfect pecks and awesome abs needed to stay covered.


A sombrero technically is a hat, but come on!

Fluorescent sunglasses:

Unless your name is Kanye West, these didn’t belong at the races on Opening Day - or ever.

Birkenstock sandals:

The mid-1990s called and asked for its sandals back. Apparently some people didn’t get the message.

Cowboy boots adorned with chains:

Just plain wretched.