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.
White: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.
Sombreros: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.