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Derby-goers showcase the classiest and goofiest in Derby fashion

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- From the classiest to the goofiest, fashion is always on full display at the Kentucky Derby.

When it comes to Derby fashion, it's all about the details...

"It's all about dressing to impress here at the Kentucky Derby," said Colin Murphy, a Derby attendee.

...and dressing to impress, from head to toe.

"The hats are what it's all about," Murphy said.

For some, Derby attire is strategic.

"We've got about 35 people," Murphy said, pointing out the bright colors in his group's attire. "It helps us find each other."

For others, it's about showing off individuality. Abby Robinson is a stylist and spent her time observing the outfits.

"My great hat came from my grandmother," Robinson said. "She's a hat lady, so she let me choose out of her huge collection."

"I love bow ties," said Derby attendee Eric Armstrong. "All I wear is bow ties. I love the spring colors."

Robinson thinks Derby-goers have learned the hard way and are slowly transitioning from sexy to sensible.

"I think flat sandals won over the heels this year," she said.

And of course, every year there are the people that shoot for most outrageous.

"Oh I saw a guy in overalls, no undershirt and no shoes," Murphy said.

Most of the people WDRB's Emily Mieure interviewed told her they've already started planning their outfits for next year.

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