The Best Derby Hats in AUS in 2022

derby hats 2021

Kick off the racing season from your front lawn in style with our collection of beautiful derby hats and fascinators. At Olga Berg, we absolutely love the racing season in Victoria. It’s a celebratory time of year where the weather is slowly warming up, we get to throw on our heels, and dress to the nines with a fascinator in tow! Whilst Derby Day in 2021 is obviously different to normal years, there’s never been a better reason to celebrate and have an excuse to dress up. Read on for our hot tips on the ultimate finishing accessories for your own outfits. 

What is Derby Day? 

Let’s take it back a step and talk about what Derby Day actually is all about (besides bubbles and pretty dresses trackside of course!) Held on the 30th October every year, Derby Day is one of the main events during the Flemington Spring Racing Carnival. It’s one of the most important racing days just behind the Melbourne Cup so the punters out normally out in full force too! The first Derby was held back in 1885 and remains to this day a popular event that usually draws crowds of thousands. 

What’s on for Derby Day 2021? 

This year’s Derby Day will be officially spectator-free (although better news for Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day and Stakes Day!) Whilst we won’t be able to let our hair down trackside this year, there’s no reason not to still pop the bubbles at home on the couch, or picnic side with friends. As the most locked down city in the world, there’s never been a better reason to celebrate the little things when the opportunity arises and after more days than we can count in tracksuits, you can bet we are ready to get dressed up! 

4 Best Derby Hats & Fascinators in 2022

Whether you want to go all out with a cute dress and heels this year is up to you. But we think Derby Day deserves to don some gorgeous millinery as a subtle nod to the Spring Racing Carnival. We’ve rounded up our favourite fascinators and hats for Derby Day to give you some inspo for gatherings at the park!

1. Anika Lace Trimmed Boater

anika boater

The Anika is our #1 choice for the racing season in 2021. It’s a gorgeous little broad brimmed straw hat that is perfect for day time events. She’s not overly formal so you could get away with wearing her to a picnic too and get extra wear. With the little lace trim and pearl beads though, she’s the right level of elevated to wear to Derby Day. The biggest challenge will be choosing between the white or black lace option! 


Key features of Anika Boater: 

  • Choose from white or black lace 
  • Matching beads embedded in lace
  • Sun smart option
  • Broad brimmed straw hat 
  • Adjustable size  

2. Duchess Velvet and Organza Rose Headband 

duchess headband

This is the fascinator for you if you’re going all out for Derby Day 2021. She’s big, bold and super glam. Either wear her with your glam dress, heels and clutch in tow, or add her to dress up an otherwise casual outfit. You'll look like the duchess of the field when you're wearing the Duchess. Featuring a design full of height and texture, the detailed velvet and organza roses are attached to a thin halo shaped headband, for perfect positioning every time.

Key features of Duchess Headband: 

  • Velvet and Organza roses
  • Halo headband style
  • Designed in Melbourne 
  • Black

3. Lolita Enamel Flower Headband

lolita headband

A feminine take on the padded headband trend, our Lolita is the perfect headpiece to complement just about any look. The rich velvet covered headband is slightly padded and dotted with enamel painted metal flowers making it instantly elevate your look.

Key features of Lolita Flower Headband: 

  • Padded headband
  • Cotton velvet
  • Black and white enamel flowers

4. Amanda Vegan Leather Headband

amanda headband

Perhaps our most casual option, our Amanda headband features an artfully tied, vegan leather knot attached to a matching covered headband. This style can be dressed up as well as down and is perfect for the races, a wedding, brunch or even the boardroom.

Key features of Amanda Vegan Headband: 

  • Vegan leather
  • White bow 
  • Handmade in Melbourne

Derby Hat Australia 

There’s no better place in Australia than Olga Berg for all your derby hats and fascinators. When you shop with us, you can enjoy free delivery Australia-wide on orders from just $50 and over. Make sure your millinery arrives in time by placing your order by the 20th October. 

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