What to Wear to Belmont

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History can be made on Long Island Saturday, June 6. American Pharaoh could become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. It won’t be easy. The 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes makes it the hardest of the Triple Crown.

Lucky for you, the fashion can be a cinch. If you’re heading out to Belmont Park next weekend, here are our best bets for pulling together a winning look.

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Florals are a no-brainer for a spring event, and the Belmont is no exception. Remember, though, this is a horse race. You want to stand out. Go big and bold or go home. This fit-and-flare Parker Black dress is on trend. A pair of light blue, block heeled pumps bring out the frock’s accents without killing your feet.  


No one does summer and prints like Lily Pulitzer. Show off the stellar stems you worked all winter for in an eye-catching shift dress and skyscraper heels.  


If you’re looking for a solid number, try a pretty pastel dress. Find out which one is perfect for your skin tone. 

Go Boho

Want a look that screams, “I woke up like this?” Look effortless in an of-the-moment skater dress. Printed pumps prevent you from looking too casual. If you want to go all-out boho, slip on a pair of platform wedges.

Don’t Forget the Hat…

Now is not the time to be shy. Hats are a must on race day. Etsy has some super-unique styles.

…Or the Guy

If there was ever a time for your man to wear a bowtie and fedora, the Belmont Stakes would be it. This zig-zag printed one from Ted Baker will keep him from looking silly. These fedoras are totally retro.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.