Winning Looks for the Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stake Style

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On the second weekend in June, right in our backyard, the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes will take place. The race on June 9, which marks the third and last leg of the Triple Crown, is not only a celebration of sport but of fashion. In the tradition of the Derby, there will be gorgeous dresses, bright colors and plenty of amazing hats. Whether you are heading to the races or party-hopping with friends while sipping Belmont Jewels, be stylish with any of these looks that capture the spirit of this grand event. Of course each one is complete with a hat because what’s the Belmont Stakes without an eye-catching headpiece?

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Touch of Feathers

There’s a whole lot to love about Rachel Morgan’s Derby hat. Besides its perfect name, it is spotted, feathered and adorned with a handmade silk rosette. Balance the dramatic topper with J.Crew’s simple white denim sheath and Stuart Weitzman’s minimalist nude patent sandal.

Dramatic Dots

Get glamorous with polka dots. In elegant silk, Saloni’s off-the-shoulder polka dot dress is sure to stand out in a crowd. Its ruby shade and ruffle trim capture the playful mood of race day. Pair it with Eric Javits’ aptly named Hamptons straw hat in black for a sophisticated finish. 

Floral Flair 

There’s no going wrong with florals. Zimmerman’s silk georgette romper is a fresh way to approach race day style. Not only is it comfortable but its moody floral print is right on trend. Add rag & bone’s chic white panama hat to achieve a French Riviera vibe without boarding a plane. 

Lace Day Style

ASTR’s blush colored lace midi dress is a modern way to achieve ladylike glam. Finish the look strong with Rachel Morgan’s architectural ivory-colored straw hat, Tory Burch’s faux pearl stacked bracelet and Manolo Blahnik’s shimmery mules for a head-to-toe fashion moment that feels destined for a win.

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Rachel Belkin is a native Long Islander who recently moved back to Woodbury with her husband and two young sons. Rachel has been working as a fashion copywriter for over 10 years and has collaborated with many brands including J.McLaughlin, Judith Leiber, Talbots and Armani. When she is not working, Rachel is watching sports with her boys, shopping online or spinning on her Peloton.