In antebellum days, a Southern belle was a woman from the upper echelons of Southern society—flirty and feminine without being too forward, with a pulled-together sense of beauty. Fast-forward 150 years, and while much has changed in the South, a distinctive aesthetic remains, particularly at that bastion of Southern tradition that is the Kentucky Derby. Here’s what to do if you want to look at home at Churchill Downs.
“Philip Treacy has declared that the fascinator is dead, but tradition dies hard in the South.” Fascinators are not hats & fascinators were never popular in the American south.
“...Southern hospitality. Leave the scowling to the East Coasters.” Most of the American south IS on the east coast.
someone crib this article from Huffington because these are usually the
ignorant things their writers say. It's why I stopped reading HP.