Ginnifer Goodwin donned her finest hat and headed to Louisville, Kentucky, for the 138th Kentucky Derby on Saturday afternoon.

The actress wore a Preen Spring 2012 dress with the same colour-block chequered print we saw on Michelle Obama last week.

My first reaction was to dislike this watermelon ¾-sleeve dress, but I realised it was just the chequered-print patch I objected too.

I love the silhouette and the pleated detail on the skirt, which could stand to be an inch or three shorter, but the patch feels so out of place as do her black Ann Taylor pumps with this look.

The only thing I can’t fault is her H&M hat.

This is very disappointing for someone of Ginnifer’s calibre.

A Giuseppe Zanotti beige clutch and Bulgari jewels completed her look.

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