Viewers to vote for Shannon Cogan's Derby galas gown

Viewers to vote for Shannon Cogan's Derby galas gown

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Fashion is a big part of the Kentucky Derby and all the events surrounding it. This year we want you to play a role.

We're asking our viewers to decide which gown WAVE 3 News Anchor Shannon Cogan should wear as host of our

Live from the Galas

special airing on Derby Eve from the Hermitage Grand Gala.

Rodes for Him and Her chose three dresses for Shannon. Annette Grisanti with Rodes says these days short dresses are acceptable for the evening events. But for the inaugural Hermitage Grand Gala where Shannon will be broadcasting from, Annette says there's only one way to go.

"I would absolutely tell them long," Grisanti said. "From what I've heard and read, it should be a long gown for that event."

Dress number one is a silk chiffon halter gown that has a jeweled neck and empire waist. It is by Pamella by Pamella Roland and has a variation of florals and pink tones.

"Color's always big at Derby time," Grisanti said.

Dress number two is a strapless gown by Theia. It's black with a white column down the middle.

"The white has beading on it," Grisanti said. It also features an exposed zipper on the detailing in the back.

Dress number three is a silver and black rose print gown by Sacin and Babi.

"To me it screamed Derby," Grisanti said. "I could see it at the gala because of the roses on it."

It's up to you to decide which dress Shannon should wear. You'll find out which one the viewers chose by tuning into the WAVE 3 News Special

Live from the Galas

, Friday, May 1 from 10 to 11 p.m.

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