Pictures: 5 style trends from Preakness 2011
Fascinators, lace, bold nail polish colors, and the use of beige and purple were the hottest fashion trends at this year's Preakness.
A number of women emulated the styles of the royal wedding and popular runway looks when picking out their outfits for the event. The vetted trends resulted in red carpet success. --John-John Williams, IV
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Beige/Nude( Monica Lopossay, Baltimore Sun / May 20, 2011 )
The current runway trends of beige and nude appeared consistently among The Preakness elite. The colors popped up in pumps, sandals, dresses, hats, lip gloss and nail polish. Mary Kate Franchetti looked flawless in her ruffled silk dress from Banana Republic. She paired it with nude patent leather platform pumps and a matching clutch from Aldo. "It's a hot color," said the 23-yeaar-old Columbia resident.