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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Fascinators( Monica Lopossay, Baltimore Sun / May 19, 2011 )
Whether adorned in feathers or fancy fabrics, fascinators were the eye catching headpiece of the day. Bel Air residents Tracy Markwas and Whitney Ellis found their fascinators on Etsy.com. "We thought they were fabulous," said Ellis, 31, who wore a black fascinator that was sprinkled with red fabric flowers. "They are a little bit edgy." Markwas, 36, wore what was arguably the most eye-catching fascinator of the event -- a gigantic spider web. "It's fun and different," she said.