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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Purple( Monica Lopossay, Baltimore Sun / May 20, 2011 )
Everywhere you turned, someone was wearing a shade of purple. Lilac, lavender, aubergine and magenta were present in everything from dresses to the fabric used to jazz up straw hats. The best use of the color was from Lacey Olsen, a 17-year-old from Eureka, California who rocked these stilettos by Shi from Journeys. The best part was the price: $39.95.