Victoria Livestock Show fashions
March 1, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 28, 2011 at 9:01 p.m.
Whether it's a signature hairstyle, a favorite pair of earrings or that pair of jeans that fits just right, people find a variety of ways to express their personalities through their attire.
The participants and visitors at the Victoria Livestock Show were no different.
Here's a look at a few of the fashion trends that were big throughout the 2011 show.
From females to males and young to old, many people boasted this 10-gallon accessory at the show. Hats came in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, depending on their owners' preferences.
Many participants donned their everyday work boots as they worked with their animals, but pulled out more formal footwear during the judging process and auction. Such designs included fancy stitching, different-colored leathers and more.
Blue jeans are a common fashion trend across all sectors, but back pocket decorations recently gained in popularity. Show participants and visitors alike arrived decked out in pants with rhinestones, fancy stitching and more across their pockets.
A bit of sparkle
Glittery accessories such as rhinestone-covered hair clips, bedazzled belt buckles and more were popular at the 2011 show. The items not only allow the women a chance to jazz up their outfits, but might also catch the judges' eyes.
The footwear is practical for those who find themselves stepping through messy animal pens. The bright colors and various designs also give people a chance to express their own personal style.
Jewelry featuring large stones and other decor has been popular in recent years. Many people opt for longer chains and layer several necklaces together for a unique look.
Participants didn't limit their fashion sense solely to themselves. Others decked out their animals in decorated blankets and other coverings to protect their coats from the pens' wood shavings and to help control the animals' temperatures.
Sources: Kayla Friend, lamb show participant; Karyn Harris, owner of Rustics and Rhinestones; Jack Owens, co-owner of Kactus Hats in Fort Worth; and Aubrey Patterson, livestock show queen's court