U.S. runners Sanya Richards-Ross and DeeDee Trotter won their 400-meter qualifying races Friday with relative ease — and in stylish fashion.

Richards-Ross wore an all-red combination, with her fingernails painted different versions of red, white and blue.

Trotter had a small American flag painted next to her right eye — complete with glitter and sparkling jewels.

"This is a mild version of what you'll get in the finals," Trotter says. "This is just the beginning. Tomorrow it'll be a little more dramatic, right 'til we get to the war paint to where it's really on to get there and get that grind on."

Trotter raced in heavy rain at Olympic Stadium. And no surprise, she was prepared for it. Trotter's face paint was waterproof.

"It's sweatproof, too," she says.

Richards-Ross has more outfits planned for Saturday and beyond.

"We have so many different options in our kit now, so I feel it's cool to be able to wear different outfits through the rounds," she says. "This is first-round look. I'll have something else on tomorrow."

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