Best Dressed in Dallas

The best-dressed Dallasites of 2015 impress more than the rest

Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, Katherine Coker, Key Coker
Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Chuck Steelman, Prabal Gurung, Nasiba Andilova
Courtesy of Fashion Group International of Dallas
Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan
Photo by Desiree Espada
Merry Vose, Rajan Patel, Art Ball
Photo by William Neal
Nancy Rogers, Jeremy Scott
Photo by Kevin Tachman
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
LeeAnne Locken, mad hatter's tea
Photos by Dana Driensky and Rob Wythe
Vicki Chapman in Oscar de la Renta, Lisa Troutt in Carolina Herrera
Candace Winslow in David Meister, Tanya Foster in Alice + Olivia
Capera Ryan, Elizabeth Carpitas, Cynthia Miller, Art Ball
Photo by William Neal

As 2015 draws to a close, we are reflecting on Dallas' most exclusive social events and what people wore to make their grand entrances, from classic to off-the-wall. This year's best dressed Dallasites wore looks that made an impression long after the lights went down.


Jennifer Clark and Katherine Coker at Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala

These ladies, pictured here with their elegantly dressed spouses, teamed up to chair the DSO's grand affair, and they looked smashing for their moment in the spotlight. Clark (left) went with a dainty silver number with a flowing skirt, while Coker dazzled in a bold, black fit-and-flare that had great movement.


Nasiba Andilova at FGI Night of Stars

This fearless fashionista (and adorable mama) is no doubt one of the most stylish women in Dallas. Pictured here with Chuck Steelman and designer Prabal Gurung, Andilova proved her fashion prowess when she sported this amazing leather jacket paired with a sexy, slinky skirt.

Shelby Wagner and Niven Morgan at MTV RE:DEFINE

No strangers to best-dressed lists, these two prove that men can have just as much with fashion as women. Props to both for pattern selection — Wagner with his paisley pants and Morgan with his plaid jacket. They also know good fit is a must.

Merry Vose at Art Ball 50

We love a woman who is not afraid to rock a colorful frock. Vose’s floor-length gown, in tiers of canary yellow, silver, and peach, was the perfect selection to celebrate 50 exciting years of the Dallas Museum of Art gala.

Nancy Rogers at Two x Two for AIDS and Art

Need we even explain why Rogers made this list for her edgy, graffiti-esque gown? She is pictured here with Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott, who designed it for her. 

Lynn McBee at Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala

The stunning Mrs. McBee, pictured here with her husband, Allan, looked flawless in this simple blue gown that hugged her in all the right places. She always manages to look elegantly collected despite being one of the busiest ladies on the Dallas philanthropic circuit.

LeeAnne Locken at Mad Hatter's Tea

This rumored Real Housewives of Dallas cast member really shook up the fashion scene at the annual tea benefiting the Dallas Arboretum. Locken managed to be both sexy and sophisticated in this marvelous off-white number, with layers and layers of pearls. The hat, however, is what lands her on this list.

Vicki Chapman and Lisa Troutt at Crystal Charity Ball

Oscar de la Renta was the featured designer at the annual Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon, and Chapman (left) kept that in mind for the grand finale. She and Troutt, who wore Carolina Herrera, dared to wear prints in a room of solids and sparkles.

Tanya Foster at Crystal Charity Ball

Speaking of prints, Foster (right, pictured here with Candace Winslow) chose to stand out in a sea of black gowns. If you are going to wear a skirt to Crystal Charity Ball, you better make it bold, and that is exactly what Foster did with this vibrant Alice + Olivia piece.

Capera Ryan at Art Ball 50

We are unable to forget the dress that Capera Ryan (left, pictured here with Elizabeth Carpitas and Cynthia Miller) had made specifically for Art Ball 50. Befitting the "Self Portrait" theme, it featured pictures of herself, taken by Rob Wythe of Gittings Photography. Ryan had Laura Kathleen Baker print the fabric, and the Fitting Room’s Bea Harper and team sewed it together.