Houston's Top Fashion

Houston's top fashion looks for 2014: Plunging necklines, power couples, glamorous evening gowns


8 Lucinda and Javier Loya at the Texans White Party September 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
30 Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse at the Dec My Room Fashion Show February 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Lynn Wyatt at Kermit Oliver at Hermès February 2014
Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
News, Citizens for Animal Protection, Ursaline Hamilton, June 2014
Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup
22 Mike and Karen Mayell, from left, with Ceron at the MFAH Grand Gala October 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
17 Karen Payne wearing Lanvin at the MFAH Grand Gala October 2014 GOWNS
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
8 Vivian Wise and Sergio Morales at Ceron 50th birthday party August 2014
Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
7 Diane Lokey Farb at the Bulgari exhibition dinner May 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
13 Tiffany and Rick Smith at the Cason-Thrash Bulgari dinner April 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Dancie Ware - Oscar de la Renta at the Opera Ball April 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
11 Jeremy and Linsey Radcliffe at Evening in the Park April 2014
Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
10 Todd Fiscus, left, and Ceron at Hats in the Park March 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Margaret Alkek Williams at the Opera Ball April 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Holly Waltrip, left, and Joyce Echols at the Dec My Room luncheon October 2014
Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
68 John Dascoulias and Clifford Pugh at the Dec My Room Fashion Show February 2014
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com

Surprisingly, we didn't find our party photos from 2014 as fashionably interesting as we have in previous years. We can't say if it was the photographers' choices or the more understated looks that prevailed among the cognoscenti. 

Nevertheless, we revisit 15 great looks from 2014, ranging from ball gowns to casual summer frocks. Enjoy.

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Lucinda and Javier Loya were both fashion standouts at their Houston Texans White-out party held in their Memorial area home. Her white lace ensemble by Alexis was indeed a showstopper. And  tall, dark and handsome Javier was a standout in his white linen suit.

Nick Florescu escorts his wife, Dominique Sachse, down the runway at Tootsies for the Love's in Fashion evening. With a body like this, why not a killer dress like that?

We love this ultra chic look that Lynn Wyatt chose for the  Hermés opening and cocktail reception honoring Texas artist Kermit Oliver and his latest scarf design for the French luxury house.

Taking the runway at the Citizens for Animal Protection benefit, Ursaline Hamilton embodied casual chic in leather jeans and crisp white shirt — a look for all seasons.

Karen Mayell, flanked by her handsome husband Mike Mayell, at left, and the dashing Ceron, stopped traffic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Grand Gala Ball in this stunning gown by Carolina Herrera.

For the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Grand Gala Ball, Karen Payne was a knockout in this one-shouldered gown by Lanvin.

The emeralds and diamonds weren't bad either.

Except for pink hair and ice blue nails, Vivian Wise, pictured here with main squeeze Sergio Morales, followed the all-white dress code for Ceron's 50th birthday party at RDG.

You'll never catch this daring entrepreneur in anything but the extraordinary.

A bejweled cocktail dress for an evening of Bulgari jewels. What could be more appropriate for Diane Lokey Farb than this satin frock worn to the Houston Museum of Natural Science Bulgari jewelery exhibition opening?

Tiffany Smith, always one to step out to be noticed, was a stunner at the Bulgari dinner party at the home of John and Becca Cason Thrash. She is escorted by Houston Texans GM and hubby Rick Smith.

Public relations diva Dancie Ware was all about glamour at the Houston Grand Opera Ball in this two-colored gown by Oscar de la Renta. 

Jeremy and Linsey Radcliffe stepped out in their spring threads  for the annual Hermann Park Conservancy Evening in the Park. White for gents and spring frocks for the ladies is considered de rigueur for this al fresco dinner evening.

Always the dapper gents, Todd Fiscus, left, and Ceron dressed to the daytime nines for the Hermann Park Conservancy's Hats in the Park luncheon.

As chair of the Houston Grand Opera Ball, Margaret Alkek Williams was a vision in the lavender beaded lace gown made especially for her by Ripetta of Rome. The gown was a beautiful match for her diamond and amethyst jewels.

Holly Waltrip, left, and Joyce Echols are both known for their fashion forward looks. Here at the Dec My Room luncheon, they were ladylike put together with just enough hot stuff to make their looks interesting.

Call it insider trading, nepotism, whatever — these two gents were beyond dashing at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion benefit for Dec My Room. John Dascoulias, left, with CultureMap editor-in-chief Clifford Pugh.

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