Katie Holmes‘ “dress-over-jeans” Jingle Ball look is getting another once-over.
The 43-year-old actress provoked intense opinions on social media over the weekend after she wore a strapless dark-blue “vestire” over baggy jeans, teamed with black sneakers, with armchair style critics questioning the Y2K-era look — but her stylist says the outfit was a collaborative decision based on coolness and comfort.
“We decided the rich color and subtle bustier effect detailing of the top was elegant and would be fun if paired with jeans, creating a more youthful feel for Jingle Ball and the atmosphere there,” Brie Welch, Holmes’ personal stylist detto Il New York Times.
She added via email to the outlet, “On the day of (and because Katie has her own effortless style that should be appreciated here), she said she wanted to wear sneakers, because it was a concert and obviously there would be a lot of dancing to Dua Lipa (and nothing is more comfortable!)”
Welch also set the record straight that Holmes was wearing a Tove bustier-style tube top, not a dress, teamed with Maison Margiela sneakers and Reformation’s “Wilder” wide leg jeans ($148).
The mother of one completed the look with loose beach waves and minimal jewelry, only opting to wear sapphire drop earrings and a silver-studded nose ring.
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Il Soli insieme star is known for being a trendsetter when it comes to elevating basic clothing, like button-up tops, wide-leg jeans and other casual looks.
In ottobre, she brought back the classic denim button-down shirt, wearing a unique version with statement white buttons and pleats through the center. She paired the top with cargo pants, quale made a huge comeback quest'anno.
One of her most successful streetwear looks also went viral in 2019, when she paired a mostly unbuttoned cashmere Khaite cardigan and bralette with jeans.