Katie Holmes's Maxi Dress: A Look to Love

Katie Holmes
Photo by Splash News
For the last couple of weeks, I've been seeing the cutest black and white striped maxi dresses and wanting to write a post about how much I love them.

And look who just turned up in one! That's Katie Holmes, out and about last Wednesday night with her husband, whose name I forget.

I only wish I'd written the post before Katie wore the dress. Then I would have sworn she reads The Stir.

Oh well ...

Here's how you can get Katie's look for much, much less.










Bebe Dress
Bebe.com, $79
The closest match to what Katie's wearing has got to be this far more affordable Bebe Striped Tank Maxi Dress ($79). And on an unrelated note, I love the Bebe Lacey Perforated Tote ($159) pictured, which I spotted at the mall the other day. It's gorgeous in person and I WANT IT.



Maxi Dress
Topshop.com, $70
This Stripe Jersey Maxi by Rare ($70, Topshop) is super cute, particularly from behind, where the neckline dips to mid-back.


Maxi Dress
Piperlime.com, $246
This Rachel Pally Santa Monica Dress (Piperlime, $246) is the one that started the obsession for me. It's way beyond my budget, but a girl can dream, right?


Maxi Dress
Asos.com, $32.97
And even if you can't personally get in on the striped maxi dress action, your daughter can! Check out this Gap Jersey Stripe Maxi Dress (Asos.com, $32.97). SO CUTE.

What do you think of the striped maxi? London's Daily Mail ripped Katie to shreds over this dress, but I think she looked great (although I would have chosen different shoes).

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kalisah kalisah

I can't believe that second one would be flattering on anyone who doesn't have the figure of a column. I like the first one though. What's the key for shorties like me - other than, you know, hemming.

Linds... LindsayFerrier

Lots of short women think they can't wear a maxi dress, but I think that's a myth. Check out Eva Longoria in a maxi:


She's just a hair over five feet tall and she looks great!

LoriA... LoriAnn87

I think the dress looks like prison strips but if you have the body for it and love strips go for but me I don't like dresses that are too long.

Angie... AngieDawn28

Love them, don't think I could pull of stripes though. My fav was the strapless Rachel Palley, but I'm pretty sure I bought my daughter's summer wardrobe for what that dress would cost!

squish squish

These just remind me of prison or zebras... neither of which are very flattering.

jeann... jeannesager

I can't pull off horizontal stripes - I'm way too hippy. But I like the kids' option!

Linds... LindsayFerrier

I did have a moment at the beginning of spring when I went to a play and every other woman there was wearing black and white stripes- and yes, it did look like a prison! LOL

I definitely prefer the chevron, v-shaped stripes like Katie are wearing. They're far more slimming than the horizontal ones. But I also love the thin horizontal stripes of the last women's dress.

sodapple sodapple

i think you have to have the body for the dress! myself i don't, horizontal stripes don't work for me =-(

tazdvl tazdvl

I think it is cute, not sure I would wear one unless I was to drop a few more pounds. I am also on the short side, the link to see Eva Longoria didn't work.

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