23.12.12 Best Of

Needs A Style Do-Over For 2013

Katie Holmes’ sense of style may have been compromised in 2012 by her rather turbulent divorce from Tom Cruise—and from Scientology. But there are no excuses in the game of fashion, and there’s no better time than the New Year for this star to launch a sartorial revamp.

She has a propensity for dressing way beyond her 34 years, in looks that are too mature, sometimes slouchy and ill-fitting, and, daresay, even drab and frumpy.

Occasionally, Katie pulls off a good stare-worthy statement (her Elie Saab confection at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party was divine), but too often there’s a mom-jeans vibe clouding the picture.

She needs to take a cue from her sugar-sweet, six-year-old daughter, Suri, and dress more youthfully.

There’s no question Katie is a natural beauty and has an eye for fashion; she’s the first celebrity face for Bobbi Brown cosmetics and co-represents her own Holmes & Yang collection, after all.

Plus, she’s the perfect hanger with a dynamite post-divorce “revenge” body working for her. Now, she just could use a better closet and a concentrated effort to embrace more elevated fashion—or maybe she just needs a good stylist.

Credit: INFDaily & Getty

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Best Street Style 2012 – Miranda Kerr

22 Responses to Needs A Style Do-Over For 2013

  1. si December 27, 2012 at 21:56 #

    i like her style

  2. Quinn December 26, 2012 at 05:09 #

    omg i soo agree with this. she get worse and worse by the end of the year. she need style makeover desperately!

  3. EmmaWoodhouse December 25, 2012 at 14:23 #

    Definitely agree with this. Her hair desperately needs a trim and some volume (and a different style!) and she needs to make way better choices to keep her from looking limp all the time.

  4. Karen December 24, 2012 at 19:53 #

    In my opinion Katie was never a “fashionista”. She has always been overrated. I think she tries too hard. Looks like she’s always trying too hard to set a trend or what not. I’m glad she’s not wearing those hideous beige suede booties anymore. She needs a new stylist, Her clothing designs with her stylist are just boring, drabby and un inventive too. Sorry to be harsh but it’s the truth.

  5. kiwi December 24, 2012 at 08:31 #

    And she should really cut and style her hair better too

    • Alina December 24, 2012 at 15:17 #


  6. julyol1972 December 24, 2012 at 08:11 #

    Maybe her New Year’s resolution should be to hook up with Victoria again. That entire period when they were hanging out together was her at her most most stylish.

    • julyol1972 December 24, 2012 at 08:12 #

      Sorry, one “most” too many.

      • rita December 24, 2012 at 10:11 #

        no way! VB is the most stuck up and pretentious celebrity I know. Great way to lose your smile. Fashion Icon: yes, good person to hang around: no!

        • noo December 24, 2012 at 13:36 #

          if VB can make serena williams look stunning, then katie holmes should give her a call 😀

          • Quinn December 26, 2012 at 05:03 #

            +1 😉

    • Amy December 24, 2012 at 19:56 #

      ditto! she needs to call VB asap. That period was her glory days with the edgy clothes,the short haircut (kinda copied on VB),even the fashion industry was clearly in love with her back then (remember the miu miu ads?). I want that Katie back.

  7. msd December 24, 2012 at 05:52 #

    The first thing she needs to do is stand up straight! Yes, I’m aware I sound like her grandmother…

  8. Jess2 December 24, 2012 at 01:46 #

    Great choice! I chose Lara Bingle who is a stlye abomination here in Aus but Katie was definitely my second choice! Fingers crossed 2013 can be a better year for Katie, she is a beautiful woman!

    • Rashmi December 24, 2012 at 08:19 #

      +1. Hopefully!

  9. Nat39 December 24, 2012 at 01:30 #

    I had very little doubt she will be the winner of this category.

  10. Gaby December 24, 2012 at 01:07 #

    Absolutely agree.Even her posing is unflattering

  11. Dhppy December 24, 2012 at 00:51 #

    Oh, I like the look on the far left. I’ve always been a sucker for a spectator pump.

  12. Amy December 23, 2012 at 23:19 #

    AMEN. I don’t get how someone who used to be such a fashionista few years back to the point where she got a Miu Miu ad, is now a total snoozefest. She needs an intervention.

  13. Yeliz December 23, 2012 at 22:35 #

    Her Elie Saab look was her only look which really looked stunning this year. I just don’t understand her sense of style.

    • Molly December 24, 2012 at 07:39 #

      I agree.
      Katies street style isnt bad at all, but she needs to find a way to translate that into her red carpet looks.

  14. Christine December 23, 2012 at 22:35 #

    I couldn’t agree more. Hopefully we will see a new fashion sense from Katie in 2013.

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