Katie Holmes is reviving the controversial dress-over-pants trend +2023

Katie Holmes isn’t afraid of a fashion throwback, and she really proved that with her latest outfit. While attending the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on December 9, the 43-year-old actor rekindled the dress-over-pants trend of the early 2000s, sparking quite a debate around the internet in the process.

Holmes’ nostalgic Y2K look included a strapless navy mini dress by tove layered over medium wash bootcut jeans. She paired the outfit with black New Balance sneakers, fully embracing the era’s playful nonchalance. Holmes looked very confident on the red carpet, but the look polarized and received a range of reactions after being shared by a prominent fashion site Diet Pradawhere it has garnered nearly 2,000 comments.

“No we can’t bring back the dress and jean combo,” wrote one user. Another commented, “Did she think it was a Zoom event?” On the other hand, many applauded the basic combo from the early beginnings. “Honestly I kinda like it,” one person wrote. “This is brilliant, she captured the true essence of Y2K,” commented another.

Whether you think her latest look was hit or miss, Holmes is unlikely to lose her stylish reputation anytime soon. Keep scrolling to take a closer look at the outfit in question.

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