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Katie Holmes: A Fashion Metamorphosis

We have witnessed a fashion metamorphosis. After Holmes' recent Celebrity Style and the announcement that Katie and newfound fashion friend Victoria Beckham, more on that later, are creating a children's clothing line I got to thinking: wait, Katie Holmes was not always a style maven. Now I was not a Dawson's Creek fan, but I did enjoy Katie's performance in the fun-ride-of-a-film called "Go." But no, she never stood out on the red carpet or in glossies as being particularly stylish. She's lucky she has a lovable dimply pretty face because if not, I would have never noticed her (no offense!). But I notice young brimming fashionistas; that's my job and duty in life, after all.

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Here's a little retrospective on Holmes. As you can see she has gone from an innocent, blah, slightly pudgy faced youngin' to a svelte and sophisticated lady. Holmes is about my age so I give her some credit after thinking back to what I wore seven years ago. That said, I always had some unique styling going on and it is this she lacks. I believe it's the unique and somewhat risktakers who have innate style.

This first pic is from the '98 Emmys; wait, is that a wedding dress?! The next is a poorly paired asymmetrical dress with a black cardigan - fashion no no - btw: she is at the "Eyes Wide Shut" premiere, coincidence much? Then she did asymmetry right in a lovely white pant outfit but what is with the unpolished hair & furry black clutch? Close, but no cigar. Then, we have the overdose of red look in '04 and under no circumstances is a red dress, red shoes, AND red clutch allowed on a red carpet. Enter metamorphosis. Katie is looking sleek and vibrant in Grecian turquoise with her new hubby - a big improvement. Which brings us to today where vive Le Smoking says it all.

When one marries rich (and famous), becomes BFF with someone named "Posh," and has the fashion world at her fingertips it would seem to me to be pretty easy to quickly adopt some "style." So what is that has made Holmes blossom into a young sophisticate? Money? Fame? A friend/stylist? Or is it personal style and she is embracing her innate talent? Whatever the reason, I've got a suspicious eye fixed on this one to see where her fashion persona goes next. What do you all think?

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avocado_seed avocado_seed 8 years
she actually was quite stylish for a bit before she met tom.. and it was the youthful fun kind of style, which i do not think are shown in any of these pictures.. anyways, i really did like how she dressed during that phase..
nikecold nikecold 8 years
Her clothes always seem to weat her as swwonder said. Actually the only dress out of the 3 bottom ones, that I'd actually believe is her style is the turquoise one, whatever clothes she's been wearing lately don't seem to be her style, she rarely seems comfortable.
Stephanym Stephanym 8 years
True that! her style has evolved 10 fold! while I agree that sometimes shje looks too old for age, she always looks elegant. It's crazy to see what she's wearing in some of thos eold pictures!
MELiTA10 MELiTA10 8 years
WHOA! && THAT SECONDD PiCTURE iS SOO CjUUTE*
MELiTA10 MELiTA10 8 years
i L00VE THAT RED DRESS*
MELiTA10 MELiTA10 8 years
i L00VE THAT RED DRESS*
xo_verity xo_verity 8 years
I think Katies very pretty - but still even now, she is not THAT stylish!
asco00 asco00 8 years
She has unlimited funds and a stylist. But everyone has a stylist these days.
JKe895 JKe895 8 years
I have to agree with swwonder. She doesn't always seem comfortable in what she wears. It's also may be something with the fact that "as Cruise's wife" or along that sort that may be because of it. I don't know.
celeb_obsessed25 celeb_obsessed25 8 years
I think she looks great in everything!! She's really beautiful!!
Vsugar Vsugar 8 years
Well, DUUUUUHHHHHH!!! She's married to TOM CRUISE. Not only has her fashion budget increased (probably) by, like, a MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, but she's with someone who knows that daily life needs to be produced like a movie if you want to be super duper famous. He's a producer, and she's learning to be the production manager of her own image. What about it don't you get?
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
She's got money and friends and now she thinks she can design. We shall see...
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
She's got money and friends and now she thinks she can design.We shall see...
amandasunly amandasunly 8 years
She's all grown upp...
amandasunly amandasunly 8 years
She's all grown upp...
fluffypuff fluffypuff 8 years
Wow, She really had no sense in fashion and probably still doesn't. Thank god for Posh.
Deba Deba 8 years
Man... I want to be friends with Posh
krisua krisua 8 years
yes and when I think myself seven years ago I can tell as well, I have changed for the better.
creamytofu creamytofu 8 years
hey ..she has a bigger account to shop with now..money is not a problem.
kendalheart kendalheart 8 years
Thats b/c A. she has more money now B. she has "people" to pick things out for her C. tom has to have her dress well to reflect on her Gross.
kendalheart kendalheart 8 years
Thats b/cA. she has more money nowB. she has "people" to pick things out for herC. tom has to have her dress well to reflect on herGross.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I agree that her style has improved, but she doesn't look comfortable in her clothes now. She looks like she's a lost little girl playing dress-up in designer clothes. At least when she was dressing badly, she looked comfortable. Now, whenever I see her, I just think awkward.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I agree that her style has improved, but she doesn't look comfortable in her clothes now. She looks like she's a lost little girl playing dress-up in designer clothes. At least when she was dressing badly, she looked comfortable. Now, whenever I see her, I just think <em>awkward</em>.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
sorry but she is just a plain Jane in fab, expensive designer clothes like her fem-bot BFF Posh.
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