Katie Holmes’s Maxi Dress-and-Boots Combo Is First On My List to Copy This Fall

Of all the fall trends that debuted on the runway in February, the one that undoubtably stood out the most were maxi lengths, which swept (pun intended) the competition after a spring season practically dedicated to shrinking hemlines. And now that autumn has arrived, we can say with assurance that the trend is all it was cracked up to be and then some. Just ask Katie Holmes, who wore a simple yet wildly chic maxi-length black dress by Khaite to a Bulgari event this week, paired with the boot trend of the season: sleek knee-highs

As is true of a majority of Holmes’s ensembles, this one was nothing if not effortless and cool, which the actress said in our Luxury Issue is always her goal when she’s putting together an outfit. (Same.) Find out just how easy it is to put together a similar look this fall by shopping some of our favorite maxi dresses and knee-high boots below. 

On Katie Holmes: Khaite Clover Plunging Flounce-Godet Maxi Dress ($2900); Bulgari jewelry

The ruching details on this dress are stunning. 

In love.

This collab is every ’90s girl’s dream. 

I’ve sent these boots to at least 10 people. 

Practically every Who What Wear editor owns this dress.

These are absolutely sharp. 

If I didn’t know better I’d say this dress was about 5x more expensive than it is. 

I dream about these boots at least once a week.

This dress is such an easy one to throw on and look effortlessly chic. 

Okay H&M, go off. 

I’m head over heels for this dress.

Simple and stunning.

For a casual daytime look. 

Fall and suede boots are MFEO.

The lace-y, sheer look is having a moment for fall.

As are metallic accessories. 

I own this dress and let me just say wow. 

You’ll be hard pressed to find a pair of cowboy boots this good for less than $104. 

I am rightfully obsessed.

This color feels so fresh and elevated this season.

I’ve tried this dress on and it’s just as gorgeous IRL as it is in this photo.

Anything Staud designs gets my stamp of approval—period.

I want to wear this 24/7.

I’m Dear Frances’s number one fan. 

I can imagine grabbing for this dress constantly. 

Sorry for drooling.

This dress went viral for a reason. 

The ’90s vibes are strong. 

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