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.
Oh well ...
Here's how you can get Katie's look for much, much less.
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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.
This Stripe Jersey Maxi by Rare ($70, Topshop) is super cute, particularly from behind, where the neckline dips to mid-back.
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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?
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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