Katie Holmes didn't expect cashmere bra pictures to go viral

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes didn't expect paparazzi pictures of her wearing a cashmere cardigan and matching bra to attract so much attention.

The Dawson's Creek actress caused a stir when she was spotted out in New York in August wearing a dark oatmeal Khaite cardigan which she had barely buttoned up, showing that she wasn't wearing a top underneath and simply a cashmere bra from the same brand.

Katie wore the cardigan while she was interviewed for the cover of Elle U.K. magazine, and she explained she didn't expect her outfit, which also featured blue jeans, black mules, and a black cross-body bag, to garner so much attention.

"I just woke up and put it on. It's so cosy. Feel it... I'm not wearing the bra with it today. I bought it (the bra) because I thought it was cool. The cardigan's so big, it's cute to just wear the bra underneath it," she said, shaking her head. "I wasn't expecting it to be something people would talk about... I just put it on and left the house."

The 40-year-old only found out about the fuss online through a friend because she never looks herself up on the Internet.

"I was like... 'OK'... I feel like my time is better spent watching an old film, reading a great book, spending time with friends and family. That is somebody else's version of me, and I can't do anything about that," the star added.

The soft cup bralette retails for $520 (£403) and the cardigan $1,540 (£1,194). Khaite only offers it in one colour and it sold out soon after the snaps hit the Internet.

Speaking to Vogue in September, the actress praised the company by saying, "I think they do such a good job with creating beautiful luxury items. They are very accessible and classic so you can have it for a long time, and I like to shop that way. I'm not always buying new stuff and I can wear it again."

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