Katie Holmes purchased cashmere bra because it looked 'cosy'

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes purchased her headline-grabbing cashmere bra because it looked "cosy".

The Dawson's Creek actress courted a lot of media attention back in August when she stepped out in New York City wearing a barely-buttoned Khaite cardigan and matching bra.

Pictures of Katie in the casual look went all over the Internet, but in a video interview for Elle.com, the star explained that she simply wanted to try out a new brand.

"The cardigan is back! I was introduced to the brand Khaite. A friend of mine said, 'Oh, this is really cool brand, you should check it out.' I thought that the idea of a cashmere sweater with a cashmere bra underneath just sounded really cosy and had a little hint of sexiness but not just trying so hard," she recalled. "And I thought, 'That's kind of cool. I don't know where I'll ever wear it, but I'm going to give it a try because it...' I'm not really a show a lot of skin type of person but I was like, 'Oh maybe I'll try it."

Katie added that while she didn't expect the wave of attention, she's "happy for the cardigan".

Elsewhere, the brunette beauty spoke about some of her other favourite pieces, including her black Phillip Lim handbag, and the grey Prada suit she wore to the American Ballet Theatre's fall gala in October 2018.

"It's a men's suit, but the feathers, obviously, make it more feminine. It's fun to wear something that's more theatrical than maybe I usually would to celebrate and honour the work of the dancers," the 41-year-old shared.

Yet, if there was only one outfit Katie could only wear for the rest of her life, she is adamant it would be a simple one.

"It would probably be jeans, a white T-shirt and a fun pair of heels," she smiled.

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