Katie Holmes purchased cashmere bra because she wasn't feeling 'sexy'

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes purchased her headline-grabbing cashmere bra because she wanted to feel "sexy".

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

Pictures of Katie in the casual look went all over the Internet, but in an interview for the April 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, she explained that she simply decided to wear the outfit because she thought it would give her a confidence boost.

"Honestly, I wasn't feeling so sexy. And I saw that and was like, 'Sexy. I can do that!' I thought it would be good if I was in a cabin sitting by the fire and wore the (matching) sweater over it. That's how my brain works," she said of purchasing the ensemble. "But then I was like, 'Oh, wait, I'm not in a cabin, and I'm not going to a cabin.' I still thought I could pull it off, though. I had noticed other people wearing bras with blazers."

Katie chose to leave the cardigan mostly unbuttoned and styled in an off-the-shoulder manner. But The Secret: Dare to Dream star insisted she hadn't planned for the look to be so provocative.

"I didn't want to get into trouble with my (daughter, Suri). We were school shopping, and I was just trying to hail a cab on Sixth Avenue. It looked way more glamorous than it was," the 40-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the chat, Katie noted that she also wore a minimalist Khaite design to the American Australian Association Arts Awards in January. Yet, the mother-of-one is open to wearing a little more sparkle too.

"I'm not going to lie, I thought J.Lo's costumes during the (Super Bowl) Halftime Show were absolutely incredible. I watched her (Instagram) story where they were putting on all the Swarovski crystals," she smiled.

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