Katie Holmes’ bedazzled WalMart sweatshirt: tacky or cute?


Many of really liked Katie Holmes’s Annie Hall-esque appearance in high-waisted jeans – she looked cute and long-legged, although the jeans weren’t flattering from every angle. It seemed that many of us thought it was a rare Katie Holmes Fashion Win, especially considering the chick has basically no idea how to dress herself, yet thinks she’s God’s gift to fashion. Anyway, we could probably set out watches to Katie Holmes’ style disasters at this point, and after the rare win, we were due a bad fashion moment. So here are Katie and Tom out and about on a conveniently public “date night” in New York last night. Oh, does Tom have a movie coming out? I HAD NO IDEA.

So… Katie’s outfit. Honestly, the pants aren’t terrible. I have so many pants that look just like this, that fit in the same way, and those pants look really comfortable. However, the sweatshirt? Is that what we’re calling it? A sequined sweatshirt? Pale pink with gold sequins/beading, crewneck with elastic on the sleeves. It looks like a WalMart sweatshirt that Katie bedazzled with Suri while in a Vicodin-and-Xenu haze. “Look at the pretty sparkles, Suri!” And Suri says, “Mom, stop licking the window.”

Three more points: why can’t Tom and Katie just hold hands like a normal f-cking couple? Why does he always guide her, lead her, present her, pull her, treat her physically that way? Second point: Katie looks stoned in these photos. She’s looking up at the sky in half of them, like she’s blitzed out of her skull. Third point: Her hair. Jesus.



Tom and Katie on June 22, 2010. Credit: CWNY/Fame.

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  1. denise says:

    Katie has dead eyes.

  2. a says:

    she looks super drunk.

  3. Brittney says:

    Weren’t there blind items about her contract being up soon?

  4. Chucha says:

    I like most things she wears. Kaiser just have a different sence of style. I like her casual worn out jeans, her beachy hair, in my opinion, she does have her own distinct style and never looks boring. Katie rocks! She does have far from perfect figure though, which limits her choices somehow, but overall, she is a pretty and fasionable young woman.

  5. e says:

    She looks bombed out of her mind.

  6. lucy2 says:

    As a kid, I had a purple sweatshirt like that back in the 80s. I’m willing to bet hers cost a LOT more.

    I’ve heard he frequently tips off the paparazzi, and I can’t stand the way he pimps out his personal life to promote his films.

  7. snowball says:

    Looks more like a glitzy jersey tunic-sorta shirt than a sweatshirt, but it’s not bad if you look closer at it.

    I’m not liking the pants style as much as everyone else. I don’t get the wide flare and long length. I can do a boot cut, but that big bell thing is ugly. I know she’s got sort of stubby legs, so I get that she needs to make her legs look longer, but she goes a little far with the length of the pants.

    Even with Tom toting her along, she still looks like she has more life in her than usual. Just a few months ago she looked like death walking, now she’s got some color and she doesn’t have cold sores and black rings under here eyes at least.

  8. blaugaro says:

    I love this pullover. And the hair is awesome! I don’t like her always, but this time she looks lovely.

  9. nag says:

    She probably needs 2 take something 2 get her through the crap assoc with ‘cruise control’ and stroking his ego while he sprouts on about how great his latest flick is!

  10. Gwen says:

    She looks like she’s just DYING to get away from him. Like she’s putting up with him and counting the days.

    Brittney, I heard that too. I hope it’s true!

  11. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I think it’s a fine gauge sweater & I think it’s ugly. If I had access to Tom Cruise money, I would dress a hell of alot better than Katiebot. Also, leather jacket, Tom Cruise? It was hot & muggy as balls in the City last night. I can see Manhattan from my house so it’s not like I’m talking out my ass.

  12. LindyLou says:

    OMG the sweatshirt is FUG. This girl seriously needs a good stylist before she leaves the house.

    It is disturbing the way Tommy-Girl leads her around everywhere. It’s like he’s holding onto her so she won’t make a break for it and run to Mexico!

    I pray that she escapes his Xenu clutches soon!!!

  13. Annie says:

    Stoned out of her Xenu. Who can blame her? If I were a mega-rich ditz I would spend my days stoned.

  14. tar says:

    EVERYTHING she wears looks like it comes from the $1.99 bin at Value Village… and if it did, I would actually kind of like it.
    But I have no doubt that she paid 4 digits for this sassy little retro number, and because of that I hate it. All her clothes are a high-fashion in-joke that seem to be worn for a certain WTF factor that we (as in the masses) are not supposed to “get”.

  15. andrea says:

    wow, she does look stoned out of her mind, that is pretty funny. i like the bedazzled top. i like anything bedazzled. :)

  16. EB says:

    Yes, I also read that blind about Katie and her marital arrangements….she definitely has dead eyes in some of these photos, and looks really stoned in others, I guess these promotional photo ops are real drudgery for her at this point!

    Or she maybe had too many “purification rundowns” lol.

  17. Hautie says:

    Cruise wants so badly to be the super star again. I suspect his whole ego/world was based on being the “Star”!

    I often wonder if that crazy cult has had a hand in the bad press Cruise continues to receive.

    As nasty and as underhanded they have behaved to get their way. Had they really wanted to help him recover his career, they would have done it.

    I suspect they have better control over Cruise as long as he thinks everyone is out to get him but his loving Church. They are his great protector.

    Where as they are really his worse enemy.

    I have to agree Katie is looking better in the last month or so. But far from the cuteness she had prior to this marriage.

    It is as if she had all her happiness sucked out her life.

    Like she has a huge burden of some nasty secret holding her down.

  18. Lulu says:

    I laughed my ass off reading @Kaiser: “Mom, stop licking the window” LOL!

  19. Feebee says:

    Her walmart top probably cost her $700.

  20. sheda says:

    he’s wearing his lifts again. he almost even in height in these photos. i feel so sorry for her . i wonder what she is on. she is feeling no pain.

  21. a says:

    if tom stays in front so the perspective makes him look TALLER than he is… maybe it’s a compromise, then he adds the lifts and she can wear normal shoes.

  22. original kate says:

    i hate the way he’s always holding on to her like she’s a guide dog.

  23. happymom says:

    It’s hotter than hell on the East Coast right now-why are they so bundled up??!!

  24. GreenGinger says:

    I agree, Kaiser, that Tom has a very weird way of “holding hands” with Katie. But I have to say that I really dig her style, even though I would probably only wear a small fraction of her outfits.

  25. Lisa Turtle says:

    This woman is crazy. It’s 93 degrees today in NYC. Last night it never got below 80!!!! It’s hot and humid (so I will give her a pass for having shit hair) but to wear a freaking sweatshirt and long pants in this heat?!?!!? This outfit is hideous to boot. She thought this marriage would be a career boster but it’s not. The two of them are nuts, and look like crap.

    Bish is CRAY-ZEE.

  26. Maritza says:

    She looks pretty no matter what she wears but I do agree she does look unhappy.

  27. Lifts says:

    He sure is wearing those motorctcle boots alot lately…and suddenly the same height as Katie

  28. GatsbyGal says:

    Holy shit, look at those shoes Tom is wearing. The soles alone are almost an inch…those heels must be almost two.

  29. filthycute says:

    @tar, are you Canadian? Your Value Village comment made me LOL. :)

  30. Cinderella says:

    She knows what she’s doing. She’s totally doing this to him on purpose. Look at her smirk! She’s just counting the days, and I say more power to ya, Katie!

  31. serena says:

    oh god..she’s a cute woman why does she do anything to look awful?
    If you are a celebrity and have 0 sense of style you hire a stylist that won’t make you exit like that.. +sigh+

  32. Hum says:

    Hmmmmm.Body Language speaks volumes….

  33. RHONYC says:


    the body language in pic # 3 says it all.


  34. Just a Poster says:

    Dang, she looks like RoboKatie again, and she was just looking spunky again.

    Not a fan of the shirt, not a fan of the shirt back in the 80′s either.

  35. Tia C says:

    I wouldn’t go so far as to say the shirt is tacky, but it sure is fugly.

  36. tar says:

    @filthycute: Yes I am! If Katie came here, I could save her literally tens of thousands of dollars. Long live Value Village!

  37. Lauren says:

    ZombieSmirkyWaxyKatie looks older than Tom…what the hell has happened to her?

  38. Lauren says:

    Labotomy Katie strutting to her square-dancing-auditing class..creepy.

  39. eholz says:

    i feel so bad for her! she’s obviously miserable!

  40. kellogg says:

    @tar I saw Value Village and assumed you were from the South? I wonder if it’s the same chain in Canada–fantastic department-store-sized thrift store.

    Katie is NOT wearing flats in this pic so what the hell? Tom is kicking some Dee-Lite style platform lifts inside those boots. I miss her genuine smile.

    Slightly OT stuff follows:
    I’ve read up on Scientology/Sea Org. The auditing process includes, at least, a detailed psychological and sexual history. There exists a threat that your auditing sessions are tape-recorded. A fantastic way to ensure obedience.

    The other problem is when she leaves (I’m optimistic) “all doors will be closed to her.” And this is not my opinion, this is straight from Scientologist dogma. She’ll be an SP=”supressive person,” a la Nicole Kidman.

    What IS my opinion is that she may be biding her time to ensure she keeps Suri and leaves with enough income to sustain her.

    Regardless of the Scientology bent, TC is still A-list, Katie is not.

  41. Kim says:

    Shes a train wreck waiting to happen. She can not dress and has awful style. She needs soemone to help her pick out decent looking clothes and she needs a makeover. Thats the phoniest hand holding ive ever seen.

  42. Poopie says:

    I HATE HATE Tinytom’s boots/shoes. has anyone seen him wear any other kind of shoe? i know, i know, it’s shallow, but…i just don’t like him…

  43. Belle Epoch says:

    Katie really does look COMPLETELY out of it. How do you suppose she gets drugs behind Tiny Tom’s back? He has her on such a short leash, and when he’s away she is with her minders and his mother.

    Those high heels are slimming for the legs. For Tom, I mean.

  44. Julia says:

    I hate his skinny jeans, but then, he’s an a-hole, so the jeans are probably not the worse thing about him.

  45. Chris says:

    Ugly, ugly, ugly. We will probably learn at some point that it is one of her designs. So far, they have all been dreadful.

  46. lucy2 says:

    OMG, I wasn’t even thinking about how hot it’s been here in the Northeast – she’s wearing long sleeves and pants, and he’s in jeans and a jacket?!?!? But when it’s 20 degrees out, they let their little kid run around in sundresses. Yeah, that makes sense.
    Maybe they’re so Xenu-fied that the weather has no effect on them…

  47. Amy says:

    The way they hold hands is odd. I mean, I lace my fingers with my husband’s when we hold hands. Anyone else notice that?

  48. Penguen says:

    To those of you who mentioned the “blind item”…

    Would any of you happen to have a link? Just curious. I’d like to see what was said.

  49. mai tai says:


    What’s going on with her eyes? She looks out of it! Maybe Tom drugged her into submission?

  50. Lee says:

    @Amy, you’re right about the hand-holding. I think it’s kind of an non-sexual hand-hold, like you do with your kids. More proof of their just-acting-contract-relationship.

  51. Ruffian9 says:

    dread pirate cuervo: HA!

    But; How else would manly man Tom remind us of his extreme manly man manliness without his manly leather jacket? He probably has his manly man big boys’ motorcycle nearby as well.

  52. My2Cents says:

    I don’t know with the hand holding stuff. My partner is quicker than me in everyway possible. Her mind is quicker, she walks faster and is just a little energy bunny. She is always a step ahead of me, pulling me along while I am too busy looking around taking in everything around me. I would say we must look the same as these two. It never bothers me in the slightest and she is not controlling at all in our relationship. It’s just how we are. We always say she is the hare and I am the tortoise. Is anyone else like this? Or is it just us?

  53. LondonParis says:

    I can’t remember the last time I liked something Katie Holmes was wearing so much. (That tastes funny when I say it out loud.)

  54. blindy says:

    “This D list movie and television actress with A+ list name recognition keeps auditioning for teenage and early 20′s acting roles. The problem she hasn’t realized yet is that all the meth she keeps consuming is making her look 40 and as a consequence hears one no after another for decent roles. Producers don’t want to tell her that though for fear of making her angry or upset which could be very bad for future business.”


  55. cruiz2 says:

    OMG – she looks like she’s about to curtsy in pic #2. She looks totally wack: drugs,booze or sex-YUCK! He’s oblivious and soaking the limelight. Ugly, probably very expensive shirt. Let go of the hand hold already. I’d be embarrassed if I were them.

  56. cruiz2 says:

    Oops, for 2x’s.

  57. mojoman says:

    She is high as a kite in those pics, that explains the hand holding, it’s like” there, there..just focus walking in a straight line honey”

  58. birdette says:

    starting to think a lot of the “blind items” stories are about her, she looks trashed and rough.

  59. Honey Bee says:

    It’s hideous! – CONFIRMED

  60. poopie says:

    these two are SOOOOO fake !

    robokatie being led around by tinytom with that weird hand holding bidness; she’s glassy eye’d and he’s acting like they just met and he wants to show her off to xenu…. i’ll be glad when her contract is up and we can move on to the next victim

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  62. luci says:

    I love that she wears peasant clothes though she can spend millions

    good for you katie! :)

    btw, Its strage that CB hasnt still comentted on anger bear’s aka karl lagerfeld latest enterprise with frech journal liberation. he puts some great quotes there, demostrating- once again- what a self entitled douchebag he is
    what a pity for chanel *smirk*

  63. luci says:

    @ blindy
    as for the CDAN blind (one of my other fav gossip sites btw) I dont agree that its katie
    she’s got a lot of (crappy) films going out this year
    probably she’s on something, or plain depressed (but then again, who isnt in hwood?), but i dont think meth

  64. kaligula says:

    i think she’s not eating