You will probably remember Katie Holmes strutting her stuff in New York City in September last year wearing a cardigan with nothing but a matching cashmere bra underneath. We loved it then and we still love it now.
Photo via LRNYC/MEGA
To remind you, she wore an oatmeal-coloured knit bra and matching cardigan from New York-based brand Khaite. The bra/cardigan combo is made of baby-soft cashmere and the pieces retail for £414 and £1,220, respectively. Yes, that is pricy, but not for Katie Holmes. Overcome with emotion upon processing this price and having my eyes well up at the thought, we want to find you similar alternatives to these pieces. In this article, we show you 5 different cashmere bras in a range of prices that will suit everyone.
Katie Holmes pieces were a pure luxury, but the look also had a cool sexiness thanks to the way the slouchy sweater hung off of her shoulder and looked so effortless. When asked about the fashion moment, Holmes jokingly told the magazine Instyle; “I have been in this business for quite some time. We both know you have ups and downs. It's been a really exciting time because of the cashmere bra.” Katie Holmes has become a style trendsetter this year, and we are looking for our latest inspiration to our wardrobes. In this instance, it is the cashmere bra.
Just in time, too. It’s the perfect weather for such an outfit - not too hot that you can get by in a loose-fitted cardigan, and cold enough that a cosy knit bra will be a welcome addition to your trans-seasonal style. They have a soft and elegant appeal which is calling out to be worn on your skin. Modern and contemporary all in one, without being overdressed.
Below are our chosen cashmere bras we think you will adore:
When Katie Holmes was famously spotted wearing Khaite's 'Eda' bra under the matching cardigan, it sold out within the hour - she cites the label as one of her favourites for classic, luxurious items. Spun from sand cashmere, it has a flexible, close fit and is free of padding for light support. Wear it with jeans and ankle boots for an edgy look. Grab it for yourself on Net-a-porter.
Also on Net-a-porter there is this beautiful soft-cup bra in grey. A different take on Katie Holmes’s cashmere bra made from stretch-jersey. It's so soft it could be mistaken for cashmere and has an elasticated underband and adjustable straps to customize the fit. Wear it with the matching pants, perfect for lounging around the house.
Stretch-jersey soft-cup bra £28.80
If you are looking for more of a sporty fit this bra from Journelle will be right up your street. With its luxuriously soft ribbed fabric, it will feel like it is practically not there. Ultra-chic, effortless fit, and comfy with curve-hugging shape. Also available with matching cashmere trousers.
Opt for this triangle cashmere bra from Cos to mix up this trend. A daily essential that has been updated to be the most modern and cosy fit. Spun from a soft cashmere wool blend with a knitted quality, this bra is made for any occasion. Pair it with a cardigan with the top button undone, showing off the bra to ace this trend.
CASHMERE-WOOL KNITTED BRA £22.50
For a more conservative look check out Zara’s knit crop top in a wool blend which is a little more coverage. If you are worried about showing off too much skin when following this trend this v-neckline crop top is perfect for you. For more coverage, Zara also has this cardigan which is exceptionally soft and is cut for a relaxed fit.
WOOL BLEND CROP TOP £9.99
You probably did not think you would be buying cashmere in summer. But we are making an exception to the cashmere bra trend as a result of brands such as Zara and Net-a-porter creating these stunning pieces. Not forgetting the lasting impression of Katie Holmes's outfit from last year! The cashmere bra is very wearable for all weathers and can be paired with a number of different pieces. This cosy knit bra moment is being welcomed back with open arms by many brands across the world. We can not wait to see it all over Instagram again.