Home / News / Viral & Trending Please, no, let’s not wear dresses over jeans again There are some fashion trends that need to stay in the past where they belong! By Cassandra Stone December 15, 2022 Dave Kotinsky/Getty Fashion is cyclical. Period. Trends are continuously recycled through generations, and many of them are improved upon from decades past. One trend that is not an improvement? The dress-over-jeans trend of the early 2000s. Not even Katie Holmes can change that. Sorry not sorry. Who wants to look like they have a three-foot torso with 8-inch legs? Not moi, that’s for sure. Holmes debuted the once-popular Y2K look at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball earlier this week. Almost as soon as photos of the actress and mom hit the internet, everyone had something to say about it. Because let’s be honest, we all partook in fashion and beauty trends once upon a time that now make us cringe. Big time. View this post on Instagram A post shared by InStyle Türkiye (@instyleturkiye) In response to the, well, massive response to the look, Holmes’ stylist tells “The New York Times” that the decision to pair the dress with jeans was intentional and functional. Related: I finally got rid of all the clothes that don’t fit me anymore “We decided the rich color and subtle bustier effect detailing of the top was elegant and would be fun if paired with jeans, creating a more youthful feel for Jingle Ball and the atmosphere there,” Brie Welch, Holmes’ personal stylist said. @5arahpop 🗣️ DENIM UNDER DRESSES IS BACK . . . . . . #y2k #nostalgia #fashion #katieholmes #popculture #iheartradio #redcarpetlooks #redcarpet ♬ original sound – Sarah Pop “On the day of (and because Katie has her own effortless style that should be appreciated here), she said she wanted to wear sneakers, because it was a concert and obviously there would be a lot of dancing to Dua Lipa (and nothing is more comfortable!)” her stylist continued. What’s really funny is when the photos first began circulating, many people—myself included—thought it was an old photo of Katie Holmes. Like, circa 2005ish old. But alas, we were all wrong! OHHHHH that pic you guys keep posting of Katie Holmes with the dress over the jeans is from THE PRESENT?? 2022??? I understand now— caitie delaney (@caitiedelaney) December 14, 2022 Please for the love of goddess keep this era of fashion in the archives. Love Katie Holmes… but I detest this cursed red carpet era. idc idc idc https://t.co/3GTp4mB345— kelechi (@its_kelechi) December 10, 2022 Others pointed to some other…trends…that this look could open the floodgates for. Kim thinking she should pull out this look again now that Katie Holmes brought back the real Y2K fashion to red carpet pic.twitter.com/ICD8hIfQvJ— ideservecouture (@ideservecouture) December 11, 2022 Related: Here’s why most Americans think their mama is “the cool mom” And here’s an excellent point about Gen Z and their obsession with the ’90s and early ’00s fashion. I’m sorry gen z can’t want to bring back Y2K fashion and then make fun of katie holmes wearing a dress and jeans!— kaity (@kaitybella) December 11, 2022 We can let this one slide. Rich, famous people try to set trends all the time and, more often than not, end up missing. By a mile. And because Katie Holmes is gorgeous, she can get away with a lot more than the average bear. But the second skinny scarves, chain belts, double denim, those ballet flats everyone had, and jeans so low you have to shave to wear them in public all come back? Well, I’m hibernating in my 50 pairs of black leggings until it passes.