Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images
Of all the fall trends that debuted on the runways in February, the one that undoubtably stood out the most was maxi lengths, which swept (pun intended) the competition after a spring practically dedicated to shrinking hemlines. And now that autumn has arrived, we can say with assurance that the trend is all it was cracked up to be and then some. Just ask Katie Holmes, who wore a simple yet wildly chic maxi-length black dress by Khaite to a Bulgari event this week, paired with the boot trend of the season: sleek knee-highs.
As is true of a majority of Holmes’s ensembles, this one was nothing if not effortless and cool, which the actress said in our Luxury Issue is always her goal when she’s putting together an outfit. (Same.) Find out just how easy it is to put together a similar look this fall by shopping some of our favorite maxi dresses and knee-high boots below.
Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images
On Katie Holmes: Khaite Clover Plunging Flounce-Godet Maxi Dress ($2900); Bulgari jewelry
Khaite Clover Plunging Flounce-Godet Maxi Dress $2900 Shop Now
Shop boots and maxi dresses:
H&M Gathered Dress $65 Shop Now
The ruching details on this dress are stunning.
Reformation Remy Knee Boot $478 Shop Now
Zara x Narciso Rodriguez Slip Dress $279 Shop Now
This collab is every ’90s girl’s dream.
Jeffrey Campbell Darlings Pointed Toe Knee High Boot $200 Shop Now
I’ve sent these boots to at least 10 people.
Open Edit Halter Satin Midi Dress $79 Shop Now
Practically every Who What Wear editor owns this dress.
Zara Heeled Knee-High Boots $90 Shop Now
These are absolutely sharp.
Zara Long Strappy Dress $70 Shop Now
If I didn’t know better, I’d say this dress was about five times more expensive than it is.
Khaite Dallas Suede Knee Boots $1380 Shop Now
I dream about these boots at least once a week.
& Other Stories Chain Necklace Midi Dress $119 Shop Now
This dress is such an easy one to throw on and look effortlessly chic.
H&M Knee-High Heeled Leather Boots $149 Shop Now
Okay, H&M. Go off.
Reformation Avila Dress $398 Shop Now
I’m head over heels for this dress.
Vince Highland Knee High Boot $595 Shop Now
Simple and stunning.
Topshop Ruffle Strappy Cotton Midi Dress $60 $45 Shop Now
For a casual daytime look.
H&M Knee-High Heeled Boots $75 Shop Now
Fall and suede boots are MFEO.
Zara Lace Shirt Dress $70 Shop Now
The lacy, sheer look is having a moment for fall.
By Far 80mm Stevie Faux Leather Tall Boots $696 Shop Now
As are metallic accessories.
Abercrombie Satin Cowl Back Slip Midi Dress $120 Shop Now
I own this dress, and let me just say, wow.
Urban Outfitters Cass Western Black Boot $104 Shop Now
You’ll be hard pressed to find a pair of cowboy boots this good for less than $104.
Totême Crinkled Silk-Habotai Maxi Dress $710 Shop Now
I am rightfully obsessed.
Zara Heeled Leather Knee-High Boots $169 Shop Now
This color feels so fresh and elevated this season.
Reformation Billy Knit Dress $178 Shop Now
I’ve tried this dress on, and it’s just as gorgeous IRL as it is in this photo.
Staud Cami Leather Knee Boots $550 Shop Now
Anything Staud designs gets my stamp of approval—period.
H&M Voluminous Satin Dress $35 Shop Now
I want to wear this 24/7.
Dear Frances Elia Knee High Boot $795 Shop Now
I’m Dear Frances’s number one fan.
H&M Wide-Cut Jersey Dress $40 Shop Now
I can imagine grabbing for this dress constantly.
Chloé Nellie Leather Tall Western Boots $1550 Shop Now
Sorry for drooling.
Sir Willa Lace-Trimmed Cutout Silk Maxi Dress $450 Shop Now
This dress went viral for a reason.
Reiss Carina Pointed Toe Knee High Boot $640 Shop Now
The ’90s vibes are strong.