03/15/2013 12:03 EDT | Updated 03/15/2013 12:13 EDT

Katie Holmes In Mesh Dress Disaster (PHOTO)

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Actress Katie Holmes attends The New York Observer 25th Anniversary Party at Four Seasons Restaurant on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Someone get Katie Holmes a new stylist, stat!

The former Mrs. Tom Cruise's style meter is hovering around a five, after attending The New York Observer's 25th Anniversary Party in New York on March 14 wearing a black mesh Dolce & Gabbana dress.

The netted material must have felt uncomfortable on Holmes' skin and the shiny texture made the whole outfit look robotic despite her cute open-toed shoes.

It's a bit of a style setback for Holmes, who has hit a series of sartorial highs since her divorce from Cruise (check her out in a flirty yellow dress and a Canadian tuxedo.)

For a fashion designer (Holmes is co-designer of Holmes & Yang), she sure needs to work on finding the right dress that will show off her natural good looks.

However, Holmes perfected her beauty look, showing off luscious brunette locks and glowing skin.

The 34-year-old mom needs to look her best right now as she is the new face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

She told The Telegraph that she is excited about her new role: "It's really nice! I'm thrilled, and so thankful. She's just so lovely, and it's wonderful to work with people who are kind and nice and who you can be inspired by."

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