Since she shot to fame in 2007 with Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian has a lot of cash at her disposal to spend on clothes. In fact, she reportedly spends a whopping $30,000 a week on her luxury wardrobe. That doesn’t necessarily mean her clothing choices are always tasteful, however. Nevertheless, since she and her vast TV empire became cultural mainstays, absolutely everyone wants to emulate her style. The only problem is, only a super-rich reality star could really pull off outfits like this…
It’s fair to say that this Kardashian thoroughly subscribes to the philosophy of, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” And she very much flaunted it at the Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative during Paris Fashion Week in September 2016. After all, that’s when she wore what seemed to be big fluffy gauntlets and trousers slit up to her thigh.
That flesh-bearing outfit, however, was nothing compared to what she wore at the Balmain show the previous day. She took her seat in the front row wearing an incredibly see-through crochet dress, and with nothing but a nude bra and underwear to cover what’s left of her modesty.
It should be clear by now that Kim loves clothes that show off her skin. And sheer outfits seem to be her favorite of the lot, as they show off her enviable body shape, too. For instance, the reality star donned this very revealing skirt and low-cut top while supporting husband Kanye West when he performed in Florida in September 2016.
Kim was very pregnant during November 2015, but she didn’t let that stop her. No, she rocked up to the LACMA Film + Art Gala in L.A. in a daring lacy jumpsuit. And that garment not showed off not only her baby bump, but everything else too.
And the ubiquitous reality star decided to really go all out for the Fourth of July celebrations in 2015. She got all dressed up in a U.S. flag-patterned hat, leotard, shorts, socks and even fanny pack, before taking a picture and posting it to Instagram. Now that’s patriotism.
Before Kim’s second pregnancy started to show, meanwhile, she went to the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards wearing a magnificently weird, see-through Proenza Schouler design. Unfortunately, however, the outfit turned out to be a fire hazard. After the awards were over, in fact, the fashionista’s feathers caught alight, and she had to be put out by Pharrell.
“My new obsession is this Givenchy fur coat!” Kardashian tweeted in March 2015. And she paired this new wardrobe favorite with a sheer top which showed off her bra. The outfit caused controversy, however, and for once it had nothing to do with flashing skin. It was because the coat – like many of Kim’s other coats – was real fur.
And for the 2015 Grammy Awards, Kim wore what appeared to be a sparkly, belted bathrobe of some kind. This particular bathrobe, however, was designed by none other than Jean Paul Gaultier. And it was gorgeous – but also very fragile. “When I sat, it ripped and we were sewing and safety-pinning,” she explained on E! afterwards.
At the Balmain afterparty at Paris Fashion Week in 2015, meanwhile, Kardashian decided to dress in the designs of the host company and create a cowgirl-esque look. And like so many of her outfits, it was short, clingy and drew attention to her chest.
One of Kardashian’s other standout Paris Fashion Week 2015 choices was – guess what? – another see-through sheer one. And the body-hugging white mesh dress, created by French designers Balenciaga, very nearly bared all.
The reality star’s love of fur is a bit of a problem for some of her fans and a lot of animal rights activists. Certainly that was the case in January 2015, when she posed in a fur bikini designed by none other than hubbie West. After posting a snap of her in the outfit to Instagram, she was inundated by irate commenters denouncing her for wearing “a squirrel.”
Would anyone really want to wear an outfit that looked like it’d been moth-bitten, even if it was designed by Chanel? Well, Kardashian did want to wear that outfit, it turned out. And when she paired it with a grey coat and heels, it looked nice, if very unusual.
A dress that has too many adjectives is never a good thing. Kardashian opted for this patterned, printed, colorful, cleavage-baring Balmain minidress for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. And it did have the desired effect, though, because even Usher was caught not-so-subtly checking her out.
At the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2014, meanwhile, Kardashian wore – wait for it – a black latex Atsuko Kudo bodysuit with a chainmail-like Ralph & Russo sheer skirt on top. And she walked away from the event with the GQ Woman of The Year award.
As you can probably tell, Kardashian absolutely loves the luxury brand Balmain. Indeed, she’s even been described as the fashion house’s “muse.” She paired this extravagant black Balmain dress with a Judith Lieber belt and Tom Ford boots, as well as Kardashian Kollection tights, of course.
And while the Riccardo Tisci dress and glove combo Kim wore to the 2013 Met Gala wasn’t revealing or risqué at all, it was strangely reminiscent of floral wallpaper. All the odder considering that the theme that year was “punk.”
Unsurprisingly, Kardashian tends to go all out for Halloween. In 2012, for example, she donned some shells and a sparkling tail to become a mermaid. And she liked the outfit so much she kept it and brought it back out of the closet for North’s birthday in 2016.
Back in 2011, though, Kardashian wasn’t quite the accomplished dresser she is now. So at her fragrance launch in London she wore… a purple top which showed cleavage but not arms, a clingy orange skirt, a gold belt and turquoise shoes. It looked a little strange, to say the least.
Many women dress up as Red Riding Hood for Halloween, but in 2010 Kardashian dressed as a sexy Red Riding Hood. Jonathan Cheban, by the way, was the Big Bad Wolf. And while the hood was in place, so was an impressive amount of cleavage.
In general, then, Kim will take any excuse to get dressed up, especially if she can take a photo and post it online in the process. Perhaps her most memorable get-up, though, came when she went to Munich in 2010 for the Oktoberfest festival. She donned this traditional German dirndl, complemented by a pair of slightly less traditional high heels.