I found this hilarious post from Awesomely Luvvie after asking the Google to explain to me Kim Kardashian’s fashion senselessness as of late:
“When it was announced that Kim Kardashian was pregnant by her not-husband, Kanye West, I just knew she already had her outfits selected for the next 9 months. She was gon be baby baking chic. I assumed. Not sure why, because her style right now ain’t much to love. Well, pre-Kanye, she was all bandage dress everything. Now, she’s been rocking black, white, tan and leather everything. I truly do not know why I was expecting her to be slaying in the fashion department because she was with child. BUT what I didn’t expect was for her to be dressing so terribly for her new body. Especially since she considers herself a stylist and fashionista. Kim’s growing BAWDY got her all messed up because she’s been making some TERRIBLE fashion choices, even more than usual.”
I am so glad someone else said it, now I won’t feel so bad – or at least if I am bad, I am certainly in good company. Kim K has got to be the worst dressed pregnant woman in history. Or to put it in better, more generous terms: Kim K’s pregnancy wardrobe is just missing the mark. Clearly, she is trying to maintain her sex symbol status, which is basically her bread and butter, all the way up until the moment the epidural kicks in. There is nothing wrong with that. We all have to make money and eat. But everything looks awkward, clingy and flat out unflattering. In short, there comes a point when the flaunting of the curvaceous pregnancy bod just comes off as tacky. And I’m sorry to say sweet apple of Ray J’s eye, you passed that point one too many bubblegum pink frocks ago.
I’m not going to go into every single fashion faux pas as Jezebel already has a pretty accurate pictorial of her offenses. And part of me feels horrible for having these thoughts about a pregnant lady. I mean, I do have sympathy for her. Unlike her sister Khloe, who benefited from having the perfect round stomach, the pregnancy is spreading her wide as oppose to outwards, as evident by this side by side picture of the pregnant sisters rocking the same outfit. If all of a sudden, your body changes and everything starts shifting around and getting bigger in ways that you never imagined, it can be difficult coming to terms with that. You’re basically having to engage in some body acceptance and relearn how to dress yourself all over again. At the same time, her appearance is a huge part of her career – some would say the basis for it – and I highly doubt she dresses herself. So if anyone should be getting a side-eye, it’s her hating-behind fashion team. And by team, I mean Kanye West.
I knew a woman, who was all about dressing fashionable and sexi while pregnant. Her thing was that she was about the heels, cleavage and fitted dresses prior to pregnancy – matter of fact it was the reason how she got into that position – and she was not going to stop being true to herself just because she is in the gestation period. She also said that putting stock in her appearance, particularly bringing the sexi back, helped her get through those times when she felt like Free Willy.
However unlike Kim, this woman didn’t try to squeeze into smaller pieces. Instead she acknowledged that physically she wasn’t the same, took a page out of some fashionable plus size friend’s look-book and dressed towards her new shape. She had picked outfits that while short, fitted and showed plenty of cleavage, didn’t stretch and snug itself across the love handles and more importantly, allowed her growing baby bump to move and flow freely. Whereas Kim has stuffed her baby in Spanx and calls it chic.