The Bump Wears Black

A Brief History of Kim Kardashian’s Pregnancy Style (PHOTOS)

From glove-sleeves on her Givenchy dress to a confusing dress-over-pants combination, see the greatest hits of the reality star’s pregnancy style.

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Since her relationship with Kanye West began, Kim Kardashian has gone through a Komplete Style Makeover.  Quite literally: Kanye transformed her from a body con-dress-wearing dead ringer for a Pussy Cat Doll and turned her into a tuxedo-wearing dead ringer for Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović. But, now pregnant, Kanye’s sleek aesthetic has proven hard to master: Pea in the Pod maternity clothes are, obviously, not allowed. Kardashian has been averse to maternity clothes, preferring all-black Lululemon outfits when she’s not in Givenchy. And then there have been the headlines: the nasty, fat-shaming articles that portray Kardashian as an obese overeater rather than a healthy pregnant woman. Here, we give you a brief summary of Kardashian’s pregnancy style—from glove-sleeves to too-tight sandals.

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At the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" Costume Institute Gala in New York City on May 6, the pregnant reality-show star stepped out in a full-length floral Givenchy gown designed by Riccardo Tisci. The high-rise slit, the matching printed heels, and the almighty gleeves (sleeves plus gloves equals gleeves) completed this maternity number. But the dress became an Internet meme, with some writers comparing it to a sofa—and Robin Williams comparing it to Mrs. Doubtfire. (Tisci, incidentally, later defended the dress, saying: “I think she looked amazing,” he said. “She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.”)

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No Pain No Gain

Kim showed off her baby bod in a fitted black dress and sky-high stilettos with sisters Kourtney and Khloe at an in-store appearance for Kardashian Kollection on May 4 in Houston. Later, sandals off, she Instagrammed a picture of their effect on swollen feet.

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Sassy in Satin

Kim wore a tuxedo-inspired dress and pointy pumps to E! Upfront on April 22 in New York City.

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Order in the Court

Kim left an L.A. courthouse in a cinch-waist gray floral jacket and appropriate white trousers after attending a divorce hearing from Kris Humphries on April 12. The effect was a confusing dress-over-pants combination.

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Black Betty

Kim wore a figure-flattering black Saint Laurent frock with flowy sheer sleeves and a simple gold necklace to the MTV Movie Awards on April 14.

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Kim rocked a long, tan trench coat with bangs as she posed next to actress Molly Sims at the Tracy Anderson Flagship Studio on April 4.

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Lady in Red

On April 13, Kim wore a lacy, ladylike Versace dress in Las Vegas. She kept her footwear minimal with pointy nude pumps—and wore red lipstick to match.

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Kim DuJour

Kim looked pulled together at the DuJour magazine celebration in an embellished Lanvin piece and Jimmy Choo heels on March 27.


Preggers in a Pantsuit

Pantsuits don’t have to be as painful as they sound. Kim Kardashian wore a structured suit with a cool neckline and elongated torso to her DuJour Spring 2013 collaboration in Beverly Hills on March 2.

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All White Everything

The TV star channeled her inner Greek goddess in a long white gown with shimmery twisted straps at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party on February 24. She also carried all-white accessories, of course.

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Feathered Up

Kim Kardashian arrived at the Topshop Topman L.A. Opening Party on February 13 wearing leather skinnies and a feathery tunic.

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Ride ’em Cowboy

Kim showed off the first signs of a bump in an all-black getup. She wore a sheer blouse, cropped blazer, and fitted pencil skirt to host the Calgary Cowboys ICED event in Canada on January 4.