From Balmain to Bike Shorts: Kim Kardashian's Best Fashion Moments of All Time

By Allison Crist Mar 05, 2021 12:00 PMTags
Watch: Watch Kim Kardashian Literally Squeeze Into Skin-Tight Outfit

Kim Kardashian is nothing short of a fashion icon. 

Once a professional closet organizer with a roster of celebrity clients including Paris Hilton and Cindy Crawford, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is now a front-row fixture at Fashion Weeks around the world, the owner of a multimillion-dollar clothing company and a frequent star in couture modeling campaigns—put simply, an unstoppable fashion force.

While Kim will of course remain a style icon for many years to come, KUWTK has always provided a behind-the-scenes look at some of her most memorable looks, and since the upcoming 20th season is the E! show's last, we're already sad to be missing out on the fashion fun.

Thankfully, we haven't gotten that far just yet. 

Brand new Kards episodes return Thursday, March 18, and we're taking you on a journey through Kim's best fashion moments of all time while we patiently wait for her and the Kardashian-Jenner gang to return to the small screen.

Kardashians and Jenners' Best Fashion Week Looks

Keep scrolling to look back at Kim's dripping wet latex Met Gala look, her Carrie Bradshaw-approved newspaper printed skirt, lots of Balmain, even more blazers and of course, her signature bike shorts. 

Afterward, make sure you're all caught up with Keeping Up With the Kardashians before the 20th and final season premieres on Thursday, March 18 at 8 p.m. on E!.

Catch season 19 here, and more episodes on Peacock

Don't Be a Grinch

Social media had a lot to say about Kim's Christmas outfit—couture Schiaparelli outfitted with a leather bodice featuring six-pack abs and a matching green silk velvet skirt—but she remained unphased.


Chic Celebrations

Kim rang in the big 4-0 in a gold vintage Vivienne Westwood gown.

All Balmain

Modeling vintage Balmain—a crop top with shoulder pads and a pair of thigh-high biker shorts—Kim dubbed herself a "Balmain Barbie" in Sept. 2020.


Cream Dream

Kim attended the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party in a dramatic ruffled cream gown.

PCAs Perfection

The E! star looks gorgeous in mint at the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards.

Black Velvet

Kim showed up to the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys in a simple black one-shoulder velvet dress.


Kim won the 2019 Met Gala red carpet in this dripping wet latex look by Thierry Mugler.

Optical Illusion

For the 2018 E! PCAs, Kim went with a psychedelic, skin-tight sheer number that made us do a double take.

Good News

Stop the presses! The headline-making star wears a newspaper printed skirt with a matching Dior bag at a Levi's denim event in NYC.

All Strapped In

It seems nearly impossible to avoid a nip slip in this barely there vintage 1998 Thierry Mugler cut-out dress, but somehow Kim managed to pull off this strappy, boob-baring look without a wardrobe malfunction!


Kim almost certainly let the charge in making bike shorts "in" again.

Vintage Versace

Kim's cleavage was the star of the amfAR Gala red carpet in this daring, super low-cut black vintage Versace dress from the fashion house's 1991 collection. The eye-popping design oozes sex appeal and definitely commands attention.

Latex Lady

Kim ensured that her pin-up status remained in tact in this pink skin-tight latex mini dress by Atsuko Kudo.

Louis Vuitton Don's Wife

In true Mrs. West fashion, this star's look, designed by Off-White's Virgil Abloh, was a statement piece at the Louis Vuitton men's show. 

The Chalice

If you were at the 2018 Met Gala, we're sure your eyes were locked in on Kim's shimmering tight Versace number!

Balmain Babe

Kim looked drop-dead-gorgeous at a Balmain party in this tiny white crop top and sheer bedazzled skirt.

Fashion Jackpot!

Kim stepped out to celebrate her friend's success wearing a vintage Jeremy Scott money-covered trench, matching boots and a crystal Judith Leiber money purse.


Mrs. West donned an all-black blazer ensemble sans shirt at the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Bare Faced in Balenciaga

For a Balenciaga fashion show, Kim went makeup free in an off-the-shoulder Balenciaga trench and black and white grid-print Balenciaga boots.

Warrior Goddess

Nothing says Greek empress more than this beige crop top and skirt ensemble. The look was paired with white heels and Christian Billets cuffed bracelets. Way to slay, Kim. 

She's On The Move

This beauty mogul is dressed to kill in this leather trouser and corset set paired with strappy heels. 

Cut-Out Queen

Kim attends The Tot holiday party in LA in a sleek light gray tank dress with a sexy stomach cut-out.

Sparkling Mama

The reality star hosts Las Vegas' Hakkasan nightclub's third anniversary.

Oh Baby!

Kim wowed in this white Valentino caped gown that accentuated her growing baby bump at the 2015 InStyle awards in Los Angeles.

Hot Pants

Kim bares it all in this Laquan Smith ensemble for the DailyMailOnline Yacht Party during the 2015 Cannes film festival.

Gold Goddess

Also while in Cannes, Kim sports a business-glam Balmain ensemble for the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival .

Met Magic

At the 2015 Met Gala in New York City Kim flaunted it all in this feathered and embellished sheer Roberto Cavalli gown.

Hello Gorgeous

In a high-slit and low-plunging gown, Kim looked glamorous at the 2015 Grammys.

Oscar Worthy

Kardashian—donning a Celia Kritharioti ball gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels—is a vision in red at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, held during the 2014 Academy Awards.

Ball Gown Chic

Mrs. West wows at the Vienna Ball in a two-toned Ralph Rucci stunner featuring a metallic skirt and sheer panel cut-outs along the bodice.

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