KIM Kardashian looks like a dated pop singer flaunting her figure in cheeky crop tops, an image consultant has claimed.
And she thinks Kim’s divorce and split from Balenciaga has driven the once style-hungry 42-year-old into a fashion fog.
In an exclusive interview, celebrity style expert Amanda Sanders told The U.S. Sun: “Balenciaga and Kanye are not there anymore so Kim’s been wearing crop tops and showing off how tiny her middle is.
“It’s all tomboyish, very young and sporty and like the old Jennifer Lopez who'd embraced that whole sort of street style as Jenny from the Block.
“Before now Kim's outfits were well thought out, she was styled and very pulled together.
“Now it appears that Kim's throwing on a hodgepodge of things without a second thought and like a pop star from the 90s."
Previously Kim Kardashian has consistently pulled off plenty of stunning style transformations since making her debut on the celebrity scene in the early 2000s.
From strutting around Miami in Juicy Couture tracksuits as a budding reality star, through to her style upgrade when she met and married Kanye West in 2014.
From there, Kim went on to grace some of the most exclusive red carpets decked out in Givenchy, Balmain and Balenciaga.
She swiftly became one of the world's most coveted fashion stars.
“Kim was very outspoken about Kanye dressing her after they met and that she had also struggled with fashion help in the past, " explains Amanda.
“When they split up if she hadn't had some sort of guidance from some of these large fashion brands that had started to dress her, she’d be a little lost.
“Now it seems as if Kim's also lost any interest in being so pulled together and she doesn't want to think too much.
“Kim’s been out wearing the same type of outfits over the last few weeks because it's easier, it's throwback and it's distancing herself from Balenciaga.”
While Kim and Kanye divorced over a year ago, it has been the fractured relationship with the French fashion house that has contributed to her current fashion shift.
Toward the end of November, Kim told how she was re-evaluating her relationship with Balenciaga after images of kids hugging teddy bears dressed in bondage gear were featured in an ad campaign.
Previously, Kim had worked as an ambassador for the brand with the pairing culminating in a defining fashion moment at the 2021 Met Gala when she appeared fully covered in a black gown.
“She's no longer wearing Balenciaga which until now has formed the majority of her public looks, " adds Amanda.
“After Kim separated from them she was photographed at Art Basel wearing Thierry Mugler, which is very different to Balenciaga.
“But even then, that look still wasn't fresh and feels like a throwback.
“Mugler is very sculptural and provocative, yet cheeky at the same time.
"Balenciaga is more edgy classic and sophisticated."
The height of Kim’s relationship with the late Thierry Mugler came at the 2019 Met Gala when the designer created a latex beaded gown especially for her.
When he passed in January, Kim attended the launch of her family's new Hulu series in Los Angeles wearing a skintight silver Mugler dress as well.
“The more recent outfits she's worn such as the leather pants and the crop tops are cheeky, sporty, less dressy and less thought out.
"Balenciaga didn't do those kind of things and gave her more cohesive, sophisticated looks.
“I have to say though that Kim is able to pull off a lot of stuff that nobody else could because she’s very comfortable in her skin.
"It's truly her inner self that feels so fierce and that sort of radiates.
"She's very comfortable with who she is as a woman and that comes out in whatever she throws on."
Otherwise, Amanda notes that Kim's lucrative shapewear brand Skims could become her next fashion focus.
And as the go-to choice in shapewear for many American women, Kim's successful business has been been valued at over $3.2billion.
“I think Kim's going to expand on her Skims brand and bring out high end athleisure wear, " explains Amanda.
“This means her creating layering and evolving her shapewear pieces so that her line won't just include under layers and undergarments.
"There would be outer pieces which means developing some of these basic silhouettes so women can throw a blazer over them.
“I think Kim's going to go in this sportier direction and we're seeing this right now with what she's wearing.
"She'll focus her attention on her own house and will build it out to make it into a much bigger platform.”
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