Kim Kardashian Style: Her Sexiest Fashion Looks Decoded

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Kim Kardashian Style: Her Sexiest Fashion Looks Decoded

Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Channel Old Hollywood


Kardashian exuded Golden Age glamour at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2011, wearing a mix of the most iconic names in Hollywood fashion: Marchesa, Louboutin, Schwartz and Leiber. She put her stamp on the look by balancing classic glamour with a jewel-tone gown.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Mix in Some Menswear


We can’t imagine ultra-feminine Kimmie ever going for a full-on tux, but she does love sneaking a bit of haberdashery into an otherwise girly ensemble, as she did during Fashion Week in 2011.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Some Dresses Double as Jewelry


The heavy metal on Kardashian's LBD is so eye-catching, the usually accessorized star opted against other adornment for her fragrance launch in 2011.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Mix Hard and Soft


Kim never loses sight of her femininity, even when wearing plenty of leather. By choosing paler tones and draped shapes, the finished look is tough and touchable.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Grecian is Always Good


She's a modern day goddess, and this Athenian-chic outfit worn to a photo shoot proves it. True to form, Kim nails the details, too: a rope belt, wide gold cuff and flat gladiator sandals.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Cinch That Waist


With curves like Kim's, it would be a crime not to show them off. In this case, a molded metal belt adds just the right amount of definition—and glam—for 2011's Do Something Awards in Hollywood.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Go Beyond Black


Eggplant may not sound like the sexiest shade, but on Kim, promoting her Sears line in California, the autumnal hue is as utterly sensual as any little black dress.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Embrace Your Icons


Seen here leaving a photo shoot in New York City, Kim channels another woman famous for her nuptials: 70’s fashion icon Bianca Jagger.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Get Noticed in Red


For 2011’s Game Changers Awards in NYC, Kim wore a long red dress that hugged every curve—and was perfectly balanced from shoulders to train.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Vamp it Up


Kardashian is definitely not a goth girl, but that doesn’t mean she can't have a little fun on the dark side. Seen here at a 2011 Golden Globes after party, the star wore a dramatic black Bruce Oldfield dress, vivid berry lips and ruby-accented jewels.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: If You’ve Got It…


The Grammy Awards always inspire sexy, outrageous fashion, and Kim didn’t disappoint in 2011, when she wore a slit-to-there Kaufman Franco dress and super-bold Lorraine Schwartz baubles.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Commit to a Hue


Pewter, silver, gunmetal and platinum. There's not a drop of yellow gold to be found in Kim’s sinuous 2011 MTV Video Music Awards ensemble, which she wore to present the Best Male Video award.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Try New Silhouettes


Sure, she looks amazing in skintight, siren-call dresses, but Kim shows she can also pull off fit-and-flare chic at a Valentino store opening in March 2012.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: It's All in the Details


It's the little things that make Kim’s Us Weekly party ensemble so modern: A bracelet worn high on the forearm instead of the wrist, a slit centered in front instead of to the side and almost-neon heels juxtaposed with an old-world fabric.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Enhance Your Cleavage


Kardashian’s famous curves are hard not to notice, but the mesh inserts on this Roland Mouret dress guarantee you can’t look away.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Choose Sexy Versions of Classic Fabrics


Traditional velvet would be too stiff to hug Kardashian's curves, but the plush bias-cut velvet Kim wore to the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Bodycon perfection.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Texture is King


Kim loves pieces that are tactile, intricate and really expensive, as her Alaia dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Bottega Veneta bag prove.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Pile on the Jewelry


For an event promoting her jewelry line, Belle Noel, Kim showed off lots of accessories, from a bold necklace to stacks of bangles.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: White Can be Slimming


Celebrating the launch of QuickTrim in London, Kim looked the part in a svelte white sheath that was expertly tailored to her body.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Embrace Exoticism


Gwyneth Paltrow wore this black beaded Pucci first, but it was Kardashian who gave it the full Princess Jasmine treatment at a party in Cannes.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Take Fashion Risks


A night out at Kanye’s art film premiere called for something out of Kim’s comfort zone: a plunging Balmain minidress covered in gold embroidery.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Work With Your Skin Tone


Not every woman can pull off head-to-toe mustard yellow, never mind help launch the shade as an “it” color. But Kim’s gorgeous olive complexion, icy diamond accessories and scarlet lips make the Elie Saab gown pure magic at 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against Aids event.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Deliver the Drama


It's no secret that boyfriend Kanye West has upped Kim's fashion game, and this theatrical, 3-D gown from designer Stephane Rolland—worn with slicked-back hair—might be the peak of her couture career.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Discover Little-Known Designers


For an event down under, Kimmie slipped on a digital-print dress by Aussie Michael Le Sordo, helping giving the designer worldwide buzz.

 

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Kim Kardashian Style Trick: Be Touchable


At a Midori event in September, 2012, Kim shows off three seductive signatures: soft, touchable skin, hair you can run your fingers through and fabric that begs to be stroked.

 

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If Kim Kardashian's style is your idea of fashion perfection, get ready to make celeb-style icon's best (and sexiest!) wardrobe tricks your own. The secret to the Kim Kardashian look? It's simpler than you might think.

View the gallery above to learn the celebrity's strategies for rocking everything from casual outfits to glamorous red-carpet gowns.

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