Kim Kardashian's hottest Instagrams of 2016

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Kim Kardashian may have had the most up and down year out of any other celebrity in the world. From getting into the best shape of her life after giving birth to son, Saint, to pushing her massively successful multimedia empire to new heights and shockingly being robbed at gunpoint in Paris, Kardsahian has had quite the last 12 months.

That aforementioned empire was fueled in part by her continuing dominance of the conversation around social media this year, which started with a major controversy around a naked photo (with back bars covering her private parts) on Instagram that garnered her much support and criticism.

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But Kardashian was just getting started. From a stunning, scantily-clad cover shoot for GQ to a Mexican vacation filled with racy photos, Kim was all about pushing the envelope in 2016. Until it all stopped.

When Kardashian's Paris apartment was broken into in early October during Paris Fashion Week, the world came to a screeching halt. The scariest moment of her 35-year-long life could've ended everything for the star, and it put her entire life into perspective. She became uncharacteristically private and quiet, especially online. She hasn't posted a photo on Instagram or sent a tweet since the incident.

Though sources have said that her silence and restrained image will continue in the new year, we hope that Kardashian comes back. Social media isn't the same without her, and we know that she has more to say and share and inspire within us to not hold back.

We went back through Kim Kardashian's Instagram account and pulled out her most scandalous posts of 2016 to see just how far she went this year -- and to remember how much we loved it.

Check out Kim Kardashian's hottest Instagram photos of 2016 below:

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Kim Kardashian's sexiest Instagrams of 2016
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Kim Kardashian's sexiest Instagrams of 2016
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Today on my app see the red carpet cleavage tape trick I've been doing for years!
Happy Birthday @steph_shep I love this pic of us!
When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL
Wired πŸ“· Mert & Marcus
#loveadvent @kimkardashian #jameslima @simonrobins100 @coach @agentprovocateur πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
Hair flip & eye roll at the same damn time!
✨ golden ✨
Balenciaga. No make up today.
Parisian Vibes
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Tonight
Bathroom selfie right before Pablo hits the stage
Miami
You're so professional @steph_shep So responsible & thanks for never drinking on the job!
In all seriousness I'm going to be totally selfless for this one last post. Thanks for being my main bitch! Happy Birthday!
Seriously @steph_shep thanks for always having my back and eating all my left overs so they don't go to waste!
Thank you @riccardotisci17 LOVE this @givenchyofficial couture gown for the Harper's Party!
Silver Surfer
Closed eyes, see things
Vintage Galliano & Kanye West x Jacob the Jeweler's new collection for the VMA's
Bikini tennis anyone? 🎾
Beach selfies of course! πŸšπŸ“·πŸš
Wait but first...
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Selfish in Mexico
I'm like fuck critics you can kiss my whole asshole 🍾
🎼 I'm going out tonight, it's going down....🎼
In honor of @styledbyhrush birthday a month ago LOL she taught me how to twerk on this trip so I'm posting it for her 😜
New KIMOJI Merch available for just the weekend! Go to KimKardashianWest.com or my app to get it!
#VacayVibez @golden_barbie
Best trip ever! follow me on snap
Cuban vibes!!! Throwback to when we were in Cuba! Can't wait to watch tonight's episode with you guys! A new episode of KUWTK starts soon!
Tune into Keeping Up With The Kardashians tonight on E to see all the BYS at @fergie Milf $ video!
More BTS of @fergie's video Milf $ video on my app!
All the BTS pics from the Milf $ video are on my app today!
Pre photo shoot fittings
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#MILFMONEY
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#TBT Hamptons
Wait u didn't think I would forget about National Selfie Day! DUH
New obsession @sugarbearhair 🐻 I have two of these a day as part of my hair care routine. They are delish! #sugarbearhair #sp
Obsessed with the new Kimoji phone case! There's not many left so get it now on my app or KimKardashianWest.com #KimojiMerch
GQ πŸ“· Mert & Marcus
So many amazing pics from @GQ I can't wait for you to see them all! Thank you @jimmooregq for this amazing cover! πŸ“· @mertalas @macpiggott
The cover of @GQ is here!!! This was seriously a dream come true!!!! πŸ“· @mertalas @macpiggott
Let the transformation begin #BazaarIcons
TheWifeOfPablo
Happy birthday to my best friend! I usually would be scared for us getting older but as each year passes I'm just happy we have more time on this earth together! I love you so much and hope this year brings you so much happiness
Hey New York
Wore my new Yeezy Season 2 heels with an orange 🍊 Pablo shirt yesterday in support of gun violence awareness day. Something has to change πŸš«πŸ”«
#secretproject ✨coming soon @mertalas @macpiggott #mertandmarcus
Thank you @peter_dundas for making me this gorgeous @roberto_cavalli dress. And @lisaeldridgemakeup @dayaruci for glam with @lorraineschwartz jewels.
My @vogueaustralia cover is on stands now! πŸ“· @lachlanbailey
My visit to Ernest Hemingway's house in Cuba is on my app today! Link in my bio
This diamond cuff earring though πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž@lorraineschwartz
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Thank you Hakassan for having me! Thank you @olivier_rousteing & @balmain for dressing me! And thank you @makeupbyariel @cesar4styles for glamming me!
Cocktails with Khloe vibes today! 🍸🍾🍺🍹Hair @justinemarjan Make Up @makeupbyariel
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Paris flashback BTS on my app! #LinkInBio
Yeezy Vibes @makeupbymario @tokyostylez
Sleek ponytail tutorial today on my app with @michaelsilvahair
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