Kim Kardashian's Break-Up Fash-Over!

10 November 2011 by

Kim Kardashian fashion style break up divorce

It’s the showbiz story gripping America – the shock news that US reality star Kim Kardashian is divorcing her husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage. In this week’s issue of Grazia, we ask whether it was a genuine relationship or whether Kim has conned us all. One thing’s for sure, Kim is doing her best to tell the world that it really WAS genuine. How? With a wardrobe transformation, of course. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen her covering up more than usual, draping her famous curves in neutral colours rather than flash-tastic brights. Teamed with a downcast expression and subtle(r) make-up, she looks (whisper it) almost dreary.

At her handbag launch in Australia last week, Kim wore a peach snakeskin blouse by Aryn K that’s so demure, it could’ve come straight from her mother’s wardrobe. Admittedly, she flaunted her pins in a lace-trimmed skirt (from the Kardashian Kollection, natch) but it’s more cutsey than sexy, dontcha think? Similarly, the Isabel Marant dress covered in fringing sends out a very sensible I-didn’t-marry-him-for-money message. Is anyone else reminded of Lindsay Lohan and her uncharacteristically prim outfits for the courtroom? See, an outfit really can say a thousand words.

Kim Kardashian fashion style break up divorce

So let’s compare Kim’s recent style to the ensembles she sported pre-split. We’ve seen her dressed to the nines in everything from floor-length gowns in shimmering bronze and red satin to feathered mini skirts and body-hugging, boob-enhancing frocks. The looks are more Pussy Cat Doll glam than understated chic, right? And we’d become accustomed to seeing each one accessorised with inch-thick make-up, a spray of fake tan and a swish of shiny locks. In fact, Kim’s WAG-like wardrobe is rammed with so much flashy designer gear, countless Louboutins and a Hermes Birkin collection to rival Victoria Beckham's that she and her sisters have earned the nickname The KarFASHians. Ha! See what they‘ve done there?

Kim Kardashian fashion style break up divorce

Indeed, it was only a few weeks ago, on October 17th that the newly wed was looking typically divalicious at the Angel Ball. She chose to bling up her strapless Yves Saint Laurent gown with ginormous chandelier earrings and not one but TWO diamond cuffs on each wrist to match her glittering engagement ring. Her hair was slicked into a glamorous ballerina bun and her eyes were enhanced by lashings of black eyeliner. And how can we forget when she channeled Bianca Jagger with Stella McCartney wide leg trousers, a white blouse and floppy hat? How showbiz! And how things have changed…
 
But what say you? Do you reckon Kim’s consciously changing her style to prove a point? Or is she just mourning her marriage? And are you expecting a return to her extravagant ways once the fuss has died down? Let us know below...


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