05 February 2014 by

Our Chic Guide To Baring A Bit Of Belly, Kim Kardashian Style

We're talking slim-fit crop top plus super-sexy skimpy pencil skirt with a slither of tanned tummy visible - you know the look we mean because it's become Kimmy's go-to chic look.

Kim Kardashian sexes up her sombre all-black look with a bit of belly [Rex Features]

When she's not out and about pushing little Nori's Bugaboo in her other go-to ensemble: bespoke butt-tailored, perfectly ripped skinny jeans with a super casual baseball top plus Manolo Blahnik courts - new mother Kim's flaunting her out-of-this-world curves with some excellent proportion control:

A Kim K tummy triptych [Getty]

Kim has developed clean and clear rules for this crop-top game. Her fabrics are luscious wool, cashmere and crepe all worn in simple block colour combos (no print allowed). She either veers light: creams, caramels and fondant fancies, or bold: aubergine, forest green, black and gold - she doesn't mix genres here. Whilst the top and skirt silhouette is sexy and sculpted (the skirt always nips in below the knee - there's no A-lining here - highlighting the width of her hips) she favours a luxurious and faintly gangster-esque oversized coat, adding a cool vibe to an otherwise nipped-in ladylike look. An elegant, single-soled shoe keeps everything high class too.

The particular slice of stomach on show is carefully chosen - it's above the belly button, (think lower rib cage) and thus the slimmest section of the waist for most. Note the general absence of the belly button too (bar its occasional appearance, see top photo for details).

We've pulled together a bit of shopping inspiration for the look. Don't forget that all these pieces can be worn as separates with the rest of your wardrobe. For those who can't face baring that skin, these crop-tops can be teamed with high-waisted skirts and trousers to achieve the same modern shape that Kim has mastered. They're pretty chic and versatile updates - we're going to be investing, are you?

Clockwise from left: Drape-front camel coat, Oasis, £98; Cropped white tee, Rosie Assoulin at FarFetch, £542.33; Cropped cashmere sweater, Miu Miu at Net-a-Porter, £340; Leopard Midi Skirt, Whistles, £225; Blue vinyl skirt, Daisy Street, £17.99.

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Kim Kardashian in Los Angeles - 19 June 2014 

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Kim Kardashian in New York - 17 June 2014 

Kim Kardashian in Ralph & Russo at the GQ Awards, London - September 2014

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Ferdi' restaurant on May 20th in Paris

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Ferdi' restaurant on May 19th in Paris

Kim Kardashian pictured in France on May 18th

Kim Kardashian is seen at Airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle on May 18th

Kim Kardashian attends the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts on May 15th 2014.

Kim Kardashian attends USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala on May 7th.

Kim Kardashian is seen walking in SoHo on May 6th 2014

Kim is pictured at the 'Met Ball' on May 5th 2014.

Kim Kardashian is seen walking in Soho on the 5th May 2014.

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Charles-de-Gaulle' airport on May 1st 2014.

Kim Kardashian is seen walking in Soho in New York on May 5th.

Kim Kardashian leaves Ferdi restaurant in Paris on April 30th

Kim Kardashian is seen at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport on April 14th 2014.

Kim Kardashian leaves the 'Balmain' store on 'rue Francois Premier' on April 14th.

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Ferdi' restaurant on April 13th 2014

Kim Kardashian is sighted arriving to Prime 112 in Miami on March 12th

Kim Kardashian arrives for the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on March 2nd 2014.

Kim Kardashian is seen shopping at Barneys in New York on February 18th.

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Meurice' hotel in paris on January 21st

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Paris on January 19th

Kim on the 12th of March in Miami wearing Wes Gordon and Jimmy Choo

Kim on the 18th of February in New York

Kim on the 21st of January in Paris in a Stephanie Rolland jumpsuit

Kim on the 19th of January in Paris

Kim on the 11th of December in Beverly Hills in a Max Mara coat and Lanvin dress

Kim on the 26th of November in New York

Kim Kardashian out and about, Los Angeles - 05 Jan 2014

Kim Kardashian at Surface Magazine event at Art Basel, Miami - 04 December 2013

Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 26 November 2013

Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 24 November 2014

Kim Kardashian in Lanvin and Max-Mara out and about in New York - 20 November 2013

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 20 November 2013

Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 20 November 2013

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Kim Kardashian out and about in New York - 18 November 2013

Kim Kardashian and Riccardo Tisci at Mademoiselle C screening, Paris Fashion Week - October 2013

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Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week - September 2013

Kim Kardashian at her birthday celeration at Tao Nightclub - 26 October 2013

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at Givenchy at Paris Fashion Week - September 2013

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Kim Kardashian out and about in Paris - 30 September 2013

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Kim Kardashian out and about, Paris - 01 October 2013

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci at Met Gala

Kim Kardashian at 2013 E! Upfront, New York, America - 22 April 2013

Kim Kardashian shopping in LA April 2013

Kim Kardashian on Good Morning America March 2013

Kim Kardashian NYC sighting March 2013

Kim Kardashian NYC sighting March 2013

Kim Kardashian NYC sighting March 2013

Kim Kardashian in LA March 2013

Kim Kardashian attends the Stephane Rolland Spring/Summer 2013 Haute-Couture show as part of Paris Fashion Week January 2013

Kim Kardashian shopping in LA March 2013

Kim Kardashian Topshop LA Store Opening February 2013

Kim Kardashian filming in LA February 2013

Kim Kardashian filming in LA February 2013

Kim Kardashian on The Late Show with David Letterman January 2013

Kim Kardashian hosts New Years Eve countdown at 1 Oak.

Kim Kardashian casual pregnancy styles 2013

Kim Kardashian wearing Givenchy boots 2012

Kim Kardashian out and about 2012

Kim Kardashian out shopping 2012

Kim Kardashian shopping in 2012

Kim Kardashian at the MTV Europe Music Awards November 2012


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