“The Pillars Of North West’s Wardrobe.” When Vogue chronicles a 5-year-old’s closet with that level of respect, it starts to get real. Kim Kardashian might be the biggest style icon around, but this mogul comes with a #Family.
North, Saint, and Chicago West are the three Kardashian kids who will be bumped up to four come May 2019. “Well into the pregnancy” is People‘s report of KimYe’s surrogacy situation, and we already know it’s a boy. Given what we’ve seen from the three current kids, we’re expecting a #Statement name (and a wardrobe to match).
North West makes headlines for just about anything. She did it in 2014 when Kim “gifted” her a $50,000 Hermès purse “to paint.” Then again in 2015– when you attend your second Fashion Week and don’t throw a tantrum, it makes the front page.
Something else is making headlines, though. It isn’t what these kids are saying or doing. It’s what they’re wearing. From fiddly furs to sequins, the Kardashian kids’ wardrobes have thrown us more #Uncomfortables than we can count.
It’s time for a roundup. Yeezy might be making things easier for Kim’s kids, but the awkward outfits are still out there. Here are 20 uncomfortable things Kim has dressed North, Saint, and Chicago in.
20 WHEN KIDS AREN’T COMFY, THEY SHOW IT
Grinning ear-to-ear is what you’ll get from North West when chocolate pancakes are up for grabs. Dress her in this though, and you’ll get the reaction to match. February 2016 was the date of this high-profile NYC outing from Kim and North West, although one of them was definitely winning on the #Composed front.
“We make all of her clothes so she picks the fabrics at fabric stores!” Kim tweeted later that year. Of course, that now makes it a lot harder to argue that North didn’t pick this herself (although we have a feeling she didn’t). When mommy wears Givenchy leopard-print, it’s expected that you match.
19 UNLESS, OF COURSE, THEY’RE ASLEEP
The internet has struggled when it comes to North West– every time a new pic surfaces, search engines slow down. Why? Because the most stylish kid in Hollywood just got papped with her ultra-stylish mother (and people want the deets). North West became an A-Lister the day she was born.
“When North was born, I used to pray, ‘Can she handle this life?'” Don’t think Kim hasn’t questioned it.
As E Online reports, Kim has pondered the realities of raising super-famous kids. During this particular outing with a baby North, we’ll assume Kim’s answer was to #LeatherItUp. Adorable, but a touch uncomfortable-looking.
18 BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
For a family that’s based in California, the Kardashians manage to spend a remarkable amount of time on the other side of the country. February 2017 was the date for this NYC outing, where North and Saint joined Kim as they left their hotel.
With Kim, every outing is an occasion. As Fashion Style Mag reports, this one was a dinner date with Kim’s BFF and “Food God,” Jonathan Cheban. The fur-centric outfits might be what hit you first, but aren’t these kids past their bedtime? To be fair, “I miss my babies” are the social media messages from Kim when the kids aren’t there. Not the most comfortable getup, though.
17 AND IT’S UNCOMFORTABLY WARM INSIDE
North West and Fashion Week didn’t used to go hand-in-hand. “North West Doesn’t Cry At Kanye West’s Show This Year” was E Online‘s headline in 2015 after a previous front-row experience threw the world the biggest tantrum ever from North. The revered front-row spot that used to come reserved for industry insiders is now #KardashianReserved (and we can see why).
Fur, once again, seemed to be the theme as North joined her mother here for the Yeezy Season 3 show in NYC. For Kim, it seems that fashion echoes her bond with North. “I value my relationship with her so much,” Kim told E! Relationships? Yes. Comfort? We’re not so sure.
16 CHICAGO’S FIRST BIRTHDAY OUTFIT
From someone who watched Kim’s footage of Chicago’s Alice in Wonderland-themed birthday party (and was flat-out jealous), we’ll get this out the way. Throwing a bash isn’t something Kim misses the mark on.
Cosmopolitan covered Kim’s social media story, including the “actors dressed as Alice and the Queen of Hearts, a moon bounce, a custom maze, and arts and crafts tables where guests can paint roses red and make mad hatters.” Chicago was seen in a silk, Chino-style dress. If you’ve ever worn one of these, you’ll know that they aren’t the most comfortable. Now picture wearing that as a toddler.
15 “CUSTOM BALMAIN JACKETS? WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?!”
North West and Penelope Disick are the kinds of cute that can easily break the internet. Break it they did during this Calabasas outing when tutu mania came with a #Designer, as E Online reports.
This Balmain jacket retails for $2,000 in adult sizes. North’s was custom-made and gifted by Balmain’s creative director, himself.
“Custom Balmain!! Thank you so much @olivier_rousteing & @balmainparis for making North these one of a kind jackets!!! I’m so honored that Northie is your little muse! Can’t wait for her to wear them!!!,” Kim wrote on social media. That’s one, fitted blazer, one toddler, and probably a lot of questions from little North.
14 “I’D ASK, BUT SHE DOESN’T SEEM IN THE MOOD”
If anything sums up the Kardashians, it’s family. Kim might be running an empire, but family comes first for her– end of. “My mornings are so important to me so I can get [North] up. I work during the day, and hopefully I’m there to put her down at night, which is most of the time,” Kim told E Online.
This family restaurant outing definitely threw us some unusual style, and it’s wound up on this list for a reason. Take a look at North’s dress. On the surface? Easy-going. Look more closely though, and you’ll notice those layers. If North had anything to say here, it looks like she was holding back!
13 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
“Slightly too big.” When Capital Xtra covered this social media pic of North West in Balenciaga boots, they noticed the slight disparage between North’s infant size and her very adult-looking boots. Balenciaga is the luxury Spanish fashion brand that’s worked its way into Cardi B’s “Balenciaga Mama” lyrics (and every A-Lister’s wardrobe).
“Didn’t think it would happen this soon…my baby girl stealing my shoes. At least she has good taste,” Kim captioned this pic. While this was likely a home snap that saw North nice and comfy in no time, we can’t help but notice that an under-5 in thigh-high boots is kind of pushing the boat out.
12 AND THESE DRESSES ARE MADE FOR #MATCHING
Whether it’s Yeezy promos in a Calabasas parking lot or custom-made Versace at the Met Gala, Kim pulls out all the stops. Disco ball silvers seemed to be the theme back in 2016 here, and it was 100% glam, cameras, and flash. North joined right in.
“The biggest misconception about our family is that we don’t allow privacy and that we don’t have any. That’s just completely wrong.”
Despite the #Exposure, Kim told E Online that life is relatively normal. Kim checks on her kids first thing, and it isn’t like we don’t see them on the show. Nori’s face seems to say it all, here.
11 CALL IT A “CHAIN REACTION”
It’s when a toddler is stopping a multi-millionaire mogul in her tracks that you know the kid’s running the show. Kanye West’s Yeezy line was still in its early days back in 2015 when this adorable pic of North surfaced. Kim was definitely being attentive, but it was the fashion that made headlines.
“No daddy its me [sic] necklace” was a Tweet from Kim as North wore a chain matching her dad’s. The “mini-me” looks might bring us the cutest pics ever, but there’s no denying that they look a touch uncomfortable. Whack on the boots and fitted pants here, and you’ve got your #Ouch.
10 “AM I NOT MAKING MYSELF CLEAR, HERE?”
Slip dresses might work on the likes of Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid, but dressing your kid in one is a different matter. When that slip dress takes on velour and fiddly straps, you’ve got two more reasons to call the outfit uncomfortable. Quite what North was trying to say here remains unknown, but we’ll assume it wasn’t: “Hey! I’m super-comfy!”
KimYe work together when it comes to fashion. “What designer on the planet can sell, consistently, 40,000 shoes. In two minutes?” Kanye wondered during his Glamour interview. “One minute,” Kim interrupted with. Fashion-centric they may be, but it’s style before comfort with these parents.
9 WHEN YOU REMEMBER THIS CAME IN NEW YORK’S HEAT
If a part of you is thinking “Ariana Grande” here, you’re not alone– and nor is Kim. W Magazine recently posted a string of pictures showing Jennifer Lopez morphing into Ariana Grande. Everyone is up on this girl’s high ponytail and sugary-sweet pinks.
Kim was back in NYC during this 2018 outing with Saint and Chicago. The birth of Saint had already marked the #BigSwitch to all things Yeezy, but it’s when you learn that these outfits were worn in September that the pic gets slapped with “uncomfortable.” Chicago and Saint might have been in athleisurewear here, but if you’ve been to NYC in late summer, you’ll know that shorts and tees are all you want to be wearing.
8 ALTHOUGH SNOW DOESN’T BRING MUCH LUCK EITHER
If you’ve got your eye on brands, you’ll know that Moncler is the winter designer of choice. Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Priyanka Chopra, and Olivia Palermo have all been spotted in Moncler. During this Aspen vacation, that included Kim and North.
“North has already had two years of ski lessons and I can’t wait to start Saint next year! It’s such a fun activity to do together as a family.”
In 2019, The Daily Mail reported Kim sharing North’s skills as the family took another ski vacation. The skills may be more advanced, but the outfits are showing us that the learning curve was tricky. North didn’t look the most comfortable here (although Kim didn’t really, either).
7 FUR: TAKE ONE
You aren’t an A-Lister these days without a touch of glam. In 2018, Kim hit up one of her KKW Beauty pop-up stores in LA. An ever-stylish North joined her, but these two weren’t dressing for comfort.
The Daily Mail called North Kim’s “perfume tester” here as the KKW Beauty fragrances flew off shelves. The newspaper reported chic Dolce & Gabbana from Kim, but the focus was equally on North’s rather uncomfortable-looking outfit. Tufts of fur sticking out of an already tight slip dress don’t seem the ideal outfit for a five-year-old, and that’s before you look at the slides… *Eep… transition woes. Clarissa was going to Photoshop a little of the skin out here. Are you able to? If not, pls bounce back to me and I’ll change the entry. This was something I agreed with Clarissa in advance… so sorry to tie you up in it!*
6 WITH THIS FAMILY, THERE’S ALWAYS A #TAKETWO
North West now speaks for herself. “Toys, and sometimes I put some makeup in there when I go to church,” Bustle reports North responding when asked what she keeps in her purse. Yes, this kid is so fashionable, people are long past questioning whether or not North West even has a purse.
It was the pouffy slides, crushed velvets, and slightly bizarre basketball cap finish that made us question North’s look this time. Once again, the addition of an underlayer seems to have been necessary (although we’re not sure why). That’s one California kid who isn’t your average small-town child.
5 THAT HALLOWEEN COSTUME
A sense of humor isn’t something that Kim Kardashian is short of. Whether it’s posing by Louis Vuitton trash cans or wearing money-print trench coats, Kim’s tongue-in-cheek humor is always one step ahead. Halloween is no exception (and nor are Kim’s kids).
“Ye & Lil Pump”– Saint joined Reign Disick for a Kanye shout-out here. Hands up who’s comfortable in a box?
E Online called Saint and Reign’s 2018 Halloween outfits a “direct shout-out to Kanye West.” Channeling Kanye’s “I Love It” music video, the oversized look got real with these two. We’re labeling this one uncomfortable, but at least the kids seemed to be enjoying themselves.
4 THAT TIME FLORAL PRINT WASN’T SO LIGHT
The Kardashians are always throwing us style curveballs. When Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe hit Japan in 2018, the Yeezy looks were enough for Kim to call her sisters “clowns” on KUWTK. Then again, it’s the futuristic mindset that keeps this family at the forefront of fashion.
Kim and Kanye were taking their kids to modeling class here, The Daily Mail reports. Yes, these kids will have jobs. “I was saying that earlier to my friends, ‘I wonder what [North’s] first job is gonna be.’ And they were like, ‘What? She’s gonna have a job?’ and I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? Of course she is,'” the newspaper quotes Kim saying. Saint passes here, but North’s outfit is throwing us some major question marks.
3 NOBODY LOOKED COMFORTABLE HERE
Plowing through soaring heat generally isn’t how we picture the Kardashian lifestyle. With those poolside swings, marbled mansions, and fountain-filled gardens, KUTWK shows us the most relaxed lifestyle ever. Possibly why neither Kim nor North looked particularly at-ease here.
This pic may have made it to Vogue‘s top six Kim and North “twinning” moments, but you’re unlikely to find it on the magazine’s list of most comfortable outfits. The LA heat seemed to be hitting both mom and daughter here, as Got Celeb reports they were attending a local baby shower. Let’s hope the drinks inside were cool!
2 FABRICS SEEM TO BE KIM’S “THING”
If you’re wondering where all the glam and Versace was here, it was missing for a reason. Following her harrowing 2016 Paris robbery, Kim toned it right down with a return to social media that focused on family. “My son” was the simple caption to this. Still, the velvets didn’t get past us.
“I love working with Kanye in that way because he will listen to me on things that are important to me, and I’ll trust him on colors and fabrics.”
Speaking to People on working with Kanye, Kim definitely seemed to have a focus on the fabrics. This onesie from Saint isn’t the least comfortable thing ever, but it isn’t the most.
1 AND BEING DADDY’S GIRL DOESN’T GET YOU OFF EASY
Kanye West has been Mr. Controversial since day one. The self-proclaimed “God” and “genius” might make headlines for his Twitter rants, but less is said about his relationship with his kids– ” After having [North], I would have a million,” People quotes Kanye saying.
The father and daughter bond might be close, but it didn’t get North out of (yet another) awkward wardrobe situation here. Leopard prints are loved by Kim, Khloe, and Kylie, but it isn’t every mother’s kidswear of choice. North might have opened the show at the 2018 L.O.L. Fashion Show, but she’s closing ours with, yes, another uncomfortable-looking outfit.