Lifestyle Style KKW's Greatest Hits! Look Back at Kim Kardashian's Epic Style Evolution from 2009 to Today As the decade comes to a close, we're revisiting Kim Kardashian's whirlwind wardrobe reinvention — from bandage bodycon dresses to custom couture creations By Kaitlyn Frey Kaitlyn Frey Instagram Twitter Assistant Style & Beauty Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 27, 2019 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 23 2009 Michael Bezjian/WireImage An oversized chunky belt was one of Kim's style staples back in the day. 02 of 23 2009 John Shearer/WireImage Kim's been a fan of leopard-print pieces for as long as we can remember. 03 of 23 2010 Larry Marano/Getty Images Her waist may not have been as cinched in as it was at the 2019 Met Gala, but Kim still flaunted her hourglass shape with the help of a corseted dress in 2010. 04 of 23 2010 Toby Canham/Getty Images One of her favorite go-to silhouettes: one-shoulder bodycon minis that accentuated her frame. 05 of 23 2011 Broadimage/Shutterstock Early on in her career, Kim favored flouncy feminine mini dresses and sky-high stilettos. 06 of 23 2011 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Kim's plunging, bronze Kaufman Franco gown was a hit on the carpet, but the look almost didn't come to fruition. "They tailored it to where my whole butt wouldn’t fit into it – the designers had to come in and fix the whole thing!” she told Ryan Seacrest. 07 of 23 2011 Denise Truscello/WireImage She even experimented with bangs for a period of time. 08 of 23 2012 Steve Granitz/WireImage Kim often accompanied her curve-hugging gowns with bouncy bombshell curls. 09 of 23 2012 Paul Morigi/WireImage Before Kim's relationship with Kanye West blossomed and he overhauled her closet, she preferred to dress in colorful gowns, bandage dresses and platform pumps. 10 of 23 2013 Larry Busacca/Getty Although Kim claims she "cried the whole way home" from the Met Gala because the internet bashed her floral-print Givenchy gown, she now considers the look one of her all-time favorites. 11 of 23 2013 Steve Granitz/WireImage Kim experimented with her look by trying a golden blonde hair color and wearing vibrant yellow hues. 12 of 23 2014 Anthony Harvey/Getty Images She continued to show off her sexy side in risqué ensembles, like this Atsuko Kudo latex bodysuit and sheer embellished Ralph & Russo skirt. 13 of 23 2015 John Shearer/WireImage Kim's love of latex started years ago, when she famously wore a skin-tight, plunging pink dress just days after revealing she was pregnant with baby number two. 14 of 23 2015 Michel Dufour/WireImage As one of the many Balmain designs worn by Kim, it's no surprise the label's creative director Olivier Rousteing has described her as his muse. 15 of 23 2015 Frazer Harrison/Getty Images While seven months pregnant with son Saint, Kim kept up her couture aesthetic, wearing a Valentino cape gown that showed off her growing bump. 16 of 23 2016 AKM-GSI Kanye may not love it when Kim shows too much skin now, but in 2016, she dared to wear eye-popping outfits that left little to the imagination. 17 of 23 2016 Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Kim cemented her status as a fashion icon by making the rounds at a ton of major runway front rows during Paris Fashion Week, including Balenciaga. 18 of 23 2017 Jason Winslow/Splash The year following her terrifying Paris robbery, Kim toned down her look, wearing barely any makeup, no jewelry and mostly monochromatic outfits. 19 of 23 2017 Splash News Online For weeks Kim modeled numerous casual Yeezy designs, which ended up being for a big brand campaign featuring many lookalike models. 20 of 23 2018 Matt Baron/Shutterstock Kanye also helped the star develop a close relationship with high-profile designers including Rick Owens, who created this minimal two-piece set. 21 of 23 2018 wowcelebritytv/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images While her style's evolved tremendously over the past 10 years (thanks in part to husband Kanye), Kim's affinity for patterned pieces never wavered, and this dollar bill-printed Jeremy Scott ensemble proves it. 22 of 23 2019 Raymond Hall/GC Images By the end of this decade, Kim began gravitating toward menswear-inspired pieces, like this leather wool jacket (which she's been spotted in multiple times) and chunky Yeezy combat boots. 23 of 23 2019 Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West. Theo Wargo/WireImage Her skin-tight custom Mugler look brought the designer out of retirement — and is the true pinnacle of her high-fashion transformation.