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

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2009

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An oversized chunky belt was one of Kim's style staples back in the day.

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2009

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Kim's been a fan of leopard-print pieces for as long as we can remember.

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2010

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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.

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2010

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One of her favorite go-to silhouettes: one-shoulder bodycon minis that accentuated her frame.

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2011

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Early on in her career, Kim favored flouncy feminine mini dresses and sky-high stilettos.

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2011

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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.

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2011

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She even experimented with bangs for a period of time.

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2012

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Kim often accompanied her curve-hugging gowns with bouncy bombshell curls.

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2012

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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.

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2013

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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.

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2013

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Kim experimented with her look by trying a golden blonde hair color and wearing vibrant yellow hues.

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2014

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She continued to show off her sexy side in risqué ensembles, like this Atsuko Kudo latex bodysuit and sheer embellished Ralph & Russo skirt.

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2015

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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.

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2015

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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.

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2015

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While seven months pregnant with son Saint, Kim kept up her couture aesthetic, wearing a Valentino cape gown that showed off her growing bump.

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2016

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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.

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2016

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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.

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2017

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The year following her terrifying Paris robbery, Kim toned down her look, wearing barely any makeup, no jewelry and mostly monochromatic outfits.

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2017

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For weeks Kim modeled numerous casual Yeezy designs, which ended up being for a big brand campaign featuring many lookalike models.

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2018

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Kanye also helped the star develop a close relationship with high-profile designers including Rick Owens, who created this minimal two-piece set.

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2018

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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.

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2019

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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.

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2019

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Her skin-tight custom Mugler look brought the designer out of retirement — and is the true pinnacle of her high-fashion transformation.

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