There’s a lot to write about the Kardashians.
… like, I have a ton of thoughts about each sister and their momager.
I mean, who doesn’t agree with, “the devil works hard, but Kris always works harder?”
… but, as an ardent Kate Moss fan, I have even more thoughts about Kate’s SKIMS ads.
The main thought? OMG, KATE!!! (Followed by a lot of heart-eye emojis and flame emojis.)
Obsessed with Kate and endlessly fascinated by the Kardashians, I ordered (most of) the pieces that Kate Moss wore in her SKIMS campaign.
I wanted to see if Kim’s SKIMS is worth it for someone who definitely does not have the Kardashian sisters’ or Kate’s shape and what SKIMS quality is actually like…
SKIMS “Whatever Kate Moss Wore in the Ads” SIZING & Thoughts
For reference, I’m 5’5.75” and weigh 115-117 lbs.
I give this information because some folks may find it helpful.
SKIMS Cotton Rib Plunge Bralette and Brief Sizing
The first thought when I tried on the bralette was: “Is there anything Kim Kardashian can’t do?”
Like, this bralette doesn’t show any of my armpit fat and most importantly…
In an S, it still lifts up my chest.
… yet there is absolutely no pinching at the straps or band (OK, maybe there’s a little fat spillage over, BUT I wanted it tight…)
The matching briefs are so comfortable and fit perfectly in a size S.
The briefs look suspiciously sexy when paired with the bralette — or even when worn alone for that matter.
Rating: 10/10 for both… like, I really can’t get over the briefs.
SKIMS Cotton Rib Legging Sizing
These leggings are long.
In Kate’s photo, they’re pulled up high, so I assumed that’s what you have to do.
… but, they gave me a camel toe, even though I had the Fits Everybody Thong on underneath.
SKIMS’ leggings are still absurdly comfortable though — there’s something about the combination of ribbed cotton and high rise that feels like your legs & abdomen are being cradled.
In an XS (a size smaller than the Bone one), the Cotton Plunge bralette lifts up my smaller chest slightly more.
… yet there is absolutely no pinching at the straps or band (OK, maybe there’s a little more fat spillage over, but, I’ll take it for a more amplified chest.)
Rating: 7.5/10, for the leggings due to the camel toe and the inside tag being uncomfortable/digging into my back too much… but 10/10, again, for the Cotton Plunge Bralette in XS.
SKIMS Fits Everybody Triangle Bralette and Fits Everybody Cheeky Brief in Onyx
In an XS, SKIM’s Fits Everybody Triangle Bralette is a little too tight tbh.
… like after a couple of hours, it starts to feel a little constraining because this one does not have adjustable widths.
(Note: The 2.0 version, with adjustable widths is great in an XS.)
As for the Fits Everybody Cheeky Briefs, I appreciate the cotton gusset, but I’m just not someone who likes Nylon/Spandex as the base for their underwear (you know that thinner silkier feel that some underwear have?).
Rating: 5/10 — although, if you like that silkier feel for underwear, then you’d like these.
SKIMS Fits Everybody Long Sleeve Crew Neck Bodysuit SIZING
The Fits Everybody Long Sleeve Crew Neck Bodysuit, in Ochre, that I ordered is a size S.
You will have to wear proper underwear with it as there isn’t a cotton gusset (it’s snaps at the gusset), but SKIMS’ Fits Everybody Long Sleeve Crew Neck Body Suit (phew, that’s a mouthful) fits pretty true to size in a size S.
It comes in a wide variety of neutral/skin tone colours, so it’d be particularly great to pair with a skirt that also has some neutrals going on.
Rating: 9/10 — minus one point, because the arms are quite long.
SKIMS Core Control Made Me Curious
OK, Kate Moss didn’t wear this in the ads, but…
As I’ve gotten older, I have a stubborn stomach pooch — maybe you do too, or maybe you’re lucky and don’t… but, no matter how little or well I eat, I can’t get rid of it.
It’s not a big deal and it’s totally normal (I think at least), but it still annoys me.
… so I ordered SKIMS Core Control Brief in an XXS/XS.
This works better if I show you a before/after photo in a slip dress where my stubborn stomach pooch, uhhh, pooches out the most.
Here’s the before & after with SKIMS Core Control Briefs…
It’s subtle, but it makes a difference.
See how it smooths out my lower belly?
Maybe it’s just in my head, but I truly do think that SKIMS’ Core Control Briefs makes a difference.
PROS & CONS
–Bras have 3 hook & eye closures: Most have 2, so thank you again Kim!
–Bras have 4 adjustable widths: Most have 3, so thank you Kim.
(Note: I’m comparing that against my Calvin Klein bras and Stella McCartney bralettes)
–Comfortable: So comfortable.
–Affordable prices: Kim could charge a lot more for these well-made undergarments, but is keeping it attainable for the rest of us with underwear bundle prices of 3 for $36 (that’s $12/piece).
–Compostable packaging: This may be the bare minimum, considering how much carbon the Kardashians must burn through flying private everywhere and the shipping of the garments from China, but I still appreciate that instead of plastic (there’s a joke here somewhere about plastic surgery), the clothes come in compostable bags.
Although, OK, there are a few loose threads. However, these garments are so comfortable and make me feel confident that I’m willing to overlook them.
“Kim, there’s people that are dying.”
-Kourtney Kardashian, season six/episode 12 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Whatever your opinion may be about the previous administration, Kim Kardashian (and her team) have done a lot of noble work with their 90 Days to Freedom campaign.
Kim’s using her platform to help Black people and others who were wrongly incarcerated or put in jail for non-violent offences.
… and at the same time, she’s managed to create SKIMS.
So, I guess the lesson here is, “don’t cry over a lost diamond earring (that your other sister will find in 2 minutes) — instead change the world for the better by doing things like advocating for criminal justice reform to creating a line of underpinnings that make people feel great in.”
For more on Kim’s good-doings, check out this NYT profile.
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