Kim Kardashian West has never been afraid to show some skin, but even for the 38-year-old reality star, 2018 brought even more skin-tight, sexy looks than ever before. From nearly naked dresses to ab-baring athleisure wear, relive her sultriest statements this year.
Calling Bo Derek
In a pic that ended up causing quite a bit of controversy, Kim showed off her Bo Derek-inspired braids while rocking just a mostly unbuttoned white long-sleeve top and a matching thong bikini on Jan. 29.
The Kardashians love a good bodysuit, and Kim does not break that family tradition. She paired her peach-hued version with body-hugging white sweatpants while filming at Carousel restaurant in Hollywood with her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, on Feb. 15.
Wowing in White
Cool and Classic
Kim kept the focus on her bold eye look at her KKWxMario Dinner at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills on March 31, though her curvy figure was certainly noticeable as well thanks to her black vintage Versace maxi dress.
For her 20-year high school reunion in mid-April, Kim chose a semi-sheer plunging white dress, which she paired with a mini purse and clear heels.
The brunette beauty stepped out solo on the 2018 Met Gala red carpet at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, looking like a golden goddess in a stunning sparkly number by Versace. Kim's floor-length gown featured two embellished crosses and body-huggingng fit that accentuated her slim waistline. She completed the look with a half-up, half-down 'do, dramatic eye makeup and a diamond cross, perfectly playing on the night's "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
For a swanky Met Gala after-party, the mother of three rocked another head-turning piece that resembled the iconic outfit Donatella Versace designed with her now-late brother, Gianni, that the designer wore to Vogue magazine’s 100th-anniversary party in 1993.
One day after the Met Gala, Kim went for a bright pin-up vibe for a Business of Fashion dinner, which she attended with her mom, Kris Jenner, and sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The reality star wowed in a yellow Versace dress with a corset-style top, cinched waist and ruched skirt with a thigh-high slit, finishing off her look with strappy sky-high heels in the identical sunny hue and pin-straight, ultra long locks with a middle part framed by gold barrettes. The gown was actually a vintage look from 1995 that Donatella Versace revamped for the reality star. "One of my all time favorite looks!" Kim tweeted. "I am so honored that this was remade for me!"
For the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards on June 16, Kim wore a white tube top that appeared to defy gravity, considering it was backless. She paired the bold top with a sparkly, silver vintage Versace Atelier maxi skirt that featured a thigh-high slit and strappy black Merah Vodianova Ophelia sandals.
Back in Black
Game on! For a Texas Hold'em Charity Poker Tournament for City of Hope in Inglewood, California, on July 29, Kim looked like cash money in a shiny black bodysuit, high-waisted leather pants and clear blue Yeezy heels.
Bold and Bright
Though she was celebrating little sister Kylie Jenner's 21st birthday in West Hollywood on Aug. 9, all eyes were on Kim, who commanded attention in a cleavage-and-abs baring, itty bitty neon pink cut-out dress, which she accessorized with a see-through Freak City bag, Christian Louboutin sandals and a wet 'do.
Curve-hugging, skin-tight dresses are kind of Kim's thing, so it was no surprise that she stepped out for dinner and a club night in Miami, Florida, on Aug. 16 in a pewter latex mini by Atsuko Kudo and clear heels. The one thing that was shocking? The highlighter yellow, waist-length wig she paired it with. “First of all I’m driving in Miami, and if anyone knows me, they know how much I love to drive,” Kim narrated in one of her Instagram Stories from the night, playing up the fact that her 'do matched the Lamborghini she was behind the wheel of. “I have a neon wig on. You know how I feel about wigs.”
Kim looked like she came straight from the beach in a sporty one-shouldered fluorescent yellow Rally bikini top and matching wrap for a dinner date with friends Larsa Pippen and Jonathan Cheban at Mr. Chow in Miami on Aug. 17.
When Kim and Kanye headed down to Miami to attend 2 Chainz's wedding, the hot mama rocked two lime green ensembles within 24 hours, including this latex Atsuko Kudo dress with a deep-V neckline and thigh-high slit, Dior x Rihanna sunglasses and clear sunglasses for the ceremony on Aug. 18.
If Futuristic Fashion Barbie ever comes to life, she will probably look like this! For the Christie's x What Goes Around Comes Around 25th Anniversary Auction Preview in Beverly Hills on Aug. 21, the 38-year-old reality star sizzled in a pink latex Versace dress from WGACA. She accessorized with a Rainbow French Fries clutch by Judith Leiber Couture, Yeezy Season 5 PVC pumps and black shades.
Dollar dollar bills, y'all! Kim wore her cashflow on her sleeve during a night out at Delilah in West Hollywood on Sept. 27, sporting a vintage Jeremy Scott trench coat dress and Balenciaga heeled boots, each with dollar bills printed on them. As if the bold ensemble wasn’t enough, she paired the look with a golden bejeweled money bag purse.
Continuing her penchant for neon garb, Kim stepped out in New York City's SoHo neighborhood on Sept. 28 in a bright pink sleeveless mini that featured a stomach cut-out and mock turtleneck, which she paired with white dad sneakers by Yeezy.
Old Hollywood Hottie
The raven-haired beauty put a new spin on Old Hollywood glam, playing up her curves in a white, cut-out Rick Owens backless gown that showed off her abs for the 2018 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Gala in NYC on Oct. 9. She was also dripping in diamonds from the jewelers, including a 26-carat choker and seven rings.
The fashionista stunned at the Gift of Life Gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 29 in a classy white full-length dress with a sweetheart neckline and her go-to Yeezy PVC sandals. She finished off the look with a long ponytail, rosy eyeshadow and a nude lip.
The KKW Beauty creator vamped it up for the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala in L.A. on Nov. 3, accessorizing a vintage black Gucci slip dress with a large crystal-embellished cross necklace, matching clutch and strappy sandals, plus plenty of thick black eyeliner.
Kim loves to show off her curves, but this took things to a whole 'nother level. We had to do a double take when the beauty mogul stepped out at the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards on Nov. 11 in a vintage optical illusion Jean Paul Gaultier "Cyberbaba" dress, complete with a faux belly button line. She let the naked number do all the talking, pairing it with a sky-high ponytail, bronzed eye, nude lip and pointy gray Yeezy boots. We didn't see a sailboat when we stared really hard, but let us know if you did.
Kim frequently showed off looks from various fittings throughout the year, which included this cleavage-baring, sheer Off-White ruffled dress from Nov. 28.
We already knew Kanye liked to style Kim, and he definitely had a lot of say in her sporting this off-the-shoulder ruched Dolce & Gabbana mini dress and ankle-tie Merah Vodianova Ophelia sandals. "Kanye dressed me up like a doll ?," she said of the look on Dec. 1.
Pretty in Pink
How Kimye was this moment? For the Versace Fall 2019 show at the American Stock Exchange Building in NYC on Dec. 2, Kim posed for pics in a slinky, sparkly cowlneck mini from the fashion house as Kanye crouched beside her. The light pink chainmail dress was a vintage 1997 look from Atelier Versace, and she kept the party vibes up with PVC pumps by Yeezy, a sky-high pony tied up in a matching fabric and neon pink eyeshadow.
Business in the front, party in the back! While attending the opening night Broadway performance of The Cher Show on Dec. 3, the mom of three slipped into a sleeveless Versace chainmail dress with a huge cut-out on the backside. She paired the look with matching silver Manolo Blahnik sandals and a low ponytail.
The year is nearly over, but Kim brought out one of her skimpiest looks yet on Dec. 17 -- a sparkly, completely sheer sparkly dress that was somehow strategically covering her lady bits. She captioned the Instagram post simply, "Fittings??♂️."