Bound Fug


She will never learn, basically.

When you are Kim Kardashian, YOU are the only laurel on which you can rest. Your talent is being you. Your only brand is you. Your game is you. And it boggles my mind that she’s so financially successful at all these things when she’s also so BAD at them. Nine outfits out of ten — and that’s a charitable average — are hideously unflattering to the very brand upon which she relies, including this one. She looks stuffed into it, and unless she’s advertising a future family-branded line of glamorous chain-link fences — Kardashian BarriKades? — or wicker chairs (wicKer) — it’s doing nobody any favors.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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  1.  Blair's Head Band
    +37

    Trying this Ommm Yoga Down Dog thing where I find at least one positive in any situation…

    The shoes are fantastic.

    • Rachael
      +18

      They really are great shoes. And I think if you lined the skirt entirely (opaque black lining, I think) and wore it with a different, it could be pretty cool. I like this exercise in positivity. It feels uplifting. Thanks!

      • Edith
        +34

        Talking about lining “the whole thing” implies that this is partially lined, and it isn’t. It’s open weave chain mail over a black bra and black Spanx. At one point, the Spanx waistline is higher than the skirt’s. It is atrocious. It’s see-through metal sausage casing. The only consolation is that, bad as this LOOKS, it surely looks better than it feels to wear.

        •  Rachael
          +1

          Who said “the whole thing”?

          • Edith
            +3

            I misquoted, and cannot edit. You said “And I think if you lined the skirt entirely,” which is what I was referencing. Should have been more careful to get the wording right if I was going to use quotation marks, obvs.

            • Rachael
              +4

              Oh, gotcha. I really sometimes wish we could edit comments. I didn’t mean to imply that it was partially lined, since (gross) it’s plainly not — bad word choice, I guess. I do stand by the assertion that it would be cool if it was lined, though.

  2. marylou bethune
    +22

    They are beyond hope- their tackiness, their flaunting , their lack of anything worthy of recompense… double yuk!

    • Kate
      +5

      Speaking of beyond hope, I initially read the post title as “Beyond Fug” and I really couldn’t have agreed with that sentiment more.

  3. camille
    +22

    Oh, mother of pete. It had to be sheer, too?

  4. theotherjennifer
    +18

    i thought that was a fleshed toned belt. Alas, it is. Flesh, that is. Shoes are good.

    • Tanya
      +2

      I thought it was a belt until I read your comment. Just awful!

    • Cristina
      +3

      Yeah, I *just* realized that it wasn’t, after looking at this picture several times. Yikes.

    • Val
      +1

      Me too — GACK ! I was wondering why it’s width seemed to vary . . . good gravey. Well, thank the gods at least that she paired her chain mail with undergarments….

  5. Art Eclectic
    +16

    Well, dressing and behaving badly has brought them considerable wealth. Why mess with a business model that works?

    It does appear that people just LOVE trashy, otherwise there is no explanation for 3/4 of the reality shows on TV.

  6. Kim
    +47

    Is this made of pop-tops? [/oldness]

  7. Gayle
    +8

    I saw this last night and immediately thought “oh the fuggirls are not going to be happy with this one”. Why does she do this to herself?!

  8.  Karen
    +33

    More to the point, why does she do this to us?

  9. Kate
    +9

    When I first skimmed past this, I thought it was pretty awesome. I can get behind formal chainmail, tailored to fit a lady’s body. At second and third glance… oh. Oh dear.

    There are definitely the seeds of a fantastic outfit here, it just needs to be altered and restyled. Fully line it, connect the bodice and the skirt, and bring the neckline down into a jewel- or scoop-neck. Wear it with hair up, to avoid the illusion that the wearer has no neck (unless that’s what they’re going for!), and wear a belt that’s just a hair or two thinner and doesn’t match the wearer’s skin. Bam.

    • Vince
      +20

      Pretty sure that’s not a belt.

      • Heather
        +8

        It is not; it is abs. I agree that full dress with a belt would at least have been better. That’s where things look SO pinched.

    • Durnt
      +27

      While I appreciate everyone trying to be positive, you are basically telling her to put on an entirely different dress.

    • Erica
      0

      I actually like the IDEA of this outfit, not the execution. I think there is a star out there who can actually pull this off.

  10. mattiesmom
    +11

    It looks like it’s made of soda can pull tabs.

  11. nobody much
    +8

    that’s a chain mail top and skirt over black granny underwear. And if you’re going to make holey chain mail without a lining, why the turtleneck and long sleeves, designer?

    • greatwhitenorthchick
      +14

      The type of granny underwear that Bridget Jones wore on her first date (roll in the hay) with Daniel Cleaver. Major underwear.

    • MercyMercyMe
      +3

      “Holy Chain Mail, Batman”!

  12. Bella
    +27

    Chain mail should protect one’s flank, not expose it. Silly girl!

    • Lucille Austero
      +2

      LOL, my thoughts exactly. Chain mail but with a helluva big chink in her armour.

      • Wildviolette
        +2

        She clearly needs to spend more time at the REAL Ren Faire and not the slutty one that is only used for porn shoots.

  13. Paula
    +4

    Definitely made from old-timey aluminum can pull tabs.

  14. wordphreak
    +6

    Sweet baby Jeebus.

  15. AnniLau
    +46

    She definitely wears all sorts of horrible things, but I always think her major issue is a belief that, if she can get into a piece of clothing, then it fits.

    •  Rowynn
      +11

      She reminds me of a girlfriend my daughter had in high school. She was a nice girl, and not overweight, but she had…. well, there’s no nice way to say it.. she had a huge butt. Her waist was tiny and her top half was smallish, but from the waist down she was definitely pear-shaped.. She always wore high-waisted jeans that fit her like the paper on the wall, and yes, they did emphasize her small waist but they also made her butt look a mile wide. I think she must have just been so focused on showing off her waist that she overlooked the rest, and maybe that’s what Kim does too. Only difference is, Kim should have people to tell her that’s not a good look for her.

  16.  HelenBackAgain
    +12

    Per commenters above, this is the Aluminum Can Pull-Tab Skirt Set! (Free with Slap Chop!)

    My favorite part is seeing the elastic top of the granny panties peeking out above the skirt. That’s the exact final detail it needs to make it truly revolting.

  17. The Reset
    +22

    I look forward to her high seed placement in Fug Madness.

  18. Vanya
    +6

    I actually think this is kinda cool… Not terribly familiar with her but she’s very good looking!

    • lynn
      0

      Y

    •  Another Katie
      +35

      Where is this cave you are living in and is there room for one more? ;)

      • Vanya
        +34

        I know who she is, of course, difficult to avoid! But I’ve never seen her TV show (?), I’m not sure if its on here… (Ukraine, btw. You’re very welcome, although its a bit messy at the moment). :)

        • Heather
          +40

          You are a delight and I hope things calm down over there for you.

        •  Another Katie
          +5

          *sad trombone* I lose.

          I hope you and yours stay safe and well!

    • KHS
      +22

      Out of curiosity, I asked my parents, who have been living in the U.S. for the past 40+ years if they knew the Kardashians. They have no idea who they are. So, it IS possible to escape them. You just need to watch ONLY Indian Dish Network channels, and you will be free!

      (Of course, you couldn’t read GFY either, so is it really worth it??)

  19.  Mina
    +12

    Is it actually metal? Or maybe some sort of plastic? Does her hair get snagged in it? So many questions.

  20. KateA
    0

    I just went to Miami and saw their shop, Dash. She’d be better off wearing whatever was on the mannequins in the window than this.

  21. val.
    +11

    Does she not own a mirror? I hate the Kardahsian “brand” but i have to admit that Kim is a beautiful woman– but she does not seem to understand that her clothing choices are silly and unflattering to the extreme. Why does she do this to herself?

  22. Elizabeth K. Mahon
    +14

    She must not have a stylist unless it is either Kanye (god help us) or her mother (god help us again). Both Kim Kardashian and Christina Hendricks both have helluva time when it comes to dressing themselves. There must be a stylist out there who is dying to make these two over. They are both too attractive for half the crap they wear.

  23.  Stefanie
    +4

    I saw pictures of this from the back and it was even worse. I can’t imagine the rub marks she had after taking it off. Ouch.

  24. Hanna
    +9

    Absolutely thought that there was a big leather belt in the middle. (Which, in some sense, there is).

  25.  D.
    +1

    Looks like Coke can pull tabs!

  26. C. Mak
    +17

    This outfit definitely looks like it could hurt the wearer with one wrong move … I assume it came with a complimentary box of Band-Aids …

    This is what Kim would look like when she has been assimilated by the Borg.

  27. Madeline
    +9

    She needs to take a page from Cher’s book and only plan her outfits by photograph. Don’t trust your mirror, Kim. It clearly lies.

  28.  xene
    +17

    Kim Kardashian is not just any wench on the bench! Her GoT’s role as ‘chain mail wearing courtesan’ will be brief; exposed midriffs are a warm and inviting home for the swords of disgruntled, ornery White Walkers.

  29. Tassie
    +2

    I actually love that she plays up her hips. And the skirt actually seems the right fit. If only it were lined. Think the high neck is a poor design choice.

    God o God will this see thru trend never end?

  30. Elizabeth
    +1

    There were just some pictures on Just Jared earlier today of the 3 sisters interacting with fans in Miami, and they all look so normal and so fabulous, especially Kim. I don’t understand why they don’t dress like that more often, but I guess “normal” doesn’t pay the bills!

  31. Cat
    +7

    Ugh. This is her standard uniform now (sheer, crop top, too tight, etc) and I hate it and wish she would dress her body better. But clearly she knows what she’s after (attention) and this is the way to get it. She has plenty of money, so I think she just doesn’t want to dress herself in a way that flatters her figure rather than looking like a stuff sausage.

    • Cat
      +8

      Not trying to body shame or anything– she has a nice figure! I just think she could dress is better; she’s doing herself a disservice.

      • Christina
        +2

        Well, few people have the midriff to be able to bare it, and she is not one of them.

  32.  Ann
    +6

    I didn’t get this at first. I thought it was just midly ugly, but not so bad. I genuinely believed that was a pretty if puffy nude belt, until I realized it was just her midriff. *horror*

  33. susie
    +4

    Anyone remember those aluminum Jiffy Pop Popcorn cookers? That’s what this outfit brought to mind.

  34. miss_msry
    +2

    I was thinking aluminum sausage casing.

  35. Heidi the Hick
    +2

    I think this would be fantastic if it was a complete dress with a lining. I once wore a chain mail dress. Yep, I did. I wore it over a black dress, and it moved effortlessly, it warmed up, and it sparkled. If I could work it, she could too, but not like she’s doing it here.

    •  Elbyem
      +7

      I think you are absolutely correct. There really is no need for us to see London AND to see France.

  36. Jenz
    +5

    I can’t get over how much arm hair those sleeves would pull out. Ouch.

  37. deee
    +3

    WTH is on her shin?

    Imagine the sibling rivalry if Kim and Khloe went out and Kim wore this and Khloe wore her hooker outfit.

  38. lynn
    +19

    She never looks comfortable in her clothes. They are always too tight, too cheap looking, and due to the too-tightness, she always looks like she is holding her breath. Is she a pretty woman? Yes. Does she do everything possible to diminish that fact? Yes. There are many successful actresses that I can actually imagine in sweats and it gives them a momentary sense of ordinariness. This woman always looks like a carefully contrived sex-bot. I have to assume that she wants to look that way.

  39. Ponytail
    +4

    What if her ultimate goal is NOT to look pretty or sexy ? Everyone agrees that she has a great body, that she looks attractive (especially without make-up) and she has money, a child, a fiance, a close-knit family – she’s probably quite happy with life… Maybe she’s deliberately playing with fashion, with the way she looks, in the way that Lady Gaga does. She doesn’t have to attract or impress anyone if she doesn’t want to, maybe it’s all a weird ploy to play with people’s expectations ? Of course, I also think this about Miley Cyrus and I really know very little about either of them, but really, do you honestly think they put on some of their outfits and think “I look SO good in this” ? I think they’re playing with their images because they can, because they’ve made as much a success of their lives as they wanted to, and can now just be silly.

    • lilacsigil
      +2

      Yeah, this is what I think too – she *can* dress in a more toned-down way that really flatters her beauty when she feels like it, but if your whole life is exposed to the public why not mess with people a bit? And if nothing else, it get attention that “mother of one in cute jeans and a nice shirt” doesn’t.

    • Christina
      +4

      Oh no–she thinks this is hot. Do you really think anyone could be happy in that truly horrible “close-knit family” and with that particularly fiance? She’s failed at 2 marriages, and is getting ready to fail at another. Besides, she’s too stupid to even think about messing with people’s minds.

  40. annmartina
    +9

    No taste, no class. I always wonder what SHE sees when she looks at herself in the mirror.

  41. Ella
    +3

    Oh, come on. Ninety percent? Her clothes are 100% sausage casings — i.e., stuff into which she looks stuffed. And yet you keep paying attention, rewarding her over and over and over.

  42.  Miranda
    +5

    You should see the back view. 10lbs in a 5lb casing anyone? I know we aren’t supposed to talk about bodies, but it’s all she’s known for, so I say fair game.

  43. ChristieLea
    +7

    Oh, Kimmy. You’ve had a baby. You’re not 21 anymore. Your body has CHANGED, girl. The sooner you accept this, the happier you’ll be…or at least, more comfortable you’ll be.

  44. tigers4us
    +2

    I’ve always wondered how much influence Kanye has on Kim’s fashion choices. If it’s substantial, then it’s sad. I have a hard time imagining a man who loves and respects his woman telling her, “Good choice! You look hot and sleazy. Let’s go out and subject the public to this!”. Sigh. Maybe Kanye is really a marketing genius, and his philosophy is if there’s no talent on display, how about booty?

  45. Lerie
    +10

    She just needs to stop. All of it. For all time.

  46. Poleycat
    +2

    Can’t be Kanye approved as it is neither black, white or beige. Did she sneak out in it while he wasn’t home?

  47. Lori
    +8

    I feel like she thinks she has to fight her body and wrestle it into the smallest thing possible. I think her body is fantastic, and it pisses me off that she dresses it like that.

  48. Miriam
    0

    This is terrible in many many ways…..

  49. EAG46
    +5

    At least her hair is black again, so there’s ONE good thing about this look. That weird blonde/ombre dye job she had looked horrible. Can’t the What Not to Wear people take her out and show her how to dress?

  50. Bambi Anne Dear
    +1

    I tried to think but I just can’t.

  51. Beth
    +1

    Actually, it looks like the outfit was made out of beer can pull-tabs. (I actually had a friend who once made a chain-mail shirt out of pull-tabs, but it was for Ren Faire.)

    • pamb
      +1

      That sounds amazing, actually, for a costume. But KK would probably wear it in real life, unfortunately..

  52. pamb
    +3

    I think Kanye tells her that she needs to be fashion forward, so she wears whatever someone tells her is fashionable. She doesn’t see in the mirror what we see in the pictures. She is a gorgeous woman with a great figure. She needs a Get A Grip Girlfriend to tell her the truth.

  53. Maggiecate
    +3

    She dresses for someone who has completely different proportions; the sleeves on this are too long, and so’s the skirt by a fraction and it makes her look stumpy. Her frame is petite, but she has to accommodate the bust and hips so outfits just don’t hang right (which is fair enough, but it’s not like she can’t afford to get things altered). Change the neckline, put the hair up to give her some height , fit the skirt properly at the waist so the undergarments aren’t poking out the top…she could look great, but it’s like in her head she thinks she’s much taller than she actually is.

    • annabel
      +3

      Yes! This might actually look great on someone at least six inches taller and with minimal bust/hips. Maybe her mirror is like a funhouse one and distorts everything just to the point that she thinks she looks terrific.

  54. SKGD
    +2

    Kardashian BarriKades. LMAO!! Thanks, I needed that!

  55.  Mrbruno
    +1

    OMG – at first glance I thought that was a belt but now realize it’s her midriff…!!! This is so tack-o-rama!!!

  56. Trina
    +2

    The sad part is how much it probably cost her to look SO bad.

  57. deee
    +2

    I was just thinking, aren’t her fifteen minutes up soon? Because I have no life, I checked wiki and the TAPE came out in 2007. As an aside, don’t look took closely at Kim Kardashian Google results because they are terrifying.

    How long were we subjected to Paris? Once again, I went to wiki. The Simple Life came out in 2003, the Vegas cocaine incident occurred in 2010 and it seems that the tabloid press finally lost interest a year or so two after that.

    So, if Paris lasted nine years or so, it appears we have at least a couple more years of Kim. sigh.

  58. Ranee Singleton
    +1

    Ok, I like the shoes.

    The rest of this heinous outfit sucks out loud. How does someone convince her to wear this stuff?

  59. Michele
    +1

    She is so pretty. I really don’t understand why she insists on doing this to herself.

  60. Lily1214
    0

    She has the most beautiful figure. Then she stuffs it into garments that don’t make her look her best.