Mrs. Kim Kardashian West is known for her sexy, hourglass body and ultra-skintight outfits. In September 2019, she launched a shapewear line called SKIMS. The line was originally supposed to be released a few months earlier, but the initial underwear brand name received a lot of controversy. She was going to call it Kimono, which is a traditional Japanese garment and national dress for Japan, mostly worn for special occasions such as weddings and ceremonies. As a Japanese-American, I was relieved when she changed the name, as my community was pretty upset that she seemed to be appropriating Japanese culture.
I’m proud of Kim for being receptive to and learning from her customers’ feedback, and I love the name SKIMS. It is a catchy name and very original!
On September 5th, a few days before the SKIMS launch date, a kind delivery man dropped off a SKIMS PR package to me.
I received eight different styles of SKIMS Solutionwear in eight different shades. I was super excited about it, and I unboxed it on YouTube, as you guys might have seen it if you subscribe to my channel. Everything was super tight at first, but I got it on. The XXS/XS (fits sizes 00 to 2) looked so tiny by itself, but it did end up fitting me well. If you want to see me try on all of them on camera, I highly suggest you watch my YouTube video!
I’ve worn a few of the styles out, and I get asked questions everyday if I love it and they should buy it, and the answer is still YES.
My favorite of the SKIMS collection has to be the Sculpting Bodysuit in the shade Sienna. It is a perfect Nude color for me. It is the deepest and warmest of the tan nudes and goes well with my skin tone. I also love the sculpting bodysuit because it can be worn as a top and looks great with pants. It is a regular brief material, and I found those to be the most comfortable in her shapewear collection. I am wearing a size XXS/XS.
I also like the Sculpting Mid Waist Brief and wore it under bodycon dresses several times. I am 5’5” and I have been told I have a long torso, but the mid-waist actually sits high-waisted on me and does not roll down. I have this one in shade Mica, and it is great for under lighter color dresses and doesn’t show through. Here I am wearing it under this pink jewel dress from Meshki. I actually wore it in Vegas and found it to be pretty comfortable going around to shows and restaurants. I am wearing a size XXS/XS.
The Sculpting High Waist Brief is in the shade Clay, which is a cool tone nude shade. It sits super high-waisted on me, right under my breast area, so when the times comes, I will wear it. I haven’t had a moment or outfit to wear it with, but I will most likely wear it with a dress and not a two-piece outfit. I own it in a size XXS/XS.
The Core Control Thong is in the shade onyx, which is a black color. I love this one under tight dresses, and it really accentuates the waist. I wore it for several hours to an event, and although I felt very confident and held in under my tight, sequin tube dress, sitting for hours with the thong back does create an uncomfortable feeling. I highly recommend the thong for under tight dresses for dancing, events, red carpets, photoshoots, etc. but sitting for long hours can be a little painful. I am wearing a size XXS/XS.
The sculpting bras are super comfy. I have two shades: Ochre and Clay. Ochre is one of my fave shades in the SKIMS collection. It is a nude with a pink tone, and it’s super cute! If you are like me and don’t enjoy bras and would rather wear a sports bra over any other bra, this is a great alternative. I also got it in XXS/XS, but I think that S/M would fit me, as well. I am a 32D, and the size chart measurements for S/M says the fullest part of your bust should be 35”, so I’d actually go with S/M for my next bra purchase.
The Sculpting Bodysuit Mid ThighI have in the shade umber, and it’s a gray nude tone. I am wearing it in a size XXS/XS. It’s very pretty, and I never thought I would wear a bodysuit in that color, but I actually really like it. The bodysuit itself I’d probably wear under a jacket and with pants since it has the shorts on the bottom. I saw Kim wear it with a blazer and pants, and it looked really chic.
I also have the SKIMS waist trainer in a size small and it fits. I wore it around the house and loved that it’s soft and doesn’t smell like rubber. Other waist trainers I’ve had before were so uncomfortable that it makes you want to puke and also smells like rubber.
An item I purchased from SKIMS is the Cotton Rib Tank in the shade Bone. I got it in a size XS, and it’s the perfect size. The length is cropped, but if you wear high-waisted pants, you show about 3 inches of skin. I really like this tank top because it’s super comfortable and not too cropped. Some crop tops are so cropped they are like bralettes. The SKIMS cotton rib tank is the perfect length.
The most recent purchase I made from SKIMS is the Summer Mesh Scoop Bralette and Summer Mesh Thong in the shade Sienna. Originally, when I saw it on Kim’s Instagram, I thought it would fit tight like a sports bra/swimsuit. When I received it in the mail, the mesh was super soft, like a light swimsuit cover-up material. I got the top in XS, but it was a little too big, I definitely want to get XXS if I purchase it again in another shade. The bottoms I got in an XS and they fit perfectly.
Overall, I truly enjoy SKIMS, the Solutionwear gives me that extra confidence in wearing tight clothes, and it’s a great solution when wearing body contouring items. The Sculpting Bodysuit in Sienna is one of my favorite bodysuits I’ve ever worn, and I’m glad SKIMS pieces can be worn as clothing as well. The Cotton Rib Tank is one of my favorite go-to tank tops too. Whether you are into shapewear or not, I think SKIMS is a great addition to your closet and also great as a gift. Even if you aren’t a fan of shapewear, a lot of the underwear and clothing pieces can be staples for your wardrobe! I love that the sizes range from XXS to 5X and it is truly for every body type and shape!
If you want to see my try-on haul video, please watch it on YouTube! If you have any questions about any of the products that I own, leave a comment below on the blog!