There are a LOT of eight-year-olds with million-dollar wardrobes, but North West is one of them.
Kim Kardashian’s daughter often wears clothes that adults will like, and her “mature” outfits have caused controversy more than once.
Kim, 41, was criticized this week for dressing North in an “inappropriate” satin corset at her aunt Kourtney Kardashian’s Italian wedding.
Critics disagreed with putting a corset on a child, while others noted that North’s heavily layered look would have been “uncomfortable” in the Mediterranean heat.
Kim, who wore a tight black dress, has paired the style with her daughter since childhood.
From big hoop earrings to experimenting with makeup, we’re taking on North’s controversial outfits.
Back in 2014, when North was only a year old, Kim dressed her in matching (designer) clothes.
At the Givenchy show as part of Paris Fashion Week, mother and daughter wore revealing black lace mesh dresses.
Kim completed her look with a black leather jacket, while North did without it.
To complement the dress, Kim, whose own dress had a bold plunging neckline and was see-through from head to toe, dressed North in tiny black leggings.
It comes a week after critics accused Kim and Kanye’s dad of “inappropriately” dressing North in a leather skirt and matching leggings.
Individual designer clothes
Kim and Kanye’s ex-husband, who owns the Yeezy fashion line, have also been criticized for dressing North in custom designs since she was three.
But Kim has always defended her decision to dress North in expensive clothes.
Replying to someone who wrote, “This is why people hate you @KimKardashian,” Kim said, “Because she has a passion for fashion and we gave her the tools to learn it? Spending time with dad at work is also good [sic]”.
Kim even claimed that North chooses her own clothes.
“We make all of her clothes so she chooses fabrics from fabric stores,” she explained in a separate tweet.
Huge hoop earrings
Kim has been heavily criticized for piercing her daughter’s ears with diamond studs on her first birthday.
But North’s permission to wear huge hoop earrings on vacation – at the age of six – really pissed off critics.
One fan commented, “Ok, I never say anything bad about anyone’s kids, but North has no right to wear such big hoops, 6? They will pull her little holes.”
Another added: “Hi, I know you would love to see your kids stylish and cool. But she’s too small to wear such a big headband! Will affect her ear hole in the future. Two sizes down would be fine, but still a little love for you.”
The third angrily agreed, “Kim dressed her child according to her age. This is sooo not normal. Seriously?
Although some fans have come to Kim’s defense, speculating that the fact that she wasn’t wearing earrings indicates that she leaned hers against her daughter to wear them for the photo.
Rage Kanye in bikini
In 2018, when North was five years old, Kim was criticized by some fans for sharing a photo of her daughter in a skimpy yellow bikini.
“In my opinion, this swimsuit is a bit inappropriate for a little girl,” wrote one of them.
Another added, “I feel like you started it early, Kim, don’t. [sic]”.
Kanye has even stated that he has changed his mind about letting his girls wear what they want.
“I don’t think North should be wearing crop tops just because I made her wear a slip dress when she was 2,” he told Zane Lowe in 2019.
“Now I think and feel differently, now that I am a Christian, now that I am the founder of a $3 billion organization and have been married for five years.”
However, others defended Kim, writing: “If you pervert a child in a bathing suit, then something is wrong with YOU, not with this child. Let the girls wear what they want without shame, god!”
Kim let North wear makeup from a young age, and was recently seen wearing orange eyeliner to match her Asian-inspired dress.
This is despite Kim being open about the fact that Kanye, whom she divorced earlier this year, doesn’t like his kids wearing makeup.
Speaking at an event in 2019, Kim said, “I would let [North] put on — you know, she has some red for Christmas — I would let her put on some red lips or let her do something else.
– I would let her if she was in a black dress, with a black lip. So I got into trouble because of that.”
She later told E! News of how she and Kanye had a big fight over their daughters.
She explained, “North tries to get into makeup but gets blocked a lot because her dad stopped all makeup for her until she was in her teens.”
“Damage” to her curls
The way Kim styled North’s hair has also been criticized, with some angered when she stepped out in a long, sleek ponytail at the age of five.
Critics accused Kim of damaging the girl’s naturally curly hair by straightening it.
One of them ranted, “I’m sorry that Kim is STRAIGHTENING this poor kid’s hair????? This child is 5 years old, I’m calling the police.”
Another said, “I really hate how the Kardashians keep straightening this poor kid’s hair. North West will have heat damage before she’s 10 – even before I know what a rectifier is. [sic]”.
But Kim insisted that she only allowed her daughter to straighten her curls on special occasions.
She said: “She is allowed twice a year, for her birthday and birthday party! This photo was taken back in June on her birthday.”
Kim also said she encourages North to appreciate her curly hair and says she loves it.
In an interview with Interview magazine, she said, “She’s obsessed with her curly hair, and if she finds someone who has the same hair, she runs up to them and asks, ‘Do you have curly hair like mine?’ And we can talk about it.”