Has Kanye West given Kim Kardashian a fash-over? How the once-trashy reality star is transforming into a sleek sophisticate

Has Kanye West given Kim Kardashian a fash-over How the once-trashy reality star is transforming into a sleek sophisticate

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13:13 GMT, 6 July 2012

Kimye: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have become a fashion power couple, seen here leaving the Louis Vuitton boutique opening on July 3, 2012 in Paris

Kimye: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have become a fashion power couple, seen here leaving the Louis Vuitton boutique opening on July 3 in Paris

For all her curves, reality television appearances and high-profile marriages, Kim Kardashian has never been known, or taken seriously for, her fashion sense. That is, until she met Kayne West.

Since the 31-year-old first landed on our screens in 2007, she has gone from a sex-tape star, to a mainstream reality TV personality, and Kris Humphries' ex-wife; titles she has embraced while clad in tastelessly colourful dresses, micro-miniskirts and cleavage baring low cut tops.

Now, jaunting around Paris couture fashion week, Kim is trying on a high-fashion hat for size, thanks to her new relationship with the infamous rapper and his obvious influence on her carefully curated ensembles.

Reminiscent of Victoria Beckham's
fashion overhaul, easily one of the most seamless celebrity career and
style transitions recorded, Kim has successfully said goodbye to her cleavage and
embraced her curves with entirely new demurely sexy wardrobe.

Although
her pout, heavy mascara and voluptuous figure remain; gone are the
colourful dresses, plunging necklines, curled hair extensions and
leopard print platform heels. She is taking this fashion thing
seriously.

She has swapped colour and animal prints
for a subdued, but punchy, monochrome palette; her plunging necklines
have been replaced with consistent collar-bone skimming necklines; and
her hair, now sleek and straight, pulled back or classically
middle-parted, resembles Posh's bared-back, severe styles.

Thought
to wear a size 32DD bra, Kim spent the better part of four years
flaunting her bust in low-cut, figure-hugging, and often tiny dresses.

While
she continues to showcase her hourglass figure wrapped in outfits that
cling her her hips and bust, she does so while wearing long-sleeves and
high-waisted skirts that fall below her knees.

She now favours soft leather over nylon, streamlined stilettos over chunky platforms and Kayne West's Nike Air Yeezy sneakers over thigh-high flat-boots.

As well as sitting front row at both
the Stephane Rolland and Givenchy couture shows this week in Paris, she
recently landed her first Vogue cover, for the July-August issue of
Italy's L’Uomo Vogue.

And it may not be front-row at Chanel, or the holy-grail of Vogue covers, Anna
Wintour's – yet – but with each step, Kim is leaving her over-the-top
days behind her, keeping fans glued to her Instagram feed as they watch her
transformation from Jersey Shore to Paris couture.

GOODBYE CLEAVAGE

The 31-year-old has spent years
flaunting her bust in low-cut, bust enhancing, and often tiny dresses. Now, she opts for collar-bone skimming necklines.

Kim Kardashian celebrated her 27th Birthday Party at Les Deux in Hollywood

Now 31, Kim Kardashian attends the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles

Goodbye cleavage: Kim celebrated her 27th birthday in a low-cut dress (left), but now, age 31, she opts for high and demure necklines (right)

Kim Kardashian on the set for American Eagle commercial in 2008

Celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in their signature black and white ensembles

Four years apart: In 2008 (left), Kim favoured bust enhancing dresses, but fast forward to 2012 (right) and she prefers more covered-up styles

GOODBYE COLOUR

Kim has also swapped her favoured bold brights
for a more subdued, but still punchy, monochrome colour palette.

Kim Kardashian visiting Madame Tussauds in 2010

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West head in Paris attending the couture shows

Bright to black: Kim Kardashian in 2010 wearing hot pink Herve Leger (left), just two years later, she is seen in only monochromatic outfits (right)

Kim Kardashian at her fragrance launch wearing Gucci

Kim Kardashian has ditched the colour from her wardrobe, opting instead for just black and white separates

Polar opposites: Kim wore colour-blocked Gucci to her fragrance launch, however she has since ditched brights from her wardrobe, opting instead for black and white separates

GOODBYE WAVY HAIR

Her hair, once wavy, is now worn sleek and straight – pulled back or classically
middle-parted, a style that resembles Victoria Beckham's more severe styles.

Kim Kardashian pictured in 2008

Kim Kardashian pictured in 2012

Worlds apart: Kim has perfected the polished ponytail, exchanging her waves for sleek, pulled back hairstyles

Kim Kardashian seen in Hollywood in 2007

Kim Kardashian pictured in London in 2012

Stringy to straight: Going from curls and a side part in 2007 (left), Kim now wears a severe middle-part