Will Kim Kardashian Tone Down the Way She Dresses to Make Kanye West Happy?

Kim Kardashian West is turning over a new leaf and leaving some of her more risqué fashion choices behind her. After husband Kanye West voiced his opinion about her 2019 Met Gala dress being “too sexy,” it seems Kardashian is taking her husband’s concerns to heart and toning things down.

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Kanye West called Kardashian’s dress too sexy

Kardashian wowed on the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala when she turned up in a figure-hugging dress that showed off a teeny cinched waist and plenty of cleavage. It turned out that her husband wasn’t such a huge fan of the look, however.

An episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians showed how a fight broke out between West and Kardashian about her custom-designed Thierry Mugler dress. West told his wife he didn’t like it, noting: “I went through this transition where being a rapper, looking at all these girls and looking at my wife, like, ‘Oh my girl needs to be just like the other girls showing their body off.’ I didn’t realize that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone who is married and the father of now… about to be four kids. A corset is a form of underwear, it’s hot, for who though?”

He added: “You are my wife and it affects me when pictures are too sexy.”

Kardashian compromised and removed the dress’ fake nipples

The episode didn’t address the fact that the dress had fake nipples, as Kardashian was supposed to look like she was emerging from the water.

During an appearance on The Real, Kardashian explained: “Well, the dress, initially, since I was wet coming out of the water, there were nipples attached to it.”

She continued: “I think with editing, I don’t know, I’m not sure if we actually put that part into that fight [on Keeping Up with the Kardashians]. So, he was really certain that he didn’t want that on the dress and had mentioned it multiple times. And that was still on there so we did have that discussion.”

Ultimately, she decided to take the fake nipples off the dress, explaining: “I obviously want to be appropriate for my children and there’s enough for them to see already. I could tone it down a little bit… I totally compromise.”

Will Kardashian tone down the way she dresses?

The days of sexy dresses may be a thing of the past for Kardashian, who explained to New York magazine in a November 2019 interview that she’s looking to a new phase of her life — one that doesn’t include thong bikinis.

When asked if she’s “been dressing a little less sexy,” Kardashian admitted: “I think I have a little bit. I don’t know if it’s the fact that my husband has voiced that sometimes too sexy is just overkill and he’s not comfortable with that. I listen to him and understand him. Still, at the end of the day, he always gives me the freedom to be and do what I want.”

She continued: “But I have kind of had this awakening myself. I realized I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time. And I definitely contributed to that. I mean, one of my most iconic covers was the Paper magazine one, when I was all oiled up and ripping my dress off.”

She explained: “I think I’m evolving to where I don’t feel the need to want to keep up. Not that I did it to feel like I had to keep up, but I guess I just don’t care as much anymore to want to take tons of photos in a thong bikini.”