The end of the year is always a time for reflection. For one celebrity, 2014 was quite a year. We are, of course, speaking of Kim Kardashian, who seemed to be everywhere this year. In 12 short months, Kim got married to Kanye West, won GQ’s Woman of the Year award, sat front row at fashion week, and broke the Internet with a nude shot of her infamous booty.
She has (somewhat mysteriously) shot to super-stardom, but there was a time in which Kim was just another reality star. We thought it’d be fun to take a look back at what Kim had worn on New Year’s Eve in the past years before 2014 made her a household name and a style maven.
1. Pre-New Year’s Eve Party at Eve Nightclub, 2009
In 2009, Keeping Up with the Kardashians was three seasons young, and Kim was dating NFL player Reggie Bush. To close the year, she hosted a pre-New Year’s Eve party at Eve Nightclub in Las Vegas wearing a confusing black dress featuring sheer fabric, ruching on the skirt, and shoulder pads.
Kim Kardashian’s large dangling earrings
She accessorized with large dangling earrings, a mirrored clutch, and suede platform pumps. To top off her party look, she playfully posed with a blue lollipop.
Kim Kardashian playfully posed with a blue lollipop
We wonder if Kim would be embarrassed to walk the red carpet in this funky look today.
Kim Kardashian hosting a pre-New Year’s Eve party at Eve Nightclub inside City Center in Las Vegas on December 30, 2011
Kim Kardashian shows off her feet in black pumps
2. New Year’s Eve Party at Tao Nightclub, 2011
To ring in 2012, Kim debuted a new hairdo: blunt bangs. It is often said that when a woman cuts her hair, she is planning big changes for her life. This was probably true for Kim at the time as she filed for divorce from her second husband, Kris Humphries, after only 72 days of marriage.
Kim Kardashian in a white Gucci dress with an embellished neckline
Hosting a New Year’s Eve party at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas, the ShoeDazzle founder wore a white Gucci dress with an embellished neckline and showed off her tan legs in a pair of metallic silver Christian Louboutin platform pumps.
Kim Kardashian oozed sex appeal in a tight white dress
Like most of Kim’s looks, this outfit oozed sex appeal, but it’s also quite different from the high-fashion dresses she opts for these days.
Kim Kardashian flaunts her tan legs hosting a New Year’s Eve party at Tao Nightclub at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on December 31, 2011
Kim Kardashian shows off her feet in metallic silver Christian Louboutin platform pumps
3. New Year’s Eve Party at 1Oak Nightclub, 2012
On New Year’s Eve two years ago, Kim attended a party at 1Oak Nightclub with then-boyfriend Kanye West, who we all know was (and still is) her unofficial stylist.
Kim Kardashian with Kanye West as her new stylist
For the event, she wore a revealing Julien Macdonald dress with Christian Louboutin “Pigalle” pumps. In a way, the dress is reminiscent of the dress she wore in 2009, but it has a more refined and mature quality to it. Kanye’s influence is evident.
Kim Kardashian’s first maternity look was a revealing Julien Macdonald dress
Though she wasn’t showing, this outfit is considered one of her first maternity looks! Kim was 12 weeks pregnant with her daughter, North West, at the time.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at a New Year’s Eve party at 1Oak Nightclub at The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on December 31, 2012
Kim Kardashian shows toe cleavage in red bottom heels
Kim’s style has evolved in many ways, but it doesn’t seem likely that she’ll ditch her figure-hugging dresses anytime soon. If she steps out for a celebration this New Year’s Eve, it will be interesting to see what she decides to wear.
Perhaps it will be Balmain since she and Kanye are now the official faces of the brand?
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