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Skims Nordstrom Launch: Kim Kardashian West Interview

If Kim Kardashian West has made one thing clear, it’s that she doesn’t believe in “staying in your lane.” The business mogul and TV personality has tried her hand in everything from makeup to fragrance to digital technology—and in September of last year, she launched Skims, a shapewear line designed to “smooth, enhance, lift, and tone.” The products come in nine shades and are made to accentuate the natural shape of various body types, with sizing from XXS to 5XL. For Kardashian West, longtime shapewear enthusiast, keeping inclusivity top of mind was important from the jump. “I’m not that tan, so I thought, ‘If I can’t find shapewear that’s dark enough for my skin tone—what are my friends doing? What is my daughter going to do one day when she’s older and wants to wear shapewear?'” And Skims was born.

The Skims launch presentation at the Nordstrom flagship store in NYC.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Five months after the hugely successful brand launch that left much of the line sold out in mere moments, Skims’ best-selling collections SolutionwearTM, Fits Everybody Underwear, and accessories (body tape and pasties included) are now available to shop online and at 25 Nordstrom locations—with additional debuts planned on a monthly basis.

Thanks to the brand’s first retail partnership, more consumers than ever can get their hands on the line—and Kardashian West hopes to make consumers more confident in the process, no matter what they’re wearing or how many eyes are on them. “The reality is, not everyone is comfortable. I was wearing this other skirt earlier and I wasn’t comfortable leaving knowing that flashes were going to hit me from all angles. Maybe it’s my security blanket, but if I have my sculpting short on, which I did—it makes me feel better. It makes me feel confident and secure, like I can just get on with my day,” said Kardashian West.

Kardashian West stands alongside models at the Skims launch event at the Nordstrom flagship store in NYC.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
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