Summer is quickly approaching and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably trying to refresh and replenish your wardrobe for the hottest summer yet. Keeping up with each year's trends can be difficult, but who better to follow than the ultimate trendsetter herself: Kim Kardashian.

Unless you live sans cellphone, you’ve most likely seen her viral shapewear brand – Skims – on TikTok or social media. Known for comfortable shapewear that can be worn by itself and still look fabulous, Skims is taking over the internet as one of the most sought-after clothing brands.

Finally-finally. It's time to scream to the sky – a cheer of triumph! We're no longer limited to three shades of undergarments – black, white, and taupe. Kim has saved us with a wide range of shades that match a vast array of skin tones, making this one of the most inclusive shapewear brands of all time.

Women wearing skims

First Close Encounter With Skims

I’d classify myself as someone who's easily influenced…If I go online and notice a clothing brand that’s changing the way women view fashion and shapewear, then it’s an immediate add-to-cart situation. Which is precisely how I ended up a self-proclaimed Skims influencer.

At the end of last year, I caved and purchased a few items from Skims during their first Bi-Annual Sale – that’s right. I’ve been here since the jump.

The moment the Cotton Rib Tank and Boxer set hit my body, I knew the course of my life had been altered – I wasn’t turning back any time soon. It was everything.

Featuring cuts that flatter my body and support that doesn’t make me feel like I'm bursting out of my clothes, right away I noticed that I actually feel more confident due to simple style details. With one of the most famous silhouettes in the world, it should come as no surprise that Kim Kardashian’s clothing line makes every body look amazing. Do not be alarmed by the fact that the items may seem like it's made for an infant – trust the process, try it on, and believe in magic.

Skims isn’t just one more shapewear brand touting empty promises. This is Kim Kardashian’s blessing - you can be as confident and pap-ready as she is. So much so, you can even wear it on its own. Recently, the Sculpting Bodysuit has gone viral as shapewear. Pair with jeans or a skirt for high support and maximum comfort. Look no further than celebrities like Jessica Alba and Ciara who've been spotted in Skims while out-and-about.

The Beauty of Skims Swim

Skims offers a wide variety of sizing and high-quality material that fits perfectly to accentuate your curves. When I heard my girl Kim K even made swimwear, obviously, I had to run and try it for myself.

Goodbye basic and boring bikinis. Skims has long sleeve t-shirts, biker shorts, onesies, and crop tops that are sun, swim, and sand ready. Seriously, this collection is filled with versatile swimwear that can double as regular clothing, which is just about unheard of for women.

I personally chose the Swim Cheeky Tanga Bottoms and Swim Triangle Top in Periwinkle and was not disappointed. The bottoms sit higher up on your waist, giving you that snatched look for your certified Hot Girl Summer.

When it comes to making women feel confident in their own skin – whether it be a little or a lot – Kim, Skims, and her swims are making major waves.

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