When it comes to fashion, North West's parents are arguably two of the most forward-thinking people on the planet. Kim and Kanye are definitely trendsetters, and it's become common for their darling firstborn daughter to be seen out and about in designer duds. She totes Chanel bags to birthday parties and dons Alexander Wang attire to grace the front rows of fashion shows. This little lady is on her way to becoming one of the youngest and most impressive fashionistas of all time.
No one will deny that little Nori's style is on point every time she's seen in public, but she doesn't always seem super-duper thrilled about the outfits she's sporting. The things she wears when out and about often look hot, itchy, and, dare fans say, a bit highbrow for a preschooler.
If we had to guess, we'd venture to assume that North has little-to-no say in what she wears the majority of the time. We know her parents are rich and famous, and that she leads a glamorous life, but we can't help but feel a just a little bit bad for her. Read on for 15 of outfits North West has to wear in public.
15 Spiffy Snow Gear
North is seen above in some high-fashion snow gear. She is twinning with her famous mommy, and the two look kinda like secret agents or undercover superheroes living in a futuristic society.
The bomber jacket Nori is wearing is paired with pants of the same shiny, leather-like material. She's gotta be sweating bullets under that thing, but hey, being hot is one of the prices people pay for fame. For North, she didn't get a say in the matter, and was born into a family who has become famous for, well, being famous.
Kim once shared with EOnline, "When North was born, I used to pray, 'Can she handle this life?' Because it's a lot to come into, a family that has the spotlight on them, and it's very public. But I really believe people come into our lives, and they choose us, and she knows what her life is going to be."
14 Fashion Show Mishap
Kim, Kanye and their not-so-happy toddler are pictured above sitting front and center at an Alexander Wang fashion show. Little North is dressed in black from head to toe. The look she's rocking is courtesy of Wang himself.
Yep. He makes designer clothes for people who live off of goldfish crackers and aren't yet tall enough to see models strut their stuff at his shows unless they have front row seats. The fur-lined jacket, lace-up Doc Martin boots and embellished skirt and leggings North is wearing are simply to-die-for. Too bad she's is too angry to appreciate how fly she looks.
Speaking about the outfit her daughter hated wearing, Kim wrote on Instagram, "How cute was North's custom look from the @AlexanderWangNY show yesterday?!?!" It was really cute, but also really over-the-top.
13 Birds Of A Feather
In the pic above, Kim and her mini me are so darn gorgeous, they can pretty much get away with wearing whatever they want to, whenever they want to. Plus, anyone who's ever crossed Kanye will most likely advise against ever pointing and laughing at an outfit combo put together by his lady love.
Speaking about her eldest daughter, Kim has mused to E! News,
"I value my relationship with her so much. I want to become best friends with her to the [point that] she can ask me anything." The reality star has also revealed, "My hope for [North] is that she is just really kind to people and grows up as normal as possible within all of the chaos."
12 Living That Sequin Life
Life as a celebrity's child has perks and drawbacks. Stepping out in fancy clothing could be considered a good thing or a bad thing, depending on who you ask. Above, North and Kim are once again sporting matching looks.
The only difference between their ensembles are their shoes...and the looks on their faces. Kim looks pleased-as-punch about their extremely sparkly silver dresses. Nori? Her face is revealing the fact that the gown she's wearing might be just a bit scratchy, and also possibly blinding her with its bling.
Speaking about spending quality time with North in private, Kim has said to EOnline, "The biggest misconception about our family is that we don't allow privacy and that we don't have any. That's just completely wrong. My mornings are so important to me so I can get [North] up. I work during the day, and hopefully I'm there to put her down at night, which is most of the time."
11 Dressed To Impress
In the pick above, North is rocking a velvet slip dress, but it appears that even a really large lollipop isn't going to help her feel any better about the amount of people who are currently snapping pics of her and her attire left and right. She doesn't look to be at all proud of her get-up, and is apparently protesting her current situation.
Nori is going to need a lot more than a little sugar to help her deal with the crazy life she was born into, and the things she's constantly wearing in front of her adoring fans. North isn't the only one who has it rough.
Speaking about how difficult motherhood can be, Kim wrote on her app, "I'm up at 4 a.m., pumping and delirious, hiding in my daughter's closet because if she sees I snuck out of her bed, she will start to cry AND I think she gave me a cold." Rough stuff.
10 Controversial Beach Wear
Kim and Kanye had many up in arms when North appeared on the beach wearing a tiny swimming suit that some deemed inappropriate. The top of the suit barely covered her chest. Some called it scandalous and inappropriate. Others defended North's swimwear, and were incredulous that anyone would be offended by a young child enjoying a day in the sun, whatever she was wearing.
Whether one feels the outfit above is cool or not cool, everyone can probably agree on one fact: it looks pretty darn uncomfortable. Bikinis have tops for a reason, and if that purpose isn't being fulfilled, we're going to go out on a limb here and call that bikini dumb.
Not only is little North sandy, and being stalked yet again by stealthy photographers, she's dressed in a two piece that could qualify as a one-and-a-half piece.
9 Furry Fashion
North is seen above with her Daddy dearest, Kanye West. The two of them are bundled up in warm clothing. We hope they are currently walking the streets of New York in January, and not the sweltering sidewalks of Los Angeles in May.
If we've learned anything about the outfits North's parents have chosen to dress her in since she arrived on Earth, it's that there's never a bad time to wear a fur coat. Nori's pinched expression may have something to do with the high temps she currently dealing with. She is wearing a coat three times as thick as she is, after all.
However, she could be also be wincing because of her hairstyle. The signature double French braids the Kardashian girls have become known for may look fabulous, but are most likely also a little headache-inducing.
8 That Necklace, Though
Above, Kim and her little one are pictured running errands together. North is dressed in a large, grey cotton sweatshirt. This is most likely a very welcome change from her regular attire of fur and other fancy outfits.
The fashionable tot is still wearing leather bottoms, but she's got one comfortable item in her wardrobe.
Her boots are absolutely adorable, and don't look too cumbersome. Plus, she's obviously used to lace-up designer footwear. It's what she's wearing nearly every time she's photographed.
She's also rocking a large gold chain got around her neck. The poor little one looks like she's struggling to stand upright under the weight of the bling her proud mama has placed around her tiny neck.
7 Seriously, Mom And Dad?
Let's begin with the positives on this one. The shoes Nori is wearing in the shot above are absolutely purrfect. Putting kitten faces on the fronts of velvet toddler shoes is quite possibly the most adorable idea that has ever been had.
And, of course, the eldest West child is wearing a coat...of sorts...that appears to be some sort of mash-up of black feathers and fur.
Her face says it all. She knows she looks over the top and is just making the best out of a very public situation. After all, she has spent the majority of her short life looking like Kim Kardashian's mini-me. All we can say is, this tiny tot is a really, really, really good sport.
6 Canadian Tuxedo Time
When North is allowed to keep things casual, which isn't often, it's always a given that her outfit will still be a fashion statement. Kim has taken her toddler's fashion to the extreme once again by pairing her tyke's denim bottoms with a denim top.
There aren't many things more uncomfortable than being dressed in stiff, unbreathable jean clothing. She's doesn't appear to be pleased with her current attire, but she's being a trooper as usual. Everybody makes mistakes, after all. Even Kim Kardashian.
The reality star once candidly admitted to Glamour, "Obviously, as you grow up, no one's ever 100 percent proud of every decision that they've made, and that's OK. I think as long as you learn from your mistakes and don't make them over and over again, you're on the right path."
5 Layers Upon Layers
If North feels a little warm on days when she's out and about in a fur coat, imagine how she feels when her outfit also includes a hoodie and a hat. In the pic above, she has once again been given a sucker, quite possibly to help her keep her mind off of how many photographers are following her.
Her face in this photo is hard to read, but it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to go out on a limb and speculate that she looks a bit light-headed. Layering is all-the-rage in the fashion world these days, but trying this stylish statement look out on a young child on a sweltering day may not be the best of ideas.
Her many layers have been paired with breathable white pants and sneakers.
4 Leather Skirt For The Win
North is seen above wearing a designer crewneck sweatshirt designed by none other than her fabulous father.
It looks comfy enough. We won't dwell too long on the fact that the image on the stylish top may cause her to have recurring nightmares about creepy skeletons.
The Yeezus shirt has been paired with a leather skirt and leather leggings. That's double the discomfort. But, hey, what do we know? When it comes to fashion, Kim and Kanye are the experts.
In a recent interview North's famous parents did with Harper's Bazaar, Kanye didn't hesitate to toot his own horn a bit when talking about his fashion line, and his lovely wife had his back. The rapper wondered aloud, "What designer on the planet can sell, consistently, 40,000 shoes. In two minutes?" Kim added, "One minute." Give up? Kanye, of course!
3 Biker Baby
Above, Kim is seen looking fierce and fabulous in a holey pink sweatsuit. Her OOTD is the perfect combination of fashion-forward pieces that are also wearable, breathable and, most importantly, comfortable.
North in this pic looks to be the complete opposite of what her mom gets to wear. Comfort is not part of the equation when it comes to her look. She's once again been decked out in confining, unyielding leather. Let's not forget that her jacket has been adorned with clunky, heavy-looking chains.
Kim doesn't seem to have much sympathy for her daughter's plight, and is unapologetic about the fact that she's a fashionable mom. She once bragged to Bustle, "My diaper bag is a Birkin… a big one."
2 Swallowed Whole
In the pic above, the coat North is wearing is so large it looks like a hairy monster. She is once again being a trooper, but it appears she may be having a little trouble walking with that huge, heavy hunk of real or faux (not sure) fur all up in her grill.
Sure, her parents are famous and she's got a reputation to maintain, but would it kill Kimye to dress their daughter wear a Mini Mouse t-shirt or some breathable sweatpants every once in awhile? Possibly.
Speaking about her famous family, Kim has stated to Marie Claire,
"There’s a lot of baggage that comes along with our family, but it’s like Louis Vuitton baggage."
So, basically, she recognizes that being a Kardashian can be rough, but it seems that expensive, uncomfortable clothing may be a non-negotiable.
1 Drowning In Designer Duds
Above, little Nori is looking lovely in a lace Givenchy dress and lace-up boots. At least she wasn't forced to wear stilettos with her designer gown. Her face seems to be saying something along the lines of, "Somebody, anybody, please help me!"
Hopefully, she'll look back on all of the photographs that have been snapped of her wearing stylish looks over the years and be proud of how fashionable she's always been. Hey, she may be uncomfortable nearly all of the time, but at least she gets to relax in comfortable digs when she's in the privacy of her own home. Even Kim once admitted, "You can't really have, like, high end designers for everything." Thank goodness.
North is growing up fast, and beginning to find her own voice. It won't be long before she flat-out refuses to wear some of the things her parents pick out for her. Get ready for the crazy outfits, Chicago! You're next.