I Tried Everything From Kim Kardashian's Sold-Out Skims Line–Here's My Review


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By now, you and the rest of the world are probably up to date with the newest venture from Kim Kardashian. Skims—a loungewear-meets-intimates-meets-shapewear brand—launched almost two years and has already secured retail space at big-name retailers like Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, and Ssense. Of course, as with almost anything Kardashian does, Skims launched with much fanfare and press, but I'll admit I was a bit skeptical. Celebrity-founded or celebrity-endorsed clothing lines come a dime a dozen, and as a fashion editor, your eye becomes even more discerning. But unlike the trove of those celeb brands, I kept hearing from my peers that Skims is actually good. To be even more precise, my friends called it a game-changer. While shapewear and seamless intimates have always been a thing, until Skims, they haven't been as accessible in such a diverse range of flesh-tone colors and sizes at a relatively affordable price point.

Most of you know that I live for a try-on haul, so today, I'm diving into Skims's selection of loungewear. The homebody in me couldn't resist the proposition of cozy sweatsuits and bodysuits, so I took them for a test run over the course of a month. Keep scrolling to see all of the pieces I tried along with my honest opinions on each. You're in for a treat.

Cotton Rib Boxer


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It feels like suddenly everyone is getting into boxer briefs. No longer just for men, more and more brands have integrated the silhouette into their loungewear collections, but I was pretty skeptical. I wouldn't consider myself a shorts person, but when it starts to get unbearably hot, regular pants don't cut it. These felt delightfully lightweight and not constricting at all, especially around the thigh area. Another plus is they have a high waist for an added style element that looks a little more elevated than your typical lounge shorts.

Cotton Rib Bodysuit

If we're talking toxic shopping habits, bodysuits are my vice. I hoard them in uncontrollable numbers, so I know when I see a good bodysuit. This one is made out of a ribbed material that feels deceptively soft, so it's a great base layer for any tricky outfits. I styled mine with the Cotton Rib Boxers, and it was a look.

Velour Hoodie & Velour Jogger


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Get ready to be swaddled in the softest cloud of fabric you've ever felt in your life. Once I put this on, I simply couldn't take it off. Since we've been inside the house for most of this year, I didn't have to. I've never felt a velour this cozy and warm, but the comfy plushness wasn't the only thing I loved about this set. The hoodie is a bit cropped, which adds that extra flair to feel super on-trend. Unfortunately, the color I chose is sold out, but there's a decadent chocolatey color in stock.


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Boyfriend Long-Sleeve T-Shirt


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Sometimes, all you want to do is throw on the biggest T-shirt you can find and call it a day. Here is a shirt for those occasions. Designed for an oversize fit, this certainly feels like something I grabbed out of my boyfriend's T-shirt drawer (minus the faded colors and questionable stains). Like most things from Skims, it's softer than soft, and I paired my tee with the boxers to match.

Stretch Cotton T-Shirt


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I can't resist a fitted white tee. It's basically a key element of my summer uniform. This has a great amount of stretch that clings to every curve without feeling constricting. It runs slightly large, so you may want to size down for a very fitted look.

Velour Wrap Robe

A robe is practically my second skin when I'm in the house. I wear them so much it has become a running joke among my family and friends that I do everything in them. I gave this one a try after being pleasantly surprised by the rest of the pieces from Skims, and I was not disappointed. Whenever the L.A. weather decides to spontaneously chill up or I'm binge-watching a new series, this robe is right at my side. It truly feels like being continuously enveloped in a warm hug.

Fits Everybody Brief

While these aren't technically loungewear, I have to give a shout-out to one of my favorite styles of seamless underwear. Whether I'm styling a shoot or wearing them for myself, I always keep a pair on hand in a variety of colors. 

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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.