Kim Kardashian West and the rest of the Kardashian family have been championing the cycle shorts trend for some time. However, Bella Hadid took it to a whole new level at the Cannes Film festival in May. She donned a pair for a girls’ night out with BFF Kendall Jenner, and the cycling short instantly became a hit after dark as well as a gymgoers’ athleisure staple.
Yesterday, however, in Los Angeles, Kim Kardashian chose to reclaim the trend she started and prove that no one can rock a cycle short like a Kardashian. The reality star and KKW beauty mogul was attending the Beautycon festival in L.A., where she was invited to take part as a guest speaker.
She gave the trend a unique new spin, wearing a pair in black with a vintage dress by Italian duo Dolce & Gabbana. The piece had a Meghan Markle-approved bateau neckline (although it displayed rather more décolleté than those sported by the Duchess of Sussex), a cut-out midriff and a dramatic split at the front. Which is where those shorts came in. Kim accessorized with a miniature Dolce & Gabbana bag and barely-there lace-up sandals in nude.
During the 30 minute onstage discussion, she even proceeded to take selfies on her smartphone with the Beautycon audience in the background.