J.Lo may have declared it a booty summer this year, but for reality TV star Kim Kardashian, she obviously wants it to be a summer of awkward tan lines. I say this because recently she has been selling very expensive “swimming gloves” through her SKIMS brand. Wild new fashion trends were a difficult “no” for me — and still are — but, on the contrary, Kim’s older sister Kourtney seems to be living her best life in them.
The mother of three tagged SKIMS in her Instagram post this week with the caption “I [love] life on the lake.” In it, Kourtney Kardashian is dressed in one of the company’s signature black one-piece swimsuits, as well as swimming gloves, also black, and sunbathing on a boat.
Now, as I said, I still don’t understand the whole purpose of these underwater ballroom accessories—beyond the advertised “fashion” of it all. However, one of the Kardashians (except Kim), wearing them for himself, kind of makes me rethink the situation a little. I mean, after all, when you pair it with a one—piece suit with a neck strap, like Courtney does here, it’s basically the same as wearing a rashguard or a wetsuit-if those items suddenly lack biceps. And if a slightly cloudy day falls out, what’s wrong with being a little extravagant with clothes?
Although I do not know. Are these gloves or does family life just agree with Kourtney Kardashian? Over the past year, the 43-year-old singer has married Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker three times. In the last, Roman Catholic novel, the bride (and many others) were wearing long gloves in a more traditional sense for that time. Later, the couple had to go through concerns about Barker’s health, but now everything is fine and they seem to have relaxed, judging by these photos.
The SKIMS swimming gloves seem to be growing in other people besides Kim Kardashian’s relatives (and me). The entire collection (in seven different shades) is sold out online at $48 apiece. Kardashian explained that the reason she made them in the first place was to bridge the “gap between water and water.” And the TV presenter continued to express her inner designer through A+ collaboration with Beats by Dr. Dre. (Shocker: There is an assortment of neutral colors.)
The family’s various billion-dollar business ventures were documented in detail at the premiere of their new Hulu reality show The Kardashians. SKIMS, Good American, Poosh, Kylie Cosmetics — the whole gang was there. But, of course, it was a personal drama that we all mostly watched, including the finale dedicated to how the Tristan Thompson paternity scandal affected Khloe Kardashian.
It’s expected to get even wilder in the upcoming second season. We know that Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend (now ex) Pete Davidson is making some appearances, and there are rumors that Chloe may reveal the well-kept secret of conceiving a second child with Tristan Thompson through surrogacy amid the scandal that has broken out. However, we will know for sure when it starts airing on September 22.
I still probably won’t be buying Kim’s swimming gloves anytime soon or, I think, joining the mile-long waiting list now that they’re sold out. But I will keep my Hulu subscription to be with the Kardashians as always.