Kim Kardashian lit up social media on Friday afternoon when she shared a stunning bikini photo with her 142M Instagram followers.
The wife of Kanye West looked very slender in a white string two piece that barely contained her curves. The image was taken during her vacation in Costa Rica earlier this month.
This comes after the mother-of-four commented on the backlash she received from naming her shapewear collection Kimono.
Hello weekend! Kim Kardashian lit up social media on Friday afternoon when she shared a stunning bikini photo with her 142M Instagram followers
The siren was taking a selfie in her bathroom mirror as she put one hand to her forehead.
The star also shared a photo of her feet in white trainers as she was on a workout machine. She said she was sore form an especially grueling gym session.
The daughter of Kris Jenner looked to have a very tiny waistline. She has been on a protein and vegetable diet for a year.
The 38-year-old perfume and makeup mogul has also been working out daily with personal trainer Melissa Alcantara who is also known as Fit Gurl Mel.
Stunning: The wife of Kanye West looked very slender in a white string two piece that barely contained her curves. The image was taken during her vacation in Costa Rica earlier this month
In 2018 Kim said: ‘My trainer Mel always says that before and after you train, you should eat simple carbs, like sweet potatoes, and small amounts of fat and protein, like chicken.
‘You should also have veggies with your meals, since you need them to help effectively break down and absorb your protein, fat and carbs.’
Kim, who keeps her weight at 119lbs, looked her tiniest at the Met Gala in May where she had a corset to help show off her tiny midsection.
Always burning calories: The star also shared a photo of her feet in white trainers as she was on a workout machine. She said she was sore form an especially grueling gym session
Earlier this week Kim came under fire for her Kimono Solutionwear.
She said she has ‘no plans’ to actually manufacture the traditional Japanese garment after which her company is named, said TMZ.
‘Her trademark of the Kimono name only applies to her business,’ say the gossip site’s sources, adding that it is simply playing on the socialite’s first name.
Controversy: Kardashian [L] has ‘no plans’ to actually manufacture the traditional Japanese garment after which her company is named, say TMZ
It’s also not the only instance of the word being used to market unrelated products, with Kimono Lash, Kimono Restaurant and Kimono Condoms all registered within the United States.
The wife of Kanye West had been accused of disrespecting Japanese culture after she launched a new underwear brand named after a traditional piece of clothing.
Reality star Kim announced Tuesday she will be bringing out Kimono Intimates as a shapewear line.
The entrepreneur said the brand ‘celebrates and enhances the shape and curves of women’, as she made the announcement on social media.
She shared three images from her Kimono Solutionwear shoot while posing alongside models, adding a lengthy caption to talk about her new venture that she said was ‘coming soon’.
But Japanese people say the trademarked brand disrespects the traditional 15th century kimono clothing.
As part of the new range, Kim said the brand would include a shortened leg to be worn under a skirt with a slit in the side
One social media user wrote: ‘I feel very sad that the name ”Kimono” is being used to something completely different from what we Japanese know about it. Kimono is Japanese traditional clothes and we are very proud of its history and culture. I’m sorry but I feel this name choice is simply ignorant. #KimOhNo.’
Professor Sheila Cliffe from the Jumonji Women’s University in Niiza, Japan, said the kimono was actually the opposite of figure-hugging shapewear.
She told the BBC: ‘The [aesthetic] of the kimono is graceful, elegant and gentle. It is not overtly revealing or figure-hugging. It wraps the wearer so they are not exposed.
‘If I made a bra and called it a sari… some people would be very annoyed. It shows extreme disrespect. [the Kimono] is an expression of Japanese identity. That word does not belong to Kim Kardashian.’
Dating back to 15th century Japan, the kimono which literally means ‘thing to wear on the shoulders’ is a T-shaped wrapped garment with set loose long sleeves, tied with a sash.
Considered the national dress of Japan, it is now mostly worn during special occasions such as weddings and coming-of-age ceremonies, and is mostly worn by women..
A woman wearing a kimono crossing the street in front of the entrance to Sensoji temple in Tokyo’s Asakusa district
Kardashian said the new range of underwear ‘celebrates and enhances the shape and curves of women’
Those who tend to wear a kimono the most on a daily basis are older men and women, geisha and sumo wrestlers, who are required to wear traditional Japanese dress whenever appearing in public.
Kardashian trademarked the Kimono brand in the US last year under the names ‘Kimono Body’, ‘Kimono Intimates’ and ‘Kimono World’.
Many in Japan are upset the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has trademarked a word that has such cultural significance for the country.
Announcing the launch on Instagram Kim wrote: ‘Finally I can share with you guys this project that I have been developing for the last year.
‘I’ve been passionate about this for 15 years. Kimono is my take on shapewear and solutions for women that actually work.’