Great Outfits in Fashion History: Kim Kardashian in a Simple Strapless Rick Owens Dress

It looks more casual than bridal despite being, well, a white column gown.
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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In 'Great Outfits in Fashion History,' Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Noted billionaire and pandemic success story Kim Kardashian has a longstanding relationship with Rick Owens that has included several neutral-toned outfits, the presentation of a Fashion Group International award and a clothing-swap photo shoot with Michèle Lamy for Another Magazine. Their first major moment together, though, was in 2017, when Kardashian wore a dress by the designer to the Family Equality Council's Impact Awards in L.A.

This also marked the beginning of a more minimalist fashion era for Kardashian, and, to me, the less-is-more mentality has made for some of the reality TV star's best looks. Kardashian's famous curves and striking eyes are the stars of this pared-back outfit, which, thanks to the stretchy fabric and pockets, looks more casual and relaxed than bridal (despite being, well, a white column gown). 

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Fast-forward four years, and casual strapless tops and dresses seem to be having a moment. We can think of nothing better for a hot summer day, so shop a few options in the gallery below — and don't forget to slap some extra sunscreen on your shoulders.

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