An Ode to Kim Kardashian West and Her Beloved Juicy Couture Velour Tracksuits

01/14/2016 at 02:58 PM ET

A girl and her Juicy Couture are not soon parted. Luckily for Kim Kardashian, she’ll never have to know the pain of such a tragic occurrence because according to the velour tracksuit she helped make famous with her BFF/former employer Paris Hilton is back in style in a major way. Break out the boxes full of your finest luxury sports apparel, iron your peasant tops, and shine your high-heeled Timberland booties because apparently all of your regrettable early aughts fashions are going to haunt you forever.

Kim Kardashian Juicy Couture Tracksuit VogueX17 (2); FameFlynet

Vogue knows, just like the rest of us, that nothing screams unbridled glamour quite like draping yourself across the hood of your Range Rover in a pristine baby pink matching set from the only true makers of American couture. If you’re rolling your eyes right now thinking this look is surely relegated to the ’00 days of chunky highlights, trucker hats, and flip-flops being deemed socially acceptable red carpet footwear, think again because in the wise words of Vogue, “The bad-taste-meets-good-taste movement is hitting its stride on the runway, and nowhere is that clearer than the sudden vogue for Sopranos-lite tracksuits.” Although to that we would say, bite your tongue, Vogue, because Tony would never be caught dead in anything except the finest Italian-made leisurewear fashions.

#TBT I miss you boo💗

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

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The reality star’s look, on the other hand, is pure Millennial pop culture Americana magic. The Juicy tracksuit is the symbolic epitome of all the things that made Kim an early aughts icon. Once upon a time, before the word selfie was even just a twinkle in a madman’s eye, there was no look too outlandish or bizarre for TMZ to photograph Kim wearing. That is until a certain stylish soothsayer by the name of Kanye West came into her life and started to transform her into the couture fashion plate made in his image we all know and love today. Which brings us to our real qualm with this piece of trend forecasting. While Vogue was busy singing Kim’s velour-clad praises, they failed to see that the real person responsible for this resurgence is not her, but rather her trend clairvoyant husband. Just as the rapper’s androgynous leather kilts are only now making it big (ahem, Jayden), so the waves made by his much maligned Grammy’s scarlet sweatsuit ensemble from last year are only beginning to reach the sartorially-minded masses. Let’s give credit where credit is long overdue, after all, he wasn’t named the most fashionable man of 2015 for nothing.

🎶 Only One 🎶 at the Grammy's!

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

What do you think of Juicy Couture tracksuits making a comeback? Do you think Kim looks good in hers? Do you still own a set? What early aughts trend will be next to make a fashion comeback?

–Emily Kirkpatrick

FILED UNDER: Celebs , Fashion , Kim Kardashian
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IMO on

Huh? I read this article and it just makes no sense.

Lettuce Pray on

What track we talking about. Surely not a running track, nowadays her azz is as wide as the front strech at Pocono.

Once again another non story to keep their story count elevated. Kinda like up voting your own comments.

jeannie on

Oh My Gosh. People magazine gets worse every day. It’s bad enough to see pics of Miss Fish Lips but the stories are horribly written.

Audrey on

LMFAO My sentiments exactly {to the confused readers}.

Nice pics, though. ;)

Confused on

Someone got a thesaurus for Christmas! Put it down and make sure the words you are using actually flow with the sentence, you are not making yourself sound any smarter.

fatalreview on

Kimmode is sooo desperate to plaster the media with decades old photos -while she hides-obviously she is still a hideous fat cow and having a meltdown

Robin on

Don’t buy People Mag. or don’t read about the Kardashians if you detest them so much. I Think Kim would look beautiful in anything she wears. She knows how to brand her products and she is smart, giving, extremely nice and a wonderful mother. She is also laughing all the way to the bank! Kudos to Kim.

OK on

I liked the sweatsuit because even when I didn’t know what to wear I could put one on and look cute and comfortable. And sneakers. Who doesn’t want to just throw on a sweatsuit and sneakers sometimes and not be called sloppy or lazy? lol The sweatsuits were a welcome relief. I wore them with brown rimless aviators, hair in a ponytail and lipgloss . Of course. Sorry not sorry!
Guys always get to be comfortable. For once we were comfy too and stylish for the times.

CJ on

You all did good up until today about not mentioning Kim Kardashian in any article for a while..Give it a rest People..

CincySweet on

This article was horribly written and painful to read. It’s like the writer used a thesaurus for every other word and found the longest and most ridiculous words to use. This is PEOPLE Magazine, not the Harvard Law Review.

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