Skims is primarily a shapewear brand for women, created by Kim Kardashian West. The Skims Kim Kardashian designed products are “designed to smooth, enhance lift and tone”. The brand also makes loungewear for women and kids.
Any brand owned and promoted by a megastar is bound to get an abundance of attention. With over 2.2 million followers on Instagram, the brand reportedly made over $2 million on their launch day in 2019, as stock sold out within the first few minutes of the website being live.
This Skims shapewear review will take an in-depth look at the brand to help you decide if their highly sought after products are worth buying, by providing you with detailed information about the brand, best selling items, and customers’ first-hand experiences.
Overview of Skims
If you know who Kim Kardashian West is, then you know she’s celebrated for her curvy body. Unsatisfied with the shapewear options available on the market, Kim set out to make her own.
When we say “make her own,” Kim actually built the first prototypes for her shapewear in her own home, cutting up and dying pieces of fabric and sewing them together. And as Skims climbs to the top, her ‘work from home’ clearly paid off.
According to an interview by The New York Times, “It’s a comfortable alternative — “really comfortable,” Ms. Kardashian West said. Comfortable enough to wear every day, not just special days. Comfortable enough to want to wear at home, which she does, under sweats.”
Skims’ HQ is based in Culver City, California, where a professional team continues to develop shapewear that is “designed to smooth, enhance, lift, and tone – each piece has a solution for every body.”
Next up, here are the pros and cons of Skims by Kim Kardashian:
- Well-designed shapewear including underwear, bras, loungewear, shapewear, bodysuits, and accessories
- Pieces are highly flattering
- All styles are stocked in a full and inclusive size range (up to 5X)
- Mid-range pricing
- Installment payment options available on certain products
- Ships internationally
- Some customers experienced problems with poor customer service and returns
- Some customers report poor quality items
Skims was created to enhance and celebrate your body. It has since branched out to loungewear, to help achieve ultimate comfort even during your downtime.
More recently, Skims created face masks for their customers. According to the Skims website, “To support COVID-19 relief efforts and protect those particularly vulnerable to the virus, SKIMS is donating 10,000 Seamless Face Masks to the following charitable partners: Baby2Baby, Good+ Foundation, LA Food Bank, and National Domestic Workers Alliance.”
This Skims shapewear review will showcase some of Kim Kardashian’s most popular designs.
Skims Loungewear Review
Kim K is all about looking sexy as she lounges around the house. Anywhere she goes, sexy follows. Skims loungewear ranges from cozy fitted joggers and knit sweaters to lavish silk robes with serious bedroom allure. We’ll highlight some of the hottest pieces in the Skims loungewear line.
Skims Silk Robe Review
The Skims Silk Robe is a timeless piece, made for the morning of your wedding day, and every morning after. This piece of Skims loungewear is perfect for lazy mornings in bed or on your day off. What’s more, there’s a tonal chain stitch of “Mrs.” on the breast pocket.
What this Skims shapewear review loves most is the little details like satin piping on the cuffs, breast pocket, and collar, that amp up the elegance on this classic robe.
The robe features side seam pockets, an interior center back locker loop for easy hanging, a waist sash with self-belt loops at your natural waist, a satin interior tie to secure closure, binding on cuff and placket, and satin piping details.
The Skims robe is made from 52% silk, 40% viscose, and 8% spandex, so it’s very delicate. To care for this luxury robe, be sure to hand wash with cold water separate from any other items. Never use bleach and hang to dry.
You can iron the robe, but make sure the iron is on a delicate, low setting. This item can also be dry cleaned if you’d like to skip the worry of damaging your item in the wash.
The Skims Silk Robe is available in cream and retails for $148. You can also purchase the Silk Robe from Skims for 4 payments of $37 from Afterpay. This may seem overly pricey for a robe to wear around the house but if Kim swears by it, we’re sold.
Skims Knit Jogger Review
The biggest trend of 2020 was definitely loungewear. And we don’t think the trend is going anywhere, anytime soon. The Knit Jogger is part of the Skims Cozy Collection.
Cozy is an understatement here, as these resemble the type of pants we’d like to exclusively live in. This Skims shapewear review thinks these joggers are a great pandemic pant, or WFH pant – something to spark joy while stuck inside.
The Knit Jogger has a soft knit elasticized waist and a straight leg fit. They are made from cushy yarn that has some stretch to it, and the fabric is 76% polyester and 24% nylon. To care for your joggers, hand wash with cold water with like colors only. You can use bleach, just not chlorine. Hang to dry and never tumble dry.
The Knit Jogger is available in Onyx, Smoke, Camel, Dust, and Bone for $88. Or, purchase these for an easy 4 payments of $22 with Afterpay. It is worth noting that this item is currently sold out.
Skims Underwear Review
It’s pretty easy to find barely-there underwear covered in lace for hotness in an obvious way—but lingerie that shapes you at the same time? That’s a different story. Pushups, bralettes, thongs, boyshorts, whichever you prefer, Skims underwear has the edge over ordinary skivvies.
Skims Soft Lounge Plunge Bralette Review
Now, this seems like the ultimate bra. The Soft Lounge Plunge Bralette oozes comfort and sex appeal. Who knew those two things could mesh? A lot of triangle bralettes don’t offer enough support but this particular bra claims to provide support, while lifting and flattering your bust.
To top it off, it just looks simply comfortable. A great addition to your loungewear set, this bra can be worn with high waisted leggings and a long sweater. Add some soft pillows on the couch, Netflix, and you’re all set.
The bra features a low-cut V-shape plunge in Powermesh that gives full support. The fabric is 81% modal and 9% spandex, with the adjustable straps and a wide elastic soft underband for additional support. The hook in the back has 3 rows and 4 columns, so it can be customizable to different cup sizes.
To care for your bralette, machine wash on cold with like colors, using non-chlorine bleach. Lay flat to dry and iron on low if needed. For this item, never dry clean. The Soft Lounge Plunge Bralette is available in 7 colors for an affordable price of $36. Or, for 4 payments of $9 with Afterpay.
Skims Cotton Rib Thong Review
This thong has a high-cut, Brazilian style going on. And we’re all for it. It looks sporty and comfortable for a great everyday option, yet still offers a hint of sex appeal. Stretchy without being too-stretchy, we suggest pairing the Skims Cotton Rib Thong with an oversized t-shirt for bed, or slip on under your leggings to take on the day.
Made with breathable 95% cotton and 5% spandex, the cotton rib jersey material is sure to please. To care for your thong, hand wash with cold water, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, do not iron, and do not dry clean. Just simply lay flat to dry.
The Skims Cotton Rib Thong comes in a Skims neutral color palette; Bone, Mineral, Kyanite, and Soot for just $20. Or, 4 easy payments of $5 with Afterpay.
Skims Sculpting Low Back Bra Review
This Skims shapewear review is ready to say that we’re loving Kim’s designs. The Sculpting Low Back Bra has a lot of good things working for it, and that works for us.
First off, it looks great. It’s a simple design but with something more to it – an elegance perhaps, in its seamless, clean-lined cut. Or maybe the sportiness aspect, as it seems appropriate for a run. Whatever it is, it appears made for action, comfort, style, and function.
Secondly, and most importantly, the bra provides lift and support. Thirdly, the scoop back is perfect for any low-back dresses or tops you’d like to wear. It’s lightweight and seamless design makes for an affordable and practical option.
The fabric is made from 79% nylon and 21% spandex. To care for your bra, machine wash on cold and do not bleach. Lay flat or hang to dry. The Skims Sculpting Low Back Bra comes in Onyx, Cocoa, Sienna, Clay, and Sand for $38. Or, you can use the Afterpay option and pay 4 installments of $9.50.
Skims Boyfriend Boxer Review
We love our boyfriends for many reasons, and one of those reasons is so that we can steal their clothes (boxers included). The Boyfriend Boxer brings out your inner tomboy but in a classy and elegant way. These boxers seem like the ideal option for all-day lounging around the house, or to sleep in at night.
The Boyfriend Boxer is made from soft and lightweight stretch jersey material with a soft elastic waistband and double panel V with front faux fly. The material itself is 47% cotton, 48% modal, and 5% spandex.
To care for your boxers, machine wash on cold, use non-chlorine bleach, and tumble dry on low. You can iron but just make sure it’s on the coolest setting. Remember, do not dry clean! The Boyfriend Boxer has 11 colors to choose from for $26. You can also buy these chic boxers for 4 payments of $6.50 with Afterpay.
Skims Shapewear Review
Kim’s iconic shapewear collection is Skims’ creme de la creme. Corsets for enhancing your waist, leggings to reign in your thighs, bodysuits for intense shaping, and more.
No one has a body like Mrs. Kanye West—sent from a goddess planet that hasn’t been discovered yet—but you can definitely work with what God gave you.
The Church of Yeezus worships his wife’s curves. See what Skims Shapewear can do for yours:
Skims Waist Trainer Review
The Skims Waist Trainer works to accentuate what your mama gave you. It cinches in your waist, giving you that classic, oh-so coveted, Kim Kardashian hourglass shape. Cinching in your waist has other perks too, like accentuating your hips and butt, and boosting up your breasts. The Skims Waist Trainer has a row of hooks to fasten at the back and lays flat and smooth in the front.
Kim K made sure that this waist trainer doesn’t compare to others on the market. It’s made from ultra-thin, high-tech neoprene (rubbery like material), but super soft and seamless. The shell (outside) is 75% nylon and 25% spandex. The inside is 81% nylon and 19% spandex.
To clean, hand wash with cold water and lay flat to dry. Never bleach, dry clean, or iron. The Skims Waist Trainer comes in either Onyx or Clay for $68. Or, you could pay 4 installments of $17 with Afterpay.
Skims Sculpting Bodysuit Review
Looking for all-day control? Slip into this bodysuit that was designed to secure your core, shape and lift your butt and chest, and smooth your upper thighs. Throw on a silky dress and head out on the town, worry-free.
This piece of Skims solutionwear simply enhances your body’s natural shape and provides seamless coverage under silky materials. Skims recommends buying a size up if you’re looking for an all-day comfortable fit because it’s meant to be tight.
The Sculpting Bodysuit is made from 78% Nylon and 22% spandex. To care for this item, machine wash on cold, tumble dry on low, and never bleach.
The Skims Sculpting Bodysuit is available in 9 neutral colors for $68. Or, 4 payments of $17 with Afterpay. If you’re looking for shapewear that actually works, this could be for you.
Skims Body Tape Review
Skims Tape allows you to wear the most daring of outfits, and is especially great for those dresses or shirts that show a hint of side boob, low cleavage, are backless, or a combination of the three.
The tape itself is stretchy, so if you’re already comparing this to duct tape, think again. It’s made from 100% cotton with sweat-proof adhesive, unbeatable for those sweaty summer nights. Skims recommends wearing pasties for extra coverage.
The tape’s adhesive lasts up to 12 hours but you might want to do a test patch first, just in case you’re allergic to the adhesive. They recommend putting a small piece of tape on the inside of your elbow and waiting 12 hours. If you have redness, itching, or burning, remove and discontinue use.
If you have trouble removing the body tape, just dab the back with warm water. This Skims shapewear review will note here that the tape is single-use, ladies. But you do receive 45 feet on one roll, so there is plenty to last.
The Skims Tape is available in neutral tones like Onyx, Smoky Quartz, Tigers Eye, and Sandstone, with a price tag of $36. Or, 4 payments of $9 with Afterpay.
Skims Face Mask Review
From what this Skims shapewear review can see, these masks look comfortable. They fit the face well with no gapping, and are ultra-soft and breathable. By now, we all know this is very important! If you’re in the market for a non-medical, basic, and comfortable mask, this option could be for you.
Skims masks are reusable and washable, too. But it’s to be noted that they’re not replacements for respirators and will not eliminate the risk of contracting disease or infection. They provide the same protection as a DIY cloth mask.
One size fits all with these masks, and they’re made from 97% nylon and 3% spandex. To care for your mask, machine wash on cold, and tumble dry on low. Never bleach and be sure to wash before use.
The Skims Face Mask is available in Onyx, Cocoa, Sienna, Clay, and Sand on final sale for $8 each. Or, 4 payments of $2 with Afterpay. It is worth noting that all masks are currently sold out.
Skims Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
Despite some negative reviews on Trustpilot regarding the brand, the response is overwhelmingly excellent.
Ratings for Skims on Trustpilot are as follows:
- Excellent 80%
- Good 1%
- Average 1%
- Poor 5%
- Bad 14%
Positive Skims shapewear reviews on Trustpilot say their item was “excellent quality, feels great on the skin and sure makes you feel good and not like you’re stuffed in a…plastic stocking.” Common expressions among positive reviews are “best quality ever.”
The worst reviews speak of poor quality and customer service. A common sentiment among negative reviewers is that the brand has the ‘worst customer service’.
This Skims shapewear review headed over to the Better Business Bureau to see how they handled complaints. Although customers rate the company as 1.33 out of 5 stars, the BBB gives Skims an A rating, which means most of the complaints have been addressed and resolved. Complaints on BBB are mainly regarding poor customer service, not receiving orders, and problems with returns.
Reddit reviews vary, “I wouldn’t recommend due to poor quality and issues with delivery.” Others say, “The bras were pretty comfy…I would probably buy the bralettes again,” and “everything shipped fast and I have no complaints.”
Is Skims Worth It?
At first glance, the company appears to have it all together. Their items look great and their branding is appealing. Surely, a company founded and backed by an extremely successful celebrity would have good quality items, and enough staff to address complaints and help customers with order issues, right?
That doesn’t seem to be the case for quite a few customers, who report nightmare issues consumers dread when ordering online. That being said, it’s not always the case. Although there are many complaints on the BBB, most of them were resolved, meaning the company did address issues but only when some pressure was applied.
This Skims shapewear review found an overwhelming amount of positive reviews for their shapewear (waist trainers, bodysuits). Their simple, yet meticulously crafted designs are definitely appreciated.It seems as though it’s worth a shot to order their products online, but maybe gather some patience first.
People love Skims for a reason, and this Skims shapewear review does not believe Kim Kardashian West would be attached to any brand or product that her fans would disapprove of.
Skims Promotions & Discounts
There are currently no Skims coupon codes available on the website, but you can subscribe to their newsletter to receive information about deals using Skims discount codes.
Where to Buy Skims
Skims can be bought online at Skims.com, NET-A-PORTER, SSENSE, OUNASS, Nordstrom, and Selfridges.
Items are available in-store at some Skims Nordstrom and Selfridges locations.
Who is the owner of Skims?
Kim Kardashian West created and owns Skims. Surprisingly, she even designed the prototype of her shapewear in her own home.
Are Skims successful?
Within the first few minutes of launching their website back in 2019, Skims completely sold out of stock and reportedly made $2 million. Over the past year, Skims continued to prove themselves as a successful company, selling over 3 million units of merchandise.
Where do they sell Skims Shapewear?
You can buy Skims directly from Skims.com, or other online retailers mentioned previously in this Skims shapewear review.
If you’d like to purchase Skims in-store, head to Nordstrom locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. Or, Selfridges locations in London, Birmingham, Manchester Exchange Square, and Manchester Trafford.
How do I keep my Skims from rolling down?
Skims will roll down if they are not fitted properly to your rib cage. Follow their measuring guide on how to measure yourself properly to ensure you purchase the appropriate size for your body.
How long does Skims take to ship?
Skims has a few different shipping options to choose from for Domestic U.S. orders:
- UPS Economy $8 – free on orders over $75 (3-8 business days)
- UPS Ground $8 – free on orders over $75 (2-5 business days)
- UPS 2nd Day Air – $20 (2 business days)
Skims offers free shipping on all orders over $75 in the US. Shipping times do not include the 1-2 business days it takes to process your order. Track your order online with the tracking number provided via your account on skims.com.
For international shipping, Skims offers Standard or Express options. But when you checkout, they’ll have more exact shipping options available. This Skims shapewear review will ask you to note that international orders can take anywhere from 4-21 days to arrive.
Can you return Skims?
Skims returns are pretty easy. Their return policy is that products must be unworn, unwashed, and in their original condition with all tags attached. Skims asks that you wear underwear when trying on any items for the first time.
The original order packing slip must be included inside your return package. You can return merchandise within 30 days of the date the order was shipped. A $6 shipping return fee will be deducted from your refund amount.
To start a return or Skims exchange, follow these steps:
- Go to https://returns.skims.com
- Follow the steps in the return portal
- Skims customer service will send you a prepaid return shipping label by email
- Print off the label and attach it to your return package
- Include the original packing slip with your return package
- Drop off the package at your Post Office
When Skims receives your return, the process for them to inspect it can take up to 5 business days. If your return is valid, they will issue you a refund for your original form of payment. This can take up to 7-10 business days to show up.
Can I cancel my Skims order?
It can get a bit tricky canceling a Skims order online, as the brand claims it’s typically unable to do so. You’ll most likely have to wait to receive the delivery, and then return it if necessary.
How to Contact Skims
If you need to contact Skims for any reason, or have a question that this Skims shapewear review did not answer, Skims customer service hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm PST.
The easiest way to get a hold of Skims is by using the Contact Form on their Contact Page, or by emailing [email protected] It can take 1-2 business days to get a response.
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