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Kim Kardashian's stylist made her bin body-con dresses

Published 19/04/2016

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Kim Kardashian's stylist Monica Rose says watching the reality TV star's style evolve as been the "most rewarding experience" of her career.

Kim Kardashian's stylist reveals she once made the reality TV star throw out all of her tight dresses.

Monica Rose has been a stylist since 2003, but it was a chance meeting with Kim for a 2007 Complex magazine cover shoot that sent her career to new heights.

The California-native now puts ensembles together for all of the Kardashian and Jenner woman, along with other paparazzi favourites such as models Gigi and Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen and superstar Jennifer Lopez. She also has over one million followers on photo sharing website Instagram.

Kim’s husband, rapper Kanye West, often gets the credit for Kim's transformation into the Givenchy-wearing trendsetter she is today, but Monica, 38, was the one who set the wheels in motion.

“She said, ‘I’d love for you to come to my house and look at my closet, and let me know what I need to do to get on those best-dressed lists,’ ” Monica recalled to The New York Post. And her first task she jokes, was throwing out around 30 Herve Leger bandage dresses from Kim's expansive closet.

The mother-of-two adds watching Kim's style evolve has been "the most rewarding experience" of her career.

Like Rachel Zoe, who in the early 2000s ushered in "boho chic" by putting her clients such as Nicole Richie in long gowns and oversized sunglasses, Monica's highly publicised work has an overwhelming influence over what styles are now counted as "in".

Her signature style includes long coats, body con dresses, crop tops and leather and she describes it a "very sexy with a bit of edge". She also loves monochromatic outfits, pairing chic neutrals together, as well as mixing top designers such as Balenciaga with high street brands such as Topshop and H&M.

The 38-year-old adds there is a lot of pressure to make sure outfits strike the right note as some of her clients are photographed from the moment they leave their house.

“Everybody thinks (my job) is just putting together a few outfits,” she smiled. “It takes six racks of clothes to create that one look.”

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