While her red carpet fashion choices certainly do some of the work, the 35-year-old has revealed there’s another tool she uses to give her boobs that extra oomph. And, if you’ve ever looked at your own bust and wondered why it doesn’t look quite as gravity-defying as Kim’s, you’re about to feel vindicated.
Nope, it’s not those plasticky chicken fillets. It’s not a good push-up bra. It’s not a “vampire breast lift” (to our knowledge, anyway). Her trick of choice is actually something you have in your kitchen drawers right now.
It’s tape. Plain ol’ tape. Kim The Benevolent bestowed the big “secret” on her followers last night, posting photographic evidence on her website KimKardashianWest.com.
"It's my secret trick to have perfect cleavage in photos. You tape them up so they are super lifted. It takes a little work but trust me it's all worth it LOL," she wrote. (Was she really laughing out loud? We're not convinced.)
"I've used everything from duct tape to packing tape to masking tape and I think that the best I found is gaffer's tape. It sticks the best!"
Watch: Kim Kardashian on the red carpet in November. (Post continues after video.)
See? The humble roll of gaffer tape isn't just useful for quick-fixing your leaky bathroom tap at 3am. It's a #fashun necessity.
As her glorious throwback photos demonstrate, Kardashian West applies the gaffer tape liberally to her body, running it from just beneath her breasts to over her shoulders.
"Make sure you don't have any lotion or oils on when you're lifting your boobs up with the tape," she adds. (Post continues after gallery.)
Honestly, there's one main question we have about this taping technique: doesn't it hurt like hell to rip off? On a scale of one to "disastrous Brazilian wax", how bad is it? Will we lose a nipple in the process?
All Kardashian West has to say on the topic is, "Just brace yourself for when it's time to take it off LOL." (Wow, KK really loves to throw around the LOLs, doesn't she?)
It's reassuring to know that even celebrities go to unusual lengths to look a certain way. In this case, with respect to Kim, we might just stick to wearing our favourite bras.
Have you ever tried the taping trick? How did it work out for you?