Khloé Kardashian Celebrates Her Stretch Marks With Bikini Photo: 'I Love My Stripes'

Ata Owaji Victor
·3-min read
Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

From ELLE

Khloé Kardashian has joined a legion of A-list women including Ashley Graham and sister Kylie Jenner who are taking to social media to champion their stretch marks.

Over the weekend, the 36-year-old reality star posted a photo of herself wearing a black bikini to Instagram. In the photo the mother-of-one's hip and thigh is covered in sand, which Kardashian seemingly suggests helps to showcase her stretch marks or, as the she calls them, her 'stripes'.

'I love my stripes,' the Good American co-founder captioned the photo, which has since garnered praise across social media.

Hairstylist to the stars Jen Atkin commented on the snap: 'Yes you did! [sic]'. Another added: 'YES! Show them queen! I’m so proud of you' [sic]'

The NHS states that stretch marks are 'very common' and 'harmless' lines across the skin.

Kardashian's post comes years after her younger sister Jenner spoke about her stretch marks and the changes her body has experienced since becoming a mother to her daughter Stormi Webster in 2018.

'I have stretch marks on my boobs,' Jenner said during her YouTube conversation with Jordyn Woods. 'My stomach isn't the same, my waist isn't the same, my butt's bigger, my thighs are bigger.'

Last year, several of Jenner's fans took to Twitter to thank the star for sharing videos and images of her body, stretch marks and all.

'I finally like a normal human after seeing that @KylieJenner also has boob stretch marks! [sic],' one fan wrote on Twitter after viewing a video of the beauty mogul on Instagram Stories. Another tweeted: '@KylieJenner showing her boobs’ stretch marks and having no issue with it!!! You go girl.'

Like her 23-year-old sister, Kardashian - who gave birth to her daughter True Thompson in 2018 - has been honest about her struggles with body image over the years.

In an interview with PEOPLE magazine in 2015, the star noted: 'I knew I didn’t look like my sisters and I didn’t have those shapes, but I didn’t think that was wrong. I had parents who were incredibly loving and nurturing and always made me feel beautiful so I never really questioned that.'

She later added: 'I don’t believe in numbers. I don’t believe in one size fits all. As long as I can lay my head down at night, that’s all that matters. It’s not about fitting someone else’s standards.'

We couldn't agree with this sentiment more.

Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox.

In need of more inspiration, thoughtful journalism and at-home beauty tips? Subscribe to ELLE's print magazine today! SUBSCRIBE HERE

You Might Also Like