Kim Kardashian Konfirms It 2014 Is The Year Of The Booty
Sure, we were shocked to see Kim Kardashian”s bare booty on the cover of Paper magazine”s Winter issue, a stunt pulled in an attempt to break the Internet. But we were less surprised, even delighted, to see the star”s re-creation of photographer Jean-Paul Goude”s “Champagne Incident” — a balancing act involving a protruding behind and a coupe. Why? Well, to put it simply, we”ve had our eyes on some very famous butts all year long.
From red carpet events to magazine covers and memorable Instagram moments, 2014 has been a year of bum-flaunting fashion looks, and we”re not ashamed to admit that we like it. After all, it”s nothing if not inspiring to see the stars showing off their curves. So while Kim may have spearheaded the new booty movement, we”ve rounded up plenty of photos that prove many stars are also flaunting what they”ve got. Keep reading to see the NSFW shots from Paper and the rest of 2014″s best bootylicious moments.
Source: Paper / Jean-Paul Goude
Kim Kardashian”s Paper magazine editorial was meant to break the Internet.
Source: Paper / Jean-Paul Goude
This isn”t the first time we”ve seen Kim”s booty in a magazine! In October, British GQ named Kim Woman of the Year, and fashion photographer Tom Munro shot the star naked in bed, rolling around on satin sheets.
Source: British GQ
Leave it to the booty maven herself to sport a sheer Ralph & Russo embellished skirt and bustier bodysuit to the GQ awards. She didn”t only put her bum on display — eyes were on her cleavage too!
But when you can only catch a glimpse of her from behind, you do as Usher does and take a peek!
Beyoncé”s sheer white Michael Costello dress made for one of the most flattering looks we”ve ever seen on the star at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. And of course, the star is well-seasoned when it comes to posing — she knows just how to show off her assets.
Beyoncé made it clear she knows her booty”s got it going on in this “99 Problems” bodysuit!
Jennifer Lopez”s silver, shimmering Charbel Zoe number at the MTV VMAs didn”t just show off her booty — in typical J LO fashion, she revealed lots of leg too!
Jennifer”s over-the-knee boots and blazer may have had all the embellishments, but we were still focused on her booty when she walked up the stairs for this Elle editorial.
It”s safe to say that no one will forget Miley Cyrus”s twerking performances this year, and she reminded us of her booty appreciation at the VMAs in a leather Alexandre Vauthier Couture two-piece set.
Rita Ora”s gorgeous silk Donna Karan Atelier dress at the VMAs was one for the books. She managed to look elegant yet supersexy all at once.
Rihanna sported a completely sheer Adam Selman dress, along with matching gloves and a headscarf, to accept her CFDA Fashion Icon Award this year. The look, which was embellished with Swarovski crystals, put her rear end on display and reminded us why we look up to her — she”s got undeniable confidence.
Laverne Cox chose a sequin-embellished bronze dress, complete with sheer panels, at the Time 100 Gala, and just look at the way she owned it.
Iggy Azalea shone like a trophy at the MTV VMAs in this stunning Versace number with geometric details. This isn”t the only time Iggy”s shown us how much she loves her curves, but it was certainly a graceful, memorable moment.
Sofia Vergara is the queen of mermaid dresses, but the back detail on her beaded Zuhair Murad Golden Globes afterparty dress led us straight down to her booty, and we couldn”t focus on anything else!
Our mouths sort of dropped (in a good way!) when we saw Taylor Swift take the red carpet at this year”s VMAs. Her tiny Mary Katrantzou romper was not at all what we expected from the retro-prep star. And if you didn”t think she was leggy enough, her oxblood Elie Saab pumps gave her even more of a boost.
We”re completely obsessed with Emma Watson”s polished, demure style. And we love the way she sported black trousers beneath her Dior Couture open-back dress at the Golden Globe Awards, attracting our attention to her rear end but refraining from showing off too much skin.
Nicki Minaj doesn”t need to wear a short skirt to prove she”s got a gorgeous figure. At The Other Woman“s premiere, she opted for a body-conscious Alexander McQueen dress. The design may be understated, but it fit Nicki like a glove, and the singer-turned-actress rocked it like it was made for her.
And in case you thought Nicki was selfish about the way she works her “Anaconda,” booty, just check out the lesson she gave these, ahem, less-endowed New York Fashion Week models.
Kendall”s Olcay Gulsen shimmering jumpsuit turned heads at the Billboard Music Awards, and we were especially drawn to her backside when she turned and struck a pose on the red carpet.
Jen Selter made waves with her booty this year when her Instagram account went viral. Elle magazine called her a phenomenon, and this is proof she needs nothing but an LBD to show off her curves . . .
. . . or an LWD and a pair of Christian Louboutins. Frankly, this girl could wear loose track pants and her booty would still look good!
Jennifer Lawrence”s Dior dress at the Oscars was striking enough as is, but thanks to her Neil Lane necklace, which attracted us to her backside, we couldn”t help but admire her booty.
Amber Rose”s risky outfit at the VMAs was inspired by Rose McGowan”s 1998 red carpet statement, leading us to wonder who wore this booty-baring look best.
In fact, Amber Rose has got a whole slew of butt selfies on her Instagram!
Jennifer Aniston rocked a backless Balmain jumpsuit on the December 2014 cover of Harper”s Bazaar, and while her entire rear end may not be visible, that zipper leads us right down to the hot spot. Yes, she”s still got it!
We wondered if Selena Gomez had crossed the line when we saw her rocking these supershort cutoffs on the street. But clearly she was just trying to stay on trend!
We surmised that Lea Michele was trying to match her surfboard in a Fausto Puglisi colorblock mini at the Teen Choice Awards, but that”s not all we were focused on. The star was totally glowing, and as she bent down to kiss her life-size trophy, she stuck out her booty and showed off her killer legs.
But on Instagram, Lea doesn”t mind showing a little extra skin, confirming what we were pretty sure of all along — girl”s got a great behind.
If you watch Girls, you know that Lena Dunham doesn”t mind getting naked, but surprisingly, everyone freaked out when Hannah Horvath was a little more covered up — she spent one episode prancing around in this bright green string bikini.
Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen
For the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated“s Swimsuit Issue, Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen nixed their tops and put the spotlight on their cheeky bikini bottoms.