Khloe Kardashian says having her daughter changed the way she views clothes

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Khloe Kardashian has made her first foray into activewear with her Good American Performance line, which launched at Selfridges yesterday.

And while she's been into fashion design for a little while, she admitted that having her daughter True changed the way she sees clothes, and as a result impacted her new line.

She told Marie Claire US, 'I think when you're in shape or just really comfortable with your body, you feel like you can put on anything and you're good to go. And then right after a baby you’re just like, "Oh my gosh." Your stomach, you just need a little bit holding it in, if you want—right after a baby, it's hard to explain, you feel less supported in your stomach area.'

Khloe added, 'I also really appreciated being able to test all the clothing at many different sizes after my baby, because I was able to really confirm, 'Ok, there's no see-through-ness, everything is doing exactly what we were hoping and, you know, spending so much time designing for it to do.' I was, I think, our best tester at many different sizes.'

However, Khloe is the first to admit you don't need to be slim to be healthy or confident, and she said that trolls and mean comments about her weight never bothered her.

'For me, honestly my confidence has always been from my family. I was always from a very loving and supportive family. I am the first one to say that I didn't know that I was chubby or overweight until I got in the public eye. No one in my family ever made me feel that way. And I didn't know,' she said.

'I have always been super confident and when I started, I remember I was on a blog and they said something about my weight and I was like, "Wait, I'm fat? Someone called me fat?" I just, like, laughed at it because I was like, 'I'm not fat, no one has ever said that to me before.' And I love that no one really called me fat before. I just love that, my whole life, my family, they just didn't see that. They saw my heart and our love for each other, so I'm so thankful for that. I've just always had a bizarre amount of confidence ever since then.'

Amen to that.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.