Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has made no secret of her love for furMonica Schipper/Getty Images for Variety

Fashion critics may consider North West a style icon in the making but the parenting skills of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have once again been called into question after they sent their daughter to the playground wearing a $3,500 (£2,364) fur coat.

The power couple provoked controversy when their little girl was snapped out in Los Angeles with her aunt Kourtney and her cousin Penelope. For the outing, she also wore a pink hoodie, matching cap, light denim jeans and white Converse trainers. The jacket is said to have been one of her many Christmas presents from her rapper father.

But the look, which was more suited for the runaway, did not go down well with a number of fans who quickly jumped on social media to express their disdain.

Back in September 2014 Kardashian was branded a "bad mother" after dressing the then one-year-old North in a see-through Givenchy outfit during Paris Fashion Week. The 35-year-old reality star raised eyebrows when she decided to make a bold style statement by stepping out in matching sheer outfits with her little girl.

One detractor said: "Kim and Kanye are terrible parents! I am so shocked that they dress their child the way they do. She's only one for God's sake; dress her in comfortable, age-appropriate clothes and let her do age-appropriate things."