Kim Kardashian appears to be gradually returning to the spotlight, as she took centre stage at her family’s annual Christmas Eve bash in Calabasas.

New pictures shared by her sisters on Instagram on Monday (26 December) show the reality TV star looking glamorous in a plunging golden gown and ornate choker.

The mother-of-two is seen posing for photos with her equally glamorous sisters Kylie Jenner, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.

In earlier photos taken on Christmas Eve, Kim debuted a new lower-lip ring piercing as she posed for a Snapchat video taken by sister Khloe.

The 35-year-old oozed confidence and style and seemed to be back on form after a turbulent period in her life.

While there were reports that Kanye West had been banned from the festive family gathering the rapper dispelled the rumours by posting a family photo with wife Kim and their two children North and Saint posing in front of the Christmas tree.

Earlier Kim Kardashian felt compelled to issue a statement denying that she had prevented her husband from joining her family for their Christmas celebrations, amidst renewed speculation about the state of the celebrity couple’s marriage.