Rihanna is one of the most revolutionary people in the fashion world today, and her impact on pop culture is undeniable. The multi-hyphenate has given us some iconic looks over the years that have inspired millions of women to emulate her style. Many of her styles have ignited trends of their own. Her effortless style and confidence significantly elevate her appeal. Over the years, Rihanna has indeed shown us her versatility in fashion. In honor of her iconic influence, here are some of the most ravishing looks of this sartorial risk-taker over the years.
The Swarovski Crystal-Encrusted Dress
At the CFDA Awards in 2014, Rihanna made heads turn as usual in a sparkling Swarovski crystal-encrusted look designed by Adam Selman. Many celebrities, including Rihanna, have braved this revealing dress, but there is something about Rihanna's fearless approach to this look that belongs in a history time capsule.
The Vibrant Yellow Dress
In 2015, Rihanna graced the Met Gala's red carpet in a bright yellow gown that will go down in history books as arguably one of the event's most captivating and exuberant outfits. This dress was so memorable that it instantly kicked off memes across social media.
Leave it up to Rih to make a savvy fashion statement no matter what she is wearing. In 2017, Rihanna attended Coachella in a glittery see-through Gucci catsuit underneath a Gucci tank top and denim cut-off shorts. She topped off her look with her iconic bangs, pearly glasses, and platform shoes.
Pink Puffy Princess In Action
When Rihanna first broke out into the music scene, she was dubbed the "Princess of Pop." At the 2015 Grammy awards, she stepped into that title when she wore a bubble-gum pink tulle gown designed by Giambattista Valli, a fan-favorite that evening.
Fashion and the Rihanna Imagination
During 2018's Met Gala dubbed Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Rihanna stunned the audience by paying homage to the event's motif in a well-detailed, bejeweled, and cream shimmery gown by John Galliano. She paired it with a flowy coat from Maison Margiela. She took the outfit's design to another level by daring to pair it with an equally bejeweled Catholic mitre cap.
Met Gala Tux
In 2009, Rihanna graced the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's gala wearing a tuxedo designed by Dolce & Gabbana. She pulled the look together nicely with a bow tie and a pair of black gloves. Her jacket's bouffant shoulders coupled with her signature pixie haircut elevated the entire look.
Black and White Diamond Ball Dress
For her 2019 Diamond Ball charity event, the mom-to-be opted for a turtleneck Haute Couture mermaid gown with a full sheer white underskirt by Givenchy. She paired the outfit with bright red lipstick and big pearl earrings, instantly giving the outfit a sophisticated and modern flare.
Rihanna stunned fans at 2020's NAACP Image Awards by wearing a vibrant purple Givenchy-designed ruffle dress. At the height of the racial tensions and protests that swept the nation, Rihanna accepted the prestigious President's Award. She gave a memorable speech calling for unity against the fight for inequality and asking people to 'Tell your friends to pull up' against injustice.
During Victoria's 2012 runway show, Rihanna showed off her thigh in a raunchy, full-slit, all-black corset gown designed by Vivienne Westwood. She accessorized the outfit with long lace gloves by Cornelia James, a pearl choker, and black boots.
Rih took street fabulous to another level in this outfit. For her pregnancy announcement a few weeks ago she wore a vivid, long, vintage Chanel puffer coat designed by Karl Lagerfield. She expertly tied the look together by leaving the golden Gripoix buttons of the coat undone to show her midriff. This gave way to her bare baby bump, adorned with a dazzling Christian Lacroix cross gemstone. She finished the look with a pair of loose-fitting, baggy low-rise jeans and a double-strand Chanel belt.
This list showcases only a select few of some of Rih Rih's most iconic looks. What is your favorite look of the new mom-to-be over the years?