Red carpet style is something no one can duplicate. Rihanna. The singer is without doubt one of today’s most fashionable women, and her style is only getting bolder.
Since emerging onto the scene with her hit song “Pon de Replay” in 2005, the Barbados native has proven to be fierce in her unique style choices. From crop tops to Old Hollywood-inspired gowns and daring naked dresses — we can always count on the Grammy winner to serveUse drama.
Rihanna makes dressing up look effortless and powerful because she chooses bold and risky pieces.
In 2014, the “Umbrella” artist was a jaw-dropping sight in a completely see-through dress by Adam Selman at the CFDA Awards. The number was very simple, but Rihanna managed to make it elegant with a baby-pink fur stole and a sparkling cap. In her acceptance speech, Rihanna spoke about her love for clothes and took home Fashion Icon.
“Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of access to fashion,” she said at the time. “But as far as I could remember, fashion has always been my defense mechanism. Even as a child, I remember thinking, ‘She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.’ And to this day, I mean that is how I think about it. My fashion can make up all my shortcomings. And so really, you really can.”
Rihanna also had a standout moment at the Met Gala a year later. The “Diamonds” singer dazzled on the famous steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a vibrant yellow Guo Pei gown that took 50,000 hours to make and weighed 55 pounds.
Flash forward to 2022 and Rihanna gave the term “maternity style” a new meaning. The singer announced her pregnancy in January that year via a photo. She was wearing a Barbie pink puffer jacket from Chanel, which she opened to show off her growing belly. The music star was photographed on numerous occasions in bump-baring looks. In February 2022, she wore an ombre shredded outfit by The Attico to a Fenty Beauty party. (Rihanna with boyfriend A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child together — a baby boy — in May 2022.)
But Rihanna’s trendsetting style transcends fashion. Fenty Beauty was launched in September 2017 and she has since revolutionized the cosmetics market by experimenting with patterns, printed, and other styles. She put other brands on notice when she introduced 40 foundation shades. Then, she increased the ante when she introduced 50 concealer colours months later.
Keep scrolling to see Rihanna’s best red carpet fashion moments of all time: