Rihanna’s Red-Carpet Resurrection Has a Message
It’s hard to believe that the same woman who once claimed “I hate dresses” is now wearing them almost every day. That’s not just because she’s become one of the most in-demand stars in pop music, but also because she’s just so good at it and that comes from someone who used to tell us she hated dresses. But more than that, Rihanna has changed her style since we first met her in 2005. She went from being a little kid with trashy red-carpet looks to someone who knows how to dress like an adult without sacrificing youthful exuberance. Her evolution has been nothing short of impressive, and now that she’s won a CFDA Fashion Icon award for her efforts (and helped revive some old styles), we took a moment to look back on some recent best-dressed moments from RiRi herself: Boom. Rihanna is back. After announcing her long-awaited return to music with the lead single from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the world’s most prolific multi-hyphenate made a red-carpet comeback that demonstrated fashion is still a top priority.
It’s hard to believe that the same woman who once claimed
It’s hard to believe that the same woman who once claimed “I hate dresses” is now wearing them almost every day. Rihanna used to be a tomboy, but then she made a complete 180 when her style changed. She would go from wearing jeans and t-shirts all year round to wearing high-end designers like Christian Louboutin or Miu Miu and now we have photos of her posing in red-carpet gowns with no makeup on!
It’s clear that Rihanna has had a change of heart about how she wants people to perceive her but why? What’s behind this newfound confidence?
As Rihanna took home her CFDA Fashion Icon award
Rihanna is a fashion icon, and she’s been in the spotlight for 10 years. She has been wearing dresses and gowns more often than anyone else on this planet. Her new collection with River Island is out today and it’s pretty damn perfect!
Rihanna also made headlines recently by announcing that she will be releasing a new song featuring Kanye West on June 2nd called “FourFiveSeconds,” which you can hear below:
From a leopard-print crop top and jeans to full-length ballgowns, click through for some of her best looks.
Rihanna has always been a fashion rebel, and her red-carpet looks are no exception. From a leopard-print crop top and jeans to full-length ballgowns, click through for some of her best looks.
- This is one of the most memorable looks from Rihanna’s 2013 Met Gala appearance and it’s not even hers! The actress who played her in the movie wore this dress by Christian Dior ($1600).
- This long gown was made famous by Beyoncé at the 2016 Grammys (above) but also by Rihanna when she walked down the same red carpet at last year’s awards show with Karl Lagerfeld in tow (below).
The singer has worn many a piece from the line
Since launching her first collection with River Island, the singer has worn many a piece from the line. She’s also been photographed on occasion in several other designers’ clothing lines and if you’re not into Rihanna’s style but are into fashion, it’s safe to say she’ll be your new personal hero.
The singer has been outfitted by some of the biggest names in fashion since she was 19 years old and still looks like a model (she was born in 1988). Her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown once said that he loved her outfits so much they would make him “faint.” He obviously had good taste!
The Rihanna style evolution is so impressive
The Rihanna style evolution is so impressive that it’s hard to believe she’s only been on the scene for a mere 10 years. Over the course of her career, Rihanna has gone from being an up-and-coming artist to one of fashion’s biggest icons. From her early days as a singer and dancer in R&B groups like Destiny’s Child and later as a solo artist with songs like “Take A Bow” (which has been certified 6x platinum), she quickly became recognized as an innovator in hip hop music with her unique sound and style and then she went even further with her debut album Good Girl Gone Bad!
Rihanna quickly became known for wearing bold colors and prints such as leopard print dresses or animal prints on her clothes (like this one). Rihanna has worn some amazing outfits over the years, but these are our hands-down favorites.
Rihanna’s style evolution is so impressive that it’s hard to believe she’s only been on the scene for a mere 10 years. Her red carpet looks and wardrobe choices have kept pace with pop culture trends while remaining true to herself.
And though we’re not 100 percent sure what was going through her head when she decided to step out in this particular ensemble (and we’d like to say “it was all part of an elaborate publicity stunt” honestly? We don’t know), the result is stunningly gorgeous and worth celebrating as one of our favorite moments from last night’s Oscars!
Before she was a fashion icon, RiRi served up looks like no other
In the past decade, she’s been a fashion icon. She knows how to wear the best outfits and always looks amazing. Her sense of style is unmatched by anyone else in the industry today, so it’s no surprise that Rihanna has served up looks like no other girl before her!
Rihanna has always been one of the most fashionable celebrities out there, and she’s shown no signs of slowing down. From her first collection with River Island to her style evolution on the red carpet, we’ve seen a lot of amazing looks from the singer. We can’t wait for what new styles she brings us next!